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