Van Heemst, David B. Books
Dr. David B. Van Heemst is Professor of Political Science at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Illinois. He holds three Masters Degrees and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia. He was the first political scientist hired at Olivet and developed the Political Science program. Dr. Van Heemst has been awarded teaching honors such as the Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence and the Second Mile Award. He is also the author of Empowering the Poor: Why Justice Requires School Choice.2005 0-7734-6119-1
This study provides an introduction to two of the twentieth century’s most significant philosophers, Herman Dooyeweerd and Eric Voegelin. Dooyeweerd and Voegelin provided a new, deeper understanding of history and philosophy. They were early interpreters of the crisis of modern humanism, exposing its contradictions and uncovering its fundamental, spiritual problems. They both re-described philosophy itself as depending upon something deeper than human autonomy.
Despite their significance, Dooyeweerd and Voegelin are largely unknown in part because there are few introductions to their works and no introductions to both of them. The purpose of this book is to provide an introduction to these two significant philosophers.