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"If God is sovereign, then his lordship must extend over all of life, and it cannot be restricted to the walls of the church or within the Christian orbit." Abraham Kuyper Common Grace 1.1.

Saturday, 21 January 2006

Calvin Seerveld

Calvin Seerveld, is senior member emeritus of philosophical aesthetics at the Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto. He was senior member of Professor of aesthetics 1972-1995. Before that he was one of the original faculty of Trinity Christian College in Chicago. He received his PhD in philosophy and comparative literature from the Free University in Amsterdam in 1958.

He is perhaps best-known as the author of Rainbows for the Fallen World (1980), a semi-popular introduction to Christian aesthetics.

His other books include:

  • Voicing God’s Psalms (with audio CD) (2005)
  • In the Field’s of the Lord: A Seerveld Reader (ed Craig Bartholomew) (2000)
  • Bearing Fresh Olive Leaves: Alternative Steps in Understanding Art (2000)
  • Take Hold of God and Pull (1999)
  • A Christian Critique of Art and Literature (1995/1963)
  • On Being Human: Imaging God in the modern world (1988)
  • The Greatest Song, in critique of Solomon (1988/1967 & video 2001)
Seerveld's books are available from Tuppence Press (in North America) and the Christian Studies Unit (in the UK) and Piquant (in the UK)

On-line works include the following:

Gideon Strauss' Seerveld texts

A Christian tin-can theory of man
Reformational Christian philosophy and Christian College education

Visual and audio media

Tapes are available from here

mp3 on imagination

Brief quicktime clip

On Seerveld:

Gregory Baus Seerveld’s Hineinlebenshaltung

Byron Borger

Reviews of Seerveld's books:
  • In the Fields of the Lord here
  • Bearing Fresh Olive Leaves here


Some more on-line articles:

Update 2
J. Mark Bertrand on Seerveld here

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Baus said...

Dearest Steve,

you know... I've noticed you keep spelling my name with two S'. It does rhyme with "Strauss," but Baus has just one "s."

Steve Bishop said...

oopss! Ssorry Gregory. Itss what comess from being sslightly dysslexuc.