image of a painting of Herman Dooyeweerd

Herman Dooyeweerd, by M. Verbrugge © 1956

The Dooyeweerd Centre is committed to ensuring that the philosophical legacy of Dutch Christian philosopher Herman Dooyeweerd (1894-1977) continues to exert influence in the intellectual world, and through this to promote philosophical work shaped by Christian beliefs.

The scope and depth of Dooyeweerd’s philosophical insights are relevant to issues of worldwide 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 Dooyeweerd Centre has three main areas of research and work:

1. The Neo-Calvinist Bibliographic Database, with 2157 fully searchable records.

2. ThinkNet Forum, a Google group forum dedicated to Dooyeweerd’s ideas.

3. The Publication Program, which is committed to making available in English the works of Dooyeweerd, including the broader dissemination of the series, The Collected Works of Herman Dooyeweerd.