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    Faith Envy: Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, and Weil on Desirable Faith.Hermen Kroesbergen - 2021 - Fortress Academic.
    Faith Envy explores the idea that both believers and nonbelievers envy those with more faith. Hermen Kroesbergen shows how philosophers Kierkegaard, Wittgenstein, and Weil, who each had their own kind of faith envy, can serve as guides to this phenomenon and the contemporary concept of faith.
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    An Absolute Distinction Between Faith and Science: Contrast Without Compartmentalization.Hermen Kroesbergen - 2018 - Zygon 53 (1):9-28.
    This article argues for acknowledging the existence of an absolute distinction between faith and science. It is often assumed in the science and religion debate that such a distinction would be ahistorical and uncontextual. After discussing this critique, the analogy with love and facts will be used to explain how an absolute distinction between faith and science may exist nonetheless. This contrast, however, does not imply compartmentalization. It is shown that the absolute distinction between faith and science is of crucial (...)
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    God Regulates the Church, Even If He Doesn't – Wittgensteinian Philosophy of Religion and Realism.Hermen Kroesbergen - 2020 - Philosophical Investigations 43 (3):254-283.
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    Religious Diversity, Ecology and Grammar.Hermen Kroesbergen - 2020 - Hts Theological Studies 76 (1).
    We do not need ‘the earth’ as the space for encounter and cooperation between world religions in the way Moltmann suggests. Firstly, this fails to do justice to the contemporary situation concerning religious diversity: people from different religions have no problem in working together either for promoting ecological goals or for fighting them together. Within religions, there are often greater divergences between eco-friendly and anti-ecological adherents of that same religion. Secondly, Moltmann’s proposal misguidedly confuses boundaries of beliefs and boundaries of (...)
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    The Commitment in Feeling Absolutely Safe.Hermen Kroesbergen - 2018 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 84 (2):185-203.
    The experience of feeling safe even in the midst of trials and temptations seems to be a central feature of the Christian faith. In this article I will try to solve some possible difficulties in understanding this kind of absolute safety by discussing some problems noted by philosophers in connection with the related statements by Socrates that a good man cannot be harmed, and by Wittgenstein that he sometimes feels absolutely safe, that nothing can injure him whatever happens. First, I (...)
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    ‘Superstition’ as a Contemplative Term: A Wittgensteinian Perspective.Hermen Kroesbergen - 2015 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 77 (2):105-122.
    Can a contemplative philosopher describe a particular religious practice as superstitious, or is he thereby overstepping his boundaries? I will discuss the way in which the Wittgensteinian philosopher of religion D. Z. Phillips uses ‘Superstition’ as a contemplative term. His use of the distinction between genuine religion and superstition is not a weakness as is often supposed, but a necessity. Without contemplating ‘Superstition’ and ‘genuine religion’ Phillips would not have been able to elucidate the meaning that religious beliefs have in (...)
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    ‘Everybody would agree’ – a novel Wittgensteinian approach to philosophy of religion.Hermen Kroesbergen - 2022 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 92 (1):49-63.
    In this article, a novel Wittgensteinian approach to philosophy of religion is presented which uses autobiographical exposition as a way of clarifying religious concepts. After analyzing what Wittgenstein is trying to accomplish in his philosophical approach, Wittgenstein’s type of grammatical inquiry into concept formation is applied to religion in this very straightforward manner. How a child learns to use religious concepts and how people check whether the child is using these concepts correctly, reminds us of the actual role these concepts (...)
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    Ecology: Its Relative Importance and Absolute Irrelevance for a Christian: A Kierkegaardian Transversal Space for the Controversy on Eco-Theology.Hermen Kroesbergen - 2014 - Hts Theological Studies 70 (1).
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    Faith Envy.Hermen Kroesbergen - 2020 - HTS Theological Studies 76 (4):1-8.
    With this article, I wish to introduce the concept of ‘faith envy’. From time to time, both believers and non-believers envy those who have faith or more faith. People envy, for example, Muslims or Charismatics for the significance and certainty of their convictions in their lives. I propose using ‘faith envy’ as an angle to investigate faith and religious language. This perspective opens up important new questions about faith. If we look at faith from this angle, we see aspects of (...)
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    Scheppingsleer vs. animisme: Vergeving vragen aan bomen: Over geloofstaal.Hermen Kroesbergen - 2005 - Bijdragen 66 (4):379-401.
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    The Static Imagery of Vocation.Hermen Kroesbergen - 2016 - Neue Zeitschrift für Systematicsche Theologie Und Religionsphilosophie 58 (1):76-95.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Neue Zeitschrift für Systematische Theologie und Religionsphilosophie Jahrgang: 58 Heft: 1 Seiten: 76-95.
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    African Leadership and the Kind of Reality of the Spirit World.Hermen Kroesbergen - 2020 - HTS Theological Studies 76 (2).
    Leadership in Africa is inextricably connected to the spirit world. Leaders may be chosen through elections or other human processes, but ultimately, they are seen as appointed by God. Leaders may base their decisions upon science or intuition, but ultimately, they let themselves be inspired by revelations from the spiritual realm. Yet, what is meant by the spirit world in this respect? In this article, a new way is explored for investigating what references to the spirit world mean. Instead of (...)
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    The Meaning of ‘Thy Will Be Done’: An Investigation Into Prayer.Hermen Kroesbergen - 2015 - Hts Theological Studies 71 (3).
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