25 June 2014

Abraham Kuyper: "Culture Critic"

More from James Bratt's biography of Abraham Kuyper. (Or, why most theologically-informed academics make poor politicians/movement leaders):
Kuyper took Calvinism to be neither the fixed fund of propositional truth that the Reformed scholastics made of it nor the historically continuous development that the nineteenth century prized. ... His Calvinism was a constructed country like William Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County; not built up patiently from historically documentable facts, nor registering all the facts, but composing a rich tapestry of memory and hope that was true to the deep resonances of the heart.
For earlier posts from Bratt's book go here, here, here, here, and here.

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