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Mission

The Bavinck Institute at Calvin Seminary promotes international scholarship and collegiality in the Reformed catholic tradition of Herman Bavinck (1854–1921), the Dutch theologian and author of the four-volume Reformed Dogmatics; his nephew, Johan Herman Bavinck (1895–1964), missionary to Indonesia and pioneer Reformed missiologist; and his neo-Calvinist contemporaries such as Abraham Kuyper, Willem Geesink, and B. B. Warfield.

Initiatives

The Bavinck Institute facilitates research and friendships among scholars, teachers, pastors, and students through:

  • the Institute’s website, which is an international headquarters for news, scholarship, conferences, publications, and discussions,
  • a scholarly Society with a discussion forum for members,
  • and the annual Review.

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Wonderful Works of God — Magnalia Dei

The Wonderful Works of God, an English translation of Herman Bavinck’s Magnalia Dei, is now widely available. Magnalia Dei has long been prized as a faithful one-volume summary of systematic theology. This English translation by Henry Zylstra was originally published in 1956 under the title Our Reasonable Faith. The new edition contains many enhancements: Bavinck’s original …

Kuyper Centennial Congress 2020

Theme: “Secularity and Spirituality” When: April 27-29 and November 19-20, 2020 Where: New York City, USA (Apr. 27–29) and Amsterdam, NL (Nov. 19–20) More Information: See the Neo-Calvinism Research Institute website. Call for Papers: Papers for both conferences are invited before 1 February 2020. See the Neo-Calvinism Research Institute website.