Monday, October 24, 2005

Who I am and Why I'm here

Paul Otto

I created this blog not with the primary intention of blogging (there are greater bloggers than I), but with the intention of providing a clearinghouse of information related to reformational thinking. At this point, the best sources for such information can be found at All of Life Redeemed which provides an overview of reformational thinking and links to many reformational sites and additional resources. For literature on reformational thought, reformational approaches to a variety of disciplines, and faith and learning resources more generally, see The Faith and Learning Network at the Institute for Christian Studies.

These are on the right track, but I would like to see an up-to-date online bibliography which includes all works which are influenced by or promote reformational thinking (and, why not, a list works critical of the reformational movement and reformational thinking), a list of all scholars who are influenced by or promote reformational thinking, and a list of all websites with the same criteria. And, while I am a strong supporter of the integration of faith and learning more generally, and strive to see that promoted as well, I would like to see such reformational resources exclusive of non-reformational thinking. This is necessary for those particularly interested in reformational thinking in order to help refine and promote the same.

This, by the way, begs an important question which I will ask in my next posting and await the response of all those lurking in the ether of the world wide web.


At 2:08 PM, Anonymous John Mahaffy said...

Glad to see you starting this blog, Paul. I intend to lurk. Blessings!

At 6:39 AM, Blogger Paul said...

Hi Paul!

I'm trying to do something similar, I think, over at my site, especially here:

and here:

But I'm not trying to be comprehensive. The site is still very much in progress. (Criticism welcome!) Perhaps you would be interested in looking at the Lonergan site, esp. here:

I've often thought that something like that would be an excellent resource for reformational studies.

(BTW: I have strong views on the use of "reformational" and will comment on your post soon.)

- Paul

At 7:01 AM, Anonymous Baus said...

excellent! Do keep it up. I'm sending you an email.

At 12:03 AM, Blogger Tolle, Blogge said...

Sounds like you're running as Perot's VP. :)

At 4:47 PM, Anonymous James Mahaffy said...

Hi Paul,

Just got your e-mail and decided to see if your new book was on the web. So I ran across this site. Some great links here (I may find some useful).

Paul as someone that saw the expression of Dooyeweerd in the CRC and Dordt in the 60's - has anyone looked to what extent it expressed itself as a 60 antiestablishment movement in this country at that time.

Miss you in NW Iowa.

At 2:13 PM, Anonymous James Mahaffy said...

Paul and others;

I was impressed by this blog and resources. I thought it might get my students into understanding neoKuyperian better but they found it very difficult to follow because of the unfamiliar words. We need a site that explains it for college Freshman. is good but unless you know some of the philosophy you could get lost.


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