The Bavinck Institute congratulates Society member Hanniel Strebel, whose fine Olivet University PhD dissertation on Herman Bavinck’s philosophy of education has been published:
Eine Theologie des Lernens: Systematisch-theologische Beiträge aus dem Werk von Herman Bavinck [A theology of learning: systematic-theological contributions from the work of Herman Bavinck] (Bonn: VKW, 2014).
Dr. Strebel provides the following abstract:
This study is the first German dissertation on Herman Bavinck (1854-1921). Thematically, it builds on the place where Bavinck research took its beginning in the 1920s and 30s: with his educational philosophy. Starting with his “Principles of Pedagogy” (1904), three key questions regarding learning are examined: What is the purpose of learning? Who can learn? How does one appropriate human knowledge?
See also Strebel’s recent articles on the same topic:
- “Proposal for a Theological Prolegomena of Education: Lessons from Herman Bavinck’s Legacy,” Evangelical Review of Theology 39 no. 2 (2015).
- “Herman Bavinck und die Theologie der Familie,” Bekennende Kirche 57 (2014), 34–41.
Germanophone Bavinckians will be interested as well in Strebel’s German Bavinck bibliography.