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Reason's dead end in David Faure: Why the Cape's earliest liberal minister embraced spiritualism

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dc.contributor.author Zuiddam, Benno Alexander en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-04T15:38:18Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-04T15:38:18Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.citation ZUIDDAM, B.A. 2009. Reason's dead end in David Faure: Why the Cape's earliest liberal minister embraced spiritualism. In die Skriflig, 43(2):271-289, Jun. [http://www.puk.ac.za/fakulteite/teologie/indieskriflig.html] [http://www.journals.co.za/ej/ejour_skrif.html] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1018-6441
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/3579
dc.description.abstract This article deals with nineteenth century liberal thought in South-Africa and the Netherlands. It argues that both orthodox rationalism and liberal reason failed to provide a satisfactory source and standard for theological thinking. As a basis for this conclusion about the life of David Faure, serves an exchange of thought between this liberal free thinking minister and a former evangelical preacher and poet. Towards the end of their respective ministries, both the Rev Mr Faure and Huet evidence high hopes regarding communications with the spirits of deceased. This article concludes that although Faure sincerely tried his best to base his theological thinking on human reason only, he arrived at a dead end. Revelation was needed, in one way or another, but sooner rather than later. His theological framework collapsing, Faure looked to Spiritualism for answers. The collapse of his theological thinking reflects unpromising on the present Nuwe Hervorming (“New Reformation”) movement in South Africa.
dc.description.uri http://search.sabinet.co.za/WebZ/Authorize?sessionid=0&next=ej/ej_content_skrif.html&bad=error/authofail.html
dc.publisher Gereformeerde Teologiese Vereniging
dc.title Reason's dead end in David Faure: Why the Cape's earliest liberal minister embraced spiritualism en_US


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