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Abraham Kuyper, Part III


Today I will conclude my three-part series of quotes from James Bratt’s Abraham Kuyper: Modern Calvinist, Christian Democrat. I am sure other readers would have highlighted different passages, but the selections I have made touch on themes that regularly fill this blog.

For example, in the chapter entitled “Theologian of the Church,” Bratt explains Kuyper’s resistance to modernizing trends in theology, and his insistence on the core tenets of Calvinism. Bratt writes:

Abraham Kuyper, Part II


Yesterday, I began running quotes from James Bratt’s Abraham Kuyper: Modern Calvinist, Christian Democrat. We got through his early years as a pastor and his first years in politics, his visit to Brighton where he encountered the Holiness movement and U.S.-style evangelicalism. Today, we will start with his early efforts as an organizer, a task in which he excelled.

The GOP's First Debate: Who Won & Who Lost?


I one of the news stories this morning, last night’s debate was described as “scintillating.” Were we watching the same debate? What the nation witnessed last night was a Republican Party that is so out-of-touch with the American people, it felt at times like we were watching the Onion’s version of a Republican debate. Everyone played true to form, but the forms are mostly ridiculous.

Links for 08/05/15


Today is the feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major. It is one of the most beautiful churches in Rome, and Pope Francis often stops there en route to and from his papal trips outside Rome, to pray the icon of Mary, "Salus Populi Romani," The current archpriest is Cardinal Avril y Castello. Happy feast!

At First Things, a fine article by Peter Berkowitz on Michael Walzer's new book.  


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