Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920), a Prime Minister of the Netherlands and founder of the Free University of Amsterdam, applied a revived confessional Calvinism to all areas of modern Dutch life. The faith that inspired him and his followers in this effort is captured in his published weekly meditations. James A. De Jong, retired president of Calvin Theological Seminary, graduated from Calvin (BA and BD) and the Free University of Amsterdam (ThD). He is widely published in the history of Reformed theology and history of missions. He has taught on the undergraduate and graduate levels and has lectured globally.