Welcome to the The Dooyeweerd Centre for Christian Philosophy

Herman Dooyeweerd, by M. Verbrugge © 1956
The Dooyeweerd Centre for Christian Philosophy is committed to making available in English the works of Dutch Christian philosopher, Herman Dooyeweerd (1894-1977), and through this to promote philosophical work shaped by Christian beliefs.

“Herman Dooyeweerd is undoubtedly the most formidable Dutch philosopher of the 20th century....As a humanist, I have always looked at ‘my own tradition’ in search for similar examples. They simply don’t exist. Of course, humanists, too, wrote important books, but in the case of Herman Dooyeweerd we are justified in speaking about a philosopher of international repute.”
Dr. P.B. Cliteur, president, Humanist League,
the Netherlands

“...the most original philosopher Holland has ever produced, even Spinoza not excepted.”
Professor G.D. Langemeijer, chairman of the
Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences

“...the most profound, innovative, and penetrating philosopher since Kant.”
Giorgio Delvecchio

The publication Program

The publication program of the Dooyeweerd Centre is committed to ensuring that the philosophical legacy of Herman Dooyeweerd continues to exert influence in the intellectual world. The scope and depth of Dooyeweerd's philosophical insights are relevant to issues of world-wide concern and it is not far-fetched to say that the practical consequences of his philosophy can benefit activity in every area of life. Scholars will find that this philosophy reveals new angles of approach for reflecting on the basic questions of the disciplines, and that fresh ways of understanding are enhanced by means of systematic distinctions that Dooyeweerd has posited. These new insights were developed in the first place through a constructive interaction with various Western traditions, and the scholarly integrity of this philosophy allows for meaningful interaction with all trends in philosophy and other disciplines. The important work of the cross-fertilization of ideas is being strengthened by the broader dissemination of the series, The Collected Works of Herman Dooyeweerd.