Two Recent Publications

Henk Van den Belt, The Authority of Scripture in Reformed Theology: Truth and Trust (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2008).

A revision of the author’s PhD dissertation at the University of Leiden (2006), this study of αὐτόπιστος /αὐτόπιστια centers in on the heart of Bavinck’s understanding of Scripture and faith. Henk van den Belt is a pastor in the Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PKN) and an assistant professor in systematic theology at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.

Hans Burger, Being in Christ: A Biblical and Systematic Investigation in a Reformed Perspective (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock 2009).

This is a superb study which brings together biblical-theological insight from the Johannine and Pauline writings, the historical-systematic riches of John Owen and Herman Bavinck,  usinging it all to engage contemporary theologians Oliver O’ Donovan and Ingolf Dalferth. Refusing to set “representation” over against “participation,” the author brings them together in a fuller portrait.

Both books are reviewed in the inaugural issue of TBR.