Why Kuyper?Â Richard Mouwâ€™s Abraham Kuyper: A Short and Personal IntroductionÂ (Eerdmans, 2011), in part, seeks to answer that question. Kuyper, according to Mouw, asked many of the questions that should be central for the Reformed church.
The questions that motivated much of Kuyperâ€™s thinking about how Christians are to serve the Lord in the broad reaches of culture [are] How are we to understand Godâ€™s intentions in creating the world and – in response to the human rebellion that thwarted Godâ€™s creating purposes – in sending the divine Son to reclaim the world that had been so corrupted by sin? (Mouw, 5)
The questions are still central, but the answers given by Kuyper have unfortunately seemed to fall by the wayside. The backlash against 20th century Liberalism has driven the Evangelical world into focusing on individual salvation.Â Although individual salvation is important, Kuyper maintains that this is not where the focus of Christianity should be. Kuyper is oft quoted as saying,
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!â€. (4) [Read more…] about The Lure of Abraham Kuyper