In the Phrygian Mode: Neo-Calvinism, Antiquity, and the Lamentations of Reformational Philosophy

In the Phrygian Mode: Neo-Calvinism, Antiquity, and the Lamentations of Reformational Philosophy

by Robert Sweetman

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Overview

This volume... has emerged from a small scholarly conference... on the relationship between Christianity and Greco-Roman civilization, above all, that civilization's characteristic patterns of philosophical thought... The field of investigation [is] the neo-Calvinist current within Dutch protestantism and the elaboration in the 1920s and 1930s of 'Calvinistic' philosophy as one of its most distinctive effects... this 'parish tale' has more to recommend it than might appear at first blush. For there is a good argument to be made why such a thoroughly local study can benefit a much broader segment of contemporary Protestantism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761830214
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 03/28/2007
Series: Christian Perspectives Series
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.72(w) x 8.49(h) x 1.02(d)

About the Author

Robert Sweetman, Ph.D., is the H. Evan Runner Chair in the History of Philosophy at the Institute for Christian Studies. He is also an associate member of the Centre for Medieval Studies and the Centre for the Study of Religion of the University of Toronto.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Prologue: Reformational Philosophy and Protestant Orthodoxy Chapter 2 Neo-Calvinism, Antiquity, and the Lamentations of Reformational Philosophy: A General Overview Chapter 3 Groen van Prinsterer's Appreciation of Classical Antiquity Chapter 4 Woltjer on Classical Antiquity Chapter 5 Alexander Sizoo Chapter 6 Greek Ontology and Biblical Cosmology: An Unbridgeable Gap Chapter 7 Vollenhoven and Philosophy in Early Classical Antiquity: A Critical Review Chapter 8 Popma and Lucian: A Critique of the Christian Fathers Chapter 9 Philo in the Reformational Tradition Chapter 10 Vollenhoven's and Dooyeweerd's Appropriation of Greek Philosophy Chapter 11 Antiquity Transumed and the Reformational Tradition: Which Antiquity is Transumed, How and Why Chapter 12 Epilogue: Antiquity and the Future of Reformational Tears Part 13 Name Index Part 14 Subject Index Part 15 About the Authors

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This volume... has emerged from a small scholarly conference... on the relationship between Christianity and Greco-Roman civilization, above all, that civilization's characteristic patterns of philosophical thought... The field of investigation [is] the neo-Calvinist current within Dutch protestantism and the elaboration in the 1920s and 1930s of "Calvinistic" philosophy as one of its most distinctive effects... this "parish tale" has more to recommend it than might appear at first blush. For there is a good argument to be made why such a thoroughly local study can benefit a much broader segment of contemporary Protestantism.

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