Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Introduction: “How Are They Telling The Story?”

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This essay addresses the selection of Kuyper as conversation partner at three levels. It offers narrower autobiographical comments on the author's personal return to an interest in Kuyper, discusses the wider reception of Kuyper in South Africa and then increasingly widens the scope of the inquiry in order to identify and discuss the underlying theological and hermeneutical issues at stake in this regard. The essay discusses the similarities between a Christological concentration and the influence of Karl Barth in theological discourse in the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa. One may argue that Barth's critique against natural theology was, in fact, aimed at an anthropocentric interpretation of the first article of the Christian creed that was so typical of liberal theology in the wake of Kant's critiques: where human self-understanding forms the key to the knowledge of God.

Keywords:Christianity; Karl Barth; Kuyper; natural theology; South Africa



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Creation and Salvation: Dialogue on Abraham Kuyper’s Legacy for Contemporary Ecotheology — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation