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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.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Recent #Kuyperania

There have been a number of fascinating pieces on Kuyper recently. These include:

Henderson, Roger (2017) "Rumors of Glory: Abraham Kuyper's Neo-Calvinist Theory of Art," Pro Rege Vol. 45(4): 1-9.  Available at:

Henderson provides a fascinating analysis of Kuyper's attitude to art.

The Journal of Reformed Theology 11(1-2) has a series of articles looking at neo-Calvinism and race, edited by George Harinck. The papers were all delivered at the Kuyper Conference of the Abraham Kuyper Center for Public Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in 2015.

Eglinton, J. 2017. ’Varia Americana and race: Kuyper as antagonist and protagonist. Journal of Reformed Theology, 11(1-2):65-80.
Liou, J. 2017. ‘Taking Up #blacklivesmatter: A Neo-Kuyperian Engagement with Critical Race Theory. Journal of Reformed Theology, 11(1-2):99-120.
Joustra, 2017. ‘An Embodied Imago Dei’ Journal of Reformed Theology, 11(1-2):9-23
Harinck, G. 2017a. ‘Introduction’, Journal of Reformed Theology, 11(1-2):1-7
Harinck, G. 2017b.”Wipe Out Lines of Division (Not Distinctions)” Bennie Keet, Neo-Calvinism and the Struggle Against Apartheid’, Journal of Reformed Theology, 11(1-2):81-98
de Brujine, A. 2017. ‘Abraham Kuyper’s Surprising Love of the Jews’, Journal of Reformed Theology, 11(1-2):24-46.
Van der Jagt, H. 2017. ‘Coffee-Colorer Calvinists: Neo-Calvinist Perspectives on Race in the Dutch Colonial Empire’, Journal of Reformed Theology, 11(1-2):47-64.
Turner, J. T. 2017. ‘On two reasons Christian theologians should reject the intermediate site’ Journal of Reformed Theology, 11(1-2):121-139.

Also recently published is a novelisation biography of Kuyper's wife (Johanna) and daughter (Henriette):
Van der Velde, A. 2017. Johanna and Henriette Kuyper: Daring to Change their World. Philipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing.
The book is a mixture of fact and imagination. With more emphasis on the imagination; partly, because of the lack of sources available.

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