Geloven: leven in de Godsgemeenschap In gesprek met Johannes van der Ven | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 58, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2542-6583
  • E-ISSN: 2590-3268



The priority of God in the encounter between God and the human being does not extinguish our human subjectivity in the act of faith. In the Reformed tradition the divine initiative, as it is expressed in the , is best understood as a performative act in the human mind that evokes our human awareness of God. Likewise, it is unnecessary to construe a contradiction between human experiences of God and the true God. Under certain conditions human experiences can be such that they unite us with God and consequently reveal the real God.


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