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By Laurel Gasque

Hans Rookmaaker's effect at the arts within the 20th century used to be huge, immense. His wide selection of highbrow and cultural matters led him to discover many features of artwork, tune, and philosophy in the course of his lifetime, and he made vital contributions as an artwork historian, professor, mentor, philosopher, and writer. Laurel Gasque examines Rookmaaker's existence and exhibits how he included his biblical ideals into his instructing, writing, and interplay with the humanities and participants. She additionally explores the improvement of Rookmaaker's friendship with Francis A. Schaeffer and the way each one inspired the opposite, in particular in greedy the imaginative and prescient that grew to become L'Abri Fellowship. Gasque has wealthy fabric to attract from, together with own stories of her mentor and pal, conversations with Rookmaaker's kinfolk, and the physique of labor he left in the back of. Her cautious examine and interesting writing sort make this ebook an exceptional contribution to the area of Christian biography.

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In short, it proved to be a successful experiment of indigenous people colonizing another part of the region voluntarily. For this achievement he received the Oranje-Nassau medal from his government. Before his final departure from his post in Sumatra, Rookmaaker, Senior also initiated the protection of the forests. Through his efforts the South Sumatra and Way Kambas National Parks were formed. He tried to convince his colonial colleagues that elephants and other animals needed protected areas to live in so they would be preserved from attack.

He tried to convince his colonial colleagues that elephants and other animals needed protected areas to live in so they would be preserved from attack. All of this was quite extraordinary at a time when the idea that it was important to safeguard nature from increasing human incursion was rarely discussed by fellow government officials. Childhood 35 The active interest that Hans’s father took in plants and animals created a conscious awareness and appreciation of rare creatures right at home. A young boy might be expected to find the business of his father boring, but a boy could not be indifferent to a father bringing home with him live birds and other kinds of exotic wild animals, many of which had been injured.

A calligraphically designed family tree indicates nine Rookmaaker children born in the late nineteenth century in different places in the Dutch Indies as the Assistant-Resident and his, presumably, long-suffering wife traipsed from post to post around the Spice Islands to work and to live. Hans’s father was the eighth child, and the third of four sons. He would surpass his father professionally by taking up the position of a full Resident (the highest administrative office in a major government district).

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