dimanche, mai 20, 2012

Dooyeweerd: Christian Idea of the State

Herman Dooyeweerd c 1977
Herman Dooyeweerd: Free Book Downloads
     Quite a few books and papers by Dooyeweerd (and many other Dutch writers, eg Bavinck and Kuyper) can be downloaded free HERE.

     An updated pdf of Dooyeweerd's book "Roots of Western Culture" and seminal but not easy to acquire 35-page booklet "The Christian Idea of the State" can be downloaded free HERE.

     Jonathan Chaplin's important and highly relevant 2011 book "Herman Dooyeweerd: Christian Philosopher of State and Civil Society" seems to be downloadable as chapter pdf's (via the Shibboleth sign-in) for those whose academic institutions are registered with "Project MUSE". The rest of us may be looking at something like £56 / $60 from Amazon. However, the intro and first chapter of Jonathan's book can be downloaded free HERE

“Finally, an authoritative book that brings to brilliant light and life Herman Dooyeweerd’s Christian philosophy of law, politics, and society... This will be the go-to book on Dooyeweerd for many years to come.”John Witte, Jr., Emory University

“This superb study simultaneously introduces and critically engages the work of one of the most important and neglected Christian thinkers of the twentieth century, while showing its connection to the pluralist tradition and bringing it to bear on the contemporary debate about civil society. ”Kenneth L. Grasso, Texas State University

“The subtlety, scope, and insightfulness of Dooyeweerd’s social philosophy were unparalleled among Protestant thinkers in the past century. Yet his contributions are not well known. Jonathan Chaplin promises to remedy this neglect. His lucid and masterful study brings a new and transformative voice to contemporary debates about the future of a democratic society.” Lambert Zuidervaart, Institute for Christian Studies and University of Toronto