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By Mark J. Larson

scholars of Reformed theology realize that Abraham Kuyper was once one of many most popular theologians of the final centuries. He used to be additionally a awesome flesh presser, founding the Antirevolutionary occasion and serving as a member of the Dutch Parliament and finally changing into best minister of the Netherlands. He produced a physique of neo-Calvinist political concept that has enduring worth for the political engagement of the Christian group in our time. His political conception stands in continuity with John Calvin's doctrine of the church and social reformation, while the present James Madison's educating on church and kingdom impacted it. whereas modern Kuyperians now and then mirror a leftward political orientation, Kuyper was once a champion of political conservatism who stood within the trajectory of primary conservative rules affirmed by means of Edmund Burke and extra lately through Ronald Reagan. He believed that the conservative emphasis upon ordinary legislation, the necessity for constrained executive, and the significance of freedom used to be rooted in biblical revelation and was once for that reason legitimate for all international locations in any respect times.

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

"In this crucial booklet, Mark Larson demonstrates that Kuyper's political idea is a fecund vein of political conception upon which American conservatives can draw. He argues convincingly that Kuyper's political idea is . . . exemplary in its merchandising of non secular liberty and church disestablishment, and allows the church to withstand governmental tyranny of any form, together with modern judicial usurpation. Larson demonstrates that Kuyper's idea 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 college and Baptist Bible college of Theology. He studied political concept and diplomacy at Regent collage. 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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