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    Description"The definitive biography of Abraham Kuyper, giant of Dutch Calvinism"This is the first full-scale English-language biography of the highly influential and astonishingly multifaceted Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) -- theologian, minister, politician, newspaper editor, educational innovator, Calvinist reformer, and prime minister of the Netherlands from 1901 to 1905.James Bratt is the ideal scholar to tell the story of Kuyper's remarkable life and work. He expertly traces the origin and development of Kuyper's signature concepts -- common grace, Christian worldview, sphere sovereignty, Christian engagement with contemporary culture -- in the dynamic context of his life's story. Based on voluminous primary and secondary Dutch sources, Bratt's "Abraham Kuyper: Modern Calvinist, Christian Democrat" will prove to be the go-to biography of this major figure whose ideas and influence extend far beyond his own time and place.


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    Title
    Abraham Kuyper
    Subtitle
    Modern Calvinist, Christian Democrat
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James D. Bratt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 720 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780802869067
    ISBN 10: 0802869068
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.7
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25420
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Libri: I-RK
    BIC subject category V2: BGX
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    Ingram Subject Code: RK
    DC22: 284/.2092
    BISAC V2.8: REL093000, REL084000, BIO018000
    BIC subject category V2: HRCC93
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 284.2092
    LC classification: BX9479.K8 B73 2013
    Thema V1.0: DNBX, QRMB33
    Illustrations note
    black & white halftones
    Publisher
    William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
    Publication date
    23 May 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Grand Rapids
    Review quote
    Richard J. Mouw-- Fuller Theological Seminary"At last! This is what many of us have been waiting for -- a careful, detailed, and highly readable(!) biography of Kuyper in all of his human complexity. Jim Bratt has given us the comprehensive study of 'Father Abraham' that will serve English speakers for years to come."Nicholas Wolterstorff-- Yale University"Abraham Kuyper was such a titanic figure in the Netherlands during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, such a volcano of prodigious energy and imagination in so many areas of life, that I have long assumed that his genius would elude capture by any biographer. James Bratt's biography, "Abraham Kuyper: Modern Calvinist, Christian Democrat", proves that I was mistaken. This is Kuyper -- not always likable, but always astounding. And it's a page-turner besides."Anthony B. Bradley-- The King's College, New York City"James Bratt has written what can only be called the definitive biography of Abraham Kuyper. With engrossing scholarship and style, Bratt provides indispensable reading for anyone interested in postindustrial Christian social thought. . . . Will undoubtedly become a classic."George Marsden-- University of Notre Dame"Bratt has done a marvelous job of setting Kuyper's multifaceted interests, activities, and ideas in their historical contexts. With wit and insight Bratt depicts Kuyper not only as a great man but also as a real person of his times, complete with faults and blind spots that Calvinists recognize as inevitable even among their saints."