Kuyper, Revelation

Kuyper, Abraham. The Revelation of St. John. Trans. John Hendrik De Vries. Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1935. Reprint. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 1999. 360 pp.

Abraham Kuyper was a very influential Calvinist theologian and statesman. He took both his undergraduate and doctoral degree in theology at Leyden. His commentary on Revelation guided many interpreters. He founded the Free (Reformed) University of Amsterdam in 1880.

“The Revelation of St. John, presented here in English garb, forms the greater part of the fourth and last volume of Dr. Kuyper’s work: ‘The consummation of the world.'”

According to Gregg, Four views, Kuyper was both futurist and amillennialist (towards the end of the chapter “The Millennium in Revelation” and, especially in the introduction to Revelation 20: “What Is the Meaning of the ‘1,000 Years’? When Do These Events Occur”). Kuyper understands the rider on the white horse in Rev 6:1-2 as Christ. Gregg mentions Kuyper about 12 times.

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