To Transform and to Transcend: The neo-Calvinist relationship of church and cultural transformation

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Abstract

This paper engages with critiques of neo-Calvinist theology as overly focused on cultural transformation, to the neglect of ecclesiology. It focuses on the relationship of the gospel, the church and cultural transformation in the theologies of Herman Bavinck and Abraham Kuyper, noting that they conceptualise the relationship of these factors in the same way (albeit with differing idiom): the gospel must first transcend the culture in order to transform the culture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Kuyper Center Review
Subtitle of host publicationCalvinism and Culture
EditorsGordon Graham
Place of PublicationGrand Rapids
PublisherEerdmans
Pages163-184
Number of pages21
Volume3
ISBN (Print)978-0-8028-6876-3
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2013
Event2011 Kuyper Conference - Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, United States
Duration: 14 Apr 201116 Apr 2011

Conference

Conference2011 Kuyper Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityPrinceton
Period14/04/1116/04/11

Keywords

  • Neo-Calvinism
  • Cultural transformation

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