Sweetman, Robert, ed., In the Phrygian Mode: Neo-Calvinism, Antiquity and the Lamentations of Reformed Philosophy. Lanham MD: University Press of America, 2007.
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This volume of essays emerges out of a small conference exploring the relationship between Christianity and Greco-Roman civilization, above all that civilization’s characteristic patterns of philosophical thought. All the essays take as their field of investigation the neo-Calvinist current within Dutch Protestantism and the elaboration in the 1920s and 1930s of “Calvinistic” philosophy as one of its most distinctive effects. Opening and closing chapters, penned by the volume editor, frame the essays that make up the body of the volume in terms of the intellectual and spiritual orientation of Protestantism and its scholarly efforts at the birth of neo-Calvinism and “Calvinistic” philosophy, on the one hand, and during that philosophy’s development in the decades between its foundation and the end of the last millennium, on the other.