BRUINING, Albertus. Pietersbierum, Friesland 2.7.1846 — ’s-Gravenhage 20.11.1919. Dutch Theologian, began as an Indologist. Son of Johannes Br., a minister, and Wiepkjen Peters. Studied Theology at Amsterdam and Leiden, then Indology with Deussen and wrote his dissertation on the Brahmasūtra Commentary of Śankara, which he presented in 1871 at Leiden University (to Kern). Dr.theol. 1871. In 1871-1900 he served as a minister, from 1900 as a Professor of Theology at Amsterdam University, also teaching comparative religion. Married with Alida Huygens, children.
Publications: Diss. Bijdrage tot de kennis van de Vedânta. 123 p. Leiden 1871.
– Several works on the history of Christian theology.
Sources: Briefly in Wie is dat 1902 (the only account in Biogr. Archief Benelux), works in the N.U.C.; long Dutch article in www.mjaalders.nl/wetenschappelijk-werk-othermenu-33/publicaties-op-het-web-othermenu-38/57-a-bruining with bibliography and further references.
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