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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.

Friday, 27 August 2021

Abraham Kuyper on Apologetics

Mike Wagenman and my paper on Kuyper’s apologetics has been published. 

This paper explores Abraham Kuyper’s view of apologetics, particularly in response to B.B. Warfield’s classical approach. It examines three key questions: Why did Warfield and Kuyper disagree over the questions of apologetics; Why did Kuyper have such a low view of apologetics; and What alternative did Kuyper propose to apologetics in Christian life and thought?

Bishop, S., & Wagenman, M. . (2021). Abraham Kuyper on Apologetics. Tydskrif Vir Christelike Wetenskap | Journal for Christian Scholarship57(No 1&2), 1-18. Retrieved from

Saturday, 21 August 2021

The Big Picture Issue 2 is out


The Big Picture Issue 2 is now out - pdfs are available here

Highlights include:
5 reasons to read Bavinck
Kuyper's Conversion via Victorian Literature

Sunday, 1 August 2021

Kuyperania 2020


My article on Kuyperania 2020 has now been published.

In it I review the following:

Ashford, B.R. & Bartholomew, C.G. 2020. The Doctrine of Creation: A Constructive Kuyperian Approach. Downers’ Grove, Ill: IVP Academic.

Bishop, S. 2020. Abraham Kuyper: Cultural Transformer. Foundations, 79 (Autumn): Online: http://www.

Caudill, D.S. 2020.The Dutch Effect: Kuyper and Neo-Calvinism in Professor Cochran’s Scholarship. Pepperdine Law Review, 47(2):419-434. Available at: vol47/iss2/13.

Ford, B. 2020. Neoliberalism and Four Spheres of Authority in American Education: Business, Class, Stratification, and Intimations of Marketization. Policy Futures in Education, 18(2):200-239. https://

Freire, L.G. 2020. Abraham Kuyper and Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer as Anti-Rationalist Liberals. Journal of Church and State, csaa029,

Freire, L.G. 2020. Christian ethics and entrepreneurship in an interventionist economy. In Christian ethics and political economy: Markers for a developing South Africa (Reformed Theology in Africa Series Volume 3) CapeTown: AOSIS, p.137–149. https://doi. org/10.4102/aosis.2020.BK220.05.

Gay, J. 2020. On Education by Abraham Kuyper. Church Times, 28 August. Online https://www. kuyper. Date of access: 29 August 2020.

Harinck, G. 2020a. Abraham Kuyper’s Vision of a Plural Society as a Christian Answer to Secularization and Intolerance. (In V. Karpov, M. Svensson (eds.), Secularization, Desecularization and Toleration: Cross-Disciplinary Challenges to a Modern Myth. Palgrave MacMillan, 115-133.) https://doi. org/10.1007/978-3-030-54046-3_6.

Harinck, G. 2020b. On Doing What Is Just, Right and Fair: Essay on a Dutch Example. In die Skriflig, 54(1), a2646. v54i1.2646.

Kristanto, D. 2020 Is the Creation Under Destruction? Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck on New creation. Veritas: Jurnal Teologi dan Pelayanan, 19(2):189–200.

Kuyper, A. 2020a. Ever in Thy Sight. 31 Devotions on the Psalms. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Kuyper, A. 2020b. Common Grace: God’s Gift for a Fallen World Volume 3. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.

Mouw, R. 2020. Abraham Kuyper’s Lectures on Calvinism. In Michael Allen and Scott R. Swain (ed.) 2020. The Oxford Handbook of Reformed Theology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p.328-341. https://

Oslington, P. 2020. The Kuyperian Dream of Reconstructing Economics on Christian Foundations. Faith & Economics, 75(Spring):7-36.

Schuurman, D.C. 2020. On Kuyper and Technology, or How a Voice From the Past Can Speak to our Digital Age. Christian Scholar’s Review, 49(2):161-174.

Stiemsma, S. 2020. The Presence of the Past: A Review of Abraham Kuyper’s On Education. Pro Rege, XLIX (1):43-47.

Sumpter, J. 2020. A Short Introduction to Abraham Kuyper’s Lectures on Calvinism. Moscow, ID: Francis Drake Press.

Vander Stelt, J.C. 2020 Faith Life and Theology: A Reorientation. Jordan Station, ON: Paidiea Press.

Wagenman, M.R. 2020. The Power of the Church: The Sacramental Ecclesiology of Abraham Kuyper. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications.

Yoo, Jeong Mo 2020. How Is God Known?: General Revelation in the Theology of Abraham Kuyper. Reform & Revival. (Journal of Korean Institute for Reformed Studies), 26: 181-226. kukirs.2020..26.181.