On this episode of the podcast, I talk with Jessica and Robert Joustra, about the new book they’ve coedited, Calvinism for a Secular Age: A Twenty-First Century Reading of Abraham Kuyper’s Stone Lectures. Among the topics we discuss:
– How can we distinguish between all the varieties of Calvinism and Neo-Calvinism?
– Why should North Americans living in the 21st century be interested in lectures on Calvinism given by a 19th century Dutch polymath?
– When it comes to continuing an intellectual tradition, what is the relationship between looking back and looking forward?
– How should we think about Kuyper’s flaws, and how should we complicate his legacy?
– What can the Kuyperian tradition learn from the wider Christian world?
– Why might Kuyper’s vision be especially appropriate for “a secular age”?
To read a short piece in which the authors introduce their book: https://inallthings.org/can-calvinists-save-the-world-a-review-of-calvinism-for-a-secular-age/
For further engagement around this topic, read additional book reviews from Dordt faculty: theology (1) professors(2), a Co-Director of Kuyper’s Honors Program professor, an English professor, and a planetary science professor.