By Craig G. Bartholomew

Abraham Kuyper used to be, by means of any regular, the most awesome figures in smooth Christian heritage. He was once a Dutch Reformed minister, a proficient theologian, a prolific journalist, the chief of a political celebration, the cofounder of the loose collage of Amsterdam (where he was once professor of theology), a member of the Dutch Parliament, and finally best minister of the Netherlands.

Kuyper's extraordinary legacy lives on at the present time within the culture of Dutch Calvinism that he built. As his writings develop into extra generally to be had, this custom maintains to discover new adherents attracted by way of his entire imaginative and prescient of Christian religion. yet what defines the Kuyperian culture?

Renowned South African theologian and thinker Craig Bartholomew has written the 1st systematic creation to this practice. Drawing on Kuyper's complete corpus, Bartholomew has pointed out the foremost topics and ideas that outline this custom, together with worldview, sphere sovereignty, production and redemption, the general public sq., and project. He additionally is going past Kuyper to teach how later thinkers built those principles. They comprise, between others, Herman Bavinck, J. H. Bavinck, Gerrit C. Berkouwer, and Herman Dooyeweerd.

Widely identified yet little learn, Kuyper is now receiving the worldwide acceptance that his fertile and influential notion merits. Contours of the Kuyperian Tradition is an quintessential consultant to 1 of the main major colleges of suggestion within the sleek age.

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