Dr. Ron Gleason, a Bavinck scholar (see Gleason, Ronald N. “The Centrality of the Unio Mystica in the Theology of Herman Bavinck.” Ph.D. Diss., Westminster Theological Seminary, 2001), is publishing the first English biography of Herman Bavinck: Herman Bavinck: Pastor, Churchman, Statesman and Theologian. The new biography is set to be released by P&R in June of this year.
In a pre-release review Joel Heflin provides a concise overview of the new book and gives a hearty recommendation.
Details from P&R Publishing
Publication Date: June 2010
This is a much needed work on the life and theology of Dr. Herman Bavinck, an increasingly important influence on the church landscape and one of the finest and best theologians that Holland ever produced. Gleason describes Bavinck’s education at Leiden University, his first and only pastoral ministry in the Friesian village of Franeker, his fruitful time in Kampen as professor of the Theological Seminary there, and his eventual transfer to the Free University. This is a thought-provoking portrait of an influential man written by one of the leading authorities on his life and ideas. Gleason takes you on a journey with Bavinck through his whole life until the events surrounding his death in 1921.