* The author wishes to acknowledge with gratitude Stephen Bishop’s and the Revd Anthony Hammill’s help in the preparation of this article for submission. … Dedicated to the memory of Anthony Tol, 1943–2014, who shared so generously of his knowledge of Vollenhoven and his work ∵ 1
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411 CORNELIS VAN VOLLENHOVEN OVER ONZE NATIONALE STAATSRECHTSSTUDIE door THEO VEEN (Amsterdam)1 1. - Theorie en geschiedenis bij Cornelis van Vollenhoven Cornelis - voor zijn vrienden Kees2 - van Vollenhoven (1874-1933)3 heeft meer dan dertig jaar (van 1901 tot zijn overlijden in 1933) een
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Within the movement of reformational philosophy much attention has been given to the topic of time. Dooyeweerd initiated the discussion in the mid-30’s with his first publications on this topic. What turned out to be most challenging was not so much his treatment of time as such—e.g. his distinction between “cosmic time” and “modal time”—but the anthropological implication of the supra-temporality of the heart that transcends the temporal human functions of body and mind. Vollenhoven long remained in the background of this debate, at least in its printed form, though it is common knowledge that he did not share this implication as regards the human heart. Only when he relinquished his leadership role in the Association for Calvinistic Philosophy in 1963 did he feel free to express himself more openly on matters in which he differed with Dooyeweerd. In that year Vollenhoven gave three lectures on the topic of time. Five years later, in 1968, he reviewed the topic again. The material of these lectures has recently been published.3 It is now possible, despite the somewhat fragmentary character that such lecture notes usually have, more or less to reconstruct Vollenhoven’s view and to assess its chief points of difference with Dooyeweerd. However, this whole topic is too broad to be treated adequately within the confines of one article. Therefore I shall limit myself to the first step of such a discussion and concentrate on reconstructing Vollenhoven view of time, or rather offer an interpretation of that view, on the basis of his later thought. The scattered remarks about time found in Vollenhoven’s earlier work will also be brought to bear. The main trend of the ensuing discussion is therefore expository and constructive.
IN MEMORIAM CORNELIS VAN VOLLENHOVEN 1874-1933. Het groote verlies, dat de Universiteit van Leiden heeft getroffen door den dood van hem, die meer dan eenig ander zijn hart aan zijn Universiteit had verpand, mag in het Tijd- schrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis niet onvermeld blijven. Hier zal niet
The founders of reformational philosophy, H. Dooyeweerd and D.H.Th. Vollenhoven, each published in short succession, viz. 1949 and 1950, a voluminous study in the history of philosophy. Whoever reads both works is struck by the remarkable differences in treatment. In this contribution these differences are analysed, but there is also indication of agreement. The article ends with a number of conclusions based on the analysis.
Reformational philosopher Bennie van der Walt provide an excellent overview and introduction to Reformational philosophy. At the Cradle provides us with four chapters, one each on Calvin, Vollenhoven, Stoker and Dooyeweerd. Van der Walt is well placed to write such a book as he has been steeped in this
Johanna K. Oudendijk
VAN VOLLENHOVEN'S 'THE THREE STAGES IN THE EVOLUTION OF THE LAW OF NATIONS' A case of wishful thinking by JOHANNA K. OUDENDIJK (Utrecht) Before and during the First World War the so-called 'project-Prof, van Vollen- hoven' concerning an international police was one of the topics of the day