A New Critique of Theoretical Thought Vol. 2
"Highly esteemed Mr. Dooyeweerd: yours is the great merit to have seen that today we can no longer philosophize, as was still possible in the so-called modern era, without answering the question - or at least raising it - in what way philosophy and Christianity relate to each other. Today we know all too well that all philosophizing takes place against the background of a culture that in essential respects is determined by its religion, even in its anti-religious voices and moods or in its seemingly indifferent discussions and argumentation. The period in which philosophy and religion marched separately (or claimed that they could and should do so) is gone."
- Richard Kroner, Professor of Philosophy, University of Kiel
Herman Dooyeweerd (1894-1977) was born in Amsterdam to Calvinistic parents whose convictions and way of life were profoundly influenced by Abraham Kuyper, the great Dutch statesman, educator and journalist, and one of the protestant leaders through which the evangelical wing of Dutch reformed protestantism emerged. Dooyeweerd is recorded to have had a prolific career as a researcher in philosophy, during which he wrote various profound literary works such as The New Critique of Theoretical Thought, Roots of Western Culture, and more. He is, without a doubt, one of the most important philosophers that the Netherlands has ever produced, comparable only perhaps with Baruch de Spinoza.
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