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James Bratt, selected publications


Abraham Kuyper: Modern Calvinist, Christian Democrat. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013.

Editor. By the Vision of Another World: Worship in American History. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2012.

Co-editor with Ronald Wells. The Best of The Reformed Journal. Grand Rapids: Wm b. Eerdmans, 2012.

Co-editor with Edouard Dommen. Calvin Rediscovered: The Impact of His Social and Economic Thought. Westminster/John Knox Press, 2007.

Antirevivalism in Antebellum America: A Collection of Religious Voices. [Primary-source anthology] Rutgers University Press, 2006.

Editor. Abraham Kuyper: A Centennial Reader. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1998.

Dutch Calvinism in Modern America: A History of a Conservative Subculture. Grand Rapids: Wm B. Eerdmans, 1984.

Articles and book chapters

“English, Dutch, & Swedish Protestantism in the Era of Exploration and Early Colonization.” Cambridge History of Religions in America, vol. 1. 2012.

“Rites of the Tribes: Two Protestant Congregations in a 20th-Century City.” In By the Vision of Another World: Worship in American History. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012. 

"Confessional Theologies in Nineteenth-Century America.” In The Nineteenth Century Theologians, edited by Colin Gunton and Christoph Schwoebel. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.

"Sphere Sovereignty among Abraham Kuyper's Other Political Theories." The Kuyper Review. Princeton Theological Seminary 2009.

"Abraham Kuyper’s Calvinism: Society, Economics, and Empire in the Late Nineteenth Century.” In Calvin Rediscovered: The Impact of His Social and Economic Thought, edited by Edouard Dommen and James Bratt. Westminster/John Knox Press, 2007.

"Religious Anti-revivalism in Antebellum America.” Journal of the Early Republic 24, no. 1 (online) (Spring 2004): 65-106. Awarded the Ralph D. Gray Article Prize from the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, 21 July 2005.

"Passionate About the Poor: The Social Attitudes of Abraham Kuyper.” Markets & Morality 5, no. 1 (Spring 2002): 35-44.

"From Revivalism to Anti-Revivalism to Whig Politics: The Strange Career of Calvin Colton.” Journal of Ecclesiastical History 52, no. 1 (January 2001): 63-82.

"God & Mammon, Inc.: On Robert W. Fogel, The Fourth Great Awakening and the Future of American Egalitarianism.” Books & Culture 7, no. 2 (March/April 2001): 6-8.

"City, Soul, and the New Immigration: A Review Essay.” Journal of American Ethnic History 20, no. 2 (Winter 2001): 111-13.

"Abraham Kuyper: Puritan, Victorian, Modern.” In Kuyper Reconsidered: Aspects of His Life and Work, edited by Cornelis van der Kooi and Jan de Bruijn. Amsterdam: VU Uitgeverij, 1999. Also published in Religion, Pluralism, and Public Life: Abraham Kuyper's Legacy for the Twenty-First Century, edited by Luis Lugo. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

"The Reorientation of American Protestantism, 1835-1845.” Church History 67:1 (online) (March 1998): 52-82.

"Protestant Immigrants and the American Protestant Mainstream.” In Minority Faiths and the American Protestant Mainstream, edited by Jonathan Sarna. University of Illinois Press, 1998.

"Abraham Kuyper, J. Gresham Machen, en de veelvormigheid van het calvinisme.” Radix 23/1 (March 1997): 27-43. Revised, English version: “Abraham Kuyper, J. Gresham Machen, and the Dynamics of Reformed Anti-Modernism.” Journal of Presbyterian History 75, no. 4 (Winter 1997): 247-58.

"Cross, Crown, and Kuyper’s Legacy: Response to Mark Noll.” In Adding Cross to Crown: The Political Significance of Christ's Passion. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1996.

"The Dutch Neo-Calvinist Tradition.” In Theological Education in Protestant Traditions, edited by R. Albert Mohler, Jr., and D.G. Hart, Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1996.

"Abraham Kuyper, American History, and the Tensions of Neo-Calvinism.” In Sharing the Reformed Tradition: The Dutch-North American Exchange, 1846-1996, edited by George Harinck and Hans Krabbendam. Amsterdam: VU Uitgeverij, 1996.

"In the Shadow of Mt. Kuyper: A Survey of the Field.” Calvin Theological Journal 31, no. 1 (April 1996): 51-65.

"John W. Nevin and the Antebellum Culture Wars.” In Reformed Confessionalism in Nineteenth Century America: Essays on the Thought of John Williamson Nevin, edited by Arie Griffioen and Sam Hamstra, Jr. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1996.

"Abraham Kuyper’s Public Career” and “Raging Tumults of Soul: The Private Career of Abraham Kuyper,” Reformed Journal 37 (October & November 1987): 9-12, 9-13.

"Kuyper’s Legacy in North America.” In Abraham Kuyper: zijn volksdeel, zijn invloed, edited by C. Augustijn, et al. Delft: Meinema, 1987.