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Monday, 4 August 2014

Two new excellent books from Bennie van der Walt

Two new books have been published by Bennie van der Walt:

2014. Constancy and Change: Historical Types and Trends in the Passion of the Western Mind.

This looks at Vollenhoven's consistent-problem historical method in a clear and accessible way. It will provide an excellent entry point into Vollenhoven's work. The aim of the book is to provide an elementary, comprehensible introduction to Vollenhoven’s complicated historiographic method. It does that admirably.






CONTENTS
Preface: Prof. Annette Combrink .............................................. ii
Introduction: ........................................................................ iv
Chapter 1: How to portray the history of philosophy: exploring historiographical problems and methodologies ... 1
Chapter 2: A Scripturally oriented perspective on the history of Western intellectual thinking: the origin, contours of and questions about the consistent problem-historical method .............................18
Chapter 3: Flying on the wings of Vollenhoven’s radical Christian worldview: a reconsideration of current typologies of Christian worldviews............................. 38
Chapter 4: The concept “woman”: a feminist historiography of the relation between male and female ..........73
Chapter 5: The implications of a consistent problem-historical method of philosophical historiography for gender differences and relationships........................... 96

Bibliographical references 




2014. At the Cradle of a Christian Philosophy: Calvin, Vollenhoven, Stoker, Dooyeweerd. 

This book examines the roots of reformational philosophy as found in Calvin, Vollenhoven and Dooyeweerd. It is an excellent introduction.







CONTENTS

Preface – Prof. M.F. Heyns 

Introduction 

Chapter 1: The uniqueness of John Calvin’s (1509-1564) Philosophia Christiana ... 1

Chapter 2: The Christian philosophy of D.H.Th. Vollenhoven (1892-1978) ... 47

Chapter 3: The Christian philosopher, H.G. Stoker (1899-1993) ................. 80

Chapter 4: The Christian philosophy of H. Dooyeweerd (1894-1977)........... 116

Bibliographies

Acknowledgments 


As ever with Bennie's work these are clear, accessible and replete with wisdom and insight.

The books can be obtained from the author contact him on:
benniejvanderwalt at gmail.com


4 comments:

Rudi said...

Thanks for alerting us to these books. They look very significant. Is it possible to list the contents?

David said...

Do you know where we can purchase them?

Steve Bishop said...

Hi Rudi and David

Thanks for dropping by.
I'll post the contents; the books can be obtained from benniejvanderwalt gmail.com

Cheers

Steve

Rudi said...

Brilliant. Thanks for that Steve. I've been meaning to get hold of some of van der Walt's books. These two definitely look worthwhile.