An historical bit of biographical Bavinckiana translated here just for fun. Later this same year, Bavinck relocated to Amsterdam in order to accept Kuyper’s invitation to succeed him in the chair of dogmatics at the Free University.
Dr. Herman Bavinck, born in 1854 in Hoogeveen. Promoted in 1880 to doctor in theology at the University of Leiden with the dissertation, “On the Ethics of Zwingli.” Was a minister in Franeker from 1881–1882, and since the latter year is professor at the Theological School in Kampen. Major works: The science of sacred theology (1883), The theology of Prof. Dr. D. Chantepie de la Saussaye (1884), The catholicity of christendom and the church (1888), Common grace (1894), Reformed dogmatics (4 vols., 1895–1901), Principles of psychology (1897), The sacrifice of praise (1901), Rhetoric (1901), etc.; additionally, many articles in various journals. Also, he has served as an editor of the weekly The Trumpet since its appearance in this paper in January 1900. Residence: Kampen.
—“Dr. Herman Bavinck,” in “Who is that?” 1902: A biographical catalog in which the question “Who is that?” is answered with details about the résumé, works, etc., concerning all the countrymen who become prominent by office of ministry or practice of art or science, who are referred to in the newspaper or magazine, or who make themselves known (Amsterdam: Vivat, 1902).