University Of The Free State
Radboud University Nijmegen
  • University Of The Free State
    Philosophy
    Professor
  • Radboud University Nijmegen
    Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies
    Professor
University of Johannesburg
Department of Philosophy
PhD, 1995
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    Dionisiese spore in Kusa se metafisika
    Hts Theological Studies 74 (4): 1-8. 2018.
    This article investigates the palimpsest reception of Pseudo-Dionysius in the metaphysics of Nicholas of Cusa. The article covers Cusa's political theory and metaphysics, which are intertwined. Reading Cusa against the backdrop of an analysis of Pseudo-Dionysius' metaphysics in a preceding article, the author, in a synthetic conclusion, isolates seven Dionysic 'trails' in Cusa's metaphysics: the interpretation of transcendence as bound to immanence; the affirmation of God's transcendence in the …Read more
  •  18
    Hamartia: Foucault and Iran 1978–1979
    Hts Theological Studies 65 (1). 2009.
  •  16
    C H Rautenbach, P S Dreyer en C K Oberholzer: Hulle nalatenskap en die pad vorentoe 1
    with Andries Van Aarde
    Hts Theological Studies 56 (1). 2000.
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    ’n Herlesing van Pseudo-Dionisius se metafisika
    Hts Theological Studies 74 (3): 1-9. 2018.
    This article, by analysing, annotating en interpreting the most recent research in all relevant departments, provides a fresh and updated overview of the Neoplatonic metaphysics of Pseudo-Dionysius. After providing an introduction to Dionysius' metaphysics in terms of the contributions of Middle Platonism and Neoplatonism, the article explores his broader philosophical system. A number of traits that are uniquely Dionysic-metaphysical, are eventually isolated: the interpretation of transcendence…Read more
  •  10
    Voices carry: An archaeology of the Hervormd approach
    Hts Theological Studies 64 (1): 73-109. 2008.
  •  9
    Analitiese konsepte in middel-Foucault
    Hts Theological Studies 68 (1). 2012.
  •  8
    Michel Foucault en die historisering van Anderswees
    Hts Theological Studies 52 (2/3). 1996.
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    ‘Foucault se sodomiet’: Damianus se Liber gomorrhianus heropen
    Hts Theological Studies 75 (4): 1-13. 2019.
    'Foucault's sodomite': Damian's Liber gomorrhianus reopened. Taking Michel Foucault's famous statement about the difference between the 'Medieval sodomite' and the heteronormative '19th century homosexual' as its cue, this article surveys the discursive source of that statement in the work of Peter Damian with regard to his obscure, yet consequential text, Liber gomorrhianus. Drawing on the recent research by Ranft and because Damian is such an understated figure in the corpus of Medieval philos…Read more
  •  5
    The triumph of a post-scholastic mysticism over scholastic loyalism:Gerson versus Ruusbroec, 1399. This article provides an introduction to the thought of the Flemish-Brabant 14th-century mystical thinker, Jan van Ruusbroec, with special attention to the explosion in the niche research from 1981 to 2017. Ruusbroec is presented as a ‘post-scholastic’ thinker, who in an idiosyncratic way, transcended the high-scholastic aspirations of absolute clarity and certainty about God and human existence. H…Read more
  •  5
    Héloïse d’Argenteuil se filosofiese uitset
    Hts Theological Studies 75 (4): 1-12. 2019.
    The philosophical output of Héloïse d’Argenteuil. This article attempts to deconstruct the overhyped erotic relationship between the philosopher-monk Peter Abelard and philosopher-nun Héloïse d’Argenteuil, by surveying Héloïse’s extant texts as such, isolating three themes in her philosophical output: her concept of Cicerian love, her criticism of marriage and her notion of moral and material responsibility, which includes her understanding of an ethics of attitude and intention. When Héloïse is…Read more
  •  5
    Sensus communis: The relevance of Medieval philosophy in the 21st century
    HTS Theological Studies 76 (4): 1-13. 2020.
    This article addresses the underestimation of Medieval philosophy in the contemporary curriculum by engaging its very origins in the ‘postmodern’ dislocation of philosophy. The leading question is what would be the prospects in the 21st century of reorienting Western philosophy from its idea-historical sources, which would include its ancient traditions and the Medieval exposition, as well as the Renaissance elucidation thereof. Critically engaging the works of numerous ‘postmodern’ philosophers…Read more
  •  4
    The objective of this article is to present an overview, based on the most recent specialist research, of Neoplatonist developments in the Cologne tradition of the later Middle Ages, with specific reference to a unique Proclian commentary presented by the German Albertist Dominican, Berthold of Moosburg. Situating Berthold in the post-Eckhart Dominican crisis of the 1340s and 1350s, his rehabilitating initiative of presenting this extensive commentary on the Neoplatonist Proclus Lycaeus’ Element…Read more
  •  4
    This article provides an original reappraisal of the notion of Minnemystik in the work of the 13th-century Flemish beguine Hadewijch of Antwerp, with specific reference to its Trinitarian and Christological orientations. After an introduction to the nature and origins of Hadewijch’s work, relating to the discovery of four extant manuscripts in Belgium in 1838, followed by an elucidation of the experience-driven epistemology of the Victorians Richard of St Victor and Hugo of St Victor as her key …Read more
  •  3
    Eindigheid, eie opstanding en die politiek van differance
    Hts Theological Studies 53 (4). 1997.
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    This article responds to a critical research challenge in Medieval philosophy scholarship regarding the internal periodisation of the register. By arguing the case for ‘post-scholasticism’ as an internal period indicator, defined as ‘the transformation of high scholasticism on the basis of a selective departure thereof’, the article specifies a predisposition in the majority of introductions to and commentaries in Medieval philosophy to proceed straight from 1349 to 1464, understating 115 years …Read more
  •  3
    Applied philosophy and psychotherapy: Heraclitus as case study
    Hts Theological Studies 58 (3). 2002.
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    This article explores the underestimated teaching of the 'five tears' as mystical expression in the text Il dialogo by the Dominican nun and philosopher-theologian, Catherine of Siena. The objective of the article is to indicate the significance of the teaching of the 'five tears', against the backdrop of the wider symbolic function of tears and 'holy grief' in Late Medieval mysticism. After presenting a biographical introduction, the contemplative, communicative and secretive import of the mean…Read more
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    This article charters the history and work of the Society for the Promotion of Eriugenian Studies, which celebrated its 50-year jubileum in 2020. After a brief introduction to the thought of John Scottus Eriugena, with emphasis on his primary text, Periphyseon, written between 864 and 866 and condemned as heretical in 1050, 1059, 1210 and finally in 1225, the development of SPES over the past five decades is surveyed in detail and connected to an outstanding work published in the Brill’s Compani…Read more
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    Julian of Norwich as a post-scholastic theologian. This article positions the ‘first female English writer from the Middle Ages’, Julian of Norwich, within the context of ‘post-scholasticism’, the very last period in late Medieval Philosophy, of which one feature was the final separation of theology and philosophy in the late Medieval index. Julian should in terms of this placing be engaged as a theologian proper, distinguished from the six other prominent female thinkers from the Medieval Latin…Read more