Herman Bavinck, “The Future of Calvinism,” The Presbyterian and Reformed Review (Jan. 1894), 20: Calvinism gladly honors the good features of the Christian labor of our age. It by no means favors the idea of fleeing from the world; it does not encourage idleness and somnolence. It is active, points out to each man his […]Read more "Work Like A Calvinist"
Men may be from Mars and women from Venus, that is, there may be obvious differences between us, but both men and women are made in God’s image, both are beautiful, both are broken, and both need Jesus. It’s a point Herman Bavinck made in his insightful 1912 book, The Christian Family, recently translated by […]Read more "Women Haters and Women Worshipers"
The latest issue of the Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology is devoted to Bavinck. Here’s a run-down of its contents: Bavinck Issue (29/1 — Spring 2011) Guest Editorial JAMES EGLINTON 1-3 Bavinck’s Use of Wisdom Literature in Systematic Theology JOHN BOLT 4-23 Bavinck’s Use of Augustine as an Antidote to Ritschl MARK W. ELLIOTT 24-40 […]Read more "New Bavinck Journal"
Special thanks to Themelios for granting us permission to post a valuable editorial written by Carl Trueman titled “Some Advantages of Going Dutch.” It appeared in the opening pages of Themelios back in June 2000, and it has never appeared online. In the editorial Trueman recounts his introduction to Bavinck’s writings and then asks a […]Read more "Trueman on Bavinck"
John Bolt’s new abridgement of Herman Bavinck’s 4-volume magnum opus, Reformed Dogmatics, is now available for purchase. My copy arrived in the mail on Tuesday and since it arrived I have been browsing through the new abridgement and comparing a handful of sections with the original unabridged work. By all accounts it appears Bolt has […]Read more "Reformed Dogmatics, Abridged"
Dane Ortlund: This side of several months pondering Bavinck’s writings on justification, here’s my best attempt at a single (run-on) sentence articulating his view– Justification, the outstanding blessing of salvation, is the Triune God’s counterintuitive gift of forensic acquittal and right status, an end-time decision announced now in the middle of history, consisting of Christ’s […]Read more "Bavinck on Justification"
Review by Dane Ortlund: It is a real gift. Many of us have been exposed to Bavinck for the first time in any significant way this past decade, with the translation (an excellent one) of his Reformed Dogmatics into English. Rich, wise, Bible-saturated, philosophically aware, reverent, courageous–it makes one want to know more about this […]Read more "A Review of Gleason’s Bavinck Biography"
In anticipation of the release of Herman Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics as an ebook for Logos, Kent Hendricks asked leading Bavinck scholar John Bolt four questions: Who was Herman Bavinck? What is the mission and role of the Dutch Translation Society in translating the works of Bavinck and other theologians? The translation project took a decade […]Read more "Bolt on Bavinck"
Over at Feeding on Christ Joel Heflin has reviewed Ron Gleason’s new full-length Bavinck bio. Heflin concludes: … Gleason has certainly captured the character and career of this essential theologian in a rare non-stuffy, non-boring lucid biography. We highly recommend this book especially to young pastors and seminarians worried about the great divide between the […]Read more "Review of Bavinck bio"
More details and a full review forthcoming…Read more "New Bavinck biography"