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Redeemer 2023: The Year in Books

Here’s a look at the books that buzzed and breathed life into the university’s academic mission over the past year. From faculty publications to visiting scholar tomes and workshop fare, this collection enriched the Reformed tradition at Redeemer in various ways.

Redeemer 2023: A Year in Books

Emerging Public Intellectual (EPI) Award

Each year, Redeemer and sponsors recognize and foster an emerging talent—those working in the Christian academy who excel in both academic and public spheres and whose work impacts the common good.

Dr. Daniel Hill, (2022’s winner) delivered The World and Our Calling lecture in January 2023 on “Reweaving the Social Fabric”, energizing Christians to seek the good of their communities in creative ways.

Buy: Gathered on the Road to Zion 


In October, Fellipe do Vale was announced as the winner for 2023 for exploring what it means to be human and ordering our lives around our love for God. He will give The World and Our Calling lecture in January 2024.


Buy: Gender as Love


Wolters Centre Lecture Series

Three times per year, the Albert M. Wolters Centre welcomes a visiting scholar to speak and engage the campus within the Reformed scholarly tradition and are hosted by faculty fellows from each academic area of the university.

In March, Dr. Eric Johnson spoke to Redeemer about how Abraham Kuyper’s insights might be pursued in Christian universities today during the collapse of Christendom.

Buy: God and Soul Care


In November, Dr. Jordan Ballor engaged the campus on the economic teachings of the Heidelberg Catechism, captured in the themes of superabundance, stewardship, and sabbath.

Buy: Ecumenical Babel 

To complete the series for 2023-24, next March, Dr. Lydia Jaeger will join us to discuss how the Christian life is grounded in God’s act of creation when we pray, relate to others, worship and rest.

Buy: Ordinary Splendour 


Kuyper Conference

In May, Redeemer hosted the Kuyper Conference, with keynote speaker and 2023 Kuyper Prize winner Makoto Fujimura on the theme, Kuyper and Kintsugi: Public Theology for Repair, Reconciliation, and Restoration. As the first visual artist to be awarded the prize, Fujimara engaged the campus in exploring the intersection between Kuyperian theology and the art of kintsugi.

An exhibit of Fujimara’s work in the Redeemer Gallery, Fearfully + Wonderfully Made, opened during the conference and was on display through September.

Art and Faith by Makoto Fujimura

Buy: Art and Faith


Neo Calvinism by Cory C. Brock and N. Gray Sutanto

Buy: Neo Calvinism


Faculty Workshops

In August, Faculty spent time digging into the Reformed tradition via various workshops on these books during Research and Development week.

Buy: Personality and Worldview


Buy: Christianity and Science

Faculty Books Published in 2023:

Heron River, 2nd Edition, Hugh Cook (emeritus)

For the World’s Sake, Dr. Doug Sikkema

Christian Environmentalism and Human Responsibility