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James Olthuis, PhD (Free University, Amsterdam), B.D., (Calvin College), is professor of philosophical theology at the Institute for Christian Studies. Olthuis joined the ICS faculty in 1968. He concentrates on philosophical anthropology, hermeneutics, ethics and psychotherapy. He has published Facts, Values and Ethics: A Confrontation with Twentieth Century British Moral Philosophy; I Pledge You My Troth: A Christian View of Marriage, Family and Friendship; Keeping Our Troth; A Hermeneutics of Ultimacy: Peril or Promise; and The Beautiful Risk: A New Psychology of Loving and Being Loved. He is the editor of Knowing Other-wise, Towards an Ethics of Community, and Religion With/out Religion. Olthuis has a long list of scholarly articles, popular articles and book chapters on a variety of subjects, especially philosophical anthropology, postmodern philosophy, hermeneutics and psychotherapy.


Articles

Facts, Values and Ethics: A confrontation with twentieth century British moral philosophy in particular G. E. Moore (Second edition, Assen: Van Gorcum, 1969)

    Chapter 1 [pdf]

    Chapter 6 [pdf]

    Chapter 7 [pdf]

On Worldviews [pdf] Christian Scholar's Review XIV (2): 153-164. 
Also in Stained Glass: Worldviews and Social Science (ed.) Paul Marshall, Sander Griffioen and Richard Mouw. University Press of America, Lanham MD, 1989: 26-40.

The word of God and biblical authority [pdf]
Potchefstroom: Wetenskappelike Bydraes van die Potchefstroom Universiteit vir Christelike Hoger Onderwys, 1976.

The word of God and creation [pdf] AACS Academic papers, 1975. 
Also published in
Tydskrif vir Christelike Wetenskap 25 (1989): 25-37; and Christian Scholar's Review XXI (3) : 231-48.

Values and valuation [pdf] Philosophia Reformata 32 (1) (1967): 37-54.

Books



                              


He is the author of:

Facts, Values and Ethics: A Confrontation with Twentieth Century British Moral Philosophy

I Pledge You My Troth: A Christian View of Marriage, Family and Friendship

Keeping Our Troth

A Hermeneutics of Ultimacy: Peril or Promise

The Beautiful Risk: A New Psychology of Loving and Being Loved


He is the editor of:

 Knowing Other-wise, Towards an Ethics of Community

 Religion With/out Religion

Radical orthodoxy and the Reformed Tradition

 

Bibliography of James H Olthuis

 

1961

 

‘Federal Aid for Private Schools.’ Stromata 7 (1961): 8-9.

 

1962

 

‘The University and Its Basis.’ Christian Vanguard 4 (November 1962): 6-7.

 

‘Guarding the Universal Office of Believer (1).’ Christian Vanguard 4 (December 1962): 6-8.

 

1963

 

‘The Universal Office of Believer and Individualism.’ Christian Vanguard 5 (January 1963): 4-5.

 

‘The Universal Office of Believer and Collectivism.’ Christian Vanguard 5 (March 1963): 8-10.

 

1967

 

‘Must-A Reply to Mr. Helm.’ International Reformed Bulletin (July 1967): 22-26.

 

‘Must the Church Become Secular?’ International Reformed Bulletin (January): 14-31. 
  

‘Values and Valuation: with Particular Attention to Ethical Thought in Twentieth Century Britain.’ Philosophia Reformata 32: 37-54.

 
1968

 

Facts, Values, and Ethics: A Confrontation with Twentieth Century British Moral Philosophy, in Particular G. E Moore. Assen, Netherlands: Van Gorcum and Compo N.V. (Doctoral Dissertation: Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)

 

1969
 
‘Ambiguity Is the Key (Remarks on H. M. Kuitert's View of Scriptures).’ International Reformed Bulletin 38 (July 1969): 6-16.

 

Facts, Values, and Ethics: A Confrontation with Twentieth Century British Moral Philosophy, in Particular G. E Moore, 2nd edition. Assen, Netherlands: Van Gorcum and Comp. N. V.

 
1970
 

(with Bernard Zylstra) ‘Confessing Christ in Education.’ International Reformed Bulletin 42: 36-44.

 

‘Family Values-A Ping Pong Game.’ Vanguard (November): 8-10, 14.

 

‘Must the Church Become Secular?’ Out of Concern for the ChurchToronto: Wedge. pp 105-125. (Reprint of 1967 article)

 

‘The Reality of Societal Structures.’ Unpublished mimeograph. Toronto: Instinute Christian Studies. (Association for the Advancement of Christian Scholarship Academic Papers). 
 
1971
 
‘America -- Walking the Way of the WASP.’ Vanguard (July-August): 7-11, 21-22.

 

with Bernard Zylstra ‘Confessing Christ in Education.’ Christian Educator's Journal 10 (April): 4-8.

