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Themelios reviews Kuyper translation series

In the latest edition of the theological journal Themelios, Logan Dagley, Dennis Greeson, and Matthew Ng review all five volumes in the English translation series of Abraham Kuyper’s works on public theology:

As the North American church moves out of a place of cultural dominance and into the cultural margins, we are faced with an important question: What is the church’s public calling? This question drove Kuyper’s life and writings, and his answers provide a compelling and constructive path forward for the contemporary church. Until now, Kuyper’s ideas have come through only a smattering of English translations. However, under the direction of general editors Jordan J. Ballor and Melvin Flikkema, Lexham Press and the Acton Institute have embarked on a project to translate into English, for the first time, all of Kuyper’s key works on public theology. Available in hardcover and digitally on Logos Bible Software, the Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology project has ushered in an unprecedented time in Kuyperian studies. While only five of the twelve volumes are currently in print, these translations should allow Kuyper to instruct a new generation of Christians on how to view all of life under the lordship of Christ.

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Joe Carter

Joe Carter is a Senior Editor at the Acton Institute. Joe also serves as an editor at the The Gospel Coalition, a communications specialist for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and as an adjunct professor of journalism at Patrick Henry College. He is the editor of the NIV Lifehacks Bible and co-author of How to Argue like Jesus: Learning Persuasion from History's Greatest Communicator (Crossway).