Rev. G. H. Kersten: Facets of His Life and Work (Golverdingen)

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Netherlands Reformed Book and Publishing Company

Rev. Gerrit Hendrik Kersten was a noted theologian, instructor, politician, and author, as well as a beloved pastor. This book delves into all these facets of his life, presenting a lively picture of this talented man. Also included is a sketch of the spiritual climate of Ledeboerian churches and Churches Under the Cross around 1900, the union of these churches in 1907, and the further development of church life. The struggles Kersten encountered in establishing a theological school reveal his significant role in the formation of the Gereformeerde Gemeenten in the Netherlands. Many illustrations are included.

Table of Contents:

  1. From Teaching to Ministry
  2. The Unity of the Church of Christ
  3. An Orderly Church
  4. Involvement in Politics
  5. The Welfare of the Youth
  6. The Battle for the Theological School
  7. Covenant Vows and Covenant Breach
  8. ‘Pagan to the Core’
  9. Traveling Abroad
  10. The War Years 1940-41
  11. The War Years 1942-45
  12. Minister of the Gospel
  13. ‘A Child Has Entered into the Father’s Mansion’