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This introductory chapter presents an insight into the key themes discusses in the book on Abraham Kuypers legacy for contemporary ecotheology. This contribution should be understood within the context of a series of articles on the theme How Are They Telling the Story? As this colloquium clearly indicated, the theme calls for some explanation. The chapter offer the author's short take on the theme, namely that the focus is on how a particular theologian has given an account of the (narrative of the) whole work of God, including at least seven &t;chapters,&t; namely (1) creation, (2) (evolutionary) history, (3) the emergence of humanity, human culture and sin, (4) God's providence, (5) the history of election and salvation, (6) the formation of the church, its ministries and missions, and (7) the consummation of God's work on earth.

Keywords: Abraham Kuyper; contemporary ecotheology; South Africa; work of God



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