Brisbane School of Theology is convening a two-day conference to mark the centenary of the death of Herman Bavinck (1854-1921).
Plenary sessions will examine the contours of Bavinck’s theology, roundtables will consider Bavinck’s relevance for contemporary Christianity, and short papers will address various aspects of Bavinck’s life, thought, and legacy.
Theme: Bavinck’s theology, life, thought, legacy, and relevance for contemporary Christianity.
Where: Brisbane School of Theology, Brisbane, Australia.
When: July 5–6, 2021.
Call for papers can be viewed here. Deadline for proposed papers is 7 December, 2020.
Plenary lectures include:
James Eglinton (University of Edinburgh) — “ Herman Bavinck as a Politician“
Graham Cole (Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) — “ Herman Bavinck as a Trinitarian Theologian“
Henk van den Belt (Free University of Amsterdam) — “ Herman Bavinck’s Appropriation of Reformed Sources“
Oliver Crisp (University of St Andrews) — “ Herman Bavinck’s Use of Philosophy“
Koert van Bekkum (Kampen Theological University) — “ Herman Bavinck’s Use of Scripture”
more information or to register.
Koert van Bekkum Graham Cole James Eglinton Henk van den Belt Oliver Crisp
The Wonderful Works of God, a new edition of the English translation of Herman Bavinck’s Magnalia Dei
The Wonderful Works of God, an English translation of Herman Bavinck’s Magnalia Dei, is now widely available. Magnalia Dei has long been prized as a faithful one-volume summary of systematic theology. This English translation by Henry Zylstra was originally published in 1956 under the title Our Reasonable Faith. The new edition contains many enhancements: Bavinck’s original foreword (previously unavailable in English), an introduction by R. Carlton Wynne, and a useful scripture and subject index. The typesetting has also been updated.
You can buy
The Wonderful Works of God from the publisher, Westminster Seminary Press, from Reformation Heritage Books for $27 , or from online sellers like Amazon.
The book has received several favorable reviews. For example, in his review Brian Mattson describes
Magnalia Dei as perhaps “ the best single-volume Reformed systematic theology ever produced.“
The Dutch edition of Herman Bavinck’s Magnalia Dei
Theme: “Secularity and Spirituality”
When: April 27-29 and November 19-20, 2020
Where: New York City, USA (Apr. 27–29) and Amsterdam, NL (Nov. 19–20)
More Information: See the Neo-Calvinism Research Institute website.
Call for Papers: Papers for both conferences are invited before 1 February 2020. See the Neo-Calvinism Research Institute website.
New York 1920
John Bolt and two team members answer questions at the book launch event at Calvin Seminary
A video recording of the
book launch of Bavinck’s Reformed Ethics at Calvin Theological Seminary on 24 September 2019 can be viewed here. At the event, John Bolt and two members of his editorial team, Nelson Kloosterman and Antoine Theron, shared perspectives about the challenging process of translating and editing Bavinck’s work.
The Bavinck Institute at Calvin Theological Seminary is pleased to publish the
(2.3 MB PDF). Bavinck Review 9 (2018)
This issue brings into print Herman Bavinck’s
Foundations of Psychology, a translation of the second edition of Beginselen der Psychologie (1923).
Theological University Kampen (Broederweg)
An international conference will focus on the theme of
The conference is organized by the Herman Bavinck’s Reformed Ethics. Neo-Calvinism Research Institute in Kampen in the Netherlands.
When: Thu., Sep. 19th — Fri., Sep. 20th, 2019.
Where: Theological University Kampen, Netherlands.
Who: Speakers and topics include:
Roel Kuiper (TU Kampen) – Opening
Dirk van Keulen (TU Kampen) – Presentation of Herman Bavinck’s Gereformeerde Ethiek
Kees van der Kooi (VU Amsterdam) – ‘We as his.’ Some remarks on Bavinck’s Reformed Ethics
James Eglinton (University of Edinburgh) – Herman Bavinck on Christian ethics in the age of Nietzsche
Wim van Vlastuin (VU/HHS Amsterdam) – Is Bavinck among the Puritans?
John Bolt (Calvin Seminary) – Herman Bavinck as a ‘man of science’ in the Reformed Ethics. And: Presentation of volume 1 of the English edition of Bavinck’s Reformed Ethics.
Gerard den Hertog (TU Apeldoorn) – Communion with Christ and Discipleship in Bavinck’s Reformed Ethics
Jessica Joustra (TU Kampen) – Conformity to Christ’s Suffering in Self-Denial and Cross-Bearing: Bavinck on the Role of Positive and Negative Virtues in the Imitation of Christ
Hans Burger (TU Kampen) – The Renewal of the Mind: Cognitive Aspects of Sin, Conversion and Spiritual Life
Ernst Conradie (UWC) – Could Herman Bavinck be Regarded as an Early Exponent of Christian Ecotheology?
Henk van den Belt (VU Amsterdam) – Medicine against Doubt: The Development of Bavinck’s View of Certainty and Assurance
Hillie van de Streek (TU Kampen) – Bavinck’s View on the Position of Women in Society
Albert Gootjes (University of Utrecht) – Dispensing with the Dutch? Bavinck Translations from the Reformed Dogmatics to the Reformed Ethics
Ad de Bruijne (TU Kampen) – Reformed Ethics Today
Marcel Sarot – Bavinck on the Imitation of Christ and Mystical Union: A Roman Catholic Appreciation
Gray Sutanto – Original Sin in Bavinck’s Ethics and Dogmatics
Registration: Register for the conference here.
More Information: The official invitation can be read here. More information is available here on the official conference website.
Bavinck’s Reformed Ethics Vol.1: Created, Fallen, and Converted Humanity
is now widely available for sale. Reformed Ethics Vol. 1: Created, Fallen, and Converted Humanity
The price is about $37 from
Amazon and Christianbook, slightly more at Baker Book House , and $32 from Reformation Heritage Books (RHB also sell Bavinck’s Essays for $24).
recent review, Brian Mattson describes it as a “timely work” and a “treasure trove,” valuable for scholars and theologians but also promising “deep spiritual profit” for believers who read it.
Conference: “Christ and Community”
When: 23–25 April 2019
Where: Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. ( Prince Conference Center at Calvin College & Seminary.)
James Eglinton (University of Edinburgh)
Neo-Calvinism: Good News for Communities in Despair? Kristen Deede Johnson (Western Theological Seminary)
Expanding our Gospel Imagination: The Great Commission Call to Seek God’s Kingdom and Justice in Our Communities and Institutions Mark Gornick and Maria Liu-Wong (City Seminary of New York)
Stay in the City Hans Boersma (Nashotah House Theological Seminary)
Neo-Calvinism and the Beatific Vision: Eschatology in the Reformed Tradition
Registration: You can register for the conference here.
More information: See the Kuyper Conference Website or this for more information. (PDF 240 KB)
The 1923 edition of Herman Bavinck’s
Beginselen der Pscychologie, edited by Valentin Hepp, can now be accessed here. Hepp praised the work as “beyond comparison” on its subject matter. The 1897 edition of Beginselen der Pscychologie has long been available on Google Books. (Links to these and other works by Herman Bavinck are provided on the bibliography page.)
Exciting news is that an English translation of
Beginselen der Pscychologie is scheduled to appear in The Bavinck Review early in 2019.