“Dogmatics is and ought to be divine thought totally entered into and absorbed in our human consciousness, freely and independently expressed in our language, in its essence the fruit of centuries, in its form contemporary.” (RD, 1:83)
Books by Bavinck (in English):
The Christian Family (1912), translated by Nelson Kloosterman in 2012.
Essays on Religion, Science, and Society (Baker Academic, 2008).
*Reformed Dogmatics. Volume 4 — Holy Spirit, Church, and New Creation (Baker Academic, 2008).
*Reformed Dogmatics. Volume 3 — Sin and Salvation in Christ (Baker Academic, 2006).
*Reformed Dogmatics. Volume 2 — God and Creation (Baker Academic, 2004).
*Reformed Dogmatics. Volume 1 — Prolegomena (Baker Academic, 2003).
*Reformed Dogmatics: Abridged in One Volume (Baker Academic, 2011). The original 4-volume work shrunken from 3,000 to 850 pages.
In the Beginning (1999).
The Last Things (1996).
Foundations of Psychology (1981).
Biblical and Religious Psychology (1974).
*Our Reasonable Faith (1956, 1977). An outstanding introduction to Bavinck’s theology.
The Doctrine of God (1951, 1977).
Christian Education, a summary by Brederveld (1928).
Books on Bavinck (in English):
John Bolt, Herman Bavinck on the Christian Life: Following Jesus in Lawful Obedience (Crossway, August 2015). A 90,000-word synthesis of Bavinck on the Christian life. The book concludes with a translation of “The World–Conquering Power of Faith” (1 John 5:4b), a sermon Bavinck delivered in Burgwalkerk, Kampen, June 30, 1901.
Ron Gleason, Herman Bavinck: Pastor, Churchman, Statesman, and Theologian (P&R, 2010). A full-length biography.
Richard Gaffin, God’s Word in Servant Form: Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck and the Doctrine of Scripture (2008).
Jan Veenhof, Nature and Grace in Herman Bavinck (2006).