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The Presence of the Future in the Eschatology of A. A. Van Ruler.

Vander Reest, John (2012) The Presence of the Future in the Eschatology of A. A. Van Ruler. Doctor of Theology thesis, UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

The Dutch theologian Arnold Albert Van Ruler lived from 1908 till 1970. A brief overview of his life is given here in order to place his theology chronologically. It is important to outline his theological thinking and how it was formed. Only then is it possible to place Van Ruler’s eschatology.
Van Ruler came from Reformed (Hervormd) parents, with a Calvinist pietistic emphasis, which is characteristic for the area where he grew up. For the rest of his life Van Ruler struggled with the tension between the subjective and objective aspects of faith. He was a promising student and at the special High School (Gymnasium) he started reading theology. At the age of 17 years he had made up his mind about the direction of his life. He studied theology in Groningen, in the north of the Netherlands, where he followed the developments of dialectical theology and read the works of many theologians, including Karl Barth. Until his death, Prof. W J Aalders guided his doctoral study. Th L Haitjema, professor of Dogmatics at Groningen, helped Van Ruler decide on the topic of his thesis. Van Ruler intended to write his thesis on Troeltsch, but later changed this to write on the Kingdom of God.

Item Type: Theses (Doctor of Theology)
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Church, theology, eschatology, future, kingdom, expectation, anticipation, Pannenberg, Van Ruler, Moltmann, Pneumatology, Creation, World
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220499 Religion and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: UFT-UCTC: United Faculty of Theology - Uniting Church Theological College
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2012 04:45
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2012 04:45
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1094

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