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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.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Recent Kuyperania (June 2014)

A review of Bratt's Abraham Kuyper appeared in Christian Scholar's Review XLIII(3) (Spring 2014), written by Jonathan Huggins. He concludes:

The book is so well researched that it is sure to become the standard work on Kuyper for those who want to engage with him seriously. I highly recommend the work to anyone who has interests in theology, politics, and history. It is a fascinating story about a rare person. Kuyper's intellectual powers and organizational skills were exceptional, and the relevance of his contributions is hard to deny. For those who are at home in the Reformed tradition, especially the more conservative expressions, Kuyper will prove to be a helpful, if challenging, guide. He defies simple categorization, especially in the contemporary American context. This should encourage a healthy dose of humility, even as it also encourages a strong confidence in the Reformed faith.

Scott Pryor reflects on the recent Convivium Calvinisticium the themes of which was “Creation, Redemption, and Neo-Calvinism” here.

He has also been working his way through Bratt's biography - see here, for example.

In Knowing & Doing  the newsletter of the C S Lewis Institute Connally Gilliam offers some reflections on "A Reformed Vision of the Visual Arts: A Conversation with Abraham Kuyper, Nicholas Wolterstorff, and the Word of God"

Vincent Bacote delivered a lecture on the "Social vision of Abraham Kuyper" a handout is available here.

Hoon Lee reviews Bratt's Abraham Kuyper he concludes:
Simply put, Bratt’s Abraham Kuyper is the definitive biography on Abraham Kuyper. It is a must read for anyone interested in Kuyper. It provides a critical introduction to Kuyper’s life, writings, and thought, but is also a resource for those already familiar with Kuyper. A small warning, the volume is not a simple read and may require a slight learning curve for readers completely uninitiated with Kuyper. I end this review as I began it and ponder, given Bratt’s depictions of the historical context of Kuyper’s social engagement, one wonders if Marsden’s appropriation will be successful in today’s climate.

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