The Calvinistic Concept of Culture


An important contribution to the literature on Christianity and culture, this classic work represents the influential Dutch Calvinist theological strand of thinking.
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An important contribution to the literature on Christianity and culture, this classic work represents the influential Dutch Calvinist theological strand of thinking.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801022739
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/1/2001
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Henry R. Van Til was professor of Bible at Calvin College. He received his Th.M. from Westminster Seminary and also studied at the Free University of Amsterdam.
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Table of Contents

Foreword ix
Preface xvii
Preface to the Second Edition xix
Part 1 Defining the Issue
1. Introduction: The Problem Stated 15
2. The Concept of Culture 25
3. The Relationship of Religion and Culture 37
4. Calvinism Defined 47
5. The Calvinistic Conception of Sin and Its Effects on Culture 57
Part 2 Historical Orientation
6. Augustine, the Philosopher of Spiritual Antithesis and Cultural Transformation 67
7. John Calvin: Cultural Theologian and Reformer of the Whole of Life 89
8. Abraham Kuyper: Theologian of Common Grace and the Kingship of Christ 117
9. Schilder: Christ, the Key to Culture 137
Part 3 Basic Considerations toward a Definition
10. The Authority of Scripture in Calvinistic Culture 157
11. The Motivation of Faith in Calvinistic Culture 169
12. Calvinistic Culture and the Antithesis 179
13. The Calvinist and the World 191
14. Calvinistic Culture and Christ's Mediatorial Kingship 205
15. Calvinistic Culture and Christian Calling 217
16. Calvinistic Culture and Common Grace 229
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