An accidental blog

"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.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Models of God and creation

Here is a diagram I have used in the past to illustrate the ways in which god(s)/ God has been perceived to relate to creation:

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Music for a Sunday

Keith Jarrett (p), Gary Peacock (b), Jack De Johnette (d) 'When I fall in love'

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Bible in a minute

[HT Ben witherington]

Resources for a Christian approach to language and linguistics

Pam Adams 1999. Phonics, whole language, and biblical hermeneutics. Pro Rege 28: 1-8.

Kornelius J. Boot. 1987. Language: A few observations from a biblical perspective. Pro Rege 15:11-15.

Kornelius J. Boot. 1974. The grammar confusion and some guidelines. Pro Rege 3 (Dec) : 28-34.

Barbara Carvill 1991. 'Foreign Language Education: A Christian Calling.' Christian Educators Journal, 30(3): 28-29.

Roy Clouser 1983. Religious language a new look at an old problem In Rationality in the Calvinian Tradition, Ed. Hart, Van derHoeven, & Wolterstorff. (Lanham: University Press of America, 1983), pp. 385ff.

Roy A Clouser 1988. Divine accomodation: an alternative theory of religious language Tijdskrif vir Christelike Wetenscap (Bloemfontein: Vereniging vir Christelike Hoer Onderwys, August, 1988), 94 -127.

Hugh Cook. 1978. Why Johnny can't write; the illiteracy crisis Pro Rege6(March) : 21-28

L. D. Derksen. 1985. Language and the transformation of philosophy. Philosophia Reformata 50: 134-149.

Joris van Eijnatten. 1995. The language of all the earth or directional pluralism Philosophia Reformata 60(1): 55-62.

Syd Hielema. 2006. Every Tribe, language, people and nation Pro Rege 24 (June): 1-9.

Noordegraaf, J. 'Pieter A. Verburg and the History of Linguistics. A bio-bibliographical account.'

Prof A W G Raath 1983. H G Stoker's cosmo-created philosophy of language TvCW

Calvin Seerveld. 2001. Babel, Pentecost, Glossolalia and Philoxenia: No Language is Foreign to God. Journal of Christianity and Foreign Languages 2 (2001). 5-30.

William A. Smalley. 1985 Learning about language. Pro Rege 14 (Sept): 2-8. (September 1985)

David Smith:

with Barbara Cavill The Gift of the Stranger: Faith, Hospitality and Foreign Language Learning

2000. 'Gates Unlocked and Gardens of Delight: Comenius on Piety, Persons and Language Learning,' Christian Scholar's Review 30:2 (2000): 207-232.

2000. 'Faith and Method in Foreign Language Pedagogy,' Journal of Christianity and Foreign Languages 1 (2000): 7-25.

1998. For profit, pleasure, and power? Cultural diversity and the mixed motives of foreign language education. Pro Rege 26 (June): 1-13.

1997. 'In Search of the Whole Person: Critical Reflections on Community Language Learning.' Journal of Research on Christian Education 6:2 (1997): 159-181.

1997. 'Communication and Integrity: Moral Development and Modern Languages.' Language Learning Journal 15 (1997): 31-35

1996. 'What Hope After Babel? Diversity and Community in Gen 11:1-9, Exod 1:1-14, Zeph 3:1-13 and Acts 2:1-13.' Horizons in Biblical Theology 18:2 (1996):169-191.

1996. 'Rediscovering a Heritage: Lull, Bacon and the Aims of Language Teaching.' Spectrum 28:1 (1996): 9-28.

1993. 'Can Modern Language Teaching Be Christian?' Spectrum 25:1 (1993): 25-38.

D F M Strauss Thought and Language: on the line of demarcation between animal and human abilities, in: South African Journal of Philosophy, Vol.13, Nr.4 (pp.175-182).

Pieter A. Verburg 1998. Language and its Functions. A historico-critical study of views concerning the functions of language from the prehumanistic philology of Orleans to the rationalistic philology of Bopp Salmon. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins

P J Visagie 2001. Philosophy as a language game TvCW

Albert Weideman

Forthcoming. Beyond Expression: A Systematic Study of the Foundations of Linguistics Paideia Press/ Reformational Publishing Project.

1977. Three journeys: one tradition. Standpunte 130 [Vol. 30 (4): 55-62].

1977b. Philosophical elements in Four Quartets. Koers 42 (6): 525-532.

1979a. Some basic semiotic categories. Anakainosis 1 (4): 2-7.

1979b. Theses on P.A. Verburg's linguistic theory. Anakainosis 2 (1): 8-9.

1985. The role of the psychology of language in applied linguistics. Acta Academica Series B 20 (101-107).

1991. Faith and objectivity in linguistic science. Language matters (UK) 1: 10-11.

1999. Five generations of applied linguistics: some framework issues. Acta Academica 31 (1): 77-98.

2001. The old and the new: reconsidering eclecticism in language teaching. Per linguam 17 (1): 1-13.

2003a. Towards accountability: a point of orientation for post-modern applied linguistics in the third millennium. Literator. 24(1): 1-20.

2003d. Assessing and developing academic literacy. Per linguam 19 (1 & 2): 55-65.

2006a. Transparency and accountability in applied linguistics. Southern African linguistics and applied language studies 24(1): 71-86.

2006b. Assessing academic literacy in a task-based approach. Language matters 37(1): 81-101.

2006c. A systematically significant episode in applied linguistics. In L.O.K Lategan & J.H. Smit (guest editors) (2006) Time and context relevant philosophy. Special edition 1 of the Journal for Christian scholarship 42 (November; pp. 231-244).

2006d. Academic Literacy: Prepare to Learn

2007a. Overlapping and divergent agendas: Writing and applied linguistics research. Forthcoming in C. van der Walt (ed.) Living through languages: An African tribute to Rene Dirven. Stellenbosch: African Sun Media. Pp. 147-163. ISBN: 1-919980-31-8.

2007b. The redefinition of applied linguistics: modernist and postmodernist views. Southern African linguistics and applied language studies 25(4):589-605.

2007c. A responsible agenda for applied linguistics: confessions of a philosopher LSSA/SAALA/SAALT keynote address July. Per linguam 23(2): 29-53.

2008a. The idea of lingual economy. Paper to be read at the ICCLING 2008 conference, Stellenbosch, January. Submitted to Koers. [pdf of PowerPoint presentation]

2008b. Constitutive and regulative conditions for the assessment of academic literacy. Paper to be read at a colloquium on "Testing the academic literacy of additional language students" at the AILA 2008 conference in Essen, Germany, 26 August.[pdf of PowerPoint presentation]

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Hardyman: Glory Days - a review

Glory Days: Living the Whole of Your Life for Jesus
Julian Hardyman
IVP: Leicester
ISBN 978-184474-153-3; 160 pp; pbk; £6.99

This is a great little book. Julian Hardyman, the senior pastor at Eden Baptist, Cambridge, UK, has produced an accessible, engaging and entertaining book. He writes to show that there is no thumb breadth of life in which Christ is not interested. He introduces many kuyperian ideas – though strangely Abraham Kuyper doesn’t get a mention.

It’s an easy read; it only took me a few hours to finish it. This is its great advantage. It will be ideal introductory book for Christian students from sixth form onwards. It will be perfect for those who would find The Transforming Vision and Creation Regained a little daunting. The book comes from a similar perspective from these two though more kuyperian/ schaefferian than reformational. Though the phrase 'world-view' is used only five times (in ch 12), it is a book about a distinctively Christian world-view. Al Wolters, Walsh and Middleton, Cornelius Plantinga, Richard Mouw and Michael Wittemer are cited copiously and their ideas are freely drawn upon.

Hardyman writes to expose the shallow dualism and the narrow closed pietism incipient in much of modern evangelicalism and does so, not in a negative way, but by presenting a positive biblical alternative. He wants each day to be a glory day, a day where we can do all things, and that includes football, chess, watching films, going to the office, sweeping the floor or doing a crossword, to the glory of God. The ideas it contains are not new to neo-calvinists, but they will be new to the typical British - or even North American - evangelical student starting college. If you know of any such students make them read this book: in doing so you will help save their studies and their time at university.

The book is split into two parts: ‘Days of glory in the Bible’ and ‘Our glory days’. The first part traces the biblical groundmotive (though he doesn’t use that term) of creation, fall and redemption. Stress is rightly placed on the cultural mandate, which he describes as the First Great Commission, and being the image bearers of God. He calls our call to keep and tend the garden, the Human Cultural Project. Drawing upon Tom Wright he places the emphasis on the renewed earth, where ‘the glory of God comes down to us’ rather than us being whisked off , or beamed up, to a non-physical heaven.

