The Church and Modern Constitutional Law Paperback

by Philippus Jacobus Hoedemaker;

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The Church and Modern Constitutional Law

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Philippus Jacobus Hoedemaker (1839-1910) was a Dutch preacher and theologian, best known for his diametrical opposition to Abraham Kuyper. Having started their careers as friends, these two ended up pronounced antagonists. Hoedemaker opposed Kuyper's "neocalvinist" agenda foursquare. He stood for a publicly recognized church as the central pillar of a confessional state and a Christian nation. Such an agenda could not hope for a hearing in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when Kuyper's notions of pluralism and neutrality enjoyed a high tide of success. But the current historical juncture has revealed the foundations of sand upon which that agenda was based. Today the need is for a recovery of first principles with regard to church, state, and nation; and those principles need to be gleaned from a return to biblical teaching and the historical Reformed tradition. This is what Hoedemaker's book has to offer. It is first and foremost a thorough exposition of the biblical principles of the church and her government. Secondly, it unapologetically drives home the implications of such a church for the public order and for the nations. And it is written with the passion of one who knows he is right, though the entire world be wrong. It has come upon our age, our time, our generation, to take up his challenge and rediscover what God's Word requires of His people, even now.

The Church and Modern Constitutional Law by Philippus Jacobus Hoedemaker was published by Wordbridge Pub in October 2014. The ISBN for The Church and Modern Constitutional Law is 9789076660370.

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Details for The Church and Modern Constitutional Law

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherWordbridge Pub (October 2014)
Number of Pages216
Thickness15 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4315583
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