April 27, 2011
Earlier this month, prize-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson delivered the 2011 Kuyper Prize Lecture at the Kuyper Center conference, “Calvinism and Culture.”
In this lecture, Robinson explores and reframes our historical understanding of the Reformed tradition and its relationship to “Christian liberalism.” She says,
Contrary to entrenched assumption, contrary to the conventional associations made with the words Calvinist
, and despite the fact that certain fairly austere communities can claim a heritage in Reformed culture and history, Calvinism is uniquely the fons et origo
of Christian liberalism in the modern period, that is, in the period since the Reformation. Continue Reading...