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Abraham Kuyper Collection (3 vols.)

by Kuyper, Abraham

Fleming H. Revell, Charles Scribner’s Sons, Funk & Wagnalls 1898–1900

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Abraham Kuyper Collection (3 vols.)
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Overview

What is the relationship between Christianity and culture, between the church and the state, between the sacred and the secular? If every square inch of creation belongs to God—societies, cultures, politics, arts, knowledge—does such a secular context even exist? As a staunch supporter of Calvinism, an influential political leader, an astute theologian, and a widely-read journalist, Abraham Kuyper addresses these fundamental questions about the relationship between Christianity and culture from an unapologetically Reformed perspective.

The 3-volume Abraham Kuyper Collection includes Kuyper’s famous 1898 Stone Lectures on Calvinism at Princeton Theological Seminary, his Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology, and The Work of the Holy Spirit, a classic Reformed understanding of the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. His articles, sermons, and theological works contributed to the rise of Neocalvinism a century ago, and continue to speak to the most important issues of Reformed theology today. Kuyper’s impact continues to be felt in the writings of such notable figures as Francis Schaeffer, Cornelius Van Til, Alvin Plantinga, Nicholas Wolterstorff, and Chuck Colson.

What’s more, the ease of your Libronix Digital Library allows you to read the Abraham Kuyper Collection alongside other important Reformed theologians, such as John Calvin, John Owen, Herman Bavinck, B. B. Warfield, and Cornelius Van Til—along with the numerous other theologians with whom Kuyper’s work interacts. The works of the most influential Reformed theologians such as Abraham Kuyper have never been so accessible!

Key Features

  • Introductions to the Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology and The Work of the Holy Spirit written by B. B. Warfield
  • Topical and general indexes

Praise for the Print Edition

The reader will not fail to perceive the depth of [Abraham Kuyper’s] insight, the breadth of his outlook, the thoroughness of his method, the comprehensiveness of his survey, the intensity of his conviction, the eloquence of his language, the directness of his style, the pith and wealth of his illustrations, the force, completeness, and winningness of his presentation.

—B. B. Warfield

Individual Titles

Calvinism

  • Author: Abraham Kuyper
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
  • Pages: 274

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Kuyper’s classic work on Calvinism is derived from the content of his Stone Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary delivered during the academic year of 1898–1899. The domain of Calvinism, he argues, is broader than narrow confessionalism. Rather, it is a system of principles which are rooted in the past, strengthen us in the present, and provide confidence for the future with regard to three fundamental relations in all of human life—our relation to God, our relation to one another, and our relation to the world. He then articulates this all-of-life approach in the context of religion, politics, science, and art. His final lecture discusses the possibilities for the future of Calvinism.

Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology: Its Principles

  • Author: Abraham Kuyper
  • Translator: J. Hendrik DeVries
  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell Company
  • Publication Date: 1898
  • Pages: 683

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Does theological inquiry belong to the church or the university? Is God properly understood within the Church, or within secular contexts? As an unapologetic Calvinist, Kuyper offers a sweeping overview of the history, the task, the method, and the organization of theology. He places theology alongside the sciences, and calls for more interaction between theology and the other disciplines. The Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology: Its Principles helped fuel the rise of Neocalvinism in the twentieth century and continues to undergird Reformed theology in the twenty-first.

The Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology: Its Principles also includes an introduction by B. B. Warfield.

The Work of the Holy Spirit

  • Author: Abraham Kuyper
  • Translator: J. Hendrik DeVries
  • Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls Co.
  • Publication Date: 1900
  • Pages: 620

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The Holy Spirit remains an afterthought to the bulk of our theological inquiry and receives, in Kuyper’s own words, “a scant portion of our piety.” All professing Christians acknowledge the work of the Holy Spirit in one way or another, and great works have been written on the Spirit’s role in justification and sanctification, regeneration, the anointing of the Spirit, the intercession of the Spirit—and since Kuyper’s lifetime, on the gifts of the Spirit such as speaking in tongues. Nearly all of these treatises expand the Church’s understanding of the Holy Spirit, and nearly every one conforms to orthodox Christianity. Yet all remain deficient, because their scope is too narrow: Various groups of Christians and denominations grasp the Spirit’s work so differently from one another that all fail to see the Holy Spirit’s work in its entirety.

In this classic Reformed approach in The Work of the Holy Spirit, Kuyper attempts to address the theological and doctrinal shortcomings regarding the doctrine of the Holy Spirit. His pneumatology is biblically comprehensive, theologically expansive, and ecclesiastically faithful.

The Work of the Holy Spirit includes a lengthy introduction by B. B. Warfield.

Product Details

  • Title: Abraham Kuyper Collection
  • Author: Abraham Kuyper
  • Volumes: 3
  • Pages: 1,577

About Abraham Kuyper

Abraham Kuyper was born in 1837 in Maasslius in the Netherlands. He studied at the University of Leiden, and received his doctorate there in 1863. He became a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church in 1863, and consistently called for the separation of church and state. He also led a succession from the Dutch Reformed Church and united several disparate Reformed churches in the Netherlands. In 1880, he founded the Free University in Amsterdam and served as a professor of theology. At the invitation of B. B. Warfield, Kuyper traveled to the United States to deliver the Stone Lectures at Princeton and address Reformed congregations in Michigan and Iowa.

Kuyper also led an active political life. He served as a member of Parliament in the Netherlands beginning in 1874 and served as prime minister from 1901–1905.

Abraham Kuyper was instrumental in the development of Neocalvinism, and is remembered for his articulation of common grace and for popularizing the notion of a Reformed worldview. He has influenced such notable figures as Francis Schaeffer, Cornelius Van Til, Alvin Plantinga, Nicholas Wolterstorff, and Chuck Colson.

Abraham Kuyper died in 1920.