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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, 28 November 2013

Recent Kuyperania (November 2013 part 2)

Brett McCraken (Gray Matters) is interviewed on the Acton blog and discusses the influence Kuyper has had on him.
Kuyper’s emphasis on God’s sovereignty over all creation has been huge in informing my own theology of culture. I grew up with a pretty defined sense of “sacred” vs. “secular,” and like many in my generation of evangelicals, I grew up consuming mostly “Christian” music, books, movies, etc. But Kuyper argues that we should have a broader view of what God can redeem.
Literacy Licensing, LLC have released reproduction of two of Kuyper's works: Lectures on Calvinism and The Implications of Public Confession. Both at rather inflated prices. 

Kuyper's Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology has also been reproduced by Nabu Press - again at an overinflated price, particularly as it's available free as a pdf on the Internet!

Bruce Wearne has reviewed two books by Richard Mouw and Kuyper in America in Zadok
Perspectives (Spring 2013): 23-25. Bruce asks some pertinent questions at the end of his reviews:

 These books lead us to ask: Has the failure of Kuyper’s world view to ‘take hold’ among North American evangelical and reformed Christians anything to do with the traditional tendency, endorsed ambiguously by Richard Mouw, that a ‘Christian world view’ is primarily a matter of theology? Does Kuyper’s exposition of a Calvinistic world view actually provide guidance to those wanting to understand why his views have not really caught on?

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