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The Dutch Enlightenment and the Distant Calvin

Ernestine van der Wall

in Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751846
eISBN:
9780199914562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751846.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Calvin was practically absent from Dutch theology of the eighteenth century. Even those Reformed theologians who defended old orthodoxies tended to define their thought in relation to the Synod of ... More


Calvin, Modern Calvinism, and Civil Society: The Appropriation of a Heritage, with Particular Reference to the Low Countries

Cornelis van der Kooi

in Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751846
eISBN:
9780199914562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751846.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The important neo‐Calvinist movement that developed in the Netherlands in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries appropriated Calvin's theology in a highly selective way. This chapter analyzes the ... More


Calvin(ism) and Apartheid in South Africa in the Twentieth Century: The Making and Unmaking of a Racial Ideology

John W. de Gruchy

in Calvin and His Influence, 1509–2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199751846
eISBN:
9780199914562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751846.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This is an analysis of how Calvinism contributed to the creation and undoing of South African apartheid in the twentieth century. It traces the implantation of Calvinism in South Africa via Dutch ... More


Christ, the Fatherland, and the Company

Charles H. Parker

in Global Calvinism: Conversion and Commerce in the Dutch Empire, 1600-1800

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780300236057
eISBN:
9780300262605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300236057.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter provides an integrated overview of the Reformation in the Netherlands and its commercial empire from the revolt against Spain to the fall of the Republic to French forces in 1795. It ... More


Global Calvinism: Conversion and Commerce in the Dutch Empire, 1600-1800

Charles H. Parker

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780300236057
eISBN:
9780300262605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300236057.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

Calvinism went global in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, as close to a thousand Dutch Reformed ministers, along with hundreds of lay chaplains, attached themselves to the Dutch East India ... More


Conversion in the Empire

Charles H. Parker

in Global Calvinism: Conversion and Commerce in the Dutch Empire, 1600-1800

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780300236057
eISBN:
9780300262605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300236057.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter analyzes Calvinist understandings of conversion and the strategies clergy put in place to bring non-Christian and nominally Catholic peoples to a Reformed Protestant faith. It focuses on ... More


Church and Colonial Society

Charles H. Parker

in Global Calvinism: Conversion and Commerce in the Dutch Empire, 1600-1800

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780300236057
eISBN:
9780300262605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300236057.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the ways in which overseas ministers and church figures in the Netherlands both collaborated with empire building initiatives and conflicted with them. It describes a Calvinist ... More


Urban Intellectual Christianity

Alexander Chow

in Chinese Public Theology: Generational Shifts and Confucian Imagination in Chinese Christianity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780198808695
eISBN:
9780191846229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808695.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter focuses on the development in the late 1990s and the early twenty-first century of intellectuals in the study of Christianity with a stronger faith commitment than their predecessors ... More


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