 
1972
 

'''Bunglers and Visionaries': Past and Future of the CLAC.’ Bunglers and Visionaries Christian Labour at the Crossroads, by James H. Olthuis and Gerald Vandezande. Toronto: Wedge. pp. 1-17.

 

with Bernard Zylstra ‘An Educational Creed.’ . To Prod the Slumbering Giant: A Christian Response to the Crisis in the Classroom. Toronto: Wedge. pp 167-70.

 

‘To Prod the ''Slumbering Giant.''' To Prod the Slumbering Giant: A Christian Response to the Crisis in the Classroom. Toronto: Wedge. pp. 15-41.

 

‘Worship and Witness.’ Will all the King's Men .... Out of Concern for the Church Phase II Toronto: Wedge. pp.: 1-27.

 
1973

 

‘The Word of God and Hermeneutics.’ Unpublished mimeograph. Toronto: Institute for Christian Studies.

 

‘The Word of God and Science.’ Unpublished mimeograph. TorontoToronto: Institute for Christian Studies.
 
1974

 

‘The Word of God.’ Unpublished mimeograph. Toronto: Institute for Christian Studies.
 
1975

 

‘Friendship: Trust and Congeniality.’ Vanguard (March-April): 18-19.

 

‘God, Word, Creation: A Reply to Professor Frame.’ Vanguard (January-February): 9-11.

 

I Pledge You My Troth: A Christian View of Marriage, Family, and Friendship. New York: Harper & Row.

 

‘The Word of God and Creation.’ Unpublished mimeograph. Toronto: Institute for Christian Studies, 1975. Published in Tydskrif vir Christelike Wetenskap 25 (1989r: 25-37.

 
1976
 

‘The Unique Certitudinal Focus of the Scriptures: Towards a Certitudinal Hermeneutic’ Unpublished mimeograph. Toronto: Institute for Christian Studies.

 
The Word of God and Biblical Authority. Potchefstroom, South Africa: Wetenskaplike Bydraes van die Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education.
 
1977
 
‘The Reality of Societal Structures.’ Tydskrif vir Christelike Wetenskap 13: 198-207.
 
1978
  

with Arnold H. De Graaff ‘Models of Man in Theology and Psychology.’  Unpublished mimeograph. Toronto: Institute for Christian Studies.

 

Edited with Arnold H. De GraaffToward a Biblical View of Man: Some Readings. Toronto: Institute for Christian Studies.

 

‘Visions and Ways of Life: The Nature of Religion.’ Toward a Biblical View of Man: Some Readings. Toronto: Institute for Christian Studies. pp. 162-90.

 

1979
 
‘Sense and Non-Sense ofSelf’ Vanguard (May-June): 13-17.

 

with Hendrik Hart  ‘Theses on Science and Revelation.’ Unpublished mimeograph. Toronto: Institute for Christian Studies.

 

‘Towards a Certitudinal Hermeneutic.’ Hearing and Doing: Philosophical Essays Dedicated to H. Evan Runner, ed. John Kraay and Anthony Tol. Toromo: Wedge. pp. 65-85.

 

1982
 
with Stephen Bouma-Prediger and Jeff Sloan ‘People in Development: A Life-Span Appoach.’  Unpublished Mimeograph. Toronro: Institute for Christian Studies, 1982.

 

‘Self or Society: Is There a Choice?’ Your Better Self Christianity, Psyd»/Qgy, and Self Esteem, ed. Craig W Ellison. New York: Harper & Row, 1983: 201-14.

 

1985
 
‘Dooyeweerd on Religion and Faith.’ The Legacy of Herman Dooyeweerd: Reflection on Critical Philosophy in the Christian Tradition. ed. C. T. Mclntire. Lanham, MD.: University Press of America. pp. 21-40.

 

‘Faith Development in the Adult Life Span.’ Studies in Religion/ Sciences Religieuses 14: 497-509.

 

‘On Worldviews.’ Christian Scholar's Review 14: 153-64.

 

‘Straddling the Boundaries Between Theology and Psychology: The Faith-Feeling Interface.’ Journal of Psychology and Christianity 4: 6-15.

 

1986
 
‘Evolutionary Dialectics and Segundo's Liberation of Theology. Calvin Theological Journal 21: 79-93.

 

Keeping Our Troth: Staying in Love through the Five Stages of Marriage. San Francisco: Harper & Row.
 
1987 

 

A Hermeneutics of Ultimacy: Peril or Promise. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America.
 
1988
 
‘The Family: God's School of Compassion.’ Banner 123 (November 21) 12-13.
 
 

1989

 

‘The Covenanting Metaphor of the Christian Faith and the Self Psychology of Heinz Kohut.’ Studies in Religion/ Sciences Religieuses 18: 313-24.

