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A Catholic Perspective On Marriage And The Gift Of Children - With Special Attention To Herman Dooyeweerd's Social Ontology Of Marriage, Eduardo J. Echeverria Jun 2018

A Catholic Perspective On Marriage And The Gift Of Children - With Special Attention To Herman Dooyeweerd's Social Ontology Of Marriage, Eduardo J. Echeverria

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What Is To Be Done With The Underground Man: A Comparison Of N.G. Chernyshevsky And F.M. Dostoevsky, Mark Mccarthy Jun 2018

What Is To Be Done With The Underground Man: A Comparison Of N.G. Chernyshevsky And F.M. Dostoevsky, Mark Mccarthy

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Wanted: Vegetarian Kuyperians With Artistic Underwear, Calvin Seerveld Mar 2018

Wanted: Vegetarian Kuyperians With Artistic Underwear, Calvin Seerveld

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Therapeutic Approach In Moral Education: A Critical Assessment, Jan Habl Mar 2018

Therapeutic Approach In Moral Education: A Critical Assessment, Jan Habl

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This study aims to critically assess the so-called therapeutic approach in moral education, which emerged in the postwar twentieth century, in the western part of the world. The proponents of the approach used different terms to express its essence: value clarification method, or sometimes the decision-making method or the critical thinking method. These philosophies of education have the common feature of a personalistic, non-directive, or client-oriented approach to the individual. Therefore, I will refer to them here as therapeutic. There are many advocates, but some of the most notable should be named: Carl Rodgers, Jean Piaget, Lawrence Kohlberg, Sidney B ...


Tribute To E.L. Hebden Taylor (1925-2006): British Export To North America, Steve Bishop Jun 2016

Tribute To E.L. Hebden Taylor (1925-2006): British Export To North America, Steve Bishop

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Courage In Politics: The Challenge For Christian Politicians, Egbert Schuurman Jun 2016

Courage In Politics: The Challenge For Christian Politicians, Egbert Schuurman

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Editor’s Note: This article was presented by Dr. Egbert Schuurman as the annual Groen van Prinsterer Lecture for 2011, sponsored by the ChristenUnie or Christian Union, a political party in the Netherlands. The lecture series is named after Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer (1801–1876), the father of modern Dutch Christian politics. Egbert Schuurman, P.Eng., Ph.D., was senator for the Christian Union in the Dutch parliament from 1983 through 2011.

This text was translated by Herbert Donald Morton and edited by Harry Van Dyke.


Answering Your Question: Knowing The Truth, Neal Deroo Feb 2016

Answering Your Question: Knowing The Truth, Neal Deroo

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"To turn the question of truth towards the person of Christ then helps us answer the question of how we can know that we can know the truth."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­knowing the truth from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life,death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/answering-your-question-knowing-the-truth/


Facticity And Transcendence Across The Disciplines: Phenomenology And The Promise, Neal Deroo Dec 2015

Facticity And Transcendence Across The Disciplines: Phenomenology And The Promise, Neal Deroo

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This paper begins from one of the most commonly found questions in phenomenology, “What is Phenomenlogy?”, to argue that phenomenology is a trans-disciplinary approach to engaging with the products of human culture. This approach is characterized by paying particular attention to the distinction between facticity and transcendence within “lived experience” so as to help us better articulate and evaluate the promises that animate every human institution. Such a task necessarily requires inter-disciplinary input and helps us engage in our lives—in our shared cultural life—differently.


Getting It Wrong, Neal Deroo Nov 2015

Getting It Wrong, Neal Deroo

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"We need to remember our sinfulness so we don't get too proud of our own accomplishments or too sure of our ability to save ourselves."

Posting about differing perceptions of history from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/getting-it-wrong/


Getting Spiritual: A Plan For Reaching Conservative Christians With Postmodern Religion, Neal Deroo Nov 2015

Getting Spiritual: A Plan For Reaching Conservative Christians With Postmodern Religion, Neal Deroo

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Today I hope to talk about how we can try to have good, constructive, mutually-enriching conversations with conservative Christians. I think two things are required for this that are, perhaps, currently lacking from postmodern theology, but the seeds of which I think are already present there. The first thing that is needed is a common vocabulary that is meaningful and connects well with the traditions of both postmodern and conservative Christians. Second, we need to find places or means by which the two groups can come into contact with each other to engage in conversations: what will draw us together ...


Meaning, Being And Expression: A Phenomenological Justification For Interdisciplinary Scholarship, Neal Deroo Oct 2015

Meaning, Being And Expression: A Phenomenological Justification For Interdisciplinary Scholarship, Neal Deroo

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The purpose of this talk is two-fold: first, to lay out a phenomenological justification for why scientific or theoretical investigation must be carried out both within particular disciplines and across various disciplines; and second, to show that such a justification--alluded to with varying levels of explicitness in various works by various figures--itself opens new paths of exploration for phenomenology.


Models Of The Interaction Of Science And Religion, Tony N. Jelsma Jun 2015

Models Of The Interaction Of Science And Religion, Tony N. Jelsma

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"As Christians we are... immersed in this scientific culture and yet God’s Word communicates to us from very different cultural contexts."

Posting about religion and science­­­­­­­­ from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/models-of-the-interaction-of-science-and-religion/


Augustine’S De Musica In The 21st Century Music Classroom, John Macinnis Mar 2015

Augustine’S De Musica In The 21st Century Music Classroom, John Macinnis

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Augustine’s De musica is all that remains of his ambitious plan to write a cycle of works describing each of the liberal arts in terms of Christian faith and is actually unfinished; whereas the six books extant today primarily examine rhythm, Augustine intended to write about melody also. The sixth book of De musica was better known in late Antiquity and the Middle Ages than the first five, and it takes up philosophical questions of aesthetics related to the proportionate ordering discernable throughout creation. After a brief introduction summarizing De musica’s content and its importance in subsequent Christian ...


