The Calvinistic Concept of Culture by Henry Van Til

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  1. Stephen L Smith

    Stephen L Smith Moderator Staff Member

    Hello. Has anyone read this book? What do you think of it in terms of a Christian understanding of our fast changing socity and culture? How does it compare to modern Reformed books on this subject?
     
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  3. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    It's great. His thesis is that "Culture is religion externalized." It is kind of dated but probably the best worldview approach to culture. It tries to take the best of Kuyper without falling into the watered down common grace approach.
     
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  6. Stephen L Smith

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    Thank you for the helpful comments. Does anyone know how Klaas Schilder's work compares to Van Til's book?
     
  7. BayouHuguenot

    BayouHuguenot Puritan Board Doctor

    Henry Van Til's is more systematic. Schilder assumes the context of certain post-Kuyperian debates in the Nederlands. The online version of Schilder is difficult. Douma did a new edition where the annotations explain a lot.
     
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