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. 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. Drawing from the church fathers and medieval thinkers, Bavinck engages Roman Reformed Dogmatics, 4 Volumes () by Herman Bavinck.
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The Ground of Faith. The principles that govern his approach provide an excellent template for extending that interaction into more contemporary theological reflection. With the publication of this first volume and, D.
Now, thanks to the Dutch Reformed Translation Society and the bavihck 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. Dogma and Theology in the West. Bavinck’s approach throughout is meticulous, though he wears his vast learning lightly.
Subdivisions and new subject headings have been incorporated into each chapter, greatly facilitating reading and consultation of this work.
Packer, professor of theology, Regent College “Arguably the most important systematic theology ever produced in the Dofmatics tradition.
Some of the more doxological portions of his Dogmatics compare favorably with the most familiar, lofty, moving passages in Augustine and Calvin. Bolt provides us with highly helpful and pertinent comments in each of the chapters of material.
Herman Bavinck’s Gereformeerde Dogmatiek represents the concluding high point of some four centuries of remarkably productive Dutch Reformed theological reflection. Garcia, American Theological Inquiry.
What is perhaps most striking about Bavinck’s approach is the way he seeks to engage from the outset with the tension between the world of God and the world of men.
Continue reading about Herman Bavinck. Faith and Its Ground. Bolt’s tireless work updating the documentation augments this significant work.
Johnston, Banner of Truth “This volume’s theological methodology demonstrates Bavinck’s grasp of the various disciplines of theology: Holy Spirit, Church and New Creation is the concluding volume of Herman Bavinck’s magisterial walk through Christian theology from a Reformed perspective. Ongoing work in systematic theology will not advance much if it neglects to wrestle honestly and frequently with the gems in this great work. The Testimony of the Spirit. He is the editor of Bavinck’s four-volume Reformed It would not be saying too much to state that reading any chapter of [ Reformed Dogmatics ] will have the effect of thoroughly grounding the Christian in the most important aspects of the subject under discussion.
The reader will be amazed by Bavinck’s erudition, creativity, and balance.
Spencer, Wheaton College “What a wonderful gift to the English-speaking theological world! Both are excellent editorial decisions which render the final product that much more useful. To read it is to take a large step back from the theological currents that swirl around and through the theological academy. Yet, what appears to be a drawback is one of the attractions of this work. Bloesch, emeritus professor of theology, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary “Herman Bavinck has often been unjustly overshadowed by Abraham Kuyper, especially in the English-speaking world.
All of Bavinck’s own footnotes have been retained and updated in form, and the subparagraph numbers of the second Dutch edition and following editions have also been retained in this edition. These four 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.
It has shaped generations of theologians and helped them to preach, think, and act on a fresh, Reformed basis.
Reformed Dogmatics, 4 Volume Set
The appearance of this volume, with the remaining three planned to follow in the near future, will be an incomparable boon for generations of students, pastors, teachers, and others, serving to deepen understanding and enrich reflection in both historical and systematic theology. About “This magisterial work exhibits Bavinck’s vast knowledge and appreciation of the Christian tradition. Divine and Human Logos. Unfortunately, this magnum opus from the great Reformed theologian has only been available in Dutch, and therefore has been inaccessible to most readers.
Herman Bavinck succeeded Abraham Kuyper as professor of systematic theology at the Free University of Amsterdam in In partnership with the Dutch Reformed Translation Society, Baker Academic is proud to offer in English dogmatcs the very first time the fourth and final volume of Herman Bavinck’s complete Reformed Venema, Mid-America Journal of Theology “For those struggling with the most critical issue facing theology today, namely, the question of the truth of the Christian faith, this volume is a godsend.
What this translates into is a theological orientation from a decidedly well-balanced Reformed persuasion that enables the reader to critique more modern 20th and 21st century theologies and theologians. With dogmatcs translation and republication of Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics, this unfortunate situation should change refotmed the better. John Vriend Continue reading about John Vriend.
Bavinck’s life and thought reflect a serious effort to be pious, orthodox, and thoroughly contemporary. 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. It is a splendid gift to theological studies and will contribute to redressing the neglect of this faithful servant of Christ and his church.
The reader is more refkrmed equipped to understand the motivations as well as the theological constructions behind each of the respective movements.
Dogma and Theology in the East. This masterful theological work is now available to passionate students of theology. Here one finds helpful, nuanced discussions of revelation and history; the incarnation, language, and the Bible; and the relationship of Scripture and confession in the task of theology.
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While the content of his volume is identical with the original, the layout in the translation renders the material dogmativs more accessible. Frame, professor of systematic theology and philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary “This is one of those seminal bavijck that embodies a significant portion of our Reformed theological heritage. We owe a great debt of gratitude to those who have made the treasures of Bavinck’s thought available to a new world of appreciative hearers.
Baker Academic- Religion – pages. Other editions – View all Reformed Dogmatics: John Bolt is professor of systematic theology at Calvin Theological Seminary. Those who desire to understand the faith once for all delivered to the saints will be rewarded by a careful and systematic reading. The combination of both made his work famous, and studying his work fruitful also for a new generation.