Scotland and the Netherlands: Reformed Crosscurrents

David Fergusson

Abstract


The strong links established between theologians in Scotland and the Netherlands are evident at the time of the Reformation and throughout the 17th century. Yet by the late 19th century, these Reformed links are much less evident. The reasons for this decline are largely attributable to the dominance of German theology and the tendency of Scottish theologians to study under Ritschl, Herrmann, Barth and Bultmann. More recent trends, however, might suggest ways in which Scottish and Dutch theologians can now reconnect.

Keywords


Scottish-Dutch religious relations, Reformed theology, seventeenth century, Abraham Kuyper




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