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The logic of an idea, once it has gained a foothold in the human psyche, has a tendency to work itself out with a relentless consistency to its ultimate con-clusions even among men of disparate cultures who have little or no contact with or knowledge of each other, but more especially so where that idea is widely accepted by a community—unless it is effectively challen-ged. And so it has been with sacerdotalism and prelacy, which even the Reformation was not able to expunge entirely from the minds of Christian men, and so the wretched harvest produced by these ideas began to grow once more before the dust thrown up by the ploughing of the Reformation had settled on the ground. And this is all the more remarkable because, as Max Weber pointed out, “every consistent doctrine of predestined grace inevitably implied a radical and ultimate devaluation of all magical, sacramental and institutional distributions of grace, in view of God’s sovereign will.”

— Stephen Perks,
The Christian Passover:
Agape Feast or Ritual Abuse?, p. 46

The Officials of the Roman Empire in time of persecution sought to force the Christians to sacrifice, not to any of the heathen gods, but to the Genius of the Emperor and the Fortune of the city of Rome; and at all times the Christians' refusal was looked upon not as a religious but as a political offence.

— Frances Legge,
Forerunners and Rivals of Christianity,
Vol, I, p. lvi.

The history of Eastern Christianity under the rule of Islam has already been written. The story is a depressing one. The history of Western Christianity under the rule of Islam has yet to be written. Whether it will ever be written may well depend on how seriously the Church in the West takes the Great Commission in the next few decades and on whether the zeal and self-sacrifice of Muslims for their jihad can be matched by the zeal and self-sacrifice of Christians for the Great Commission - indeed, whether Muslims, with their zeal and self-sacrifice, can be converted from jihad to the Great Commission.

— Stephen Perks,
"From Jihad to Great Commission"
in Christianity & Society, Vol. VIX, No. 3

Christianity and Society

Christianity and Society, the journal of the Kuyper Foundation, is avalaible from this web site as a downloadable PDF file only. Click on "Download PDF" in the relevant Volume and Issue number below to download the PDF. Volumes 17 to 19 are also available in printed hard copy format from Lulu. Please note that:

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Christianity & Society is no longer published on a regular quarterly or biannual basis. Volume 19, No. 2 was the last issue to be published to date. Any future issues of the journal will be published on an intermittent basis as Special Issues starting with Special Issue No. 20.

Monday
Sep302013

Volume 19, No. 2

CONTENTS:

Editorial

Regular Publishing Schedule of Christianity and Society to Cease

Features:

  • The Impulse of Power: Formative Ideals of Western Civilisation—Cont., by Michael W. Kelley
  • The Quest for Atonement, by Ruben Alavarado
  • Pierre Viret and A Reasonable Economy, by Jean-Marc Berthoud
  • Incompatible Views of the Church: High, Low and Emergent, by Andrew Sandlin
  • Faith in the President: What Does Obama really Believe? by Esmond Birnie
  • Which Wilberforce? Contrasting Evangelical Reconstructions, by Esmond Birnie
  • The Legacy of Thomans Chalmers, by Robin Phillips

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Monday
Sep302013

Volume 19, No. 1

CONTENTS:

Editorial

Features:

  • Nurturing Masculinity, by Douglas Wilson
  • The Kerygma of the Kingdom, by Andrew Sandlin
  • Revelation and Prophethood in the Koran and the Bible, by Christine Schirrmacher
  • The Prophet Joseph in the Koran: An Example for Muhammad, by Christine Schirrmacher
  • The Three Levels of Government in the New Testament, by Thomas Schirrmacher
  • The Impulse of Power: Formative Ideals of Western Civilisation—Cont.by Michael W. Kelley
  • Is Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder? by Robin Phillips
  • Baptism, Continuity and Individualism, by Derek Carlsen
  • Some Thoughts on the Use of Music in Church, by Stephen Perks

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Monday
Sep302013

Volume 18, No. 2

CONTENTS:

Editorial

Features:

  • Islam: Unitarianism v. Trinitatrianism, by Stephen Hayhow
  • Secular Humanism in the Roman Empire, by Joe Paul
  • Secular Humanism: Its Origin and Development, David Paul
  • The New World Disorder, by Stephen Perks
  • The Impulse of Power: Formative Ideals of Western Civilisation—Cont., by Michael W. Kelley
  • Christian Politics: The State We're In, by Esmond Birnie
  • From Sexula Revolution to Gender Reduction, by Robin Phillips

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Friday
Sep272013

Volume 18, No. 1

CONTENTS:

Editorial

  • Was Abraham Kuyper a Principled Pluralist?

