ABRAHAM KUYPER ON SCIENCE, THEOLOGY AND UNIVERSITY

ABRAHAM KUYPER ON SCIENCE, THEOLOGY AND UNIVERSITY Philosophia Reformata 78 (2013) 18­46 ABRAHAM KUYPER ON SCIENCE, THEOLOGY AND UNIVERSITY Jacob Klapwijk* This article analyzes Kuyper's theory of science in the light of his neo-Calvinist worldview. First we discuss his thesis that there is an inner connection between faith and science. Tensions become visible between a reformational and a scholastic line of thought (1-4). The next part deals with the humanities and theology. Kuyper turns out to have been influenced by the scholastic Logos theory, yet in theology he also defends the idea of a correlation between faith and revelation (5-7). The third part focuses on the self-organization of the sciences in the university. It shows how Kuyper's doctrine of sphere sovereignty leads to "Free Universities" independent of church and state (8­10). The final part is a critical evaluation pointing up four challenges in Kuyper's theory of science. They concern the mediating role of worldviews, the need for a transcendental hermeneutics, the concept of transformation in science and the importance of a correlative theology based on creation (11-15). Whoever "speaks" of Kuyper speaks of Calvinism. And whoever speaks of Calvinism risks falling directly into error. In our day and age we are easily inclined to associate http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophia Reformata Brill

ABRAHAM KUYPER ON SCIENCE, THEOLOGY AND UNIVERSITY

Philosophia Reformata, Volume 78 (1): 18 – Nov 27, 2013

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© Copyright 2013 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0031-8035
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2352-8230
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10.1163/22116117-90000537
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Philosophia Reformata 78 (2013) 18­46 ABRAHAM KUYPER ON SCIENCE, THEOLOGY AND UNIVERSITY Jacob Klapwijk* This article analyzes Kuyper's theory of science in the light of his neo-Calvinist worldview. First we discuss his thesis that there is an inner connection between faith and science. Tensions become visible between a reformational and a scholastic line of thought (1-4). The next part deals with the humanities and theology. Kuyper turns out to have been influenced by the scholastic Logos theory, yet in theology he also defends the idea of a correlation between faith and revelation (5-7). The third part focuses on the self-organization of the sciences in the university. It shows how Kuyper's doctrine of sphere sovereignty leads to "Free Universities" independent of church and state (8­10). The final part is a critical evaluation pointing up four challenges in Kuyper's theory of science. They concern the mediating role of worldviews, the need for a transcendental hermeneutics, the concept of transformation in science and the importance of a correlative theology based on creation (11-15). Whoever "speaks" of Kuyper speaks of Calvinism. And whoever speaks of Calvinism risks falling directly into error. In our day and age we are easily inclined to associate

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Published: Nov 27, 2013

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