Editorial Reviews. From the Back Cover. “Finally Bavinck becomes available to the Reformed Dogmatics: Volume 1: Prolegomena by [Bavinck, Herman]. This magnum opus of the renowned Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck is now fully translated into English. Includes a combined index of all four volumes as well. In partnership with the Dutch Reformed Translation Society, Baker Academic is proud to offer in English for the very first time all four volumes of Herman.

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Transcribed into Dutch, the long work of English translation commenced, and by project editor John Bolt made a further discovery: Herman Bavinck’s magnum opus the Gereformeerde Dogmatiek in English. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Even those who are not Reformed in their theological heritage can gain much from Bavinck’s clear presentation of Christian theology.

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In turn he divides this works as follows: The Ground dogkatics Faith. This volume is his prolegomena, or the “first things” that need to be addressed before delving at length into theology proper. Reformed Ethics Baker, —. Bavinck breaks from many elements of Christendom on the point of nature-grace.

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Recommended for university, church, and seminary libraries because of its historical importance. This is a cause for rejoicing. What especially impresses, however, as one moves methodically through these tomes is Bavinck’s integrity. Volume 2 — God and Creation Baker, Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

To do so, he realized he could not slavishly mimic older platitudes and simply “hope for the best. Mouw, IRT Bulletin “We should be extremely grateful to the Dutch Reformed Translation Society for their work in bringing this important, stimulating publication to an English readership. What is of greater import, however, is that the translation team was able to put older Dutch into a highly readable English format.


The reader will be amazed by Bavinck’s erudition, creativity, and balance. By the same token, the translation team has done an admirable job in what is often a thankless task of a kind of theological midwifery. At the same time Bavinck was not simply a chronicler of his own church’s past teaching. It not only is encompassing in content but also shows everywhere a profound insight into the basic problems that a Reformed theology has to face and a deep sensitivity for modern culture.

Dutch version only, this work needs to be translated eventually. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. John Bolt and John Vriend have done us the great service of putting the works of this outstanding Dutch theologian into our hands in the English language.

Theologians have long appreciated Herman Bavinck’s four-volume masterpiece, Gereformeerde Dogmatiekpublished infor its comprehensive treatment of dogmatic theology. Read more Read less. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. To pietists fearful of the modern world on one hand and to critics of orthodoxy skeptical about its continuing relevance on the other, Bavinck’s example suggests a model answer: It has shaped generations of theologians and helped them to preach, think, and act on a fresh, Reformed basis.

Bavinck used the categories of presuppositionalism, but he knew when to stop the train. This leads Bavinck to a line he repeats throughout the book: In the Beginning Christian Educationa summary by Brederveld Fogmatics theology throughout the 20th century until now has been singularly impoverished by not having at its disposal a translation of Bavinck’s Dogmatiek in its entirety.

Christelijke Wereldbeschouwing The Christian Worldview. Having read the first volume I am anxious to continue on into Bavicnk’s Reformed Dogmatics, for he deeply understands God’s Word and he dearly loves God’s people.

Page 1 of 1 Start Over Page 1 of 1. It also speaks as we struggle with an increasing secularism, in a growing experientialism which has become anti-intellectual. As a European theologian of the late 19th century he is acutely aware of the effects of Kant and Schleiermacher on philosophy and theology and he addresses their influence frequently. Far from hindering the reader’s grasp of the material, Dr. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Bavinck’s words may be a century old but they speak vibrantly today.

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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Exciting, because his work is simply awesome and coming into English for the first time ever. Bavinck is confessionally orthodox, but he recognizes the need to rethink the traditional formulations from Scripture in the context of contemporary discussion.

Although written over a century ago, Reformed Dogmatics still addresses contemporary theological issues. The combination of both made his work famous, and studying his work fruitful also for a new german.

Reformed Ethics volume 2 of 3, edited by John Bolt. Craig Bartholomew, Contours of the Kuyperian Tradition: Yet, what appears to be a drawback is one of the attractions of this work. The Sacrifice of Praise Bavinck takes the traditional terminology of principia, yet in the background is an ever-present urgency to respond to modernism.

English Choose a language for shopping. Most helpful of all are the splendid chapter synopses that have been crafted with obvious care by the editor and inserted before each chapter. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

If the reader does not have a background heavy in European Rationalism, many of Bavinck’s sparring partners will be over one’s head. These are at once relatively concise and sufficiently detailed, enabling the reader vogmatics to peruse only these summaries.