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Master of Divinity (MDiv)




The problem that has been attempted to be resolved by this research was the primary evaluation of the contents of the Johannine literature in order to ascertain its teaching on anthropology with limited reference to the Westminster Confession of Faith and Herman Dooyeweerd's A New Critique of Theoretical Thought.

It was hoped that the Johannine problem would shed light on the most significant problem confronting modern contemplative and speculative philosophical thought which is: ''What is the nature of man ?" Indeed, from the earliest writing of man to the present day, reflections of serious thinkers have filled volumes in an attempt to resolve the central question of philosophical thought: "Who is man?" However, to ask and to answer that question "...means both the beginning and the end of philosophical reflection."

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