Kuyper's Razor? Rethinking Science and Religion, Trinitarian Scholarship and God’s Eternity

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/552641
Title:
Kuyper's Razor? Rethinking Science and Religion, Trinitarian Scholarship and God’s Eternity
Authors:
Coletto, Renato
Abstract:
This article explores three research fields in contemporary Christian scholarship and argues that the way they are approached is often questionable due to the basic assumptions, the methods or the implications. The following allegations are proposed. Research on the relationship between religion and science is based on a framework of assumptions which does not reflect the biblical standpoint properly. Trinitarian scholarship expects too much from the presumed correspondence between Trinity and created reality, whilst it tends to neglect other resources available to Christian scholarship. Scientific reflection on God’s eternity is speculative in as much as it tries to transcend the modal horizon of knowledge. In these three cases (other cases are also briefly mentioned) it is argued that ‘Kuyper’s razor’ (an approach promoted in the Kuyperian reformational tradition) would help rethinking research in these areas.
Affiliation:
School of Philosophy, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africa
Citation:
Coletto, Renato. "Kuyper's Razor? Rethinking Science and Religion, Trinitarian Scholarship and God's Eternity." In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi, 49, no. 1 (May 2015): 10 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ids.v49i1.1891 (Accessed: May 11, 2015)
Publisher:
AOSIS OpenJournals
Journal:
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi
Issue Date:
May-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10756/552641
Additional Links:
http://www.indieskriflig.org.za/index.php/skriflig/article/view/1891
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
Religion and science; Learning and scholarship--Religious aspects--Christianity; Trinitarian scholarship; God--Attributes; Kuyper's razor; Reformed philosophy; Kuyper, Abraham, 1837-1920--Philosophy; Dooyeweerd, H. (Herman), 1894-1977--Philosophy
ISSN:
2305-0853 (online); 1018-6441 (print)
Rights holder:
AOSIS OpenJournals, Postnet Suite #110, Private Bag X19, Durbanville, South Africa, 7551
Appears in Collections:
Faith and Learning Network Bibliography

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dc.contributor.authorColetto, Renatoen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-11T13:46:54Z-
dc.date.available2015-05-11T13:46:54Z-
dc.date.issued2015-05-
dc.identifier.citationColetto, Renato. "Kuyper's Razor? Rethinking Science and Religion, Trinitarian Scholarship and God's Eternity." In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi, 49, no. 1 (May 2015): 10 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ids.v49i1.1891 (Accessed: May 11, 2015)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn2305-0853 (online)-
dc.identifier.issn1018-6441 (print)-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10756/552641-
dc.description.abstractThis article explores three research fields in contemporary Christian scholarship and argues that the way they are approached is often questionable due to the basic assumptions, the methods or the implications. The following allegations are proposed. Research on the relationship between religion and science is based on a framework of assumptions which does not reflect the biblical standpoint properly. Trinitarian scholarship expects too much from the presumed correspondence between Trinity and created reality, whilst it tends to neglect other resources available to Christian scholarship. Scientific reflection on God’s eternity is speculative in as much as it tries to transcend the modal horizon of knowledge. In these three cases (other cases are also briefly mentioned) it is argued that ‘Kuyper’s razor’ (an approach promoted in the Kuyperian reformational tradition) would help rethinking research in these areas.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherAOSIS OpenJournalsen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.indieskriflig.org.za/index.php/skriflig/article/view/1891en_GB
dc.subjectReligion and scienceen_GB
dc.subjectLearning and scholarship--Religious aspects--Christianityen_GB
dc.subjectTrinitarian scholarshipen_GB
dc.subjectGod--Attributesen_GB
dc.subjectKuyper's razoren_GB
dc.subjectReformed philosophyen_GB
dc.subjectKuyper, Abraham, 1837-1920--Philosophyen_GB
dc.subjectDooyeweerd, H. (Herman), 1894-1977--Philosophyen_GB
dc.titleKuyper's Razor? Rethinking Science and Religion, Trinitarian Scholarship and God’s Eternityen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Philosophy, North-West University, Potchefstroom Campus, South Africaen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIn die Skriflig/In Luce Verbien_GB
dc.rights.holderAOSIS OpenJournals, Postnet Suite #110, Private Bag X19, Durbanville, South Africa, 7551en_GB
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