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Kuyper: Principles of Sacred Theology

Argument: theologically science should begin organically because knowledge is inter-related.  It is the unbelieving world that can’t integrate knowledge (I:iv). Science: a collected body of knowledge independent from the activity of the knower.  It is a “connected form of knowledge.” … Continue reading

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Review: An Everlasting Covenant (Kamphuis)

Kamphuis, J. An Everlasting Covenant. Launceston, Australia: Publication Organization of the Free Reformed Churches of Australia, 1985. This summarizes the fallout between the true, Schilderite take on theology, and the post-Kuyperian subjectivism.  It differs from other defenses of Schilder, however, in … Continue reading

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DA Carson: Christ and Culture Revisited

Carson, D. A. Christ and Culture Revisited. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans. Carson reworks Niehbur’s typology and offers numerous insights on how to navigate the murky waters of our relation to culture. Note, I say he offers insights. I do not say … Continue reading

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Review: Schilder’s Struggle for the Unity of the Church

Van Reest, Rudolf. trans. Theodore Plantinga. Schilder’s Struggle for the Unity of the Church. Neerlandia, Alberta, Canada: Inheritance Publications, 1990. The Golden Age of Dutch Theology came in the person of Kuyper, yet within Kuyper were the seeds of its own … Continue reading

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Covenantal Relations in the Trinity

One of the Reformed Thomist criticisms of Kuyper, Vos, etc., is that they posited covenantal relations in the Trinity.  And this is bad because of Hegel or something.  I want to do two things: actually see what they say and … Continue reading

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Notes on Schilder’s Christ and Culture

by Klaas Schilder, 1890-1952. Translation of Christus en Cultuur ISBN 0-88756-008-3 The numbers represent the sections in the book. (2) The Christian must engage culture because we are prophet, priest, king. It is our task. (3a) Part of our difficulty … Continue reading

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Always Obedient (Schilder)

I want to thank the Rev. John Barach for spurring my interest in Schilder.  Barach’s lectures on covenant and election were a big help, also. History History, including the covenant, is a unity because it is a work of the … Continue reading

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Common Grace and the Gospel (review)

The Christian Philosophy of History Metaphysically, we have all things in common with the unregenerate.  Epistemologically, we do not. Universals of non-Christian thought are ultimately non-personalist. For the Reformed Christian God’s counsel is the principle of individuation. Paradox God’s being … Continue reading

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Going Dutch (book review)

In explaining how the Dutch Reformed could exist in a largely secular yet still national church society, Abraham Kuyper was forced anew to wrestle with the meaning of church government and baptism.  John Halsey Wood Jr. gives not only a … Continue reading

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Abraham Kuyper: A Personal Introduction (review)

As far as introductions to neo-Calvinism go, this is the most lucid. Prof Mouw goes beyond the standard “take every square inch” models of Neo-Calvinism and asks us to reflect on what it means to be created for many-ness. His … Continue reading

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