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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 March 2013

On Kuyper - A Collection of Readings on the Life, Work & Legacy of Abraham Kuyper


Over the last year or more I've been working on a compilation of writings on and about Kuyper. It will soon be published by Dordt College Press. Above is the first draft of the cover.

The contents will include:

Introduction
Steve Bishop 
PART I
Kuyper, the man and his context
1. Abraham Kuyper: heir of anti-revolutionary tradition
Harry Van Dyke
2. Abraham Kuyper: his early life and conversion
Catherine M. E. Kuyper
3. Raging tumults of soul: the private life of Abraham Kuyper
James D. Bratt
4. How Abraham Kuyper became a Kuyperian
Roger D. Henderson
Kuyper the politician
5. How Abraham Kuyper became a Christian Democrat
Harry Van Dyke
6. The political spirituality of Abraham Kuyper
McKendre R. Langley
Kuyper the church reformer
7. Every inch for Christ: Abraham Kuyper on the reform of the church
James Edward McGoldrick
Kuyper the theologian
8. Abraham Kuyper - answering criticisms of his worldview
Cornelius P. Venema
9. Claiming every inch: the worldview of Abraham Kuyper
James E. McGoldrick
10. Called back to stewardship: recovering and developing Kuyper’s cosmic pneumatology
Vincent Bacote
11. Abraham Kuyper on creation and miracle
Chris Gousmett
12. Abraham Kuyper and the church: from Calvin to the neo-Calvinists
Michael R. Wagenman
13. The two-kingdom doctrine: a comparison study of Martin Luther and Abraham Kuyper
Timothy P. Palmer

PART II
Kuyper and cultural trends
14. Kuyper’s philosophy of science
H. Dooyeweerd
15. Abraham Kuyper: cultural critic
Edward E. Erickson
Kuyper and education
16. The viability of Kuyper’s idea of Christian scholarship
D. F. M. Strauss
17. Abraham Kuyper’s rhetorical public theology with implications for faith and learning
Vincent Bacote
18. Abraham Kuyper on science, theology, and university
Jacob Kalpwijk
Kuyper and common grace
19. Common grace and Christian action in Abraham Kuyper
S. U. Zuidema
20. Antithesis and common grace
Jacob Klapwijk
Kuyper and sphere sovereignty
 21. Common grace or the antithesis? Toward a consistent understanding of Kuyper’s “sphere sovereignty”
Timothy I. McConnel
22. Sphere sovereignty for Kuyper and for us (translated by John H. Kok)
D. H. Th. Vollenhoven
Kuyper and science
23. Abraham Kuyper’s philosophy of science
Del Ratzsch
24. Critical reflections of Abraham Kuyper’s Evolutie address
Clarence Menninga
Kuyper and art
25. A theology of the arts: Kuyper’s ideas on art and religion
Peter S. Heslam
26. Re-fashioning faith: the promise of a Kuyperian theology of fashion
Robert S. Covolo
Kuyper and politics
27. Rehabilitating the State in America: Kuyper’s overlooked contribution
Timothy Sherratt
28. E pluribus unum and faith-based welfare reform: a Kuyperian moment for the church in God’s world.
James Skillen
29. Kuyper, South Africa, and apartheid
George Harinck
Kuyper and women
30. Abraham Kuyper and the cult of true womanhood: an analysis of De Eerepositie der VrouwMary Stuart Van Leeuwen
31. Kuyper’s legacy and multiculturalism: gender in his conception of democracy and sphere sovereignty
Hillie J. van de Streek

On Kuyper – a bibliography
Steve Bishop


The draft  back cover blurb reads:

Abraham Kuyper, theologian, church reformer, politician, journalist, statesman, prime minister, founder of a church denomination, a university and a political party, was born in Maassluis in the nineteenth century, he died in The Hague in the twentieth century, but his impact and legacy stretch well into the twenty-first century.
In this volume we have scholars using the Kuyperian framework to critique and develop Christian perspectives on the church, miracles, education, politics, scholarship, fashion, art, science … as Kuyper famously declared:
no single piece of our mental world is to be hermetically sealed off from the rest, and there is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry: “Mine!”
No area of life is exempt from the claims of the risen Christ. This was certainly true for Kuyper, he not only preached it he lived it. 
Kuyper has been described as a renaissance man, and this renaissance man is certainly undergoing a renaissance. This reader, a collection of articles written on the life, work and legacy of Kuyper, provides evidence that work on Kuyper and Kuyperianism is alive and well. This book provides an introduction to Kuyper’s life and thought through the eyes of others. The breadth and scope of these articles all stand as testimony to Kuyper’s desire to see the lordship of Christ extend to every area of life.



1 comment:

Geoff Wilson said...

Great job, Steve! Will look forward to reading you book, along with some of the others as and when I can afford them!