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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Far from hindering the reader’s grasp of the material, Dr. Ongoing work in systematic theology will not advance much if it neglects to wrestle honestly and frequently with the gems in this great work. The Method and Organization.

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Herman Bavinck’s magnum opus the Gereformeerde Dogmatiek in English. Bavinck is one of the premier Reformed theologians, but till now much of his magnum opus has not been accessible to English-language readers. Both are excellent editorial decisions which render the final product that much more useful.

At a time when the scholastic nature of systematic theology has come under serious criticism, Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics reveals the advantage of baginck and sustained reflection on Christian truth that is both faithful to the church and engaged with the academy. The Testimony of the Spirit. Like Augustine, Calvin, and Edwards, Bavinck was a man of giant mind, vast learning, ageless wisdom, and great expository skill, and to have his first volume now dogmaatics full English, with a promise of the other three to come, is a wonderful enrichment.

Dogma and Greek Philosophy. Most helpful of all are the splendid chapter synopses that have been crafted with obvious care by the editor and inserted before each chapter. Bavinck’s breadth, thoroughness, rigor, ecumenical interests, and spiritual fervor are clearly on display in this careful and readable translation.

The strength of Bavinck’s Dogmatics is that it’s neither conservative nor progressive, but its biblical character makes it constantly up-to-date. What is of greater import, however, is that the translation team was able to put older Dutch into a highly readable English format. The dogmaticss of both made his work famous, and studying his work fruitful also for a new generation.


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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. Internal Reception of Revelation. Curley, Library Journal “Pastors and theologians will welcome the historic first complete translation of Herman Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics.

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. What especially impresses, however, as one moves methodically through these tomes is Bavinck’s integrity. It is by far the most profound and comprehensive Reformed systematic theology of the twentieth century. At every step of the way, the reader will find that Bavinck is engaged in an ongoing conversation with theologians of the past as well as the present, many of whom represent views with which he sharply differs but which he nonetheless addresses with care and interest.

Mouw, IRT Bulletin “We should be extremely grateful to the Dutch Reformed Translation Society for their work in bringing this important, stimulating publication to an English readership.

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As one who has read the entire 4-volume Dutch work from cover to cover times, I can attest to the fine job of editing and translating John Bolt and John Vriend have done, respectively. But it is to be hoped that the larger English-speaking theological world will also rformed the challenge of seriously engaging his considerable contribution to Reformed thought. Continue reading about Herman Bavinck. You will only be the richer for studying Rsformed theology.

Two Kinds of Bsvinck. We can hope and pray that this project will encourage the kind of theological work for which its author is so greatly revered–the constant commitment to patient exegesis, the responsible and informed interaction with history, the churchly sensibility, and the keen perception into the concerns and needs of the present time. Furthermore, he fully grasps the Sitz im Leben o f his own times.


I have found it to be the most valuable. In partnership with the Dutch Reformed Translation Society, Baker Academic is proud to offer in English for the very first time the fourth and final volume of Herman Bavinck’s complete Reformed With the publication of this first volume and, D. We owe a great debt of gratitude to those who have made the treasures of Bavinck’s thought available to a new world of appreciative hearers. Written from a Reformed perspective, it offers a perceptive critique of modern theology.

The topics explored by Bavinck are still of the utmost importance, and he addresses them here in a theological voice that is amazingly fresh. Now, thanks to the Dutch Reformed Translation Society and the work of translator John Vriend and editor John Bolt, the first volume of Bavinck’s magisterial Reformed Dogmatics is available in English for the first time. We all should rejoice to see this material finally available in English and to know that more is coming!

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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. Unfortunately, reformef magnum opus from the great Reformed theologian has only been available in Dutch, and therefore has been inaccessible to most readers. He is the editor of Bavinck’s four-volume Reformed Other editions – View all Reformed Dogmatics: This is truly a publication event worthy of rejoicing.

That seems like an outlandish claim because the book in question appeared in the Netherlands nearly a hundred years ago. I pray that the appearance of this volume signals the beginnings of a Bavinck revival! 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.