Category Archives: Neo-Calvinism

Neo-Calvinism: Conclusions, Part 2

The redemption of culture, science, and the arts We see our job as being to redeem to people, and when we do, we don’t tell them much about God’s will for their job, their hobbies, or their role in society. … Continue reading

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Neo-Calvinism: Conclusions, Part 1

There’s a lot of material on the Internet about neo-Calvinism, much of it quite good. And we could go on for months talking about it. But it’s time to come to some conclusions. You don’t have to be a Calvinist … Continue reading

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Neo-Calvinism: Abraham Kuyper, Criticisms, Part 3

Common grace For [Kuyper] common grace is primarily a grace directed to the redemption of the cosmos and culture. By rooting this doctrine in the divine decree of predestination he was able to construct a system whereby God’s plan for … Continue reading

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Neo-Calvinism: Abraham Kuyper, Criticisms, Part 2

Douma points out that the Hebrew verb abad means simply to cultivate a field. This labour is required of man if he is to eat (Gen.1:29; 2:5; 3:17ff.). What these verses seem to tell us is that there is a … Continue reading

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Neo-Calvinism: Abraham Kuyper, Criticisms, Part 1

Pronk notes that there certain problems arose with Kuyper’s theology. Prior to Kuyper the Reformed, while not denying that the church has a task in society, put the emphasis on the salvation of sinners. Preaching for the Old School Calvinists, … Continue reading

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Neo-Calvinism: Abraham Kuyper, Introduction to His Thought

These posts will be built around a lecture given by Rev. C. Pronk on neo-Calvinism to the Student Society of the Free Reformed Churches of North America. For Kuyper the domain of Calvinism was much broader than what most people … Continue reading

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Neo-Calvinism: An Introduction to Neo-Calvinism

Several months ago, I received an email saying I appeared to be a neo-Calvinist. I had no idea what that meant, but as my correspondent knows I’m no Calvinist, I figured I should investigate. And I have. And I’m not … Continue reading

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Neo-Calvinism: A Plea

I’m about to start a series on something called “Neo-Calvinism.” I’m pretty excited about it, mainly because it’s an area of theology I’ve been meaning to get to for a while. I think there’s a lot to learn here. But … Continue reading

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