Wednesday 12 September 2018

The Bavinck Review 8 (2017)

The Bavinck Institute has recently made available online volume 8 of The Bavinck Review. The contents are listed below. Individual pieces are available here, or the entire issue can be downloaded as a pdf here.



John Bolt
Why a Bavinck Institute? Why at Calvin Seminary?

Henk van den Belt
Herman Bavinck’s Lectures on the Certainty of Faith (1891)
This article introduces two recently published manuscripts of lectures by Herman Bavinck from 1891 about “The Certainty of Faith” on which his later booklet The Certainty of Faith (De zekerheid des geloofs, 1901) is based. These manuscripts reveal a more critical attitude to pietism in the early writings of Bavinck than is common in his later works. This attitude is possibly due to his desire to promote the agenda of reunification of the churches from the Afscheiding with those of the Doleantie. A comparison between the two different manuscripts also reveals Bavinck’s struggle to articulate the foundation of the certainty of faith. Furthermore, compared with De zekerheid des geloofs, Bavinck’s 1891 manuscripts reveal his early reliance on “ethical theology” as he emphasizes that the certainty of faith is a result of the moral appeal of the gospel to the human conscience, which is answered through regeneration. 

Gijsbert van den Brink
On Certainty in Faith and Science: The Bavinck-Warfield Exchange 

Cornelis (Kees) van der Kooi
The Abiding Significance of Herman Bavinck’s Theology

In Translation

Henk van den Belt and Mathilde de Vries-van Uden
Herman Bavinck’s Preface to the Synopsis Purioris Theologiae 

Leo Mietus and Allan J. Janssen
Two Letters from J. H. Gunning, Jr. to Herman Bavinck Regarding Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics, Volumes 1 and 2 

Pearls and Leaven

John Bolt 
Précis of Herman Bavinck’s “Persevering in the Christian Life”

Book Review

Bavinck Bibliography 2016-2017

No comments: