Pro Rege (Volume 2)
Living Under Christ the King
Abraham Kuyper John H. Kok
OverviewAbraham Kuyper firmly believed that Jesus Christ is King not just of Christians, but of the entire cosmos.
In volume two of Pro Rege, he continues his analysis of the extent to which Christ rules--first in the human heart, then in the life of the church, and continuing to the life of the Christian family. Kuyper believed that it was nonsense to distinguish between life inside and outside of church walls. Here, he shows that although Jesus' kingship has been denied and denigrated, Christ still exerts his power in the world through his people.
This new translation of Pro Rege, created in partnership with the Abraham Kuyper Translation Society and the Acton Institute, is part of a major series of new translations of Kuyper's most important writings. The Abraham Kuyper Collected Works in Public Theology marks a historic moment in Kuyper studies, aimed at deepening and enriching the church's development of public theology.
Author BioAbraham Kuyper (1837-1920) was a leading Dutch figure in education, politics, and theology. He was a minister in the Dutch Reformed Church, was appointed to Parliament, and served as prime minister. Kuyper also founded the Free University (VU) in Amsterdam, a political party, and a denomination, in addition to writing on a dizzying array of subjects.
John H. Kok (Ph.D., Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) is professor of philosophy emeritus at Dordt College in Sioux Center, IA, and managing director of Dordt College Press. He also served as dean for research and scholarship and director of the Andreas Center for Reformed Scholarship and Service until his retirement in 2014. He is author, editor, and translator of numerous works, including studies of and works by D. H. Th. Vollenhoven, one of the originators of Reformational philosophy, as well as his mentor, Calvin Seerveld.
Albert Gootjes (Ph.D., Calvin Theological Seminary) is a post-doctoral researcher in the Spinoza's Web project with the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Utrecht University. He is currently working on an intellectual biography of the physician, philosopher, and theologian Lambertus van Velthuysen (1622-1685) and his Utrecht Cartesian network (the "Collegie der sçavanten"). He is the author of Claude Pajon (1626–1685) and the Academy of Saumur: The First Controversy over Grace (Brill) and has translated numerous works in Reformation history and theology.