Abraham Kuyper’s seminal three-volume work on the doctrine of common grace (De gemeene gratie) presents a constructive public theology of cultural engagement rooted in the humanity Christians share with the rest of the world. Its author was a remarkable Dutch politician, journalist, educator, statesman, and Reformed theologian who wrote many works, but Common Grace is the capstone of his theology for the general public and the best available platform today to draw Christians back to biblical first principles and to guide the development of a winsome and constructive social witness. This complete, first-ever English translation is a companion to Christians seeking answers to questions about the breadth of the gospel, our roles in public life, cultural leadership, and the beneficial contributions of other people, especially in science and art.
This work gives us a much-needed opportunity to absorb Kuyper’s insights about God’s marvelous designs for human cultural life and to realize afresh how God’s mercies are over all his works. In volume 1, Kuyper traces his historical argument: Noah–Adam (part 1), Temptation–Babel (part 2), and Abraham–Parousia (part 3).
|Edited By||Jordan Ballor and Stephen Grabill|
|Translated By||Nelson Kloosterman and Ed. M. van der Maas|
|Publisher||Christian's Library Press|