Special Issue: Christian Philosophical Perspectives on Sustainable Development

in Philosophia Reformata
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In this introductory article, the authors first briefly present the debate on the meaning of sustainability and consider the question of how to connect the concept of sustainability with a Christian—in particular, Reformational—way of doing philosophy. After examining the various uses of Dooyeweerdian philosophy in this regard, this introduction closes with an overview of the contributions to this special issue.

Special Issue: Christian Philosophical Perspectives on Sustainable Development

in Philosophia Reformata



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