Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics in Korean

Dr. Tae Hyeun Park translates Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics into Korean (translated by John Bolt)

On November 7, 2011, at the Historical Documentation Center for Dutch Protestantism (1800–present), part of the Library of the VU University, Amsterdam, Dr. Tae Hyeun Park presented the Korean translation of the Herman Bavinck’s four-volume Reformed Dogmatics (originally published 1895–1901). Dr. Park has been working on this translation for the past four years under the direction of VU University professors Dr. Martien E. Brinkman and Dr. George Harinck.

Dr. Park based his translation on the original Dutch text of the Reformed Dogmatics and used the English translation as a control. Thanks to his mastery of the Dutch language, Dr. Park was able to provide numerous corrections to the English translation.

“The Korean edition of Reformed Dogmatics means to get a highway for Korean churches that are on the way to the development of Reformed theology,” according to one of those who introduced the volumes at its presentation in Seoul.

The first printing of the Korean translation appeared in early October and was sold out in a few days. The second printing is selling so well that a third printing is being planned.

The translation was made possible thanks to support from the Foundation Pro Religione et Libertate and the Historical Documentation Center at the VU University.

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