GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (April 9, 2013) — Christian’s Library Press and the Acton Institute have published Rooted & Grounded: the Church is Organism and Institution, an English translation of Abraham Kuyper’s 1870 sermon at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam.
John Halsey Wood Fr., editor of a forthcoming Abraham Kuyper Church Anthology says this of Kuyper’s sermon:
Abraham Kuyper preached his sermon 'Rooted and Grounded' at a time when the ground was shifting under the feet of the churches in the West. His sermon was, of course, not a comprehensive theological account, but he nonetheless provided in short compass an account of the church that answered the chief questions raised by modern society: What is the church? and What is its position in the emerging society?
Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) is a significant figure in the history of the Netherlands and modern Protestant theology. A prolific intellectual, he founded a political party and a university, and served as the prime minister of the Netherlands (1901-1905). His enduring passion was to develop a theology for the general public and was seen in his extensive elaboration of the doctrine of common grace.
Founded in 1979 by Gerard Berghoef and Lester DeKoster, Christian’s Library Press has been committed to publishing influential texts on church leadership, the vocation of work, and stewardship for more than 30 years. During that time Berghoef and DeKoster wrote significant works including The Deacons Handbook, The Elders Handbook, and God’s Yardstick, which still are in demand today. After the death of Lester DeKoster in 2009, the imprint is now administered by the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion & Liberty. For more information about Christian’s Library Press, visit www.clpress.com .