God’s Renaissance Man
The life and work of Abraham Kuyper
A journalist ... a theologian ... a pastor ... a prime minister - few people can boast of having such dimensions to their careers! Yet such was the remarkable life of Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920), who played a major role in helping modern Christians to develop a consistently biblical and practical worldview, not only in his native country of the Netherlands, but throughout much of the world.
All of life belongs to God. In Kuyper's own words, 'No single piece of our mental world is to be hermetically sealed off from the rest, and there is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry: "Mine!"'
'No single individual has exercised greater influence or left a more rich legacy to the Reformed churches, particularly those which find their historical roots in the Netherlands, than Abraham Kuyper. It would not be an exaggeration to say that Kuyper ranks only behind John Calvin as a figure of influence and significance within the Dutch Reformed tradition.'
Cornelis P. Venema, Mid-America Seminary, Dyer, IN
'Kuyper has the clearest concept of Christianity and culture that I have known. He addressed the subject of that relationship from a thoroughly biblical perspective. He has influenced many of us to develop a Christian world and life view.'
Equip magazine (PCA)