Event

Willem Frijhoff
(Early Modern History, Free University, Amsterdam)
A Dutch Mystic in the New World:Reverend Everardus Bogardus (1607-1647) and His Callings

Date

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Time

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Place

Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street

COST

$25.00 General Admission
$17.00 Students and Seniors

RSVP required to 212.501.3011, programs@bgc.bard.edu

Description

Everardus Bogardus was the second minister of the Dutch Reformed Church (now Collegiate Church) of the New Netherland era. During his sixteen-year tenure, he played a significant role in the formation of both his church and the Dutch settlement. In this lecture, Willem Frijhoff will discuss Reverend Bogardus's life and his contributions to religious and cultural life in New Amsterdam. Historian Firth Haring Fabend will then join Frijhoff in a concluding dialogue. The lecture will be followed by an exhibition-viewing and reception. Willem Frijhoff is emeritus professor of early modern history, faculty of arts, Free University, Amsterdam. He is the author of Fulfilling God's Mission: The Two Worlds of Dominie Everardus Bogardus, 1607-1647. Firth Haring Fabend is a novelist, historian, and author of Zion on the Hudson: Dutch New York and New Jersey in the Age of Revivals.


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