Thinking Like a Christian: The Prolegomena of Herman Bavinck

A new article on Bavinck in a new British journal, Ecclesia Reformanda

“Thinking Like a Christian: The Prolegomena of Herman Bavinck” (abstract only)

by Matthew Roberts

Abstract: This article outlines the main contours of Herman Bavinck’s Prolegomena. Bavinck’s insight was that theological method must be grounded in the substance of theology itself, specifically in its Trinitarian and covenantal aspects. Theology is to be understood as a critical part of the image of God, as he is reflected in the believing consciousness of men in the Church, in response to God’s revelation in Christ. This concept is tightly integrated with Bavinck’s central understanding of the gospel as God fulfilling his creation design in Christ. In this way Bavinck derives a robustly Christian account of knowledge and certainty.

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One thought on “Thinking Like a Christian: The Prolegomena of Herman Bavinck

  1. Great! I will surely read this article. (doing research on Bavinck’s ‘catholic-ontological’ view, in relation to the newer theological proposals of the so called ‘radical orthodox’ theology)

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