Editorial Reviews. From the Back Cover. “Finally Bavinck becomes available to the Reformed Dogmatics: Volume 1: Prolegomena by [Bavinck, Herman] . Abraham Kuyper as professor of systematic theology at the Free University in. Herman Bavinck (), a Dutch Reformed theologian, was a also pastored – before accepting the position of professor at the Free University of for his magnum opus, Reformed Dogmatics (Gereformeerde Dogmatiek, in 4 volumes). We are pleased to bring you Herman Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics (originally released in four volumes in print), as well as a more accessible.

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Bavinck taught at the Theological Seminary in Kampen, Holland before accepting the position of professor at the Free University of Amsterdam.

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With Bolt’s footnotes, obscure figures and debates are explained and their contemporary significance noted. After theological study in Kampen, and at the University of Leiden, he graduated inand served as the minister of the congregation at Franeker, Friesland, for a year. Until recently, a translated version of his popular Dogmatics Our Reasonable Faith was available in paperback.

Due out January 22, Baker. Editor John Bolt characterizes the work as follows: Dog,atics try again later. In turn he divides this works as follows: You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Michael’s College is professor of systematic theology at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he has taught for more than twenty-five years. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. These hfrman volumes demonstrate the importance and mastery of Bavinck’s own contribution to Reformed theology, while providing a useful and striking point of comparison with the best-known twentieth-century Reformed dogmatics, that of Karl Barth.

You are commenting using your WordPress. The reader is more fully equipped to understand the motivations as well as the theological constructions behind each of the navinck movements. Bavinck is confessionally orthodox, but he recognizes the need to rethink dogmativs traditional formulations from Scripture in the context of contemporary discussion.


The reader will be amazed by Bavinck’s erudition, creativity, and balance. This is a cause for rejoicing. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Herman Bavinck succeeded Abraham Kuyper as professor of systematic theology at the Free University of Amsterdam in Bavinck’s life and thought reflect a serious effort to be pious, orthodox, and thoroughly contemporary.

Bavinck breaks from many elements of Christendom on the point of nature-grace. Now, thanks to the Dutch Reformed Translation Society and the work of translator John Vriend and editor John Bolt, the first volume of Bavinck’s magisterial Reformed Dogmatics is available in English for the first time. Drawing from the church fathers and medieval thinkers, Bavinck engages Roman Catholic and liberal Protestant perspectives to produce a confessionally faithful, pastorally sensitive, challenging Neo-Calvinist work that marked the high point of Dutch theological reflection–and remains relevant to today’s readers.

Volume 2 — God and Creation Baker, Furthermore, he fully grasps the Sitz im Leben o f his own times. His critical interaction with Enlightenment thinkers is a helpful, contextualized model for theology in the post-Enlightenment world, making this a very timely work.

Continue reading about John Bolt. Believing has become the natural habit of their mind, not in the sense that there is often not considerable resistance in their soul to that believing, but still in such a way that, though often doing what they do not want to do, they still take delight in God’s dogmaticw in their inmost self. An outstanding and welcome accomplishment.

List of Archived Blogs. With this acknowledged, Romanism and Orthodoxy are in no better position than Protestantism. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Not Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Product details File Size: Although written over a dogmaics ago, Reformed Dogmatics still addresses contemporary theological issues.


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Read more Read less. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. One often hears the refrain, “You Protestants make yourself the Pope and judge of authority while we simply submit to the Church.

The abridgment is an obvious cogmatics of love on [Bolt’s] part, and makes Bavinck’s theology more accessible to a wider range of English readers. The topics explored by Bavinck are still of the utmost importance, and he addresses them here in a theological voice that is amazingly fresh.

These are at once relatively concise and sufficiently detailed, enabling the reader initially to peruse only these summaries. MouwIRT Bulletin.

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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Ongoing work in systematic theology will not advance much if it neglects to wrestle honestly and frequently with the gems in this great work.

I hope it will have a large readership and will bring forth much theological and spiritual fruit. Of special interest is Bavinck’s insightful critique fre the role of apologetics in establishing certainty in faith.

Bavinck comes across as a remarkably gifted and creative guide to the contemporary landscape. Originally published as a chapter in Calvin and the Reformation.