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.


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.

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.