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OZSW Webinar on lecture “The Secularization of Science” (Dooyeweerd 1953)
4 June 2020 @ 13:00 - 13:45
You are kindly invited for a newish International Seminars Program on Reformational Thinking (in establishment). The first one is a webinar on Dooyeweerd’s lecture “The Secularization of Science”, by Richard Gunton (UK) on 4 en 11 juni 2020, 13.00-13.45 (Amsterdam time!).
“In 1953, the Dutch Christian jurist and philosopher Herman Dooyeweerd (1894-1977) gave a lecture in the south of France on The Secularization of Science. There he explained his understanding of the task of the sciences in relation to the widespread secularization of modern life. The published translation of that lecture is what we will discuss in this webinar. Why was Dooyeweerd so concerned about the secularization of scholarship and of modern society? What was his understanding of the scholarly task as he confronted this issue in his own academic job in Amsterdam? In this essay we find a sketch of the long and persistent scholarly tradition, dominant even among Christians, that sees scientific investigation of the world as religiously neutral. Dooyeweerd’s lecture was clearly a post-World War II presentation, yet it remains highly relevant and a valuable resource for Christian students seven decades later. The original French version, La sécularisation de la science, was published in La Revue Reformée V (1954), pp 138-157”
A copy of Dooyeweerd’s lecture can be found here: http://www.socialtheology.com/docs/secularization-of-science-dooyeweerd.pdf
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