 

‘The Word of God and Creation.’ Tjdskrif vir Christelike Wetenskap 25 (1989): 25-37.

 
1990
 
‘On Worldviews.’  Stained Glass: Worldviews and Social Science, ed. Paul A. Marshall. Sander Griffioen, and RichardJ. Mouw. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. pp.  26-40. (reprint of 1985 article)
 
''A Cold and Comfortless Hermeneutic or a Warm and Trembling Hermeneutic: A Conversation with John D. Caputo.’ Christian Scholar's Review 19 (1990): 345-62.
 

''An Ethics of Compassion: Ethics in a Post-Modernist Age.’ What Right Does Ethics Have? ed. Sander Griffioen. Amsterdam: Vrije Universiteit Press. pp.  125-46.

 

‘The Fashion of Spirituality.’ Banner 125 (February 26): 8-9.

 

‘Response to Andre Droogers.’ Norm and Context in the Social Sciences, ed. SandaGriffioen and Jan Verhoogt. Lanham MD: University Press of America. pp. 123-128.

 

‘Undecidability and the Impossibility of Faith: Continuing the Conversation with Professor Caputo.’ Christian Scholar's Review 20: 171-73.

 
1992
 
‘God as True Infinite: Concerns about Wolfhart Pannenberg's Systematic Theology v. 1.’ Calvin Theological Journal 27: 318-26.
 
1993

 

‘Be(com)ing: Humankind as Gift and Call.’ Philosophia Reformata 58: 153-72.

 

''A Spirituality of Mutuality or a Spirituality of Domination.’ Newsletter of the Candadian Theological Society: 2-5.

 
1994
 

‘Being-With: Towards a Relational Psychotherapy.’ Journal of Psychology and Christianity 13: 217-30.

 

‘God- With-Us: Toward a Rdational Psychotherapeutic Model.’ In Journal of Psychology and Christianity 13: 37-49.
 
1995

 

‘Crossing the Threshold: Sojourning Together in the Wild Spaces of Love.’ Toronto Journal of Theology 11: 39-57.

 

[Presidential address to the Canadian Theological Society, 1993. Reprinted in: KnowingOther- Wise: Philosophy at the ThrnI.lti of Spirituality. New York: Fordham University Press, 1997. Perspectives in Conr:inental Philosophy 4: 235-57. ]

 

‘When Is Sex Against Nature?’ An Ethos of Compassion and the Integrity of Creation. ed. Brian J. Walsh, Hendrik Hart, and Robert E. Vander Vennen. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. pp. 188-205.

 

1996
 
‘Face-to-Face: Ethical Asymmetry or the Symmetry of Mutuality?’ Studies in Religion/ Sciences Religieuses 25 (1996): 459-79. [Reprinted in: Knowing Other- WISe: PIlosophy at the Threshold of Spirituality. New York: Fordham University Press. Perspectives in Continental Philosophy 4: 131-58.
 
‘A Hermeneutics of Suffering Love.’ The very Idea of Radical Hermeruutics. ed. R. Martinez. New York: Humanities, 1996: 149-65.

 

‘The Inner Work of a Happy Marriage.’ Banner (February 12): 12-15.

 
1997
 

Editor, Knowing Other- Wise: Philosophy at the Threshold of Spirituality. New York: Fordham University Press, 1997. Perspectives in Continental Philosophy 4.

 

‘Love / Knowledge: Sojourning with Others, Meeting with Differences: Introduction'. In  KnowingOther- Wise.  

 

1999
‘Dancing Together in the Wild Spaces of Love: Postmodemism. Psychotherapv. and the Spirit of God.’ Journal of Psychology and Christianity 18 1999l: 140-52,
 

‘Feature Review Article: Deconstruction in a Nutshell; and The Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida, by John D. Caputo.’ International Philosophiccal Quarterly  34 (1999): 347-53.


Reprinted as: ‘The Test of Khora: Grace it Dieu.’ in Religion With/out Religion: The Prayers and Tears of John D. Caputo. London: Routledge, 2002: 110-19.

 

2000


Editor, Towards an Ethics of Community: Negotiations of Difference in a Pluralist Society. Waterloo, Ont.: Wilfred Laurier University Press. 2000. Compararive Ethics Series 5.

 

‘Exclusions and Inclusions: Dilemmas of Difference.’ Towards an Ethics of Community: Negotiations of Difference in a Pluralist Society. Waterloo. Ont.: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2000. Comparative Erhics Series 5: 1-10.


‘Rethinking the Family: Belonging, Respecting, Connecring.’ Towards an Ethics of Community: Negotiations of Difference in a Pluralist Society. Warerloo. Ont.: Wilfred Laurier University Press, 2000. Comparative Ethics Series 5: 127-49.


