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"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Kuyper's Lectures on Calvinism Ch 2 mindmap

Mindmap of Abraham Kuyper's Lectures on Calvinism ch 2: Calvinism and Religion.

Here Kuyper raises four important questions:

  • Is religion for humanity's sake or God's?
  • Does religion operate directly or indirectly?
  • Is it partial or universal?
  • Is it abnormal or normal?

In the case of Calvinism, for Kuyper, religion is for God's sake; it operates directly from the heart and not via intermediaries such as priests or a church; religion is to do with our whole existence; and it is soteriological in character - we need regeneration and revelation.

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