Lectures on Calvinism: The Stone Lectures of 1898   -     By: Abraham Kuyper
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Lectures on Calvinism: The Stone Lectures of 1898

Hendrickson Publishers / 2008 / Hardcover

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Delivered by Dutch theologian/politician Kuyper at Princeton Theological Seminary, these famous lectures defend Calvinism as a life-system, holding it up as the most "biblical" form of Christianity. Reveals Calvinism as it relates to and transforms religion, politics, science, art, and every aspect of society. 227 pages, hardcover. Hendrickson.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 227
Vendor: Hendrickson Publishers
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 1598562983
ISBN-13: 9781598562989
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Series: Hendrickson Christian Classics

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These six classic lectures by distinguished scholar Abraham Kuyper (1837????????????????????????1920) on the key figure in Reformation theology were delivered at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1898. Kuyper introduces Calvinism as a lifesystem, discussing its relationship to religion, politics, science, and art. According to Kuyper, Calvinism seeks to unify the cosmos under universal laws. For instance, he states that predestination proves that a set of laws exists to govern the world, and science is merely trying to figure them out. Kuyper defends Calvinism in the realm of art as well, providing a thorough and elegant explanation of this outlook on life. The collection is called Lectures on Calvinism and not lectures on Christianity because Kuyper believed that Calvinism most truthfully and most completely articulates the Biblical Christian faith.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    August 28, 2006
    Dan Panetti
    This review was written for Lectures on Calvinism.
    Invited to speak at the Stone Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1898, Kuyper took the opportunity to deliver this message on the importance of Calvinism as a comprehensive life-system, or what today we might refer to as a worldview. Kuyper is simply brilliant and his writing is amazing tackling difficult issues and concepts, yet making it accessible to an interested and engaged reader. Kuyper believed that God was (and is) interested in all facets of human life and that the belief-system of Christianity addressed all the various facets of human endeavor. Lectures on Calvinism begins with an overview of Calvinism as a Life-system and then is broken down into chapters that relate how Calvinism addresses religion, politics, science, art and the future.Kuyper addresses three primary spheres of human involvement (1) our relation to God, (2) our relation to man, and (3) our relation to the world. Kuyper believed that a proper understanding and perspective of these three spheres would give man a proper biblically-based relationship to God and others and that proper perspective was one of engagement for the cause of Christ, not monastic flight from the issues of the day.Avoidance of the world, according to Kuyper, is not biblical. But understanding how to engage and placing a proper emphasis on the importance of worldly things is also a must. For those who believe they have an understanding of Calvinism from the simplistic five points of Calvinism, this book would blow them away! The book is not for everyone I would suggest only a serious reader would enjoy this book but if well-read, this book is definitely worth the time and effort!
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