‘Of Webs and Whirlwinds: Me, Myself, and I.’ Contemporary Reflections on the Philosophy of Herman Dooyeweerd, ed. D. F. M. Strauss and Michelle Botting. Lewiston. N.Y.: Edwin Mellen, 2000: 31-48.

 

‘Otherwise than Violence: Towards a Hermeneutics of Connection.- The Arts Community, and Cultural Democracy, ed. Lamberr Zuidervaart and Henry Luttikhuizen. New York: St. Martin's. pp.  137-64.

 

2001


The Beautiful Risk: A New Psychology of Loving and Being Loved. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2001.

 

2002


Editor and ‘Introduction,’ Religion With/Out Religion: The Prayers and Tears of John D. Caputo. London: Routledge, 2002.

 

‘The Test of Khora: Grace a Dieu.’ In Religion With/out Religion: The Prayers and Tears of John D. Caputo. London: Routledge, 2002: 110-19. [Reprinted with new title from International Philosophical Quarterly 34 (1999): 347-53.]

 

‘Introduction: Philosophy as Spiritual Exercise.’ Philosophy as Responsibility: A Celebration of Hendrik Hart's Contribution to the Discipline. ed. Ronald A. Kuipers and JanetCatherine Wessalius. lanham, MD: University Press of America. pp. xi-xxiii.

 

 

 

2004


The hermeneutics of Charity: interpretation, selfhood, and postmodern faith: Studies in honor of James H. Olthuis. James K. A. Smith and Henry Isaac Venema (editors).  Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press.

 

'Crossing the Threshold: Sojourning Together in the Wild Spaces of Love.' In

 

Love, selfhood, and the gift of community -- Face-to-face : ethical asymmetry or the symmetry of mutuality? / James H. Olthuis

 

2005

The miracle of mutual love: Luce Irigaray and the ethics of sexual difference. Ways of knowing: In Concert edited by John H. Kok. Sioux Center, IA: Dordt College Press. Pp. 71-84.

 

A radical ontology of love: thinking 'with' radical Orthodoxy. In Radical orthodoxy and the Reformed tradition: creation, covenant, and participation / James K.A. Smith and James H. Olthuis, editorsGrand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. 277-293.

 

Radical orthodoxy and the Reformed tradition: creation, covenant, and participation / Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic.

  

Will the real Plato please stand up?: Participation versus incarnation. In Radical orthodoxy and the Reformed tradition: creation, covenant, and participation / James K.A. Smith and James H. Olthuis, editors-. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic. 61-72.

 

2006

Divine metaxology. In After God: Richard Kearney and the religious turn in continental philosophy edited by John Panteleimon Manoussakis.. New York: Fordham University Press.


 

 Spiritual convergence, philosophical differences: Vollenhoven and Dooyeweerd Lecture presented at symposium on ‘Dooyeweerd or Vollenhoven: Does It Make a Difference?’ at Redeemer University College, April 7, 2006.
Also available as an audio file: http://filexoom.com/files/6985/third_speaker_olthuis.mp3.


With-ing: a psychotherapy of love. Journal of psychology and theology 34 (1): 66-67.


2007


‘God as May-Be: Richard Kearney's Metaxology.’ Transversing the Imaginary: Richard Kearney and the Postmodern Challenge.)Peter Gratton and John Panteleimon Manoussakis (editors).Northwestern University Press; 

 

2008


Creatio ex amore. Transforming philosophy and religion : love's wisdom. edited by Norman Wirzba and Bruce Ellis Benson. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

 

2009


Taking the wager of/on love: Luce Irigaray and the caress. In  Gazing through a prism darkly : reflections on Merold Westphal's hermeneutical epistemology  edited by B. Keith Putt. New York: Fordham University Press. Pp. 152-162.

 

Unlike any other hope: the eschatological structure of hope. In  The logic of incarnation : James K. A. Smith's critique of postmodern religion  edited by Neal DeRoo and Brian Lightbody. Eugene, Ore.: Pickwick Publications. Pp. 182-192.

 

‘Where there is love, there is vision’: witnessing in/under/through worldviews. In  After worldview : Christian higher education in postmodern worlds / edited by J. Matthew Bonzo and Michael Stevens. Sioux Center, Iowa: Dordt College Press. Pp 81-94.

 

2010


Testing the heart of khora: anonymous or amorous? In Cross and Khora : deconstruction and Christianity in the work of John D. Caputo / edited by Marko Zlomislic and Neal DeRoo.  Eugene, Ore.: Pickwick Publications. Pp 174-186.

 

 

 

 

[n.d.]. An ethics of co-responsibility and compassion / Olthuis, James H..

 

[n.d.]. Self-identity, tradition, and the narrative character of interpretation: towards a hermeneutics of connection / Olthuis, James H..