Beauty Will Save the World: Jonathan Edwards and Abraham Kuyper on Glory and Beauty

Should Christian worship explicitly call our attention to and direct us toward the world and its need, to social action? Or does such worship in fact turn us away from the triune God, the proper focus of our worship? This workshop will explore some ways Abraham Kuyper and Jonathan Edwards?both theologians of beauty and glory, and both very socially engaged?might point us in the right direction.

Should Christian worship explicitly call our attention to and direct us toward the world and its need, to social action? Or does such worship in fact turn us away from the triune God, the proper focus of our worship? This workshop will explore some ways Abraham Kuyper and Jonathan Edwards-both theologians of beauty and glory, and both very socially engaged-might point us in the right direction.

Presented at the 2008 Calvin Symposium on Worship.

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