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Central to the mission of the Acton Institute is educating people of faith about the connections that exist between religious life and economic thinking. Abraham Kuyper helped lay the groundwork for this mission by establishing why it's important for Christians to be involved in the public square. Kuyper was a Dutch politician and a Reformed theologian during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. During his career, he wrote many books about theology, culture, business and so much more, and his work continues to influence many theologians today. Kuyper helps us understand the role that Christians are called to play in every area of life, even those like politics and education. This week, Michael Wagenman joins the podcast to lay out the main themes of Kuyper's thought and talk about his new book, "Engaging the World with Abraham Kuyper." Michael is a professor of theology at Western University and a professor of Biblical interpretation at Redeemer University College in Hamilton, ON.

Purchase “Engaging the World with Abraham Kuyper,” by Michael R. Wagenman

Reformed Forum Podcast: Jordan Ballor on Abraham Kuyper 

Purchase Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology

Read: “Christ’s Kingship and social life,” by Abraham Kuyper 

Read: “Common Grace, Invention, and Discovery”

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