Christian Political Action in an Age of Revolution

WordBridge Publishing
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A companion volume to Frederic de Rougemont’s The Individualists in Church and State, this outline of Christian political action was written by the nineteenth century pioneer of the genre, the Dutchman Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer. Groen not only developed a political philosophy based solidly in Reformation truths but he also formed a political party to bring those truths to bear in the political forum of his day.

Then, as now, the battle was against the Revolution: “the invasion of the human mind by the doctrine of the absolute sovereignty of man, thus making him the source and centre of all truth, by substituting human reason and human will for divine revelation and divine law.” It is “the history of the irreligious philosophy of the past century; it is, in its origin and outworking, the doctrine that -- given free rein -- destroys church and state, society and family, produces disorder without ever establishing liberty or restoring moral order, and, in religion, inevitably leads its conscientious followers into atheism and despair.”

Against the Revolution there is only one antidote: the Gospel. To proclaim and elaborate this truth was Groen van Prinsterer’s life work. This volume -- originally published in French and now for the first time in English -- is an adept summary of it.

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 Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer was a 19th century Christian statesman, historian, and founder of the Anti-Revolutionary Party in the Netherlands.

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WordBridge Publishing
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Published on
Nov 12, 2015
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Pages
167
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ISBN
9789076660448
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English
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Law / Constitutional
Political Science / History & Theory
Religion / Religion, Politics & State
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