By Devin Maddox
My pastor and brother in law gave me a book last year, Abraham Kuyper's Lectures on Calvinism. I didn't start reading it until this year because I am a slow reader and had others in line before it, but I am glad to finally get the opportunity to ingest the wisdom and eloquence of Kuyper. Every page is flowing with information and thought provoking statements.
In the first of his lectures on Calvinism, which were delivered at Princeton University in 1898, Kuyper dealt with the subject of Calvinism as a “life-system.” Today, we might be inclined to refer to it as a worldview. In either way of thinking, we would be considering the greater implications of Calvinism beyond soteriology. Kuyper designated different categories of Calvinistic thought and how groups are associated by these categories, which include the confessional, denominational, and political.