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The Kuyper Center Review, Volume Four
Calvinism and Democracy
PAPERBACK; Published: 4/20/2014
ISBN: 978-0-8028-7115-2
211 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9

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Explores the influence of Calvinism on democratic theory and practice

Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) — pastor, theologian, journalist, and politician — is highly regarded as exemplifying how a Christian worldview can be confidently expressed in both theory and practice. Honoring the spirit of Kuyper's legacy, The Kuyper Center Review annually publishes substantial essays that relate the tradition of Reformed theology to issues of public life.

Kuyper was a principal force, both political and intellectual, behind the democratization of politics and public life that occurred in the Netherlands at the close of the nineteenth century. This volume reflects on that legacy, not only examining its theological roots and historical context but also assessing democracy's prospects in our own day and considering the ways in which Reformed theology might provide resources for democratic criticism and renewal.

Contributors:
Clifford B. Anderson
Michael Bräutigam
Clay Cooke
Michael DeMoor
James Eglinton
George Harinck
Brant Himes
David Little
Jeffrey Stout
Harry Van Dyke
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Political Theology
"Immerses readers in the historic, political and theological underpinnings funding the neo-Calvinist engagement with democracy. The result is a volume that not only offers a lucid account of the multifaceted relationship of neo-Calvinist theology to democracy, but one that generates fresh thinking about the theological challenges democracy brings. . . . The contributions here are formidable: a testament to the acumen and promise of the next generation of Neo-Calvinist political theology."

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