Bavinck-Selected Shorter Works of Herman Bavinck

Selected Shorter Works of Herman Bavinck (eBook)



Herman Bavinck (1854-1921), a Dutch Reformed theologian, was a contemporary of Abraham Kuyper and B. B. Warfield, both of whom he knew well. He graduated magna cum laude in 1880 from Leiden with a double major in Systematic Theology and Old Testament. His doctoral dissertation was on the concept of the State in Zwingli’s theology. Bavinck taught at the Theological Seminary in Kampen, Holland – where he also pastored – before accepting the position of professor at the Free University of Amsterdam. He is best known for his magnum opus, Reformed Dogmatics (Gereformeerde Dogmatiek, in 4 volumes). Bavinck is one of the most balanced and solidly Reformed theologians Holland ever produced.

Bavinck introduced the notion of organic inspiration of the Scriptures and also developed a solution to the infra/supralapsarian conundrum. Although Bavinck passed away in 1921, he remains a powerful force in Reformed theology. Several important Reformed theologians owe large debts to his work, including Cornelius Van Til and Louis Berkhof.


Table of Contents
The Origin, Essence, and Purpose of Man
Development of the Doctrine of Predestination
Supralapsarianism and Infralapsarianism
The Knowledge of God
The Divine and Human Nature of Christ
The Fall
The Covenant of Grace
The Divine Trinity
The Greatness of God
The Greatness and Miserableness of Man
The Present State of the World
Calvin and Common Grace
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