• Artistic Truth, Linguistically Turned: Variations on a Theme From Adorno, Habermas, and Hart

      Zuidervaart, Lambert; Kuipers, Ronald Alexander; Wesselius, Janet Catherina; Institute for Christian Studies (University Press of AmericaLanham, MD, 2002)
    • Existence, Nomic Conditions, and God: Issues in Henk Hart's Ontology

      Zuidervaart, Lambert; Institute for Christian Studies (Association for Reformational Philosophy, 1985)
    • Hart and Plantinga On Our Knowledge of God

      Hart, Hendrik; Huisman, John; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2004-08)
      The thesis explores and takes a stand with respect to the differences between the religious epistemologies of Alvin Plantinga and Hendrik Hart. For Plantinga, direct rational knowledge of God "in Himself" is possible because it is grounded in the experience of our rational faculties. For Hart, direct rational knowledge of God's nature is impossible because God transcends the created order and, therefore, the limits of rational understanding. Our knowledge of God, as a consequence, can only be faith knowledge that is decidedly indirect and metaphoric in nature. Plantinga believes that such views are Kantian in inspiration and that they turn our knowledge of God into nothing more than rationally incoherent "disguised nonsense." The thesis shows that Plantinga's own philosophical theology fails to meet the rational standards he sets for religious knowledge, his critique of Kantian religious epistemologies fails to apply to Hart's position, and that he himself allows for indirect knowledge of God in certain instances. The thesis concludes by noting if our knowledge of God can be indirect in some instances without also being rationally incoherent disguised nonsense, then perhaps Hart is not wrong for regarding it to be indirect in all instances.
    • On Being a Reformational Philosopher: Spirituality, Religion, and the Call to Love

      Zuidervaart, Lambert; Institute for Christian Studies (2014-11-14)
    • A Particular Collision: Arendt, CERN, and Reformational Philosophy

      Johnson, Matthew E.; Institute for Christian Studies (2014-03-27)
      In this paper, I will explore how recent discoveries in particle physics that are part of the pursuit of a so-called “unified theory of everything” play into a worldview that has the potential to poison ethical life. I will explicate Hannah Arendt’s critique of modern science’s pursuit of knowledge by means of (what she calls) “acting into nature,” and I will place the groundbreaking experimental research at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland, as well as the theoretical search for a unified “theory of everything,” within the scope of Arendt’s critique. In order to maintain Arendt’s concept of unprecedented newness inherent in human action (or what she calls “natality”) as a response to a scientific reductionism that tends to accompany these claims and pursuits of theoretical physics and to expose what is at stake in Arendt’s critique, I will turn to the anti-reductionistic Reformational philosophy of Herman Dooyeweerd and D. H. Th. Vollenhoven, which offers a model that resonates with Arendt’s critique of modern science, while also allowing for a potentially viable way forward for considerations of the scope of scientific knowledge. Finally, I will conclude with the implications of this Reformational anti-reductionism on Arendt’s concern that human action, with its power to create new and unprecedented historical situations and natural processes, must be held accountable by reflection. What is learned from Arendt and the Reformational philosophers is that giving ground to the possibility of a unified theory of everything carries with it a determinism that disallows the recognition of both newness and irreducible complexity, both of which are essential to the ethical life.
    • Perspective vol. 25 no. 5 (Oct 1991)

      Stadt, Albert; Cook, Harry; Walsh, Brian J.; Fernhout, Harry; Aukema, Veronica (Institute for Christian Studies, 1991-10-31)
    • Perspective vol. 10 no. 6 (Oct 1976)

      Steen, David T.; Anastasiou, Harry; Rowe, Bill; Rowe, Amy; Vlieg, Janet; Walsh, Brian (1976-10-31)
    • Perspective vol. 18 no. 5 (Oct 1984)

      Marshall, Paul A.; Pierik, Dick (1984-10-31)
    • Perspective vol. 20 no. 5 (Oct 1986)

      VanderVennen, Robert E.; Pitt, Clifford C.; Terpstra, Nicholas; Smidstra, Henry; VanderVennen, Robert E. (1986-10-31)
    • Perspective vol. 25 no. 6 (Dec 1991)

      Klein, Reinder J.; Fernhout, Harry; Klein, Diane (Institute for Christian Studies, 1991-12-31)
    • Perspective vol. 3 no. 1 (Jan 1969)

      Hultink, John; Tamminga, Frederick W.; Forbes, Richard; Vos, J (1969-01-31)
    • Perspective vol. 31 no. 4 (Dec. 1997)

      VanderVennen, Robert E.; Pitt, Clifford C.; Fernhout, Harry (Institute for Christian Studies, 1997-12-31)
    • Perspective vol. 32 no. 1 (Mar 1998)

      VanderVennen, Robert E.; Fernhout, Harry; Kelly, Michael (Institute for Christian Studies, 1998-03-31)
    • Perspective vol. 33 no. 3 (Sep 1999)

      VanderVennen, Robert E.; Fernhout, Harry; Posthumus, Wietse; Den Haan, Mike (Institute for Christian Studies, 1999-09-30)
    • Perspective vol. 35 no. 4 (Sep 2001)

      Olthuis, James H.; Fernhout, Harry (2001-09-30)
    • Perspective vol. 38 no. 1 (Apr 2004)

      Fernhout, Harry; DeMoor, Michael; Postma, Jason; Luymes, Jennifer Neufeld; Krabbe, Jenny (2004-04-30)
    • Perspective vol. 5 no. 4 (Aug 1971)

      Carvill, Robert Lee; Van Til, Karen (1971-08-20)
    • Perspective vol. 54 no. 2 (Fall 2020)

      Kuipers, Ronald A.; Zuidervaart, Lambert; Wesselius, Janet; Dettloff, Dean; Standish, Mark; Ansell, Nik; Hart, Hendrik; Institute for Christian Studies (Institute for Christian Studies, 2020-11)
    • Philosophy as Responsibility: a Celebration of Hendrik Hart's Contribution to the Discipline

      Kuipers, Ronald A.; Wesselius, Janet Catherina; Institute for Christian Studies (University Press of AmericaLanham, Md., 2002)