Features:

  • The Impulse of Power: Formative Ideals of Western Civilisation—Cont., by Michael W. Kelley
  • The Biblical Heritage of English Common law, by Bruce Dayman
  • Women in Islam, by Christine Schirrmacher
  • State Law and the Doctrine of State: Book 4: Division 11: The Philosophy of Law, by Friedrich Julius Stahl—Introduction and Translation by Ruben Alvarado
  • Mother State or Mothere Church? by Robin Phillips
  • Gnosticism in the Cinema, by T. E. Wilder

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Friday
Sep272013

Volume 17, No. 2

CONTENTS:

Editorial

  • Education and the Great Commission

Features:

  • Towards a Biblical Philosophy of Science, by Mark Kreitzer
  • Persecution of Christians in Pakistan—More case Studies from CLAAS
  • The Judeo-Christian Cosmology and the Origins of Science, by Paul Gosselin
  • The Impulse of Power: Formative Ideals of Western Civilisation—Cont., by Michael W. Kelley
  • Trinity and Daily Living, by Derek Carlsen
  • The Degeneration of Liberalism, by Robin Phillips

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Friday
Sep272013

Volume 17, No. 1

CONTENTS:

Editorial

Features:

  • The Emerging Right to Resist: Theodore Beza's Contribution to Huguenot Political Philosophy, by Briaj Douglas
  • Jonathan Edwards and the Holy Commonwealth, by Bruce Dayman
  • The Great Decommission, by Stephen C. Perks
  • The Impulse of Power: Formative Ideals of Western Civilisation, by Micahel W. Kelley
  • The Antithesis, by Stephen C. Perks
  • Schleiermacher and Romanticism: Ignored Antecedent of Postmodernism? by S. Alan Corlew
  • Nature and the Supernatural, by Michael W. Kelley

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Tuesday
Dec042012

Volume 16, No. 2

CONTENTS:

Editorial

  • Changes to the Publication and Distribution of Christianity & Society

Features:

  • Communism in the New Testament, by Stephen Perks
  • Domitian and John, by Ethelbert Stauffer
  • God, Man and Faith, by Michael Kelley
  • The Concpetiomn of Liberty in Samuel Rutherford's Lex, Rexby Andrew Mullitt
  • Redeeming Architecture, by Clinton M. Miller
  • Do we need a Special Ethics for the Last Days?, by Thomas Schirrmacher

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Thursday
Nov152012

Volume 16, No. 1

CONTENTS:

Editorial

  • Idolatry as Government

Features:

  • Christian Worldview and Changing Cultures (Part III—concluded), by Patrick Poole
  • The Evangelistic Vision and Labours of the Brothers Haldane, by David Estrada
  • Notes on Reading Cervantes (Part II—concluded)by Frances Luttikhuizen
  • Too Much Globalisation or Too Little? Christianity, Poverty and the World Economy, by Esmond Birnie
  • What We Are Up Against: the Current Situatiom in the Light of an Histoprical Example, by Ruben Alvarado
  • Rape and the Victims Sexual Purity, by Derek Carlsen

Book reviews and Notices

Letters to the Editor

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Wednesday
Nov142012

Volume 15, No. 2

CONTENTS:

Editorial

  • News

Features:

  • The Scottish School of Common Sense Philosophy (Part II), by David Estrada
  • A Interview with Esmond Birnie
  • The Wisdom of Men: An Exposition of 1 Corinthians 1;1 to 2:5, by Stephen Perks
  • Notes on reading Cervantes, by Frances Luttikhuizen
  • The Christian Confronted by Homosexuality, by Jean-Marc Berthoud
  • The Reign of Sentimentality, by Richard Terrell
  • Poetry Stretches our Minds for Worship, by Doug Baker

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Monday
Nov122012

Volume 15, No. 1

CONTENTS:

Editorial

  • A Few Words of Appreciation/Funding the Kuyper Foundation

Features:

  • Early Eastern Christianity and its Contribution to Science, by Frances Luttikhuizen
  • A World Propagandised, by Michael W. Kelley
  • Immanent Danger, by A. B. Dayman
  • Law and Apostasy in Islam, by Christine Schirrmacher
  • The Dew on the Grass, by Nick Holloway
  • What has Jerusalem (or Ramallah) got to do with Geneva?, by Esmond Birnie
  • The Scottish School of Common Sense Philosophy, by David Estrada
  • Christian Worldview and Changing Cultures (Part I), by Patrick Poole
  • Stretching our Words for Worship, by Doug Baker
  • Paul and His Associates, by Thomas Schirrmacher

