Nadere Reformatie

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Background

Protestant Reformation
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Aristotelianism
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17th-century scholastics

Second scholasticism of the Jesuits
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Reactions within Christianity

Labadists against the Jesuits
Pietism against orthodox Lutherans
Nadere Reformatie within Dutch Calvinism
Richard Hooker against the Ramists

Reactions within philosophy

Modernists against Roman Catholics
Neologists against Lutherans
Spinozists against Dutch Calvinists
Deists against English Christianity
John Locke against Bishop Stillingfleet

Nadere Reformatie is a Dutch term that refers to a period of church history in the Netherlands, following the Reformation, from roughly 1600 until 1750. The term is most often translated into English as either "Dutch Second Reformation" or "Further Reformation," with the latter translation being preferred.[1]

History[edit]

The period and its representatives are known for their desire to apply the principles of the Reformation to their day – their homes, churches, and, indeed, all sectors of Dutch society in the seventeenth and early eighteenth century. In their balance and value of both orthodoxy as well as piety, the Nadere Reformatie resembles English Puritanism and German Pietism.[2]

In fact, Puritanism had much influence on the Nadere Reformatie. Many Puritan works were translated into Dutch during this time. Moreover, many Dutch visiting students learned about Puritan ideas from English universities.[3]

The two leading figures of the period are a professor, Gisbertus Voetius, and a pastor, Wilhelmus a Brakel. Brakel's main work, the Redelijke Godsdienst, an explanation, defense, and application of the Reformed faith, has been translated into English.[4]

Notable figures[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Herman Selderhuis, ed. (2014). "The Further Reformation". Handbook of Dutch Church History. Bristol, CT: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. pp. 338–341. ISBN 978-3-525-55787-7. 
  2. ^ van Lieburg, Fred (2014). "Dynamics of Dutch Calvinism: Early Modern Programs for Further Reformation". Calvinism and the Making of the European Mind. Leiden: Brill. pp. 43–66. ISBN 978-90-04-28005-2. 
  3. ^ Milton, Anthony (2008). "Puritanism and the continental Reformed churches". In John Coffey; Paul C. H. Lim. The Cambridge Companion to Puritanism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 118–119. ISBN 978-1-139-82782-9. 
  4. ^ A'Brakel, Wilhemus (2015). The Christian's Reasonable Service, 4 Vols [De Redelijke Godsdienst]. Translated by Elshout, Bartel. Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books. ISBN 978-1-60178-131-4. 

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