On Charity and Justice (Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology) (Hardcover)

On Charity and Justice (Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology) By Abraham Kuyper, Matthew J. Tuininga (Volume Editor), Jordan J. Ballor (Editor) Cover Image

On Charity and Justice (Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology) (Hardcover)

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Kuyper on a Theological Approach to Justice

The practical outworking of Kuyper's doctrine of common grace demanded a commitment to seeking Christ's glory in every sphere of human life. Christians are called to witness to the lordship of Christ through sacrificial service, not domination, and such service calls us to seek charity and justice for all people.

In this anthology of articles and reflections, Kuyper articulates a Christian vision for engaging with society. Though his analysis was intended for his late-nineteenth-century Dutch context, his thoughts remain strikingly relevant for Christians living in the modern world. For Kuyper, God's law preserved civil justice, making humane life possible. However, the law itself could not save society--only the gospel can transform the heart. But the gospel is for all of life. Kuyper elaborated a social Christian approach to politics, resulting in a distinct perspective on property, human dignity, democracy, and justice.
Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) was a leading Dutch figure in education, politics, and theology. He was a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church, was appointed to Parliament, and served as prime minister. Kuyper also founded the Free University (VU) in Amsterdam, a political party, and a denomination, in addition to writing on a wide array of subjects.
Product Details ISBN: 9781577996736
ISBN-10: 1577996739
Publisher: Lexham Press
Publication Date: February 9th, 2022
Pages: 464
Language: English
Series: Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology