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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, 11 October 2014

Calvin Seerveld's writings 2009-2014

A list of Calvin Seerveld's writings from 1995-200 appeared here


The damages of a Christian worldview In After Worldview ed. J. Matthew Bonzo and Michael Stevens. Sioux Center, Iowa: Dordt College Press.

Cities as a place for public artwork: a glocal approach. In Goheen, M.W. & Glanville, E.G., eds. The gospel and globalisation: exploring the religious roots of a globalised world. Vancouver: Regent College Publishing & Geneva Society. p. 229-324.

How should Christians be stewards of art? A response to Nathan Jacobs. Markets and Morality 12(2): 377-385.

How should Christians be stewards of art? A surresponse to Nathan Jacobs. Markets and Morality 12(2): 393-398.

Redemptive grit: the ordinary artistry of Gerald Folkerts. Image, 63 (Summer): 51-60.

Categories for Art Historical Methodology:  Antoine Watteau (Les Fetes Venitiennes). In Art as Spiritual Perception.  Essays in honor of E. John Walford, edited by James Romaine (Wheaton:  Crossway, 2012), 165-178.


A Christian mission of glocal culture within riven societies in God’s world. Koers - Bulletin for Christian Scholarship 75(1):115-134. doi: 10.4102/koers.v75i1.75

Getting into Martin Luther's groove. Reformed Worship 95 (March): 20-21.


Why we need to learn to cry in Church: reclaiming the Psalms of Lament. In Forgotten Songs:  Reclaiming the Psalms for Christian Worship, eds. C. Richard Wells & Ray Van Neste. Nashville: B&H Publishing Group.

Footprints in the snow. Comment (March)

Getting ready for church. The Banner  147 September):8

Reading the Bible like a grown-up child. Comment (November)


Overlooked Herder, and the Performative Nature of The Greatest Song as Biblical Wisdom Literature. Southeastern Theological Review 4(2) 197-222. 

The pros of Christian organizations. Comment (Spring)


Cultural Education and History Writing: Sundry writings and occasional lectures, edited by John H. Kok. Sioux Center, IA: Dordt College Press, 2014.  388 pages
Introductions by Doug Blomberg and Gideon Strauss 
Reformational Christian Philosophy and Christian College Education 
Making the Most of College: Studying Ourselves to Life or to Death?
Why Should a University Exist?
Through the Waters: Christian schooling as a city of refuge
The Song of Moses and the Lamb: The joke of A.R.S.S. education
The Damages of a Christian Worldview
Babel, Pentecost, Glossolalia, and Philoxenia: No language is foreign to God
Jubilee on the Job
Concluding Theses on Teaching Philosophy in the North American Undergraduate College
A Final Lecture at Trinity Christian College
Thinking Deeply About Our Faith
Dooyeweerd’s Contribution to the Historiography of Philosophy
Dooyeweerd’s Idea of “Historical Development”: Christian respect for cultural diversity
Footprints in the Snow
The Pedagogical Strength of a Christian Methodology in Philosophical Historiography
Early Kant and a Rococo Spirit: Setting for The Critique of Judgment
“Mythologizing Philosophy” as Historiographic Category 

Redemptive Art in Society: Sundry writings and occasional lectures, edited by John H. Kok. Sioux Center, IA: Dordt College Press, 2014.  310 pages

“Prophetic Shalom in Theatrum Dei” by Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin 
The Necessity of Christian Public Artistry
On Identity and Aesthetic Voice of the Culturally Displaced
From Ghost Town to Tent City: Artist community facing Babylon and the city of godGod’s Gift of Theatre in our Hands
Professional Giveaway Theatre in Babylon: A christian vocation
Necessary Art in Africa: A christian perspective
Turning Human Dignity Upside Down
The Challenge to be Imaginative Salt as Artists in God’s World
Cities as a Place for Public Artwork: A global approach
How Should Christians Be Stewards of Art?
For the Next Generation of Christian Writers of Literature
A Note on Poetry
A Review: Good Taste, Bad Taste, and Christian Taste

A Review: A Broken Beauty

Art History Revisited: Sundry writings and occasional lectures, edited by John H. Kok. Sioux Center, IA: Dordt College Press, 2014. 308 pages

Introductions by Dirk van den Berg and Henry Luttikhuizen 
Biblical Wisdom underneath Vollenhoven’s Categories for Philosophical Historiography
Vollenhoven’s Legacy for Art Historiography
Towards a Cartographic Methodology for Art Historiography
Antiquity Transumed and the Reformational Tradition: Which Antiquity is Transumed–How and Why?
Methodological Notes for Assessing What Happened 1764–1831 in the History of Aesthetics
The Moment of Truth and Evidence of Sterility within Neoclassical Art and Aesthetic Theory of the Later Enlightenment
Idealistic Philosophy in Checkmate: Neoclassical and Romantic Artistic Policy
Badt and Dittmann: Art Historiographic Testing of Heidegger’s Aesthetics
Telltale Statues in Watteau’s Painting
God’s Ordinance for Artistry and Hogarth’s “wanton chace”
Canonic Art: Pregnant dilemmas in the theory and practice of Anton Raphael Mengs
No Endangered Species: An Introduction to the wood engraving artistry of Peter S. Smith
Redemptive Grit: The ordinary artistry of Gerald Folkerts
Book Review: A. L. Rees and F. Borzello’s The NEW Art History
List of illustrations


Cultural Problems in Western Society: Sundry writings and occasional lectures, edited by John H. Kok. Sioux Center, IA: Dordt College Press, 2014.  212 pages

“My Sensibility is European…” by Barbara Carvill 
Minorities and Xenophilia
Beyond Tolerance to Tough Love
Does the World Ask Europe to Sacrifice Its Beautiful Art?
Imaginative Reenchantment of Society in God’s World: A redemptive artistic task in the European Union
Human Multiculturality: Invitation to enriched identities
From Systemic Suppression of Women to Asymmetrical Gender Mutuality: An historical and systematic introduction
Cultural Dialogue as Human Resource for the Integration of Europe—and what about the development of cities?

Putting Humpty-Dumpty Back Together Again: The problem of artists earning a livelihood in society

Normative Aesthetics: Sundry writings and occasional lectures, edited by John H. Kok. Sioux Center, IA: Dordt College Press, 2013. 320 pages.

Introduction: "(Un)Timely Voyage: Calvin Seerveld’s Normative Aesthetics" by Lambert Zuidervaart 
The Halo of Human Imaginativity
Dooyeweerd’s Legacy for Aesthetics: Modal law theory
Joy, Style, and Aesthetic Imperatives, with the Biblical Meaning of Clothes and Games in the Christian Life
Ordinary Aesthetic Life: Humor, tastes and “taking a break”
Both More and Less Than a Matter of Taste
Christian Aesthetic Bread for the World
The Place for Imaginative Grit and Everlasting Art in God’s World
The Relation of the Arts to the Presentation of Truth
A Turnabout in Aesthetics to Understanding
Philosophical Aesthetics at Home with the Lord: an untimely valedictory
A Review: Kant’s Kunsttheorie

A Review: Truth and Method

Biblical Studies and Wisdom for Living: Sundry Writings and Occasional Lectures, edited by John H. Kok. Sioux Center, IA: Dordt College Press, 2014

Introductions  by Craig Bartholomew  and by Peter S. Smith 
Hearing God’s Narrative about “the Way” of shalom
Reading and Hearing the Psalms: The Gut of the Bible
Psalms are to be Heard Everywhere
Five Psalms: For the American Guild of Organists
  a. Psalm 19: Celebrating the good news of God’s creational ordinances and creatural glossolalia
  b. David Psalm 30: A song written for a consecration service of the house of God
  c. Psalm 96: A song that never gets old is new
  d. Isaiah 61:1–4, 8–9, 11: The most human of these is hope
  e. Revelation 18:21–19:8: Hip-hop millennial culture and Hallelujah!
Pain Is a Four-Letter Word: A congregational lament
Proverbs 10:1–22: From Poetic Paragraphs to Preaching
Celebrate the Resourceful Woman (Proverbs 31)
Herder’s Revolutionary Hermeneutic and Aesthetic Theory: The Import of Herder’s Hermeneutics for Text Performance of The Greatest Song
Needed: Biblical Recovery of Human Corporeality and Historical Institutionality in God’s World
The Gift and Distraction of Pleasure
The Smell of your School: A letter of reference?
A Christian School Song for Parents and Teachers
Ways-of-life and becoming elderly wise
Import of Biblical Wisdom Literature for a Conception of Artistic Truth
A Modest Proposal for Reforming the Christian Reformed Church in North America
A Snake and Dove Policy for Redeemer Graduates
Graduating to Glocal Martyrdom
Reformed Institutions in Transformation
Book Review: Reading Ecclesiastes: Old Testament Exegesis and Hermeneutical Theory
Carlos Martínez Mime Actor
A Worship Service Where Two People Walked Out
Say “Amen!” Somebody: On gospel singing and joyful worship
Longing to Lament: A conversation between Michael Card and Calvin Seerveld
The Rule of God
Long-range mercy for Africa: The CRC in Sierra Leone
We are Not Pilgrims: We are called to build tent cities in God’s world
Bastards or Sons of God?
Operation Fish and Bread for the Ontario Government
The Tender, Tough Mystery of (Married) Love
“The Rare Gift of a Friend”A Morning Weather Hymn
Reading the Bible like a Grown-Up Child

Epilogue: A personal testimony

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