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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.

Monday, 1 June 2015

Kuyperania May 2015

Kathryn Lofton of Yale University has reviewed Bratt's biography of Kuyper here: Church History / Volume 84 / Issue 02 / June 2015, pp 462-46

Jeff Liou and David Robinson report from the Kuyper Center for Public Theology's recent conference on "Faith and Race": Our Racist Inheritance: A Conversation Kuyperians Need to Have
Particularly interesting are the comments on the piece by Bruce Wearne:
It seems to me that these two writers confirm something I've been saying for some time - the North American Kuyper interest is too easily "blurred" (a Kuyperian concept) with an implicit reduction of Christian life to (enlightened) argument. The blurring occurs whether it is within the academy, and usually that means within the North American academy, or where scholars try to encourage their colleagues to follow North American fashions ...
If we are concerned with a Christian political view of the world then we will avoid reducing our political life to "argument". That is to simply make Abraham Kuyper into a neatly cut, theological cardboard cut-out for commercial publishing purposes. 

Tony Reinke poses the question: Does God delight in non-Christian art? To answer it he draws briefly upon Kuyper.