Groen Van Prinsterer was the father of Neo-Calvinism, the political mentor of Abraham Kuyper, and had a great influence on Herman Bavinck. This newly translated work, Political Epistemology, was written to guide Christians as they seek to determine how to glorify God in all of life. In short, this work was created for Christian politics.
Groen’s thesis is both Augustinian and simple. The forsaking of the supremacy of God’s transcendent moral order in favor of the supremacy of mankind leads to – not freedom – but arbitrary authority and tyrrany. Knowledge begins with knowledge recieved from God; without this knowledge man becomes lost, even in other fields of knowledge. This includes political knowledge.
Students of neo-Calvinism, Reformed Conservatism, or Dutch history in general will alike enjoy the easy prose, rhetorical elegance, and fiery punch delivered by one of Holland’s greatest Parliamentarians.