A Free Church, a Holy Nation: Abraham Kuyper's American by John Bolt

By John Bolt

This quantity makes use of the concept of Abraham Kuyper as a version for American evangelicals engaged in todays cultural debate. supplying a brand new interpretation of Kuypers public theology that emphasizes its rhetorical and poetic facets, John Bolt builds a reputable public theology that at once applies to Christian political activism.

In contemplating such key matters as poverty, wealth and tool, theocracy and pluralism, civil faith, the tradition wars, and political cooperation among Evangelicals and Roman Catholics, Bolt additionally compares Kuypers perspectives with the idea of Alexis de Tocqueville, Lord Acton, Pope Leo XII, Walter Rauschenbusch, and Jonathan Edwards. Bolt indicates that targeting Kuypers rhetorical and mythopoetic standpoint, instead of on his theological and philosophical rules, presents modern evangelicals with a extra significant and potent theology for the general public square.

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