Jona Willem te Water (1740-1822) : historicus en theoloog tussen traditie en Verlichting

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Jona Willem te Water (1740-1822) : historicus en theoloog tussen traditie en Verlichting

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Jona Willem te Water (1740-1822) : historicus en theoloog tussen traditie en Verlichting
Author: Mooij, Jacobus Daniël de
Publisher: History Department, Faculty of Arts, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2008-05-07
Keywords: Biography
Dutch historiography
Dutch Reformed Church
Eightteenth century
Learned societies
University history
Abstract: Jona Willem te Water (1740-1822), a professor at Leiden University, was a man of influence in the Dutch Reformed Church, in many learned societies, in academic theology, and in Dutch historiography. He started his career as a Reformed minister in the province of Zeeland. His main historiographical work was a book on the history of the Dutch noblemen who had offered the petition to governess Margaret of Parma in 1566, requesting increased autonomy for their dominions, as well as freedom of religion. Throughout all his publications, Te Water chose the Orangists' side and showed a keen eye for the role of freedom and of Providence in Dutch history. In his theological publications, he favoured moderation in all things. He tenaciously clung to the teachings of the Reformed Church but did keep an open mind to any new theological developments. He attempted to show that the very use of the critical method of the so-called neologians could only lead to orthodox conclusions, if only it was applied objectively and carefully enough. As a member of several committees instituted to reform the organisational structure of the Dutch Reformed Church around 1810, Te Water invariably chose to conserve as much as possible.
Description: Promotoren: M.E.H.N. Mout, E.G.E. van der Wall
With summary in English
Faculty: Faculteit der Letteren
Citation: Mooij,, 2008, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
ISBN: 9789078675396

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