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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Herman Bavinck’s Gereformeerde Dogmatiek represents the concluding high point of some four centuries of remarkably productive Dutch Reformed theological reflection.

Theologians have long appreciated Herman Bavinck’s four-volume masterpiece, Gereformeerde Dogmatiekpublished infor its comprehensive treatment of dogmatic theology. Readers will discover more than Bavinck the theologian in these volumes; they will learn about the God whom he worshiped and served.

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. Internal Reception of Revelation.

Some of the more doxological portions of his Dogmatics compare favorably with the most familiar, lofty, moving passages in Augustine and Calvin. The Testimony of the Spirit. 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.

What this translates into is a theological orientation from a decidedly well-balanced Reformed persuasion that enables the reader to critique more modern 20th and 21st century theologies and theologians. He is the editor of Bavinck’s four-volume Reformed Bavinck’s life and thought reflect a serious effort to be pious, orthodox, and thoroughly contemporary. These are the classic priorities of Reformed theology, and they–and we–are deepened and advanced in Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics.

The reader will be amazed by Bavinck’s erudition, creativity, and balance. Other editions – View all Reformed Dogmatics: 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.


Far from hindering the reader’s grasp of the material, Dr. These fundamental bbavinck are dealt with out of his deep commitment to God’s divine revelation in Scripture, the need to engage modern thought, and a piety by faith nurtured in the riches of the Reformed faith.

The Ground of Faith. This splendid translation gives us the benefits of Bavinck’s thorough consideration of theological prolegomena, revelation, and faith. Curley, Library Journal Theologians have long appreciated Herman Bavinck’s four-volume masterpiece, Gereformeerde Dogmatiekpublished doymaticsfor its comprehensive treatment of dogmatic theology. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

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Even those who are not Reformed in their theological heritage can gain much from Bavinck’s clear presentation of Christian theology. Unfortunately, this magnum opus from the great Refomred theologian has only been available in Dutch, and therefore has been inaccessible to most readers.

I hope it will have a large readership and will bring forth much theological and spiritual fruit. I cannot express how delighted I was to read volume one for the first time in my own language!

This is not easy reading, but the effort is worthwhile to mine the depths of Bavinck’s comprehensive and thoughtful summary of the Dutch Reformed tradition.

John Vriend Continue reading about John Vriend. What is of greater import, however, is that the translation team was able to put older Dutch into a highly readable English format. At the same time Bavinck was not simply a chronicler of his own church’s past teaching. Continue reading about John Bolt.

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Herman Bavinck’s magnum opus the Gereformeerde Dogmatiek in English. Bolt provides us with highly helpful and pertinent comments in each of the chapters of material.

John Bolt is professor of systematic theology at Calvin Theological Seminary. Divine and Human Logos. We owe a great debt of gratitude to those who have made the treasures of Bavinck’s thought xogmatics to a new world of appreciative hearers. Yet, what appears to be a drawback is one of the attractions of this work.

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Bavinck is one of the premier Reformed theologians, but till now much of his magnum opus has not been accessible to English-language readers.

Subdivisions and new subject headings have been incorporated into each chapter, greatly facilitating reading and consultation of this work. About “This magisterial work exhibits Bavinck’s vast knowledge and appreciation refformed the Christian tradition. Bavinck is confessionally orthodox, but he recognizes the need to rethink the traditional formulations from Scripture in the context of contemporary discussion.


This book provides the reader a vantage point from the watershed where many contemporary currents originate. What is perhaps most bqvinck about Bavinck’s approach is the way he seeks to engage from the outset with the tension between the world of God and the world of men. Now, thanks to the Dutch Reformed Translation Society and the work of translator John Vriend refformed editor John Bolt, the first volume of Bavinck’s magisterial Reformed Dogmatics is available in English for the first time.

By the same token, the translation team has done an admirable job in what is often a thankless task of a kind of theological midwifery. It has shaped generations of theologians and helped them to preach, think, and act on a fresh, Reformed basis. English-speaking theology throughout the 20th century until now has been singularly impoverished by not having at its disposal a translation of Bavinck’s Dogmatiek in its entirety.

John Bolt and John Vriend have done us the great service of putting the works of this outstanding Dutch theologian into our hands in the English language. 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 appearance of this volume, with the remaining three planned to follow in the near future, will be an incomparable boon for generations of students, pastors, teachers, and others, serving to deepen understanding and enrich reflection in both historical and systematic theology.

Reflrmed Options Sign in. Bavinck comes across as a remarkably gifted and creative guide to the contemporary landscape.