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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, 1 July 2015

Kuyperania June 2015

Kuyper was featured in an episode from a Dutch TV series programme, available here.
Most of it is in Dutch but James Bratt makes an appearance speaking in English.

Simon P. Kennedy 2015. Abraham Kuyper: Calvinist Anti-Revolutionary Politician and Political Thinker. Australian Journal of Politics and History 61(2):169-183.

The figure of Abraham Kuyper looms large over the political and social landscape of nineteenth and twentieth century Holland. He held significant posts in government, education, and the church. His social theory impacted Dutch society for much of the twentieth century. His influence on both continental and American Christian political thought is substantial. And yet, Kuyper’s legacy is largely understated, and his political thought unknown in many corners of the scholarly world, including Australia. This article seeks to address this by surveying some of the major aspects of Kuyper’s political thought while placing him in his historical setting. By doing so, I will show that Abraham Kuyper is a transitory figure in political history, occupying an important place in the development of the relationship between religion and the modern state.

Kennedy is a PhD student at the Centre for the History of European Discourses, University of Queensland. He also wrote a review of Peter Escalante and W. Bradford Littlejohn (ed.) 2014. For the Healing of the Nations: Essays on Creation, Redemption and Neo-Calvinism. Charleston: The Davenant Trust in Crucible 6(2) (May 2015).


Simon Kennedy said...

Hi Steve, thanks for linking to the article and the review. Appreciate it!

Steve Bishop said...

No probs! Thanks for dropping by.