Nathaniel Gray Sutanto

PhD candidate in Systematic Theology

Research summary

My interest is primarily in neo-Calvinism, that branch of theology that identifies itself as rooted in the theological projects of Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck, and how it has developed since its inception. My PhD thesis focuses on the theological epistemology of Herman Bavinck. More broadly, I am interested in constructive theological prolegomena, 19th-20th-century continental philosophy and phenomenology, the relationship between contemporary continental and analytic philosophy, and the relationship between neo-Calvinism and 17th-century Reformed orthodoxy.  Essays:  

  1. “Herman Bavinck and Thomas Reid on Perception and Knowing God.” Harvard Theological Review (Forthcoming, 2017).
  2. “Herman Bavinck’s Reformed Eclecticism: On Catholicity, Consciousness, and Theological Epistemology.” Scottish Journal of Theology (Forthcoming, 2017). Co-authored with Cory Brock.
  3. “Herman Bavinck Bavinck on the Image of God and Original Sin.” International Journal of Systematic Theology 18 (2016): 174-90.  
  4. “Two Theological Accounts of Logic: Theistic Conceptual Realism and a Reformed Archetype-Ectype Model.” International Journal for the Philosophy of Religion 79 (2016): 239-60
  5.  “From Antithesis to Synthesis: A Neo-Calvinistic Theological Methodology in Herman Bavinck and Cornelius Van Til.” Journal of Reformed Theology 9 (2015): 348-74.
  6.  “On the Theological Interpretation of Scripture – Trinitarian Considerations, The Indirect Identity Thesis, and Reformed Orthodoxy.” Westminster Theological Journal (2015): 337-54.
  7. “Covenantal Apologetics and Common Sense Realism: Recalibrating the Argument from Consciousness as a Test-Case.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 57. 4 (2014): 773-91.
  8.  “Toward a Reformed Theological Interpretation of Scripture.” Indonesian Journal of Theology 1 no. 1 (July 2013): 103-121.
  9.  “Reforming Reason: Jonathan Edwards as an Exemplary Model.” Jurnal Teologi Reformed Indonesia 3 no. 2 (July 2013): 103-112.