The second part examines the two great commandments (Gn 1:26ff and Mt 28:18ff), work, being citizens and our callings. Here is no narrow life-denying perspective. This is no insipid liebfraumilch gospel; this is a full-bodied, full-bloodied, life-affirming gospel, a Shiraz gospel that is concerned with every area and aspect of life – the Mondays through Saturdays as well as the Sundays.

As someone who was converted at university and then became enmeshed in a dualistic framework, where prayer, bible study and evangelism took priority over lectures, this book would have been perfect to wake me up to the wide ranging implications of the gospel of the kingdom. This book is an important wake up call for us all to take the discipleship of Christ seriously, so we can enjoy God’s good gifts and ‘do all for the glory of God’ (1 Cor 10: 31)

Available from:
Book depository

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Friday, 17 October 2008

Thursday, 16 October 2008

What does it mean to be spiritual?

Spiritual has to do with the ultimate direction of our whole lives, including the biological, psychological, economic and political.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Cultural anorexics or gluttons

My talk at the church service is, for the next few days, available here; click on the evening service.

Here's a copy of the slides - I've now managed to find a way to display all the images
View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own.

Smith on Carson's Christ and culture

James K A Smith's review on D A Carson's Christ and Culture Revisited  is online at Christianity Today.

This desire to root Christian thinking about culture in the grand narrative of Scripture is laudable. Unfortunately, I think it's also where the book falters because Carson's summary of the biblical story is, frankly, incomplete. For instance, while he emphasizes the doctrine of creation and that "God made everything," he nowhere discusses what has commonly been described as the "cultural mandate" (Gen 1:27-29) — humanity's creational call to cultivate the possibilities latent within creation through ongoing cultural work. This task of human making is precisely how we image God in the world (as "sub-creators" in Tolkien's words). Instead, Carson tends to treat culture as a given and fails to offer a theology of culture that shows how the work of human making is rooted in creation itself. For Carson, culture always seems to be a noun (something "out there") rather than a verb (something we do).

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

All of life redeemed update

I have recently added the following:

These were the second generation reformational thinkers after Dooyeweerd, Vollenhoven and Janse.

There are no new articles online from them, but there is a brief bio and bibliography and a link to one or two of their articles online, including links to bibliographies complied in the late seventies by L. Derksen amd A. M. Petersen.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Gluttons or anorexics?

Here are the slides from tonight's talk - unfortunately, as most of the images were png they don't show up.

Hollywood worldviews: gluttons or anorexics

I'm speaking at 'church' tonight. It's the first in a series inspired by Brian Godowa's Hollywood worldviews. This is the gist of what I'm going to say.

Hollywood worldviews: gluttons or anorexics?

How do we view culture? How should we respond to culture? Are we glutton or anorexics?
Why do we watch films? I won’t embarrass you by getting you to respond; but there are two equal but opposite mistakes that Christian make about culture.

The mistake of the glutton and the mistake of the anorexic.
Take films, how would a cultural glutton and a cultural anorexic respond?

Glutton – it’s just a movie, I wanna be entertained.

Anorexic – movies corrupt our society, they are worldly and a waste of time, why should we bother watching people pretending to be other people?

So, how should we respond as Christians to culture and films?

But before we address that important question we need to take a step back and ask, what is culture?

An Amish boy and his father travelled in their buggy to a mall for the first time. They were amazed by almost everything they saw, but especially by two silver doors that moved apart and back together.

The boy asked "What is this, Father?" This was the first time the dad had seen a lift responded "Jedediah, Son, I have never seen anything like this in my life, I don’t know what it is."

While the boy and his father were watching, an old lady in a wheel chair rolled up to the doors and pressed a button. The doors opened and the lady rolled between them into a small room.

The doors closed and the boy and his father heard a strange noise and watched a small set of lights with numbers on light up in sequence stop and then come back down again.

The door opened up again and a beautiful 26-year-old woman stepped out.

The father said to his son, "Go get your mother."
If we don’t understand culture we can make mistakes!

For many culture conjures up ballet, opera theatre and radio 3! Something the posh and rich do!
But then we talk about the culture of the work place or yoof cultkah.

There are many different levels of and aspects to culture.

A good illustration is a potato.

A potato is something ‘natural’, it can be developed and moulded into various different forms:
Baked, mashed, crisps, chips, boiled, roasted, dauphinois (shows I’m cultured!)

That process of change is culture.

The baked potato can be enjoyed in a meal with friends, in a café with others … that’s culture.
It’s taking the raw material and moulding and shaping it into something else.

Then what about:
  • A potato clock – science
  • A potato market – business and economics
  • Potato stamps – art
  • Potato flute – music

All this is culture

The word culture comes from the idea of a garden, cultivation.

Originally humans were placed in a garden and what were we asked to do?
To tend and keep it – to be gardeners and artists. To be culture makers.

So how do we respond to culture?

There are a number of ways in which we can respond to the culture around us:

Condemn it – like the anorexics. Here the ‘not of the world is emphasised’
Consume it –like the gluttons here sometimes we are ‘in the world’ is emphasised!
Copy it – this is what Christians are good at! We flatter culture by imitating it – but it's usually the culture of twenty years ago.
Critique it – examine where it’s coming from, look at the worldview behind it, think about what idea of salvation lies behind it.
There is however, another way: create and transform culture.

Andy Crouch, in his excellent Culture Making, talks about gestures and postures – as postures these approaches are wrong, as gestures sometimes they may be appropriate.

Culture is inescapable – culture is no option.
What we do and how we do it that is culture – we are immersed in it.
It’s what we were called to do carve and create culture, to keep and tend the garden.

The Bible starts in a garden but it finishes in a city. That means development and a process of enculturation; that is our calling as Christians, as the image bearers of God, to make and shape culture.

Our posture is not to copy, consume, condemn, but to carve culture, to shape and create it.

Why are so many cultural anorexics – condemning culture?
There are several reasons:

The world is not my home – I’m just a passing through; they can’t wait to escape and get to heaven.

However, the earth is our home – we were place here to steward and develop it – and at the end of all things we won’t be going to heaven – heaven is coming down to earth! A renewed heavens and a renewed earth.

In the world but not of it – usually means that they want to escape from the world, it’s a denial of God’s good creation. What they don’t realise is that this position is a worldly one – it coms straight from Greek philosophy and Gnosticism.

Dualism is the mistaken idea that some things are more spiritual than others – some aspect of creation is higher or more important than another. And yet God created all things good.

Dualism arises from the failure to discern structure and direction
Everything in creation has a structure, it is the way it was created and intended by God. That structure is rooted in creation and is good. However, everything in creation is claimed and counterclaimed – as C S Lewis put it.

"There is no neutral ground in the universe: every square inch, every split second is claimed by God and counterclaimed by Satan."

God’s creation is good – then came the fall and disrupted the good creation, its pulled in opposite directions. Jesus comes to redeem and restore it.

The way we do culture is a matter of direction – do we use it obediently to God and his norms, or do we use it for our own ends or the ends of others?

Often we look and see fallen culture and rightly condemn it, but the dualist doesn’t see the creational aspects of this culture, it is culture being done disobediently. Culture doesn’t have to be sinful; it has a creational structure that is good and it can be done obediently, obedient to the laws and norm that God has placed in creation for culture.

The need for a biblical understanding of spirituality.
Being spiritual doesn’t mean praying, reading our Bibles, evangelising or walking two inches off the ground with a halo around our heads! Being spiritual mean being led by the spirit – and that can include watching films, critiquing films, producing films, writing about films and enjoying films. Our false ides of spirituality often arise out of a false idea of what it means to be human – which comes back to worldviews!

The relationship between religion, worldviews and culture
One important relationship we need to examine is the relationship between culture, worldview and religion. Think of it as an onion, with many layers – the outer layers are the different facets of culture

All cultural artefacts come from a particular worldview – but culture can also shape the worldview. Behind this worldview are religious convictions and commitments.

Worldviews consist of four things:

stories – an overarching theme by which we are guided;
praxis – a way of being in the world;
symbols and
key questions – the answers to which rest upon religious commitments.

We all have a worldview, it is inescapable. These worldviews permeate all that we do. Worldviews are the spectacles through which we view the world and the way in which we interpret the world. Like a map they are the way in which we navigate through the world.

I want us to look at two cultural icons: Farmer Bell and Windy Miller two characters from Camberwick Green, a children’s programme from the alte sixties and early seventies.

Watch this clip and think about Farmer Bell and Windy Miller they would answer these worldview questions.
Episode 5

Farmer Bell – is a typical modernist.
Bell might not be able to articulate all this, but it does lie behind his approach to life.

The story upon which Western culture and civilisation rests is that of progress. We are continually evolving, progressing, into something better.

The idols of our culture are the false trinity of scientism, technicism and economicism; these idols are reflected in the symbols of agribusiness instead of agriculture, the latest farm machinery, large shopping galleries, science research centres and parks, and leisure complexes.

Praxis is investment in science so that we can develop and then buy the technology, such as forklift trucks, to solve all present and future problems. We consume the latest technological gadgets to give meaning to our lives: "I shop therefore I am", has become the creed of our age.

Who are we? We are the products of energy/ matter, 15 billion years and chance. Trying to overcome nature to make our own way in the world.

Why are we here? There is no ultimate meaning to our existence. It is due to a number of fortuitous chance events, such as the distance of the Earth from the sun and the value of the gravitational constant. These values need not be as there are, it is a pleasant coincidence, they have the values that enable life as we know it to exist. Farmer Bell may not be an atheist or agnostic, but the way he does things suggest that. He may well have a Christian faith, but it would be a dualistic one – he may well attend church, but it has nothing to do with the rest of his life.

Where are we? We are in the universe, on the edge of a galaxy called the Milky Way., on a planet called earth. The earth is a source of raw material which we are to exploit. We are also at the point of the culmination of the evolutionary process.

What is wrong? Essentially nothing that we can't solve given enough time money and scientific know how. One problem is that the earth's raw materials are being slowly depleted.

What is the solution? Investing enough time, money and expertise in scientific investigation so that we can develop the technology to solve all problems. Raw materials will be replaced by specially developed artificial ones.

Windy Miller
We are a part of nature, the problem is we don’t live in harmony with it, small is beautiful, The solution is to become more in tune with nature – avoid technology where possible. Use natural resources, don’t exploit the environment; get back to nature.

As Andy Crouch says, The only way to change culture is to make more culture. We are to be culture makers not culture gluttons or anorexics.

Pray for the writers, the film makers, the website designers, the artists, the flower arrangers, the gardeners, the poets, the musicians, the photographers. Support them. They too are missionaries, taking seriously the mission of God to work and keep the garden so it can become God’s city.

We are all called to be creative – to be makers of culture. Let’s do it in whatever way God calls us to.

Books for further reading

How do you eat an elephant? One bit at a time – how do we create culture – one bit at a time.

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Harry (Arie) der Nederlanden 1944-2008

From the Christian Courier:

The Board of the Christian Courier announces that Editor Harry der Nederlanden died peacefully Thursday evening, September 25. Harry has been editor of CC for eight years. During those eight years, he provided our readership with thought-provoking editorials, that were steeped in biblical thinking, helpful news summaries, wonder-filled poetry and light-hearted anecdotes, drawings and stories. Harry is survived by his loving wife, Rose, four children, their partners and three grandchildren.

We all were amazed at how courageously Harry faced the end of his life on earth. He firmly believed in the power of the Resurrection both in his life and work as well as in his expectations for the future.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Trinity debate: Ware & Grudem v McCall & Yandell

Bruce Ware and Wayne Grudem  debated Tom McCall and Keith Yandell over the question: “Do relations of authority and submission exist eternally among the Persons of the Godhead?” last night.

It was live-blogged by Andy Naselli.

Copies of the talk outlines are available here.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Visualising the Bible

This image won an hono(u)rable mention in a Best Science Images of 2008

The Bible's 1,189 chapters are plotted along the horizontal axis at the bottom of the image, with each bar's length determined by the number of verses.

The arcs above the graph show the 63,779 cross-references between each chapter.

[HT Culture making]

Sunday, 5 October 2008

A plethora of reformational resources

Recently announced on the RRP site:

The Reformational Publishing Project and Paideia Press is pleased to announce the inauguration of an extensive web publishing program designed to place a broad variety of titles that fall within the general parameters of the Reformational tradition. We have presently scanned almost one hundred and twenty titles many of them in the original Dutch. Many more titles await the acquisition of clean copies. If readers have clean copies of works they would like to suggest for possible inclusion in this project I would be happy to hear from them. This project will be an ongoing one and will add new features at a later date. The list can be searched either by Author, or by Title.

Click here to search our online books

A. D. R. Polman. Modern Thinkers Series: Barth
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A. Janse. Evas Dochteren
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A. Janse. Leven in het Verbond
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A. Janse. Opvoeding en Onderwijs
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A. Janse. Uit de Geschiedenis der Kerk
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Abraham Kuyper. Christianity and the Class Struggle
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Abraham Kuyper. Lectures on Calvinism
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Anne DeVries. Story Bible for Older Children (New Testament)
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Anne DeVries. Story Bible for Older Chilldren (Old Testament)
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Bob Goudzwaard. Capitalism and Progress: A Diagnosis of Western Society
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Bradshaw Frey, William Ingram, Thomas E. McWhertor, and William David Romanowski. At Work and Play
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C. Vanderwaal. Hal Lindsey and Biblical Prophecy
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C. Vanderwaal. Search the Scriptures Vol. I Genesis-Exodus
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C. Vanderwaal. Search the Scriptures Vol. III Samuel-Esther
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C. Vanderwaal. Search the Scriptures Vol. IV Job-Song of Songs
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C. Vanderwaal. Search the Scriptures Vol. IX Corinthians-Philemon
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C. Vanderwaal. Search the Scriptures Vol. VI Hosea-Malachi
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C. Vanderwaal. Search the Scriptures Vol. VII Mathew-Luke
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C. Vanderwaal. Search the Scriptures Vol. VIII John- Romans
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C. Vanderwaal. Search the Scriptures Vol. X Hebrews- Revelation
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C. Vanderwaal. Search the Scriptures Vol.II Leviticus-Ruth
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C. Vanderwaal. Search the Scriptures Vol.V Isaiah-Daniel
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C. Veenhof. Om De Unica Catholica
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Craig Bartholomew and Thorsten Moritz. Christ and Consumerism
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Dooyeweerd. The Analogical Concepts
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Dr. A. Kuyper. De Gemeene Gratie I
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Dr. A. Kuyper. De Gemeene Gratie II
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Dr. A. Kuyper. De Gemeene Gratie III
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Dr. A. Kuyper. Dictaten Dogmatiek I
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Dr. A. Kuyper. Dictaten Dogmatiek II
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Dr. A. Kuyper. Dictaten Dogmatiek III
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Dr. A. Kuyper. Dictaten Dogmatiek IV
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Dr. A. Kuyper. Dictaten Dogmatiek V
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Dr. A. Kuyper. Het Werk Van Den Heiligen Geest
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Dr. A. Kuyper. Nabij God te Zijn
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Dr. A. Kuyper. Onze Eeredienst
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Dr. A. Kuyper. Prorege I
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Dr. A. Kuyper. Prorege II
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Dr. A. Kuyper. Prorege III
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Dr. A. Kuyper. Souvereiniteit in Eigen Kring
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Dr. A. Kuyper. Van De Voleinding I
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Dr. A. Kuyper. Van De Voleinding II
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Dr. A. Kuyper. Van De Voleinding III
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Dr. A. Kuyper. Van De Voleinding IV
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Dr. A. Kuyper Translated by George Kamps. Sphere Sovereignty
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Dr. H. Dooyeweerd. The Theory of Man: Thirtytwo Propositions on Anthropology
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Dr. H. Evan Runner. Critisch-Historisch Onderzoek naar de Sociologische Ontwekkeling van het Beginsel der Souvereiniteit in eigen Kring"
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Dr. H. Van Riessen. Modern Society in the Light of the Lordship of Jesus Christ
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Dr. H.E. Runner. The Christian and the World
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Dr. H.E. Runner. The Development of Calvinism in North America on the Background of its Development in Europe
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Dr. Henry Beets. Johanna of Nigeria
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Dr. J. D. Dengerink. The Necessity of Christian Universities
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Dr. Jan D. Dengerink. The Power of the Reformation in Political Life
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Dr. John Bolt, Dr. John Cooper, Dr. John B. Hulst, Dr. Gordon J. Spykman, Dr. Henry Vander Goot, Dr. John Van Dyk, and Rev. Nelson D. Kloosterman. Orthodoxy and Orthopraxis in the Reformed Community Today (Christian Reformed Perspectives)
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Dr. K.J. Popma. Calling, Task and Culture
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Dr. L. Praamsma. De Belijdenis in de Crisis
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Dr. L. Praamsma. Lerende hen Onderhouden I
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Dr. L. Praamsma. Lerende hen Onderhouden II
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Dr. Willem J. Ouweneel. Operatie Supermens
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E Schuurman. Reflections on the Technological Society
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E.L. Hebden Taylor. Reformation or Revolution
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E.L. Hebden Taylor. The Christian Philosophy of Law, Politics and the State
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Egbert Schuurman. Christian in Babel
