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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Lectures on Calvinism by Abraham Kuyper. Lectures on Calvinism by Abraham Kuyper. This classic expression of the Reformed faith offers six lectures on Calvinism.
Though these lecture were delivered at Princeton inwhat Kuper says is not calvihism historical interest alone; for on many of the issues he addresses, the lines are still drawn in the same places nearly a full century later.
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I didn’t know Abraham Kuyper was so well-known in America I just searched him to look if he published any memoirs.? See 1 question about Lectures on Calvinism…. Lists with This Book. Feb 07, Jeremy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Kuyper, who was prime minister of the Netherlands for four years, was invited by B. Warfield to Princeton in to participate in the Stone Lectures. An annual prize was named in his honor, and there’s even a Center for Public Theology named after him.
Kuyper delivered these lectures between Oct.
Princeton walked back the award after an outcry regarding Keller’s position on homosexuality and the ordination of women. Princeton should just rename the award, because ironically, Kuyper himself would surely be similarly disqualified from receiving Princeton’s Kuyper award. I had this book with me at the hospital when Kate was born.
View all 3 comments. May 28, Scott rated it liked it. First time reading Kuyper. Some of the content flew straight over my head while some of it was really, really great.
To him, Calvinism is not just a theologically system but a life system. A couple of other cool things found in reading Kuyper With his understanding of the activity of God over all things, it makes total sense that First time reading Kuyper. With his understanding of the activity of God over all things, it makes total sense that he’d help to develop the doctrine. His trumpeting the term so boldly is an act of defiance in and of itself. His argument lectudes Calvinism helped to liberate art as opposed to the general thought that Calvinism is ant-art as a whole was really fun and I’ll probably point people who make the sweeping claim that “Calvinism hates art” to said chapter.
I wouldn’t call myself a Kuyperian by any means, but Calvibism say that my first trek into Kuyper territory was worth it. I don’t think this will be the last time I read something of Kuyper’s.
Dec 08, Rick Sam rated it it was amazing Shelves: Chuck Colson recommended this book in an interview. I like it how he integrates Calvinism within his worldview. He has a high view of Calvinism, frequently says it kuyperr the reason for many changes in Western Society.
Kn is interesting; However I couldn’t find sources to back his claims. Kuyper emphasizes giving God everything, an unflinching service; He adds saying, In everything God is present, our thoughts, our actions.
He explains influence of Calvinism in Protestant countries, concepts of So Chuck Colson recommended this book in an interview.
He explains influence of Calvinism in Protestant countries, concepts of Sovereignty, Liberty underpins or comes from Calvinism. I was surprised to read about French Revolution in his book. He starts with, three main relationship for every Calvinist.
This gives Man an authority and his role in the world. A good read, I would recommend this to most Christians. Sep 21, Jeff Hart rated it it was amazing Shelves: Kuyper’s Lectures on Calvinism are a must-read for anyone interested in worldview studies. His basic claim is that the Calvinistic system provides a comprehensive life-system, beginning first and foremost with our relation to God, then proceeding to our relation to fellow men, and finally to our relation to the world.
He demonstrates his thesis by outlining the connections between Calvinism and religion, politics, science, and art each in their own lecture while touching on a number of other t Kuyper’s Lectures on Calvinism are a must-read for anyone interested in worldview studies. He demonstrates his thesis by outlining the connections between Calvinism and religion, politics, science, and art each in their own lecture while touching on a number of other lectrues along the way.
His lecture on politics is particularly helpful as he develops his notion of “sphere sovereignty,” the idea that the state is sovereign over its affairs kuyped should not encroach upon the affairs of the religious sphere or the social sphere. All in all, while this book can be technical at times and will be most fruitful for someone with knowledge of Reformed theology, it provides more than enough for people of any background to learn much.
May 13, Matthew Colvin rated it it was kectures. Has the virtue of elaborating a single powerful theme: God’s sovereignty in human life.
Puts forth the important ideas of common grace and sphere sovereignty. But the book is marred by the prominent role accorded to some of Kuyper’s worst ideas. He gerrymanders Calvinism in order to claim that the suppression of heretics like Servetus is not compatible with it he advocates a sort of principled pluralism.
