Abstraction within the Biblical worldview is not an impersonal idea but a perceived relationship between particular objects.
Abstract thought is essential to everyday life, yet some hate it and others are not aware of it. What is abstract thought and what is a biblical view of it?
By all evidence, Herman Dooyeweerd, the Dutch professor of law and philosopher, was a man if great intellect and learning. This is evident even in his little book, In the Twilight of Western Thought, intended as an introduction to his philosophy. However, for all his learning, Dooyeweerd does not succeed in clearly articulating his thought—which, … Continue reading Review of In the Twilight of Western Thought
Buy from Amazon Three of the most influential theologians of the 20th century trace their ideas back to Martin Kähler, a German theologian writing at the end of the 19th and into the 20th century. Kähler’s book The So-Called Historical Jesus and the Historical Biblical Christ was one of his most influential works—influencing and bearing similarities … Continue reading Review of the So-Called Historical Jesus and the Historic Biblical Christ
Many of the authors writing about theology after the Reformation have raised resounding criticisms of “traditional” or conservative Christianity. The modernist philosophers David Hume (in his Dialogues), Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Schleiermacher, Martin Kähler, and Rudolf Bultmann have all taken issue with conservative Christianity. I will argue that these authors share a common criticism of the … Continue reading Modern Theology’s Criticism of Conservatism