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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, 24 December 2015

Kuyperania 2015 - works by and on Kuyper

2015 has been a good year for new translations of Kuyper's works and for articles and books about him.

By Kuyper

Kuyper: God's Angels: His Ministering Spirits. (Translated by Richard Stienstra) Victoria, BC: Friesen Press.

Dr. A. Kuyper, Het heil in ons (1879; repr. Kampen: Kok, 1910), pp. 165–225. (Translated by Harry van Dye)

Kuyper, Abraham, 2015. The Worship of the Reformed Church and the Creation of Its Service Book. Translated by James A. De Jong. Calvin Theological Journal (April):59-90.

Our Program: A Christian Political Manifesto. Bellingham, WA:  Lexham Press
This is a reissue of the 2013 version published by Christian's Library Press as  Guidance for Christia Engagement in Government.

Common Grace Vol 1.1 Lexham Press. 
Again this is a reissue of the 2013 Christian's Library Press publication.

On Kuyper

Books/ Theses

J. Glenn Friessen Neo-Calvinism and Christian Theosophy: Franz von Baader, Abraham Kuyper, Herman Dooyeweerd Aevum Books, 2015.

Brant Himes.
 For a better worldliness: The theological discipleship of Abraham Kuyper and Dietrich BonhoefferPhD Thesis Fuller Theological Seminary, Center for Advanced Theological Study.

Mark J. Larson. Abraham Kuyper, Conservatism, and the Church and State. Eugene, OR: Wipf &  Stock.

Chapters in Books

Joel R. Beeke. The Life and Vision of Abraham Kuyper. In  Common Confession: Essays in Honor of James M. Renihan edited by R.S. Baines, R.C. Barcellos and J.P. Butler. Reformed Baptist Academic Press.

Mike Wagenman 2015. Abraham Kuyper, the Institutional Church, and Socio-Political Engagement. In Jordan Ballor and Rob Joustra eds. The Church's Social Responsibility. The Church's Social Responsibility. Grand Rapids, MI: Christian's Library Press.

Journal articles

Renato Coletto. 2015.Kuyper’s razor? Rethinking science and religion, trinitarian scholarship and God’s eternityIn die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi 49(1) doi: 10.4102/ids.v49i1.1891

Thomas Harvey. 2015. Sphere Sovereignty, Civil Society and the Pursuit of Holistic Transformation in Asia. Transformation: An International Journal of Holistic Mission Studies.

Peter S. Heslam. 2015. The Spirit of Enterprise: Abraham Kuyper and Common Grace in Business.  Journal of Markets & Morality 18(1) (Spring 2015): 7-20

John L. Hiemstra 2015. A Calvinist Case for Tolerant Public Pluralism: The Religious Sources of Abraham Kuyper’s Public Philosophy. Religious Studies and Theology, 34(1):53-84

Simon P. Kennedy 2015. Abraham Kuyper: Calvinist Anti-Revolutionary Politician and Political Thinker. Australian Journal of Politics and History 61(2):169-183.

Mark Rathbone 2015. Sphere sovereignty and irreducibility: The ambiguous use of Abraham Kuyper’s ideas during the time of apartheid in South Africa. Koers 80(1)

Jeffrey Skaff 2015. Common Grace and the Ends of Creation in Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck. Journal of Reformed Theology 9(1): 3 – 18.

Daniel Strange 2015 Rooted and Grounded? The Legitimacy of Abraham Kuyper’s Distinction between Church as Institute and Church as Organism, and Its Usefulness in Constructing an Evangelical Public Theology Themelios 40(3).

Friedrike van Oorscht 2015. Common Grace as a Hermeneutical Approach to Globalization? Philosophia Reformata 80:78-98.

The Kuyper Center Review  vol 5 includes:

Michael Bräutigam 'A queen without a throne? Harnack, Schlatter, and Kuyper on theology in the university'
Gijsbert van den Brink 'Evolution as a bone of contention between church and academy'
Ad de Bruijne 'Not without the church as institute'
Dylan Pahman F.W.J. Schelling: a philosophical influence on Kuyper's thought'
Harry Van Dyke 'Kuyper on the teaching of history'
Gordon Graham 'Abraham Kuyper and the idea of a Christian scholar'


Cory Brock. Review of Bratt's Abraham Kuyper in Journal of Theological Studies 66 (1): 496-499. 

doi: 10.1093/jts/flu202

Robert Covolo. Review of Kuyper's Scholarship. Themelios 40(1)

Mathew Kaemingk. Review of Bratt's Abraham Kuyper in 'Bold, beautiful and broken' Books & Culture

James Kennedy. Review of James Bratt Abraham Kuyper. Low Countries Historical Review 130(3)  DOI:

James Kennedy Review of  John Harvey Wood's Going Dutch. Perspectives.

Kathryn Lofton. Review of  Bratt's biography of Kuyper here: Church History 84(2): 462-446.

John Halsey Wood Jr. Review of Bratt's Abraham Kuyper  in Journal of Ecclesiatical History 66(02) (April 2015): 454.

Christopher G. Woznicki. Review of  Kuyper Center Review 4Themelios 40(1)

Blog posts

Bruce Ashford, 2015, Lessons from Father Abraham (Kuyper): Christianity, Politics, & the Public Square. Canon and Culture (6 March).

Simon P. Kennedy Review of Larson's Abraham Kuyper, Conservatism, and Church and State at Calvinist International blog.

David Koyzis When we turn inwards First Things.

David Koyzis What would Kuyper do? First Things.

David Koyzis Abraham Kuyper and the 'bearer of principle'  Acton Commentary

David Koyzis, Abraham Kuyper’s moment. Christian Courier. (14 December) 

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