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 a 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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