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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.

Sunday, 26 February 2006

Baus on societal sphere sovereignty

Gregory Baus has posted a copy of his paper on 'Dooyeweerd's societal sphere sovereignty' on his Reformatische blog. Bruce Wearne has already make some interesting remarks on the paper - see the comments.

Sphere sovereignty (Souvereinitet in eigen kring) is a concept developed by Abraham Kuyper and developed on a more philosophical foundation by Dooyeweerd. It insists that created boundaries have an intrinsic nature that should be affirmed and respected; for example, the church should be the church and not a business, or a school.

Gregory takes Dooyeweerd's conception and applies it to relationships between civil governments, societal communites and institutions.


Baus said...

Just thought I'd update the comments here with the pdf file link you provided.

Thanks, again.

Baus said...

Or readers can try