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Thursday
Jul052012

Volume 14, No. 4

CONTENTS:

Editorial

  • Changes to the Christianity & Society Publishing Schedule

Features:

  • Don't You Believe in the Inerrancy of the Original Autographs? or Have You Stopped Beating Your Wife Yet?, by Theodore P. Letis
  • Confessions of a Recovering Primitivist, by Bruce Dayman
  • Dealing with Heresy, by Stephen Perks
  • Everyday Experience and Theoretical Thought as Turth, by Colin Wright
  • Robert Murray M'Cheyne: The Shining Light of Scotland, by David Estrada
  • The Christian Social Vision of Friedrich Julius Stahl, by Ruben Alvarado
  • Redemption versus the Fall, by Derek Carlsen
  • The Murder of Christians in Pakistan—Three Case Studies, Press Releases from CLAAS–UK

Book reviews and Notices

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Wednesday
Jul042012

Volume 14, No. 3

CONTENTS:

Editorial

  • From Jihad to Great Commission, by Stephen Perks

Features:

  • The Challenge of Islam: Are we Equipped?, by Christine Schirrmacher
  • Abraham Kuyper on Islam, by Francis Nigel Lee
  • On the Covenantal Nature of the Traditional French Monarchy, by Simon Scharf
  • Post-Hippocratic Medicine: The Problem and the Solution—How the Christian Ethic has Influenced Health Care, by Hugh Flemming

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Friday
May252012

Volume 14, No. 2

CONTENTS:

Editorial

  • Politics and Religion, by Stephen Perks

Features:

  • Calvinism  Versus Constantinianism, by David Estrada
  • Christianity as a Political Faith, by Stephen Perks
  • Wise as Serpents: Rahab, the Midwives and Jacob, by Derek Carlsen

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Tuesday
May222012

Volume 14, No. 1

CONTENTS:

Editorial

  • Socialism Again!, by Stephen Perks

Features:

  • Ethics in Art Practice, by Dimitri Tsouris
  • From His Hands, by Susannah Wrigley
  • The European Union and the Future Governance of the United Kingdom, by Bob Graham
  • Kingdom Living, by Derek Carlsen
  • Dancing Partners, by Susannah Wrigley
  • The Life and Vision of Abraham Kuyper, by Joel R. Beeke

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Thursday
May172012

Volume 13, No. 4

CONTENTS:

Editorial

  • Spiritual Anorexia, by Stephen Perks

Features:

  • Samuel Rutherford as a Presbyterian Theologian and Political Thinker—The Question of Religious Tolerance, by David Estrada
  • Mad or Bad? Ill or Evil? A Brief Biblical Assessment of Psychiatric Illness, Psychiatry and the Christian, by Nick Holloway
  • Four Interpretations of 11th September 2001, by Jean-Marc Berthoud
  • Poetry, the Natural Language of Life Abundant, by Doug Baker

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Tuesday
May012012

Volume 13, No. 3

CONTENTS:

Editorial

  • Illiteracy, by Stephen Perks

Features:

  • Mindless Christianity, by David Couchman
  • Thoughts on Scotland: Samuel Rutherford—A Reformed Mystic? by David Estrada
  • Reading Difficult Poetry as a Christian Endeavour, by Doug Baker
  • In Memory of the Versatile Purtian Divine, Dr John Wallis (1616–1703), by Frances Luttikhuizen
  • Reflections of Recent Studies Concerning Giordano Bruno, by Colin Wright

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Thursday
Apr262012

Volume 13, No. 2

CONTENTS:

Editorial

  • Total Depravity and Social Order, by Stephen Perks

Features:

  • Principalities and Powers, by Michael W. Kelley
  • In Praise of Constantine and the Reformed State, by Esmond Birnie
  • The Prayer of Babez: A Biblical-Theological Examination, by Benjamin Shaw

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Monday
Apr232012

Volume 13, No. 1

CONTENTS:

Editorial

  • Challenging Goliath, by Stephen Perks

Features:

  • The Presuppositions of a Christian Scientific Enterprise, by Colin Wright
  • The Church as a Community of Faith, by Stephen Perks
  • England's Silent Revolution: A Review of Herbert Schlossberg's The Silent Revolution and the Making of Victorian England, by David Estrada
  • Envy and Covetousness, by Derek Carlsen

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