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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This book provides the reader a vantage point from the watershed where many contemporary currents originate. Internal Reception of Revelation. 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: The unavailability in English of his crowning work, Gereformeerde Dogmatiekhas been a particularly significant lack.

Two Kinds of Faith. The History and Literature.

But it is to be hoped that the larger English-speaking theological world will also accept the challenge of seriously engaging his considerable contribution to Reformed thought. Yet, what appears to be a drawback is one of the attractions of this work.

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The student of Bavinck will find that patient pondering over the Reformed Dogmatics is a spiritual feast. Packer, professor of theology, Regent College “Arguably the most important systematic theology ever produced in the Reformed tradition. The principles that govern his approach provide an excellent template for extending that interaction into more contemporary theological reflection. These are the classic priorities of Reformed theology, and they–and we–are deepened and advanced in Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics.


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.

Reformed Dogmatics, 4 Volume Set

Here one finds helpful, nuanced discussions of revelation and history; dovmatics incarnation, language, and the Bible; and the relationship of Scripture and confession in the task of theology.

As he moves throughout the subject of dogmatic theology, he stands on the shoulders of giants such as Augustine, John Calvin, Francis Turretin, and Charles Hodge. Lipsius rationalism reality reason religious Revelation Principium Externum Ritschl Roman Catholic Rome salvation Schleiermacher scholasticism scientific Scrip sense special revelation Summa contra Gentiles supernatural teaching Tertullian Testament theologians Theologische things thought Tiele tion tradition trans true truth ture vols witness word.

The Method and Organization. The Testimony of the Spirit. What is perhaps most striking about Bavinck’s approach fogmatics the way he seeks to engage from the outset with the tension between the world of God and the world of men.

Divine dogmatice Human Logos.

Continue reading about John Bolt. Selected pages Title Page. 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.

What is of greater import, however, is that the translation team was able to put older Dutch into a highly readable English format.


His critical interaction with Enlightenment thinkers is a helpful, contextualized model for theology in the dogmafics world, making this a very timely work. McKim, editor, Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith “Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics has been the fountainhead of Reformed theology for the last hundred years.

Solid but lucid, demanding but satisfying, broad and deep and sharp and stabilizing, Bavinck’s magisterial Reformed Dogmatics remains after a century the supreme achievement of its kind. Bavinck’s life and thought reflect a serious effort to be pious, orthodox, and thoroughly contemporary.

The Grace of Faith.

Bavinck’s approach throughout is meticulous, though he wears his vast learning lightly. The translation is eloquent, lucid, and faithful to the original.

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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 reformer is a godsend. The seventeen chapters of this volume are grouped into sections: By the same token, the translation team has done an admirable job in what rdformed often a thankless task of a kind of theological midwifery. Readers of Bavinck will undoubtedly be impressed by the extraordinary reach of his learning and familiarity with the history of Christian theology.