The Contribution and Philosophical Development of the Reformational Philosopher, Dirk H. Th. Vollenhoven

Reformational philosophy as developed by Dirk Vollenhoven and Herman Dooyeweerd took the stage against the background of Reformational thought as seen in the work of Abraham Kuyper. Together they developed a systematic elaboration of Kuyper’s notion of sphere sovereignty. However, whereas Kuyper had...

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Published in:Philosophia reformata
Main Author: Ive, Jeremy G.A.
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: 2015
In:Philosophia reformata
Year: 2015, Volume: 80, Issue: 2, Pages: 159-177
Further subjects:B Vollenhoven Dooyeweerd Reformational philosophy
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Summary:Reformational philosophy as developed by Dirk Vollenhoven and Herman Dooyeweerd took the stage against the background of Reformational thought as seen in the work of Abraham Kuyper. Together they developed a systematic elaboration of Kuyper’s notion of sphere sovereignty. However, whereas Kuyper had largely developed his insights in a social context, Vollenhoven and Dooyeweerd carried this basic insight through far more rigorously and comprehensively than had their pioneering predecessor. They built on the foundations laid by Kuyper and elaborated his social vision to develop a philosophy of the created order as a whole that would take full account of the totality of human experience. In this article I shall outline Vollenhoven’s philosophical development.
ISSN:2352-8230
Contains:In: Philosophia reformata
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1163/23528230-08002001