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By Mark J. Larson

ISBN-10: 149821956X

ISBN-13: 9781498219563

ISBN-10: 1498219586

ISBN-13: 9781498219587

scholars of Reformed theology realize that Abraham Kuyper was once one of many most advantageous theologians of the final centuries. He was once additionally a extraordinary flesh presser, founding the Antirevolutionary get together and serving as a member of the Dutch Parliament and at last turning into major minister of the Netherlands. He produced a physique of neo-Calvinist political notion that has enduring worth for the political engagement of the Christian group in our time. His political concept stands in continuity with John Calvin's doctrine of the church and social reformation, whilst the present James Madison's educating on church and kingdom impacted it. whereas modern Kuyperians from time to time mirror a leftward political orientation, Kuyper used to be a champion of political conservatism who stood within the trajectory of primary conservative rules affirmed through Edmund Burke and extra lately by way of Ronald Reagan. He believed that the conservative emphasis upon traditional legislation, the necessity for restricted executive, and the significance of freedom was once rooted in biblical revelation and used to be for this reason legitimate for all countries in any respect times.

"This primer on political conservatism is a reappraisal of the popular Neo-Kuyperian interpretation of Abraham Kuyper. . . . whereas possibly troubling to leftward leaning Neo-Kuyperians, Larson argues for an organization highbrow bond among the towering Dutch statesman-theologian and awesome political conservatives corresponding to Edmund Burke, James Madison, Ronald Reagan, or even leader Justice Roy Moore. [This publication] is a useful learn as Kuyper speaks into the din of the arguable sphere of public theology."
--Peter A. Lillback, President, Westminster Theological Seminary, President, The windfall Forum

"In this significant publication, Mark Larson demonstrates that Kuyper's political proposal is a fecund vein of political thought upon which American conservatives can draw. He argues convincingly that Kuyper's political idea is . . . exemplary in its advertising of spiritual liberty and church disestablishment, and permits the church to withstand governmental tyranny of any form, together with modern judicial usurpation. Larson demonstrates that Kuyper's concept has enduring worth for modern Christian political engagement. hugely recommended."
--Bruce Ashford, affiliate Professor of Theology and tradition, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Mark J. Larson majored in bible study at Cedarville collage and Baptist Bible college of Theology. He studied political idea and diplomacy at Regent college. He earned a ThM in systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary and a PhD in ancient theology at Calvin Theological Seminary.

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