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Abraham Kuyper and Karl Barth on Creation as Revelation

In Judeo-Christian history of thought, there’s always been core belief that God is creator, and that the world has not always existed but was creation by God in the beginning. (Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the universe was

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Esther by Abraham Kuyper

Abraham Kuyper wrote two books on biblical women characters: Women of the Old Testament: 50 Devotional Messages For Women’s Groups,  and Women of the New Testament: 30 Devotional Messages for Women’s Groups. These two books contain a 2-3 page assessment of each principle

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Abraham Kuyper on Melchizedek

Abraham Kuyper is among my favorites of the Dutch Calvinists. Here’s a selection from his Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology on Melchizedek.  63. Falsifications of the Conception of Theology The falsifications of Theology as science bear an entirely different character. By these

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Abraham Kuyper on Hegel, Schleiermacher and Natural Theology

Abraham Kuyper (1837–1920) was a Dutch Reformed Theologian and Political, and in his massive three-volume Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology, I’ve quoted Kuyper’s assessment of Hegel and Schleiermacher in regards to Natural Revelation. Beginning with the introduction in John Calvin’s Institutes of the

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Abraham Kuyper on Ectypal Knowledge

Abraham Kuyper in his Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology considers the widely discussed question “Is theology a science?” and “In What sense is theology a science?” Kuyper emphasizes through this book the necessity of palingenesia (i.e. regeneration) to have a right understanding of Christianity. In

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Abraham Kuyper on Adam and Anthropology

Abraham Kuyper has many extended anecdotes on Adam, especially in regards to our Anthropology (i.e. What is Man?) that were through his Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology. I’ve gathered three extended quotes from this book and shared them here. Kuyper viewed the

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Abraham Kuyper on Common Sense

Abraham Kuyper’s Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology: Its Principles is one of the best theology works I’ve read this year, and I’d like to feature a few selections from it. The following is a brief anecdote on Kuyper’s views on “Common Sense.”

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Abraham Kuyper’s Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology (Selections)

Abraham Kuyper’s Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology: Its Principles is a large book that so-far-as-I-know has not been completely translated into English. Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) is a famous Dutch Calvinist, who was Prime Minster (circa 1901-1905) of the Netherlands and wrote

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