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Kuyper Conference: Faith, Freedom and Education

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Last month the Acton Institute co-sponsored the 2018 Kuyper Conference hosted by Calvin College & Seminary. Acton’s support of the conference included the organization of a panel discussion on “Faith, Freedom, and Education,” which featured Harry Van Dyke of Redeemer University College, Charles L. Glenn of Boston University, and Beth Green of Cardus. Kevin den Dulk of Calvin College moderated the discussion, which included some cross-cultural comparisons and lessons for today.

The video of the session is now available:

The Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology series will feature a volume On Education (slated for 2019), edited by Wendy Naylor and with significant contributions as well from Harry Van Dyke and Charles Glenn. In the meantime, Kuyper’s reflections on the vocation of higher education in Scholarship and the connection between common grace and learning in Wisdom & Wonder are well worth studying.


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  • Jordan J. Ballor Jordan J. Ballor (Dr. theol., University of Zurich; Ph.D., Calvin Theological Seminary) is a senior research fellow and director of publishing at the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty. He is also a postdoctoral researcher in theology and economics at the VU University Amsterdam as part of the "What Good Markets Are Good For" project. He is author of Get Your Hands Dirty: Essays on Christian Social Thought (and Action) (Wipf & Stock, 2013), Covenant, Causality, and Law: A Study in the Theology of Wolfgang Musculus (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2012) and Ecumenical Babel: Confusing Economic Ideology and the Church's Social Witness (Christian's Library Press, 2010), as well as editor of numerous works, including Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology. Jordan is also associate director of the Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research at Calvin Theological Seminary.

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