These three excerpts from the Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology introduce Kuyper’s thoughts on education, public theology, and the church.
Abraham Kuyper (1837–1920) was one of the most extraordinary individuals of his time: the founder of a political party, a university, and a Reformed denomination, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, and an incredibly prolific author on a dizzying array of subjects. Despite these accomplishments, his importance and contribution have not been widely recognized in North America.
This is beginning to change.
A resurgence of interest in Kuyper, his life, and his writings is taking hold as Christians search for ways to faithfully understand and engage culture.
Lexham Press is pleased to announce the publication of a major series of new translations of Kuyper’s writings in public theology. Created in partnership with the Abraham Kuyper Translation Society and the Acton Institute, the Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology will mark a historic moment in Kuyper studies, and we hope it will deepen and enrich the church’s interest and engagement in public theology.
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In Rooted & Grounded, Abraham Kuyper describes the dual calling of the Christian Church. The Church needs to be rooted—a living organism that grows freely. And the Church needs to be grounded—an institution with strong foundations to keep it from collapsing. This message is the first sermon Kuyper gave to his congregation in Amsterdam.
In Scholarship, Dutch scholar and theologian Abraham Kuyper discusses the true focus of Christian education, explaining that scholarly study is a calling meant to help us better know the Creator. Kuyper originally delivered these two speeches as convocation addresses to the students at the Free University of Amsterdam, which he founded.
In Wisdom and Wonder, Abraham Kuyper explores the role of God’s grace in science and art, both inside and outside Christian circles. The famed Dutch theologian shows how God’s grace is expressed to all, including the unsaved. This excerpt comes from his 3-volume work on public theology, Common Grace: God’s Gifts for a Fallen World