Phenomenology, The Spirits Of The Age, And The (Religious) Task Of Philosophy, Neal Deroo Oct 2014

Phenomenology, The Spirits Of The Age, And The (Religious) Task Of Philosophy, Neal Deroo

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The presenter states that philosophy in general—and phenomenology in particular—remain predominantly academic endeavors, done by professional philosophers, to professional philosophers, for professional philosophers and that the key to changing this situation and so to recover the public nature of the phenomenological enterprise is to reconceive the task of philosophy as the 2 discernment of the spirits of the age in which we find ourselves. To do this, he highlights two distinct elements of phenomenological methodology that enable it to perform such a task: first, its epistemological claim that the matters to be investigated must be both taken on ...


Augustinian Approach To Holistic Christian Pedagogy, Adam Schultz, Neal Deroo Oct 2014

Augustinian Approach To Holistic Christian Pedagogy, Adam Schultz, Neal Deroo

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Presenters explain how in their CORE philosophy class they seek to demonstrate that their students' real life-spiritual life distinction is symptomatic of a dualism endemic to contemporary Christianity (section 1), and that their reading of Augustine's Confessions can provide a unified and holistic corrective to it (section 2) and that doing so helps students see a more radical vision of Christian faithfulness, one that calls for a holistic, life-wide response to the work of Christ that will not allow for an easy distinction between ‘spiritual’ life and everyday life (section 3).


Engaging The Mental Wars Of Our Times, Jan Van Vliet Sep 2014

Engaging The Mental Wars Of Our Times, Jan Van Vliet

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Dr. Jan van Vliet’s paper is an edited version of a talk delivered at the annual meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society, in Washington, D. C., November 15, 2006.


Seeing Christ In Philosophy, Neal Deroo Jul 2014

Seeing Christ In Philosophy, Neal Deroo

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"With philosophy, we can start to articulate those assumptions and cultural moods to better understand what we're doing, and then evaluate them to see why we do them and whether they are in keeping with God's loving design for his creation."

Posting about a Christian perspective on philosophy from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/philosophy-as-a-way-of-life/


From Defending Theism To Discerning Spirits: Reconceiving The Task Of Christian Philosophy, Neal Deroo Jun 2014

From Defending Theism To Discerning Spirits: Reconceiving The Task Of Christian Philosophy, Neal Deroo

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Dr. Neal DeRoo presented this paper at a joint meeting of the Society for Christian Philosophers and the Society for Continental Philosophy and Theology, held at Trinity College, June 2014. The topic of the meeting was, "What is Christian Philosophy," celebrating the 30-year anniversary of the publication of Alvin Plantinga's landmark essay "Advice to Christian Philosophers."


Where Mortals Dwell: A Christian View Of Place For Today (Book Review), Mark Tazelaar Jun 2012

Where Mortals Dwell: A Christian View Of Place For Today (Book Review), Mark Tazelaar

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Reviewed Title: Bartholomew, Craig G. Where Mortals Dwell: A Christian View of Place for Today. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2011. 372 pages. ISBN: 9780801036378.


Connotations Of Worldview, Roger Henderson Jun 2012

Connotations Of Worldview, Roger Henderson

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Galileo, Biotechnology, And Epistemological Humility: Moving Stewardship Beyond The Development-Conservation Debate, Charles C. Adams Mar 2007

Galileo, Biotechnology, And Epistemological Humility: Moving Stewardship Beyond The Development-Conservation Debate, Charles C. Adams

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This paper was presented, in modified form, at the sixty-first annual meeting of the American Scientific Affiliation, at Calvin College, July 28-31, 2006.


Popular Culture Regained: An Outline Towards A Christian View, Kuk-Won Shin Sep 2003

Popular Culture Regained: An Outline Towards A Christian View, Kuk-Won Shin

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This is one of two papers presented, by Dr. Kuk-Won Shin at a Dordt College mini-lecture series on popular culture, April 14, 2003.


Is There A Christian View Of Everything From Soup To Nuts?, Roy A. Clouser Jun 2003

Is There A Christian View Of Everything From Soup To Nuts?, Roy A. Clouser

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Dr. Roy Clouser gave three lectures (October 21-22) as part of Dordt's 2002 Fall Faculty Lecture Series. The article below, transcribed and revised from his lecture, was the first of three presentations. These included "Is There a Christian View of Everything from Soup to Nuts?"; "How to Teach Technical Courses in a Distinctively Christian Way"; and "How a Christian Perspective Matters in Class."


Reformational Christian Philosophy And Christian College Education, Calvin Seerveld Mar 2002

Reformational Christian Philosophy And Christian College Education, Calvin Seerveld

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Improvising Inside The Whole Story, Syd Hielema Sep 2001

Improvising Inside The Whole Story, Syd Hielema

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This paper was presented to the B. J. Haan Education Conference held at Dordt College in March 2001.


Postmodernism And A Christian Response, Kuk-Won Shin Jun 1994

Postmodernism And A Christian Response, Kuk-Won Shin

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Vollenhoven And Thinking In The Light Of Scripture, John H. Kok Dec 1992

Vollenhoven And Thinking In The Light Of Scripture, John H. Kok

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Of Pendulums, Eclectics, And Identity: An Essay On Method And Worldview, John H. Kok Dec 1988

Of Pendulums, Eclectics, And Identity: An Essay On Method And Worldview, John H. Kok

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Philosophical Roots Of The Secular Academic Mind, Nick Van Til Mar 1985

Philosophical Roots Of The Secular Academic Mind, Nick Van Til

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Existence In Mathematics, Willis J. Alberda Mar 1979

Existence In Mathematics, Willis J. Alberda

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