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VAN DER WALT, Barend. Philosophy at Potchefstroom the past century (1917-2017). Part 5: A new direction?. Koers (Online) [online]. 2019, vol.84, n.1, pp.1-18. ISSN 2304-8557.

Four articles in this journal have already reviewed the history of philosophy at Potchefstroom during the past hundred years from the beginning of the previous century up to about 2017. The previous (fourth) part indicated that from about 2010 unanimity no longer existed between lecturers in the School of Philosophy about the up to then Reformational approach followed. It also described in detail the main contours of such an integral Christian philosophy, preparing the table for this last article. As the subtitle of this article indicates it entails a discussion of the different thinking of one lecturer in the School since 2010, Prof Anné Verhoef. Attention is paid to his academic background, his publications and eclectic philosophical method. It appears that in his philosophical development up to now he has especially been strongly influenced by process theologies and two thinkers, viz. Robert Jenson and Paul Ricoeur The investigation is followed by a critical summary of his own religious presuppositions and philosophy. The series of five articles is finally concluded by emphasising gratitude for a rich past, self-reflection needed for the present and a future ideal

Palabras clave : Creation ordinances; dualism [of nature-supernature]; doctrine of two kingdoms; ennoetism; historism; immanence; monism; mysticism; rationalism; process theology; theogony; trinitarianism.

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