Monday, 20 May 2013
Saturday, 4 May 2013
Klaas Schilder (1890-1952)
1890 born 19 December in Kampen. The son of Johannes Schilder and Grietje (nee Leydekker).
1909 studied at Theological College of the Reformed Churches
1914 graduated cum laude. Becomes pastor a the church in Ambt-Vollenhove. Marries Anna Johanna Walter. Pastors churches in Vlaardingen, Gorinchem, Delft and Oegstgeest.
1920 De Reformatie begins publication
1928 Preacher in the church at Rotterdam-Delfshaven. Studies at Frederick-Alexander University in Erlangen, Germany.
1933 His doctoral dissertation Zur Begriffgeschichte Des 'Paradoxon' [The Historical Concept of 'Paradox'] published.
1934 emeritus minister of the church at Delfshaven
1934 Lecturer at Kampen
1935 Appointed head editor of De Reformatie
1939 Visits America
1940 Germany invades the Netherlands. Schilder arrested by the Nazis and held at Arnhem until December 1940
1942 July has to go into hiding from the Nazis until August 1944.
1943 Writes to Synod to say he can't support ruling on presumptive regeneration
1944 March suspended then deposed (August) as emeritus-minister of Delfshaven and professor at the Theological College.
1944 August Schilder and supporters issue “The Declaration of Liberation or Return”
1944 Foundation of the new Liberated Churches
1945 De Reformatie restarts publication
1947 Second visit to America 1952 dies on 23 March
Useful [online] resources on Schilder:
Barach, John and Wes Bredenhof "A Concise Annotated Bibliography of Works (in English) by and about K. Schilder" Spindleworks
Kloosterman, Nelson 2012. "In Memoriam: Klaas Schilder († 23 March 1952)"Cosmic Eye Blog.
Mouw, Richard 2003. "Klaas Schilder as public theologian" Calvin Theological Journal 38: 281-298. [pdf]
Schilder, Klaas Christ and Culture [html]
Thomas, Geoff 1991. “Learning from the Life of Dr. Klaas Schilder” Banner of Truth Trust
Van Reest, Rudlof "Klaas Schilder (1890-1952): A Short Biography" (Originally published in: Gedenkt Uw Voorgangeren [Memorial volume for
Schilder by various authors], Goes: Oosterbaan & Le Cointre, 1952.)
Wedgeworth, Steven 2007 "A History of Klaas Schilder and the Liberation of 1944"
at 8:45 am
Friday, 3 May 2013
For culture becomes here,
The systematic endeavor towards the process-wise acquisition of the aggregate of labour by the sum total of human beings as they belong to God, evolve themselves unto God in history with and for the cosmos, and are present at any historical moment, having assumed the task of disclosing the potencies lying dormant in creation and successively coming within reach in the course of the history of the world, of developing them in compliance with their individual natures, of making them subservient to their environment, both far and near, according to their cosmic relationships and in submission to the norms of God's revealed truth; and all this in order to make the treasures thus acquired usable by man as liturgical creature, and, subsequently, to bring them, together with the now more thoroughly equipped man himself, before God and put them at his feet, in order that he may be all in all, and every work may praise its master.
at 10:55 pm
Thursday, 2 May 2013
The name of Dutch journalist, theologian and politician Abraham Kuyper has long been familiar in Reformed circles and is increasingly so in the broader evangelical world.
The Dordt College Press has recently published On Kuyper: A Collection of Readings on the Life, Work and Legacy of Abraham Kuyper, a collection of essays examining how he influenced Christians’ thinking about church, culture, gender, common grace, education, politics, scholarship, fashion, art, science, and evolution throughout the last century.
“Kuyper’s vision has continued relevance for Christians today,” says John Kok, Dordt’s dean for research and scholarship and co-editor of the book.
“People take his ideas seriously, even if they don’t agree with everything he said.”
He said he believes that the book is a valuable resource for those who want to think about implications of faith for contemporary thought and social action.
Steve Bishop, who runs the website All of Life Redeemed, is the other editor. He and Kok gathered and edited 31 articles, some in print for the first time, from 28 authors who use a Kuyperian framework to critique and to develop Christian perspectives on a broad range of topics that relate to how Christians live in today’s world.
The book gives an introduction to Kuyper's life and thought through the eyes of others. They range from articles titled “How Abraham Kuyper Became a Kuyperian” to “Common Grace and Christian Action in Abraham Kuyper” to “Rehabilitating the State in America: Kuyper’s Overlooked Contribution.”
The breadth and scope of these articles stand as testimony to Abraham Kuyper's desire to see the lordship of Christ extend to every area of life, say the editors.
Twenty-seven of the 31 articles have been published previously, some of them obscurely and not readily accessible.
Four of the articles have never been published and contribute significant insights into Kuyper’s thought, says Kok. The book brings all of these resources under one title.
The book comes out at nearly the same time as a new biography on Kuyper by Calvin College history professor James Bratt. Released today, on May 1, by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., the biography is titled Abraham Kuyper: Modern Calvinist, Christian Democrat.
at 7:35 am
Monday, 29 April 2013
Due November 2013:
J. Richard Middleton New Heaven and a New Earth, A: Reclaiming Biblical Eschatology
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