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Pete Steen (1935-1984)completed a Th.D. at Westminster Theological Seminary in 1970.  His earlier graduate studies included courses at Temple and Villanova Universities (in/near Philadelphia), the Free University of Amsterdam, and Calvin Theological Seminary (GR, MI).  He taught philosophy at Trinity Christian College (Palos Heights, IL) from 1965 to 1969, and at Geneva College (Beaver Falls, PA), 1969-1973. From 1971-1973 he  lectured and taught Christian perspectives (worldview) classes for the Coalition for Christian Outreach (Pittsburgh) and from 1974 until his death in 1984 he served as field director for Christian Educational Services (Grove City and Pittsburgh).

In the picture above he appears to be talking about a chalk-board drawing of Western PA - where his vision for the development of Christian communities, education and scholarship ranged from Erie south, through Pittsburgh, to Morgantown, WV, as well as southeast from Grove City, where he lived, through State College, to Philadelphia - where he maintained important friendships and relationships with former teachers and fellow students.

 




Articles

'The problem of time and eternity in its relation to the nature-grace ground-motive' in Hearing and Doing ed. J. Kraay and A. Tol (Toronto: Wedge, 1979): 135-148. [pdf]

Bert Witvoet 'Interview with Pete Steen' Vanguard July/August 1979.





Book reviews

Dooyeweerd and the Amsterdam Philosophy, by Ronald H Nash. Westminster Theological Journal 25: 116-118.[pdf]

Het eeuwige leven, by Okke Jager. Westminster Theological Journal 27 (1964): 60-67.[pdf]


The Basis of Christian Faith: A Modern Defense of the Christian Religion, by Floyd Eugene Hamilton. Westminster Theological Journal 28 (1965): 84-88.[pdf]

Understanding God: The Key Issue in Present-Day Protestant Thought, by Frederick Herzog. Westminster Theological Journal 30 (1967): 88-94.[pdf]

Set Forth Your Case, by Clark H Pinnock. Westminster Theological Journal 31 (1968): 101-109. [pdf]


Worldly Theology: The Hermeneutical Focus of an Historical Faith, by Carl Michalson. Westminster Theological Journal 31 (1969): 209-214.[pdf]




Structure of Dooyewerd's Thought


This book was accepted in 1970 as a dissertation presented to Westminster Theological Seminary in partial fulfillment of the requiremets of the degree of Doctor of Theology. The original title of the dissertation was "The Idea of Religious Transcendence in the philosophy of Herman Dooyeweerd, with reference to its significance for Reformed Theology."


Copyright 1983 (c) Peter J. Steen. All rights reserved.


Wedge Publication Foundation, 229 College Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 1 R4


ISBN 0-88906-016-9


TABLE OF CONTENTS


PART I

CRITICAL ANALYSIS AND PRESENTATION OF DOOYEWEERD'S THOUGHT AS IT IS RELATED TO THE IDEA OF RELIGIOUS TRANSCENDENCE

 

Chapter 1.    Preliminary Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

1. Introduction, My Personal Deve1opment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   1

2. The Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

3. Approach, Method, and Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9

4. Review of Critics of Dooyeweerd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

[pdf ch 1]

 

Chapter 2. A Synoptic View of My Criticism . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  32

1. A Synoptic View of the Influence of the Nature-Grace  Ground-Motive on the Thought of Dooyeweerd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

2. The Synoptic View of the Ontology Type in the Thought of Dooyeweerd   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . .  . . . 42

A. The Basic Contrasts . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . .  . . . . .  47

B. Theme of Priority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

C. The Semi-Contradictory Feature   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . 74

D. Cosmogono-Cosmological . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88

E. The Universal and Individual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95

F. Neo-Realism. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

G. Dooyeweerd and Augustine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

H. Instrumentalism and Impetus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  102

I. Zeitgeist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105

3. A Global Survey of Certain Aspects of Nature - Grace Thinking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

[pdf Ch 2]

 

Chapter 3. Specific Critique and Evidence of Synthesis on the Problems of God's Eternity, Man's Eternity, and Time. .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125   

                                                                                                                                                                                [pdf Ch 3 ]

 

Chapter 4. Specific Evidence of the Ontology Type and a Final Picture of Our Criticisms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231

[pdf Ch 4]

 

PART II

AN ATTEMPT AT RECONSTRUCTION

 

Chapter 5. A Genetic-Historical Study of Dooyeweerd's Lines of Development. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  260

[pdf Ch 5]

 

Chapter 6. Importance, Scope, and Method of Reconstruction . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278

           1. Importance of Reconstruction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278

           2. Scope and Method of Reconstruction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  282

 [pdf Ch 6]

Chapter 7. A Synoptic Picture of Our Reconstruction Concentrating on the Points of Time, Law, Religion, and Their Inter-Relation  .  284

[pdf Ch 7]

BIBLIOGRAPHY

1. Primary sources

2. Secondary sources

SUBJECT INDEX

AUTHOR INDEX

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Bibliography

'The Idea of religious transcendence in the philosophy of Herman Dooyeweerd' PhD Thesis 1970. Published as  The Structure of Herman Dooyeweed’s Thought (Toronto: Wedge, 1983)

‘The problem of time and eternity in its relation to the nature-grace ground-motive’ in Hearing and Doing ed. J. Kraay and A. Tol (Toronto: Wedge, 1979): 135-148.

Book reviews

Dooyeweerd and the Amsterdam Philosophy, by Ronald H Nash. Westminster Theological Journal 25: 116-118.

Het eeuwige leven, by Okke Jager. Westminster Theological Journal 27 (1964): 60-67.

The Basis of Christian Faith: A Modern Defense of the Christian Religion
, by Floyd Eugene Hamilton. Westminster Theological Journal 28 (1965): 84-88.

Understanding God: The Key Issue in Present-Day Protestant Thought, by Frederick Herzog. Westminster Theological Journal 30 (1967): 88-94.

Set Forth Your Case, by Clark H Pinnock. Westminster Theological Journal 31 (1968): 101-109.

Worldly Theology: The Hermeneutical Focus of an Historical Faith, by Carl Michalson. Westminster Theological Journal 31 (1969): 209-214.



On-line resources (off-site)


Perry Recker 'Pete Steen - a life in our times'

Bryon Borger 'Pete Steen - legend or legacy?'

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