SUGGESTION: NeoCalvinist works

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Mar 10 2014 12:37 PM

I'd like to see works by Herman Dooyeweerd in Logos based on the following from Wikipedia:

"provides a philosophical foundation for understanding why we can never absolutely know God, and yet, paradoxically, truly know something of God. Dooyeweerd made a sharp distinction between theoretical and pre-theoretical attitudes of thought; it might be noticed that most of the discussion of knowledge of God presupposes theoretical knowledge, in which we reflect and try to define and discuss. Pre-theoretical knowing, on the other hand, is intimate engagement, and exhibits a diverse range of aspects. Theoretical knowing, by its very nature, is never absolute, always depends on religious presuppositions, and cannot grasp either God or the law side. Pre-theoretical intuition, on the other hand, can grasp at least the law side. Knowledge of God, as God wishes to reveal it, is pre-theoretical, immediate and intuitive, never theoretical in nature. The Bible, for example, should be treated as pre-theoretical (everyday) rather than theoretical in what it contains."

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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JRS | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 10 2014 1:03 PM

MJ,

Here is an article (contra Dooyeweerd) that you might find of interest ... the discussion in the comments that follow is even more interesting.

How blessed is the one whom Thou dost choose, and bring near to Thee(Psa 65:4a)

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 10 2014 1:07 PM

I Googled to see what some of the other important Neocalvinist works are, since I am aware of Neocalvinism from Gideon Strauss and from Comment Magazine which I've written columns for, which he used to be the editor of.

From this blog post on Neocalvinism: Introductory Reading, I've pulled this list (one of them Logos already has):

It would be good to get all of these in Logos.

Calvin Seerveld is another author who is cited often in neocalvinist circles. Several books by him would be good to get in Logos:

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 10 2014 1:17 PM

JRS:
Here is an article (contra Dooyeweerd) that you might find of interest 

Thank you for the link. My interest interest in Dooyeweerd is specifically his form of apophatic theology - a form of theology that is strongest in the Orthodox Church but present in Catholicism . You are correct that the comments were especially interesting.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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Joseph Najera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 17 2015 8:56 AM

I would include Reformational Theology: A New Paradigm for Doing Dogmatics by Gordon J. Spykman, The Myth of Religious Neutrality by Roy Clouser, as well as works by Dirk H.T. Vollenhoven and H. Evan Runner.

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