Academic journal article Church History

Book Review: Transatlantic Pieties, Dutch Clergy in Colonial America

Academic journal article Church History

Book Review: Transatlantic Pieties, Dutch Clergy in Colonial America

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Transatlantic Pieties, Dutch Clergy in Colonial America . Edited by Leon van den Broeke , Hans Krabbendam , and Dirk Mouw . Grand Rapids, Mich. : Eerdmans , 2012. xviii + 342 pp. $35.00 paper.

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Dirk Mouw provides an excellent introductory overview of thirteen well-written biographies of "Dutch Clergy in Colonial North America." Familar and less familiar religious leaders in New Netherland are divided into five categories, beginning with those identified as "Pioneers," represented by Bastiaen Jansz. Krol ([1595-1674], essay by Willem Frijhoff), Jonas Michaëlius ([1584-ca.1638], essay by Jaap Jacobs), and Everardus Bogardus ([1607-1647], essay by Willem Frijhoff). "Stabilizers" are Gideon Schaats ([1607-1694], essay by Firth Haring Fabend), Henricus Selijns ([1636-1701], essay by Jos van der Linde), and Petrus Tesschenmaecker ([c.1642-1690], essay by Dirk Mouw). "Diversifiers" are Rudolphus van Varick ([1645-1694], essay by Leon van den Broeke), Guiliam Bertholf ([1656-1726], essay by Earl Wm. Kennedy), and Laurentius van den Bosch ([c.1660?-1696], essay by Evan Haefeli). "Mediators" are represented by Archibald Laidlie ([1727-1779], essay by Joyce D. …

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