The Ecclesiastical Institutions of Holland, Treated with Special Reference to the Position and Prospects of the Modern School of Theology (Classic Reprint)

Philip H Wicksteed

Excerpt from The Ecclesiastical Institutions of Holland, Treated With Special Reference to the Position and Prospects of the Modern School of Theology At the beginning oi last year, I laid before a Sub-Committee of the Trustees of the Hibbert Fund a Report on the History of what is called in Holland Modem Theology. This Report contained, together with a very rapid sketch of the progress of Theological studies and opinions in Holland from near the beginning of the century to the present time, a more detailed account of the principal works of the most eminent modem theologians, shewing the successive phases through which the school itself and its chief leaders have passed, and characterizing their present position. As an Appendix to this Report, I drew up a short account of the most important of the Protestant ecclesiastical institutions of Holland, considered with special reference to their bearings upon the position and prospects of the Modems. It appeared to the Sub-Committee to whom the Report was presented, that in the present state of ecclesiastical affairs in England, the subject of this Appendix might perhaps he of interest to a somewhat wider circle of readers than it was likely to reach in its manuscript form, and I was therefore requested to prepare it for publication. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.