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F.H. Von Meyenfeldt. De Christelijke Levens Wandel
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Frank Vanden Berg. Abraham Kuyper
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Gordon J. Spykman. Christian Faith in Focus
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Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer. Selected Studies
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Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer. The History of the Revolution in its First Phase: The Preparation (till 1789) (His Unbelief and Revolution; a Series of Lectures in History, Lecture
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Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer. Unbelief in Religion and Politics: Unbelief and Revolution Lectures VIII-IX
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Guillaume Groen van Prinsterer. Unbelief in Religion and Politics: Unbelief and Revolution Lectures XI
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H. Dooyeweerd. Introduction to a Transcendental Criticism of Philosophic Thought
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H. Dooyeweerd. The Contest About the Concept of Sovereignty in Modern Jurisprudence and Political Science 1
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H. Dooyeweerd. The Criteria of Progressive and Reactionary Tendencies in Histrory
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H. Dooyeweerd. Vernieuwing en Bezinning
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H. Evan Runner. Christianity and Humanism
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H. Evan Runner. Life is Religion
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H. Evan Runner. Scriptural Religion and Political Task
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H. Evan Runner. The Relation of the Bible to Learning
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H. Van Riessen. Modern Thinkers Series: Nietzsche
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H. Van Riessen Ph.d.. The Society of The Future
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Harry Antonides. A Christian Union in Labours Wasteland
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Harry Antonides. Multinationals and the Peaceable Kingdom
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Harry Antonides. Stones for Bread: The Social Gospel and its Contemporary Legacy
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Hebden Taylor. The New Legality
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Hendrik Van Riessen. The University and its Basis
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Herman Bavinck. The Certainty of Faith
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Herman Dooyeweerd. Creation and Evolution
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Herman Dooyeweerd. Roots of Western Culture: Pagan, Secular, and Christian Options
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Herman Dooyeweerd. Sociology of Law and It's Philosophical Foundations
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Herman N. Ridderbos. When the Time Had Fully Come: Studies in the New Testament Theology
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Herman Ridderbos. Studies in Scripture and its Authority
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Herman Ridderbos. The Coming of the Kingdom
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Herman Veldkamp. Waiting for Christ's Return: On Paul's First Letter to the Thessalonians
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J. Diemer. Nature and Miracle
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J.H. Bavinck. The Riddel of Life
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Jan Dengerink. The Idea of Justice in Christian Perspective
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Jan Waterink. Basic Concepts in Christian Pedagogy
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Johanna Veenstra. Pioneering for Christ in the Sudan
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John Bolt. Christian and Reformed Today
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K.Sietsma. The Idea of Office
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Karl Marx. The Roots of His Thought
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L. Praamsma. Let Christ Be King: Reflections on the Life and Times of Abraham
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L. Praamsma. The Church in the Twentieth Century -- Elect From Every Nation (Volume VII)
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M.C. smit. Writings on God and History
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Martin Vrieze. Introduction to Sociology
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McKendree R. Langley. The Practice of Political Spirituality: Episodes from the Public Career of Abraham Kuyper, 1879-1918
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Norman De Jong. The Separation of Church and State: The Myth Revisited
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P.Y. De Jong. The Church's Witness to the World
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Peter J. Steen. The Structure of Herman Dooyewerd's Thought
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Ridderbos. Modern Thinkers Series: Bultmann
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S G DeGraaf. Promise and Deliverance II: The failure of Israel's Theocracy
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S. G. De Graaf. Promise and Deliverance I: From Creation To The Conquest Of Canaan
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S. G. De Graaf. Promise and Deliverance III: Christ's Ministry and Death
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S. G. De Graaf. Promise and Deliverance IV (Christ and the Church)
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S.U. Zuidema. Existentialistic Communication
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S.U. Zuidema. Modern Thinkers Series: Satre
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T. Boersma. Is the Bible a Jigsaw Puzzle
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Vonk and Van Deursen. Voorzeide Leer: Genesis
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Vonk and Van Deursen. Voorzeide Leer: Joshua
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Willem Ouweneel. Heart and Soul a Christian View of Psychology
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Zylstra. Hegal, Marcuse, and the New Left
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