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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company (October 4, 1943)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 080281607X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802816078
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A true classic and must read for every Christian!
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I think it's probably unlikely that anyone will read these lectures by Kuyper and agree word for word with absolutely everything that's in here.
J. F Foster
The author has excellent talent to make things very important.
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65 of 68 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 20, 1999
Format: Paperback
Anyone who doesn't read Kuyper is doomed. Not to read him is a serious invisible disease which in time can have terrible consequences. Something similar to a man who has never tasted peaches. He would quietly become sadder . . . and, probably, little by little, he would lose his hair.
OK, I confess, I've just shamelessly lifted, word for word, Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda's review of Julio Cortazar (see the amazon entry for Cortazar's Cronopios and Famas), just because it's about my favorite comment on any book anywhere, and I think Kuyper's seminal book Lectures on Calvinism deserves such.
Kuyper's Lectures on Calvinism is essential reading for any Christian who wishes to reflect on the relationship of Christian faith to the state, the church, the sciences, the arts, and other spheres and endeavors of life. First delivered as lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary in the last decade of the 19th C., these thoughts of Kuyper, who went on to become the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, have enormous relevance to our day. Contrary to what the title may lead you to think, it is NOT a treatise on Calvinist doctrinal distinctives. It is a study of the beneficial historical effects that the Calvinistic Reformation has had on various areas of endeavor in the societies it has impacted, and why it produced those effects. Anyone who has appreciated the writings of Francis A. Schaeffer will discover in Kuyper an important source of Schaeffer's key ideas.
One need not be Calvinist, nor even Christian, to learn through this book something of the factors that have shaped the most positive aspects of Western culture. But, then, that could put such a person in dangerous territory, couldn't it....
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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful By J. F Foster on January 7, 2003
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I think it's probably unlikely that anyone will read these lectures by Kuyper and agree word for word with absolutely everything that's in here. There are enough distinctives in Kuyper's thought that make his views somewhat particular, as are the views of everyone. But there is no question that one can surmise from reading this book that Kuyper, philosophically speaking, was a man ahead of his time.
The basic point of this book is to present a Calvinistic worldview that penetrates and transforms all aspects of society - politics, science, the arts, religion, etc. In many ways, such an attempt was, and is, revolutionary by Christian standards. Surprisingly few Christians, either today or in Kuyper's day 100 years ago, think christianly about things beyond the pale of pure religion or spirituality. Many Christians who are indeed quite Christian in regards to religious beliefs and even personal holiness do not take Christianity beyond these areas into the world and in the world's legitimate disciplines like politics or science. There are several reasons that are regularly given for this, but clearly the most pervasive is that many Christians haven't thought about such things and have unnecessarily limited their ability to transform the world. This attitude is decidedly unacceptable to Kuyper, and this comes through loud and clear in this book.
Not only was Kuyper ahead of his time in suggesting a full orbed Christian worldview in place of a compartmentalized Christianity, but he was also prophetic in laying down a solid framework for comparative religious and worldview studies. Those who struggle with answering assertions which suggest that all religions and worldviews are more or less the same should read Kuyper here.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 26, 2000
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This classic expression of the Reformed faith offers six lectures on Calvinism delivered at Princeton University, 1898 under the auspices of the L. P. Stone Foundation. Though these lecture were delivered in 1898, what Kuper (Dr Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) was a Dutch Calvinist theologian, philosopher and politician) addresses is still very relevant even after a century. This lectures are not just another set of theology. Dr Kuyper helps us discover the richness of calvinism with respect to our world view. These lectures include Calvinism with Life System, Religion, Politics, Science, Art and the Future.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Blalack on April 8, 2005
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My first exposure to this book was as required reading for a class by Dr. Douglas Kelly at Reformed Theological Seminary - Charlotte. I can honestly say that since that time it has become what I consider to be one of the most necessary books that I read in seminary.

Typically in our day Calvinism has been reduced to a checklist of Five Points. While this does show the essence of the scriptural teachings of salvation, Kuyper expresses Calvinism as it truly is: an outworking of the principles of Scripture into the cultures of which we are called to be salt and light. Kuyper himself states "He only is a real Calvinist, and may raise the Calvinistic banner, who in his own soul, personally, has been struck by the Majesty of the Almighty, and yielding to the overpowering might of His eternal love, has dared to proclaim this majestic love, over against Satan and the world, and the worldliness of his own heart, in the personal conviction of being chosen by God Himself, and therefore of having to thank Him and Him alone, for every grace everlasting."

With all that is written on "worldviews" today and in the process falls well short of being scripturally based or even realistic, I believe that the church would do well to listen to Kuyper, for how we should handle difficulties that plague the church today and will continue to threaten the church in the future, although he spoke these words long ago. I would suggest this book as a must read for individuals, small groups if even topics for a topical sermon series. I know that the Lord has used it as a catalyst in my own home to discussion of Scripture and practice. While the chapters may seem long for the average reader today, they are manageable and well worth the effort and shows why the church should consider this book as required reading as well.
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