Risk and Resistance

Risk and Resistance

In 1983 Yad Vashiem, The Jewish Holocaust Remembrance Centre, honoured the village of Nieuwlande in the Dutch province of Drenthe with the designation ‘Righteous Among the Nations’, the first community to be thus singled out, for having saved the lives of around 350 Jews during World War II of whom approximately 100 were children. Two individuals in particular were responsible for mobilizing the village in its efforts to save Jews: Johannes Post, a leading resistance figure who was arrested and executed in 1944, and Arnold Douwes who survived the war.

The ‘Complete’ Kuyper

The ‘Complete’ Kuyper

In the past year articles in Christian Courier looked at various aspects of Abraham Kuyper’s thought and theology, and historically he has had a very favourable press in Reformed circles. Some years ago the Dutch historian Jeroen Koch published a 600-page biography of Kuyper that I would recommend to all who are interested in an all-round picture of him.