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Felipe
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: monergismo
Leitura obrigatória. Destaque nesta nova versão para a revisão primorosa do português feita por William Cruz.
Jacob Aitken
Dooyeweerd’s thesis is that all attempts of doing philosophy apart from religious presuppositions are futile. Dooyeweerd exposes the would-be autonomy of modern man and traces the problem back to the Greeks. He examines aspects of the history of philosophy through the grid of Creation-Fall-ReCreation in Jesus Christ. In this I will attempt to highlight the most helpful aspects of Dooyeweerd’s thoughts and end with a few criticisms and points of clarification.

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Jimmy
Jul 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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I wished I have earlier gotten around to reading some of the Christian philosophers from the Dutch Reformed tradition. The name Herman Dooyeweerd is probably the better known name for those new to it such as myself. In the introduction of the book that Presuppositionalist thinker R. J. Rushdoony wrote, he stated that the book "In the Twilight of Western Thought" was a good guide to Herman Dooyeweerd other larger work, A New Critique of Theorethical Thought
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Bruno Melo
Eu entendo muitos gostarem do Dooyeweerd pela defesa que ele faz de uma abordagem cristã em todas as áreas de atuação humana, como arte, ciência, filosofia, política, música, etc (seguindo Abraham Kuyper). Mas sendo este um livro, que aparentemente resume o seu pensamento/ epistemologia, fiquei decepcionado.

Talvez tenha me decepcionado porque, mesmo fazendo uma leitura atenta, tive dificuldades de compreender. Certamente isso se deve à minha própria incapacidade, mas acho que também porque sua
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J. Rutherford
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
By all evidence, Herman Dooyeweerd, the Dutch professor of law and philosopher, was a man if great intellect and learning. This is evident even in his little book, In the Twilight of Western Thought, intended as an introduction to his philosophy. However, for all his learning, Dooyeweerd does not succeed in clearly articulating his thought—which, in my opinion, should be a key concern for the philosopher and the Christian—in radically critiquing non-Christian thought, or in presenting an alterna ...more
John Wise
Mar 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: philosophy, theology
Dooyeweerd challenged the core doctrine of modernism: the sufficiency of unaided human reason (autonomous human reason).

Dooyeweerd argues that unaided human reason is idolatry since it ignores God and elevates creation.

Jesus says, "I thank you Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding." ~Matthew 11:25

"For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinkin
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Daniel
Sep 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
Good intro to Dooyeweerd’s life work. At some points there is considerable overlap with his Roots of Western Culture.
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