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n Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - Meeting the buddha on the road - an essay on christian scholarship : research article

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Abstract

This essay looks at the christian theory of science from a very specific context. The essay is divided into two parts. In the first part two different (christian) theories of science, those of Dooyeweerd and Stoker, will be discussed. In the second part, these theories will be analysed against the background of recent developments in the theories of science and knowledge in the field of law and legal theory.


The conclusion from the first part is that christian scholarship (and, conversely, a christian university) has nothing to do with the morality of either students or lecturers. It should also be clear that one cannot speak of "the" christian paradigm of science, but that there are various theories and paradigms.
In the second part various problems with these two theories are discussed. These include the objectivist stance of both Dooyeweerd and Stoker, Dooyeweerd's archimedean point of departure and Stoker's use of socalled scriptural truths. These problems are highlighted by recent The conclusion from the first part is that christian scholarship must take cognisance. (and, conversely, a christian university) has nothing to do with the morality ofeither students or lecturers. It should also be clear that one cannot speak of "the" christian paradigm of science, but that there are various theories and paradigms. The conclusion is that, in the first place, there is more than one way in which the concept "christian scholarship" can be understood and, in the second place, that the label "christian" does not necessarily make such theories acceptable. At the very least, two theories dealt with in the article are in serious need of updating.

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