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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, 31 May 2016

#Kuyperania May 2016

James Bradford Pate's  A review of Common Grace Vol1.
http://jamesbradfordpate.blogspot.co.uk/2016/05/book-write-up-common-grace-volume-i-by.html
My areas of confusion notwithstanding, I still found Kuyper in this book to be lucid, winsome, engaging, interesting, and thoughtful.

Bruce Ashford looks at 4 Essential Guidelines for Mixing Christianity and Politics drawing on Kuyper: the first guideline is three key questions:
What is God’s creational design for this sphere of culture or this aspect of public life?
In which ways has sin and sin’s consequences corrupted and misdirected God’s design?
How can we bring healing and redirection to this sphere of culture or this aspect of public life?
The second, principled pluralism; the third, the separation of church and state; and the fourth, the distinction between the church as institute and as organism.

Micah Watson Review of "Abraham Kuyper, Conservatism, and Church and State" by Mark J. Larson Journal of Markets and Morality 19(1)

4 comments:

James Pate said...

Thanks for including me in that! I'll be reading and writing a post about his book, Our Program, sometime in the future. I feel privileged to read this Christian thinker.

Steve Bishop said...

Hi James, thanks for dropping by! I look forward to reading your review shortly. I am due to post my review of it soon.

Karl W/ A K said...

BTW, Watson's review from the Journal of Markets and Morality is on Academia.edu for download: https://www.academia.edu/25635111/Abraham_Kuyper_Conservatism_and_Church_and_State_by_Mark_Larson

Steve Bishop said...

Thanks for the heads up on this Karl - much appreciated.