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.


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.


Bavinck’s Reformed Ethics book launch

A video recording of the book launch of Bavinck’s Reformed Ethics at Calvin Theological Seminary on 24 September 2019 can be viewed here. At the event, John Bolt and two members of his editorial team, Nelson Kloosterman and Antoine Theron, shared perspectives about the challenging process of translating and editing Bavinck’s work.

Bavinck Review 9 Published

The Bavinck Institute at Calvin Theological Seminary is pleased to publish the Bavinck Review 9 (2018) (2.3 MB PDF). This issue brings into print Herman Bavinck’s Foundations of Psychology, a translation of the second edition of Beginselen der Psychologie (1923). Contents Editorial Foundations of Psychology by Herman Bavinck Index Contributors

International Conference on Bavinck’s Ethics

An international conference will focus on the theme of Herman Bavinck’s Reformed Ethics. The conference is organized by the Neo-Calvinism Research Institute in Kampen in the Netherlands. When: Thu., Sep. 19th — Fri., Sep. 20th, 2019. Where: Theological University Kampen, Netherlands. Who: Speakers and topics include: Roel Kuiper (TU Kampen) – Opening Dirk van Keulen …