Editorial Reviews. From the Back Cover. “Finally Bavinck becomes available to the Reformed Dogmatics: Volume 1: Prolegomena by [Bavinck, 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. 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.

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The yerman 4-volume work shrunken from 3, to pages. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here McKim, editor, Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith “Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics has been the fountainhead of Reformed dogmayics for the last hundred years. This quick overview gives the reader a rather good idea of the content and flow of the book and allows the reader to determine which chapters and sections are of greatest interest or relevance.

The reader of this translation is well served by a considerable number of editorial improvements upon the Dutch edition on which it is based.

Read or download the version of this book for free here. It has shaped generations of theologians and helped them to preach, think, and act on a fresh, Reformed basis.

This prolegomena can hardly fail to arouse eager expectations for the many words that are to follow in the remaining three volumes. Bavinck breaks from many elements of Christendom on the point of nature-grace. Frame, professor of systematic theology and philosophy, Refored Theological Seminary “This is one of those seminal works that embodies a significant portion of our Reformed theological heritage.

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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.


Bavinck comes across as a remarkably gifted and creative guide to the contemporary landscape. Bavinck’s project consists of drawing upon the strengths of the Magisterial Protestants while formulating theology in response to the modernist crisis of his day.

The translation of these volumes into English is a welcome addition to the resources for study of Reformed theology. 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: With this acknowledged, Romanism and Orthodoxy are in no better position than Protestantism. Books on Bavinck in English: 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.

This means, practically speaking, that the Christian may apply his theology into “secular” spheres. Customers who bought this item also bought. Books by Bavinck in English: The Ground of Faith. The set has also been electronically formatted by Logos Bible Software. 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.

Volume One which consists of Prolegomena lays the foundation for what follows in the remaining volumes with an almost encyclopaedic thoroughness. Revised, edited, and re-released in Baker and the Dutch Reformed Translation Society deserve praise for this project, from which without doubt church and theology will profit for years to come.

I love this book. These volumes have been anticipated by the theological world for a long time and now that they are available, it would behoove every professor, theological student, Elder, and serious Christian to purchase them. 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.


The Benefits of Election Covenantal Baptist. Volume 1 — Prolegomena Baker, 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. Dutch version only, this work needs to be translated eventually.

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Reformed Ethics volume 2 of 3, edited by John Bolt. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. He also reveals a remarkable knowledge of psychology and world religions. This work, which was originally written in Dutch, was translated into English and published by the Dutch Dogmatjcs Translation Society in The student of Bavinck will find that patient pondering over the Reformed Dogmatics is a spiritual feast.

It is a splendid gift to theological studies and will contribute to redressing the neglect of herrman faithful servant of Christ and his church.

We all should rejoice to see this material finally available in English and to know that more is coming! These fundamental issues are dealt with out of his deep commitment to God’s divine revelation in Scripture, the need to engage modern thought, refored a piety by faith nurtured in the riches of the Reformed faith.