J P A Mekkes pages
Johan Peter Albertus Mekkes (1898-1987) was one of the second generation of reformational scholars. He studied under Herman Dooyeweerd and became a leading figure in reformational philosophy after World War II. He is little known in the (1898-1987) was one of the second generation of reformational scholars. He studied under Herman Dooyeweerd and became a leading figure in reformational philosophy after World War II. He is little known in the
While being cautious about how reformational philosophy should understand the law-idea, he held on to the importance of its basic
Mekkes influenced Johan van der Hoeven, Bob Goudzwaard, Egbert Schuurman , M D Stafleu and P A Meijer .
"It is for the covering up of ground motives, not for their content, that a
“In no way can man transcend his dynamic temporal existence” (1971:121)
"Right from the beginning reformational philosophy emphasized the dynamic character of creation as being God's first revelation to the creature. That's why it spoke of the ground-motive of creation." (1973:58f)
"Talk about 'creational orderings' as something in itself is … impossible." (1973:59-60)
“Rejecting every autonomy, she follows the structures in the search for their meaning, a search not by the light of intellect, but with understanding under the light of integral truth through faith” (1973:61)
 See Dooyeweerd’s comments in A New Critique of Theoretical Thought Vol. III p.426n
 “Notes on Dooyeweerd, Reason, and Order” in Contemporary Reflections on the Philosophy of Herman Dooyeweerd Edited by Strauss and Botting p.135
 “The Dutch Calvinist philosopher, J. P. A.
 "The philosophizing of
A full bibliography by A. M Pedersen and L. Derksen (Uitgave Filosofosch Institut VU, 1977) is available here. [pdf - off site]
1961. Scheppingsopenbaring en
1962. 'Wet en subject in de Wetisdee der Wijsbegeerte' in Philosophia Reformata pp.126-190.
1971. Radix, Tijd en Kennen (Root, time and knowing).
1973. Tijd der
1955. The philosophy of Vollenhoven and Dooyeweerd The Calvin Forum June/July p 219.
1956. Some comments The Calvin Forum Jan p 74.
1971. Knowing. In Jerusalem and Athens: critical discussions on the theology and apologetics of Cornelius Van
1964. Introductory: the transcendental critique in the field of biology. Philosophia Reformata 29 pp 111-113.
1965. The transcendental critique in the field of biology. Introduction
1973. Methodology and Practice. In Phil Ref: The Idea of Christian Philosophy vol 83. pp.77-83
2010. Creation, Revelation, and Philosophy translated by Chris Van Haeften. Dordt College Press.
2012. Time and Philosophy translated by Chris Van Haeften. Dordt College Press.