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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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. Bavinck’s approach throughout is meticulous.

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Learn more about Amazon Prime. Curley, Library Journal Theologians have long appreciated Herman Bavinck’s four-volume masterpiece, Gereformeerde Dogmatiekpublished in yerman, for its comprehensive treatment of dogmatic theology. The combination of both made his work famous, and studying his work fruitful also for a new generation. Readers of Bavinck will bavknck be impressed by the extraordinary reach of his learning and familiarity with the history of Christian theology.

One often hrman the refrain, “You Protestants make yourself the Pope and judge of authority while we simply submit to the Church. Doctrine of God Herman Bavinck Retail price: These fundamental issues are dealt with out of his deep commitment to God’s divine revelation in Scripture, the need to engage modern thought, and a piety by faith nurtured in the riches of the Reformed faith.


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In turn he divides this works as follows: This leads Bavinck to a line he repeats throughout the book: This site uses cookies. Recommended for university, church, and seminary bavinckk because of its historical importance. Continue reading about John Bolt. This splendid translation gives us the benefits of Bavinck’s thorough consideration of theological prolegomena, revelation, and faith.

I cannot express how delighted I was to read volume one for the first time in my own language! This is a cause for rejoicing. These are the classic priorities of Reformed theology, and they–and we–are deepened and advanced in Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics.

But it is to be hoped that the larger English-speaking theological world will also accept the challenge of seriously engaging rreformed considerable contribution to Reformed thought. Most helpful of all are the splendid chapter synopses that have been crafted with obvious care by the editor and inserted before each chapter. Readers will discover more than Bavinck the theologian in these volumes; they will learn about the God whom he worshiped and served.

Herman Bavinck — is considered by many to be one of the most significant Dutch Reformed theologians of the last two centuries. This presents an unusual problem. This masterwork will appeal to scholars and students of theology, research and theological libraries, and pastors and laity who read serious works of Reformed theology. Considering that the original print version of Reformed Dogmatics comes in at over 3, pages, this kind of work can be daunting to some.


There is no doubting the fact [this volume] represent[s] systematic theological reflection of monumental significance.

Craig Bartholomew, Contours of the Kuyperian Tradition: McKim, editor, Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith “Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics has been the fountainhead of Reformed theology for the last hundred years.

Garcia, American Theological Inquiry.

It is also obvious, if perhaps less so, that the Reformed Epistemologists follow in Bavinck’s train. But if you do have gavinck background in philosophical history, much of what he says will be irrelevant. Kreider, Bibliotheca Sacra “The theological world has been blessed by being the recipients of the translation of. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This is a cause for rejoicing. Venema, Mid-America Journal of Theology. Bavinck’s words may be a century old but they speak vibrantly today.

His critical interaction with Enlightenment thinkers is a helpful, contextualized model for theology in the post-Enlightenment world, making this a very timely work.

Warfield, both of whom he knew well. While the content of his volume is identical with the original, the layout in the translation renders the material far more accessible. Therefore, he takes the terminology and reframes it around the neo-Calvinist slogan, “Grace refotmed Nature.