God-Centered Evangelism: A Presentation of the Scriptural Theology of Evangelism Kuiper, R. B. cover image

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  • 248 Pages
  • Publisher: Banner of Truth
  • Publication Date: May 1966
  • ISBN: SKUIPERBGODCENTEREDEVANGELIS9780851511108

God-Centered Evangelism: A Presentation of the Scriptural Theology of Evangelism

Kuiper, R. B.

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‘Here’, writes John Murray, ‘we have the theology of evangelism, and evangelism without scriptural theology has lost its moorings. R.B. Kuiper’s writing, as his preaching and lecturing, was always characterized by clarity and simplicity’. The book begins with God as the author of evangelism, and shows the relation of his love, election, covenant and commission to it. There are chapters on scope, urgency, motive, aim, agent, approach, means, message, method, effectiveness and triumph of evangelism. Dr. Kuiper also deals with zeal for co-operation in, and resistance to evangelism. A student of B.B. Warfield, on whom he made a deep impression, Dr. Kuiper had a distinguished career in the pastoral and teaching ministry. He was a President of Calvin College and Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary.

About the Author

Rienk Bouke Kuiper was born in January 1886 in Garrelsweer in the Netherlands. His family moved to Grand Haven, Michigan in 1891 when his father accepted a call to be minister of the Christian Reformed congregation there. He was educated at the University of Chicago (A.B., 1907), Indiana University (A.M., 1908), Calvin Theological Seminary (diploma, 1911), and Princeton Theological Seminary (Th.B., 1912).

Kuiper married Marie Janssen in 1911; they had three children – Marietta, Klaudius and Kathryn, who died at the age of two. After graduating from Princeton, Kuiper served five western Michigan congregations (in the Christian Reformed Church and the Reformed Church in America) over the next seventeen years, before becoming one of the founding faculty of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia (1929-30), as Professor of Systematic Theology.

The Synod of the Christian Reformed Church then persuaded him to accept the presidency of Calvin College in 1930, in which capacity he served until being called back to Westminster in 1933 as Professor of Practical Theology. Retiring from Westminster in 1952, he returned to Grand Rapids and then accepted the presidency of Calvin Theological Seminary for four years.

He passed away in April 1966, at the age of 80. One of his alumni, Edmund P. Clowney, said of him, at his funeral,

"He taught men to preach only Scripture and Scripture in its entirety. The labour of his life exalted the Bible as the infallible Word of God. His lectures were filled with Scripture and his sermons opened the Word with reverence and simplicity. In this single-minded task he found no restraints, no confinement. Rather he found in Scripture the inexhaustible fountain of the whole counsel of God centring in Jesus Christ the Lord."

Kuiper’s books include the following, published by the Trust: God-Centred Evangelism, The Glorious Body of Christ and While the Bridegroom Tarries.

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‘Here’, writes John Murray, ‘we have the theology of evangelism, and evangelism without scriptural theology has lost its moorings. R.B. Kuiper’s writing, as his preaching and lecturing, was always characterized by clarity and simplicity’. The book begins with God as the author of evangelism, and shows the relation of his love, election, covenant and commission to it. There are chapters on scope, urgency, motive, aim, agent, approach, means, message, method, effectiveness and triumph of evangelism. Dr. Kuiper also deals with zeal for co-operation in, and resistance to evangelism. A student of B.B. Warfield, on whom he made a deep impression, Dr. Kuiper had a distinguished career in the pastoral and teaching ministry. He was a President of Calvin College and Professor of Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary.

About the Author

Rienk Bouke Kuiper was born in January 1886 in Garrelsweer in the Netherlands. His family moved to Grand Haven, Michigan in 1891 when his father accepted a call to be minister of the Christian Reformed congregation there. He was educated at the University of Chicago (A.B., 1907), Indiana University (A.M., 1908), Calvin Theological Seminary (diploma, 1911), and Princeton Theological Seminary (Th.B., 1912).

Kuiper married Marie Janssen in 1911; they had three children – Marietta, Klaudius and Kathryn, who died at the age of two. After graduating from Princeton, Kuiper served five western Michigan congregations (in the Christian Reformed Church and the Reformed Church in America) over the next seventeen years, before becoming one of the founding faculty of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia (1929-30), as Professor of Systematic Theology.

The Synod of the Christian Reformed Church then persuaded him to accept the presidency of Calvin College in 1930, in which capacity he served until being called back to Westminster in 1933 as Professor of Practical Theology. Retiring from Westminster in 1952, he returned to Grand Rapids and then accepted the presidency of Calvin Theological Seminary for four years.

He passed away in April 1966, at the age of 80. One of his alumni, Edmund P. Clowney, said of him, at his funeral,

"He taught men to preach only Scripture and Scripture in its entirety. The labour of his life exalted the Bible as the infallible Word of God. His lectures were filled with Scripture and his sermons opened the Word with reverence and simplicity. In this single-minded task he found no restraints, no confinement. Rather he found in Scripture the inexhaustible fountain of the whole counsel of God centring in Jesus Christ the Lord."

Kuiper’s books include the following, published by the Trust: God-Centred Evangelism, The Glorious Body of Christ and While the Bridegroom Tarries.

  • Cover Type:
  • 248 Pages
  • Publisher: Banner of Truth
  • Publication Date: May 1966
  • ISBN: SKUIPERBGODCENTEREDEVANGELIS9780851511108