Shortly after Professor Emeritus Bert de Vries’s essay, What Kuyper Saw and Thought: Abraham Kuyper’s Visit to the Holy Land, was published in this year’s Review, I happened upon this hashtag in my Twitter feed: #wereldzee. I was surprised to see what I thought was a reference to the subject of De Vries’s essay, Kuyper’s Om de oude werldzee (vol. 1, vol. 2), in tweet form. In looking into this coincidence I learned, lo and behold, that Bavinck Society member Prof. George Harinck is in the process of shooting an eight-part documentary on Kuyper’s Mediterranean journey with the acclaimed Dutch filmmaker Hans Hermans.
Om de Oude Wereldzee is a new eight-part documentary series about clashing culture and religions, past and present. Watch it every Sunday evening at 8:30 p.m. starting May 10, 2015, on NPO2.