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On Christendom and Calvin

December 7th, 2009 | 2 min read

By Matthew Lee Anderson

I have often been perplexed by how Reformed thinkers like Francis Schaeffer, Herman Dooyeweerd, Abraham Kuyper, and others have such robust engagement with culture while still staying consistent with Calvinism.  Or at least with Calvin.  While I am still learning all the nuances of the development of this tradition, Calvin's anthropology and its ambivalence toward human nature hardly seems like fertile ground for cultivating the arts, literature, and politics.  

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Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is an Associate Professor of Ethics and Theology in Baylor University's Honors College. He has a D.Phil. in Christian Ethics from Oxford University, and is a Perpetual Member of Biola University's Torrey Honors College. In 2005, he founded Mere Orthodoxy.