Security Studies: Towards a Reformational Approach
What is it about?
This article explores a possible connection between Christian philosophy in the Reformational tradition and the field of security studies. It attempts to review some of the definitions of "security" and then sketches a new definition.
Why is it important?
This article is a unique application of Herman Dooyeweerd's reformational philosophy to the field of security studies. It indicates how "security" could be redefined in light of Dooyeweerd's Christian and Reformational (Neocalvinist) approach. The new view of security, if implemented, would offer a non-reductionist concept in theory and a more balanced practice in policy-making. The article speaks particularly to an audience interested in how the Christian worldview should have an impact in scholarship, resulting in practical implications as well.
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