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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.

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Kuyperania April 2015

Cory Brock has reviewed Bratt's Abraham Kuyper in Journal of Theological Studies April 2015.  66 (1): 496-499.
doi: 10.1093/jts/flu202

He begins:

James Bratt's Abraham Kuyper: Modern Calvinist, Christian Democrat offers to the Anglophone world an outstanding and long-desired portrait of the nineteenth-century founder of neo-Calvinism. Bratt is a fair, balanced, and careful historian who makes much of Kuyper’s profound contextual insight, unique application of Calvinist theology, and lasting theological and political legacy without hiding Kuyper’s tendency towards sweeping generalization, blind hubris, and glaring defects. Bratt narrates the central tension in Kuyper between ‘the lust for labor and influence, the regimented discipline that made it good, the passion to make his voice heard [and] the insistence on doing things his way and on his schedule’. Kuyper was, perhaps, the most accomplished man in the modern era, who lived a life of endeavours equalling or exceeding those of the most ambitious.

John Halsey Wood Jr, also has a review of Bratt's Abraham Kuyper  in Journal of Ecclesiatical History 66(02) (April 2015): 454.

The April 2015 issue of Themelios 40(1) has two relevant reviews:

Christopher G. Woznicki on Kuyper Center Review 4.
Robert Covolo on Kuyper's Scholarship

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