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His chapter on art is almost wholly vitiated by the gnostic idea that higher sorts of wors Has the virtue of elaborating a single powerful theme: His chapter on art is almost wholly vitiated by the gnostic idea that higher sorts of worship have fewer visible forms and symbols.
He is not a racist, but has his own odd Darwinian ideas about progress via “the mingling of blood”. Above all, the book is ruined by uncritical cheerleading for Calvinism — it is the answer to all the world’s problems, and all its own historical shortcomings are excused by special pleading and blame-shifting: Roman Catholics can’t charge Calvinism with a failure to produce great music because they killed Goudimel in the St.
I’m a Calvinist, albeit of the Anglican variety. Abraham Kuyper is arguably one of the greatest Christian thinkers of the 19th and 20th centuries. A journalist, theologian and politician including prime minister of the Netherlands fromhere Kuyper delivers six dense, informative, profound lectures on the impact of Calvinism upon the world. Kuyper’s writing is excellent and full of flair and flourish but I feel as if upon examination from a 21st-century lens, his excessive praise for Calvinism is vulnerable to critiques.
Lectures on Calvinism
One of the Abraham Kuyper is arguably one of the greatest Christian thinkers of the 19th and 20th centuries. One of the problems with criticizing this point, however, is that I quite openly admit to not knowing as much of the historical circumstances that lay open for Calvinism than Kuyper.
I was amazed by how many points Kuyper raises that I thought were more recent ideas. For instance, Kuyper points out that everyone, whether religious or not, relies upon faith, including scientists in their engagement with research and experiments.
This is a difficult but illuminating read. Feb 22, Andrew Mcneill rated it it was ok. This was a really curious book. There were of course, some excellent sections which I thoroughly enjoyed, but throughout the book, Kuyper lives in a bizarre fantasy that Calvinism is and has the potential to be, the greatest worldview the world has ever seen. Consequently, he continually glorifies Calvinism and its incarnation in the Netherlands and shows how wonderful it is.
But this involves a rather simplistic view of history, current affairs and science among other things. He should at lea This was a really curious book. He should at least have the decency to realise that Calvinism is unlikely to be the best system ever semper reformanda and has had its failings in the past.
I found the section on Art to be particularly galling since he deliberately demeans Art in order to explain why Calvinism hasn’t paid much attention to it. So I didn’t like it. Some excellent points, but overall it grieved me. And I’m a Calvinist. Aug 15, Vincent added it. Abraham Kuyper, voorvechter van het Nederlandse calvinisme en oprichter van de Anti-Revolutionaire Partij voorloper van CDAbeschrijft in deze zes lezingen zijn visie op het Calvinisme in religie, in kunst, in de staat, in de geschiedenis, in de wetenschap en in de toekomst.
Het boek begint met een biografische schets van Kuyper, geschreven door George Harinck. De eerste lezing gaat over het Calvinisme in de historie. Kuyper beschrijft het ontstaan van de leer van Johannes Calvijn, en betrekt Abraham Kuyper, voorvechter van het Nederlandse calvinisme en oprichter van de Anti-Revolutionaire Partij voorloper van CDAbeschrijft in deze zes lezingen zijn visie op het Calvinisme in religie, in kunst, in de staat, in de geschiedenis, in de wetenschap en in de toekomst.
Lectures on Calvinism: The Stone Lectures of 1898
Kuyper beschrijft het ontstaan van de leer van Johannes Calvijn, en betrekt meerdere denkers zoals Luther en Erasmus daarbij. Johannes Calvijn schrapt de kerkelijke instituties en haar heiligheid uit het godsbeeld, wat drastische gevolgen heeft voor de geschiedenis van Nederland. Het individu is opeens gelijk aan het andere individu, er is een rechtstreekse relatie tussen mens en God en de staat kan volledig iuyper functioneren.
De tweede lezing gaat over het calvinisme en de religie. De paus, de bisschop, de kardinaal kuyprr de priester worden radicaal uit het Godsbeeld verwijderd en geschrapt van alle macht.