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Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology (12 vols.)
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Acton Institute, Lexham Press 2015–2017

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When you order this collection, all of the volumes listed below as Now Available are automatically downloaded. As forthcoming volumes are completed, they will download automatically as soon as they ship.

If you have purchased the print edition of the Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology, you will be charged a small shipping & handling fee for each forthcoming volume as they are released.

Kuyper’s Public Theology

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.


Want a preview of some of the forthcoming volumes in the Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology? Get these three excerpts for free!

Product Details

  • Title: Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology
  • Author: Abraham Kuyper
  • Series Editors: Melvin Flikkema & Jordan J. Ballor
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Volumes: 12
  • Format: Logos Digital, Hardcover

Now Available

Our Program: A Christian Political Manifesto

  • Author: Abraham Kuyper
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Volume Editor and Translator: Harry Van Dyke
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 432

In Our Program, Kuyper makes a comprehensive effort to engage the secular politics of his day with a Christian alternative. In an era where the church usually either controlled or was controlled by the state, Kuyper showed that it was possible to frame a political program where church and state engage each other but remain separate. Though bound to its time, Our Program is timely for Christians looking for examples of faith working in the political sphere.

Common Grace: God’s Gifts for a Fallen World: Volume 1

  • Author: Abraham Kuyper
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Volume Editors: Jordan J. Ballor & Stephen J. Grabill
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Pages: 688

In Common Grace Abraham Kuyper presents a constructive public theology of cultural engagement rooted in the humanity Christians share with the rest of the world. He addresses a gap in the development of Reformed teaching on divine grace, and he articulates a Reformed understanding of God’s gifts that are common to all people after the fall into sin. This first volume contains Kuyper’s demonstration of common grace in its origin and operation.

Pro Rege: Living Under Christ’s Kingship: Volume 1

  • Author: Abraham Kuyper
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Volume Editors: John Kok & Nelson D. Kloosterman
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Pages: 576

In Pro Rege, Kuyper shows how the kingship of Christ affects all areas of life, building upon the work he began in Common Grace. In his view, seeing Jesus as King is foundational to bridging the gap between the believer’s life inside the church and outside the church. In this first volume, Kuyper examines how the kingdom of Satan opposes, undermines, and obscures the kingship of Christ. He follows this by laying out the Scriptural foundation for the kingship of Christ and beginning to uncover its implications for all of creation.

Pro Rege: Living Under Christ’s Kingship: Volume 2

  • Author: Abraham Kuyper
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Estimated Publication Date: March 2017
  • Pages: 544

In the second volume of Pro Rege, Kuyper continues his work of explaining the scope of Christ’s kingship by examining how Jesus’ rule functions in the regenerated human heart. He then begins to explore how Christ’s authority should manifest itself —beginning with the life of the church and the Christian family.

On The Church

  • Author: Abraham Kuyper
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Volume Editors: John Halsey Wood Jr. & Andrew M. McGinnis
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Pages: 576

On the Church contains seven of Kuyper’s most important essays and speeches on the nature of the church. These newly translated works show Kuyper’s conviction that Christians must take an active role in the world, a world upheld by God’s common grace but standing in need of God’s particular grace in Christ. Christians must neither hide within the doors of their church buildings nor give in to the temptation to be active in earthly institutions alone.

Forthcoming Volumes

Common Grace: God’s Gifts for a Fallen World: Volume 2

  • Author: Abraham Kuyper
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Estimated Publication Date: October 2017
  • Pages: 928

Common Grace: God’s Gifts for a Fallen World: Volume 3

  • Author: Abraham Kuyper
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Estimated Publication Date: TBD
  • Pages: 784

Pro Rege: Living Under Christ’s Kingship: Volume 3

  • Author: Abraham Kuyper
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Estimated Publication Date: TBD
  • Pages: 624

On Charity & Justice

  • Author: Abraham Kuyper
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Estimated Publication Date: TBD

This anthology of pieces presents Kuyper’s thoughts on caring for the poor and personal social ethics.

On Islam

  • Author: Abraham Kuyper
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Estimated Publication Date: July 2017
  • Pages: 304

This anthology of key essays presents Kuyper’s significant pieces written about Islam, together with one or more essays of commentary on the context and import of his thought. This book will provide students, scholars, pastors, and interested laity with an instructive model for observing another faith and its cultural ramifications from an informed Christian point of view. The importance of this anthology is underscored in that we are not discussing just any faith but that of Islam, when at this moment its role on the global scene is so visible and controversial, its future so significant, and its relationships with Christianity so crucial for both faiths.

On Business & Economics

  • Author: Abraham Kuyper
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Estimated Publication Date: TBD
  • Pages: 191

This anthology of pieces presents Kuyper’s thoughts on economics and conducting business from a Christian perspective.

On Education

  • Author: Abraham Kuyper
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Estimated Publication Date: November 2017

This anthology of significant pieces presents Kuyper’s thoughts on education. His important essay entitled “Bound to the Word,” which discusses the topic of what being bound by the word of God means within the entire world of human thought is the core of this volume. Also included are extracts from important parliamentary speeches by Kuyper on the subject of education; a translation of Kuyper’s sixteenth article about schooling that appeared in his daily newspaper in 1880 under the title of “Antirevolutionary Also in Your Household”; and Kuyper’s view of the divine purpose of scholarship for human culture.

About Abraham Kuyper

Abraham Kuyper (1837–1920) was one of the most extraordinary individuals of his time. A prolific intellectual and theologian, he founded the Free University in Amsterdam and was instrumental in the development of Neo-Calvinism. He was also an active politician, serving as a member of Parliament in the Netherlands beginning in 1874 and serving as Prime Minister from 1901 to 1905.

At this intersection of church and state, he devoted much of his writing towards developing a public theology. His passion was to faithfully understand and engage culture through a Christian worldview. The most famous example is his articulation of the doctrine of common grace. His work has influenced countless others, including Francis Schaeffer, Cornelius Van Til, and Alvin Plantinga.

About the Series Editors

Jordan J. Ballor (ThD, University of Zurich; PhD, Calvin Theological Seminary) is a research fellow at the Acton Institute and serves as executive editor of the Journal of Markets and Morality. He is also associate director of the Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research at Calvin Theological Seminary.

Melvin Flikkema (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is Senior Advisor at the Acton Institute. He coordinated the translation of the Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology. He was previously the Provost of Kuyper College.