Reformed Dogmatics (Abridged In One Volume)
Herman Bavinck's four-volume Reformed Dogmatics is one of the most important theological works of the twentieth century. The recently completed English translation has received wide acclaim. Now John Bolt, one of the world's leading experts on Bavinck and editor of...
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Herman Bavinck's four-volume Reformed Dogmatics is one of the most important theological works of the twentieth century. The recently completed English translation has received wide acclaim. Now John Bolt, one of the world's leading experts on Bavinck and editor of Bavinck's four-volume set, has abridged the work in one volume, offering students, pastors, and lay readers an accessible summary of Bavinck's masterwork. This volume presents the core of Bavinck's thought and offers explanatory material, making available to a wider audience some of the finest Dutch Reformed theology ever written
"Bavinck was a man of giant mind, vast learning, ageless wisdom, and great expository skill. 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."
--J. I. Packer, Regent College
"Finally Bavinck becomes available to the English-speaking world. The Dutch version has been a constant stimulus for students, pastors, and other interested Christians. It has shaped generations of theologians and helped them to preach, think, and act on a fresh, Reformed basis. The strength of Bavinck's dogmatics is that it's neither conservative nor progressive, but its biblical character makes it constantly up-to-date."
--Herman Selderhuis, Theologische Universiteit Appeldoorn
^^"What a wonderful gift to the English-speaking theological world! The topics explored by Bavinck are still of the utmost importance, and he addresses them here in a theological voice that is amazingly fresh."
--Richard J. Mouw, Fuller Theological Seminary
An accessible one-volume summary of the English translation of Bavinck's "Reformed Dogmatics," one the most important theological works of the twentieth century.
John Bolt (Ph.D., University of St. Michael's College) is professor of systematic theology at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is author of The Christian Story and the Christian School; Stewards of the Word and A Free Church, A Holy Nation: Abraham Kuyper's American Public Theology. He is also the editor of the four volume English edition of Herman Bavinck's Reformed Dogmatics.
Hermann Bavinck lived from 1854-1921. He was a contemporary of Abraham Kuyper and B.B. Warfield, both of whom he knew well. He graduated magna cum laude with a double major in Systematic Theology & OT. His doctoral dissertation was on the concept of the State in Zwingli's theology.
Bavinck taught at the Theological Seminary in Kampen, Holland before accepting the position of professor at the Free University of Amsterdam. He is best known for his magnum opus, The Reformed Dogmatics.... Gereformeerde Dogmatiek, in (4 volumes) which have now been available in English. Until recently, a translated version of his popular Dogmatics (Our Reasonable Faith) was available in paperback. Bavinck is one of the most balanced and solidly Reformed theologians Holland has ever produced.
- <b>part I: Prolegomena: Introduction To Dogmatic Theology<br></b>1. Dogmatic Theology As A Science<br>2. The History And Literature Of Dogmatic Theology<br>3. Foundations Of Dogmatic Theology<br>4. Revelation<br>5. Holy Scripture<br>6. Faith<br><b>part Ii: The Triune God And Creation<br></b>7. Knowing God<br>8. The Living, Acting God<br>9. The Triune God And His Counsel<br>10. Creator Of Heaven And Earth<br><b>part Iii: Humanity And Sin<br></b>11. The Image Of God<br>12. The Fallen World<br>13. Sin And Its Consequences<br><b>part Iv: Christ The Redeemer<br></b>14. The Only-begotten Son Of The Father<br>15. The Servant Savior: Christ's Humiliation<br>16. The Exalted Lord Christ<br><b>part V: The Holy Spirit And Salvation In Christ<br></b>17. The Order Of Salvation<br>18. Calling And Regeneration<br>19. Faith And Conversion<br>20. Justification, Sanctification, And Perseverance<br><b>part Vi: The Spirit Creates A New Community<br></b>21. The Church As A Spiritual Reality<br>22. The Spirit's Means Of Grace<br><b>part Vii: The Spirit Makes All Things New<br></b>23. The Intermediate State<br>24. The Return Of Christ<br>25. The Consummation<br>indexes