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Twin Sisters With A Changing Character: How Neo-Calvinists Dealt With The Modern Discrepancy Between Bible And Natural Sciences

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This chapter describes how the Dutch neo-Calvinist movement arose during the late nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries and how the features of its Scripture interpretation can be understood as a response to interpretations of and developments in modern theology and the natural sciences. The development of a neo-Calvinist view of the Bible culminated in the Geelkerken case. Step by step the defence of the Bible as the Word of God and the non-dualistic theistic worldview represented had been developed into an ideology. Biblical history was therefore sacred history. The lack of cultural awareness and the ideological fixation upon literal interpretation of Scripture texts by the generation of neo-Calvinist theologians following Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck goes a long way to explain their unwillingness to engage in debate with natural scientists observed by Visser. The cultural crisis had seriously damaged Kant?s epistemology.

Keywords: Abraham Kuyper; Bible; cultural crisis; Dutch neo-Calvinist; Geelkerken case; Herman Bavinck; Kant?s epistemology; modern theology; natural sciences



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