Abraham Kuyper: Rejecting Approaches that Blur Epistemic, Academic, and Theological Boundaries

Mark Gring, Frank O. Fuentes

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Abstract

Abstract: Abraham Kuyper’s statement, “There is no square inch of the universe over which the Lord Christ does not declare ‘Mine!” summarizes his approach to life including his theological, academic, journalistic, and political engagements. This creed forms the basis for sphere sovereignty and the focal point for challengeing to those who accept pantheistic, boundary-blurring epistemic, academic, and theological assumptions. The Kuyper’s “Blurring of the Boundaries” speech we examine is presented against the historical backdrop of a culture in transition that challenging old paradigms and religious commitments through revolution.presents Christianity is presented as the antithesis of humanity’s drive to revolution—that is when humans challenge God for His place as supreme ruler—defined as a revolution. Kuyper uses his understanding of redemptive history, the sovereignty of Christ, revolution, and antithesis to encourage Christians to challenge cultural the norms and generate reform th
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAbraham Kuyper: Rejecting Approaches that Blur Epistemic, Academic, and Theological Boundaries
PublisherHendrickson Publishers
StatePublished - Oct 2018

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