Reentering Sites of Truth. Learning Reformed Scholasticism in the Contemporary Classroom


Although education in Reformed Scholasticism is currently undergoing a revival, little attention has so far been paid to its didactics. We introduce two basic procedures of the Utrecht interpretation of scholasticism, which are yet little observed in contemporary research. Firstly, a detailed historical understanding of Reformed Scholasticism should acknowledge the ahistorical auctoritates-culture of which it was a part. Secondly, the analytic genre of these texts requires a systematic analysis, for which detailed knowledge of logic is indispensable. We illustrate this approach with the explanation of a classic text, offer suggestions for the development of a `pedagogy’ that follows from this exposition, and conclude with an evaluation of its value for contemporary education.

Scholasticism Reformed. Essays in Honour of Willem J. van Asselt