2020 marks 100 years since the death of the great Dutch philosopher, theologian, and statesman Abraham Kuyper. To commemorate Kuyper’s contribution, the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion invites you to join Dr Jordan Ballor in a seminar session with Q&A on Thursday 24th September at 3:30pm [BST].
This lecture introduces the thought and work of the Dutch theologian and statesman Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920) related to the intersections between religion, theology, scholarship, and science. As a theologian and an academic, Kuyper developed an influential account of the relationship between religious belief and scientific enterprise. Kuyper’s metaphysical and epistemological views, grounded in an orthodox Reformed and Calvinistic theological framework, guided his accounts of the role of academic scholarship in society and the place of modern science within the academy. This presentation provides a survey and summary of significant treatments of these topics from within Kuyper’s corpus, highlighting important areas for further historical as well as constructive work on the relationship between religion and science.