“Autopistia, the Self-Convincing Character of Scripture in H. Bavinck and B. Warfield” by Henk van den Belt

Prof. Dr. Henk van den Belt
Prof. Dr. Henk van den Belt

Prof. Dr. Henk van den Belt delivered the following lecture at the 2008 Bavinck Conference at Calvin Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan: “Autopistia, the Self-Convincing Character of Scripture in Herman Bavinck and Benjamin Warfield” (MP3). Dr. Raymond Blacketer is the respondent.

TheAuthorityOfScripture_VanDenBeltVan den Belt surveys the similarities and differences between Bavinck and Warfield on the nature of Holy Scripture and the certainty of faith. He develops these themes at length—beginning with Calvin and proceeding to the Reformed Orthodox period and then Warfield and Bavinck—in his Authority of Scripture in Reformed Theology (Brill, 2008).

Also note Prof. Van den Belt’s other essays on Herman Bavinck:

  1. “De Autonomie van de Mens of de Autopistie van de Schrift,” in Ontmoetingen Met Herman Bavinck, ed. George Harinck and Gerrit Neven, Ad Chartas-Reeks 9 (Barneveld: De Vuurbaak, 2006), 287–306.
  2. “Herman Bavinck and Benjamin B. Warfield on Apologetics and the Autopistia of Scripture,” Calvin Theological Journal 45, no. 1 (2010): 32–43.
  3. “An Alternative Approach to Apologetics,” in The Kuyper Center Review, Volume 2: Revelation and Common Grace (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2011), 43–60.
  4. “De Katholiciteit van de Kerk Als Kwaliteit van Het Christendom: De Visies van Herman Bavinck En Hendrikus Berkhof,” Theologia Reformata 54, no. 3 (2011): 270–87.
  5. “Herman Bavinck and His Reformed Sources on the Call to Grace: A Shift in Emphasis towards the Internal Work of the Spirit,” Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology 29, no. 1 (2011): 41–59.
  6. “Herman Bavinck on Scottish Covenant Theology and Reformed Piety,” Bavinck Review 3 (2012): 164–77.

Bavinck Review 6 published

TBR6 Front CoverThe Bavinck Institute is pleased to release The Bavinck Review 6 (2015) (1.8 MB PDF).

The editorial includes an update on the Reformed Ethics translation project, an excerpt of which is included in pearls and leaven.

Editorial

Articles

Knowledge according to Bavinck and Aquinas by Arvin Vos

A Christian Mondrian by Joseph Masheck

In Translation

The Natural Knowledge of God, by Abraham Kuyper, translated and annotated by Harry Van Dyke

Conscience by Herman Bavinck, translated by Nelson D. Kloosterman

Pearls and Leaven

Bavinck on Religion by John Bolt

Bavinck Bibliography 2014 

“God’s Word in Servant Form” by Richard Gaffin

Richard Gaffin
Richard Gaffin

Rev. Dr. Richard B. Gaffin, Emeritus Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary, delivered the following lecture (MP3) at the 2008 Bavinck Conference: “God’s Word in Servant-Form: Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck on Scripture.”

GodsWordinServantFormIn the lecture Gaffin summarizes his published analysis of Rogers and McKim’s proposals regarding Holy Scripture’s nature using a comparison of the thought of Kuyper and Bavinck. He also briefly remarks on the relevance of these 20th-century Dutch neo-Calvinists for Evangelical theology today.

Rev. Dr. Ron Gleason responds beginning at 49:00.

The Bavinck Review 3 (2012)

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Cover, Front Matter, Contents, and Editorial by John Bolt

Articles

“Created Over a Second Time” or “Grace Restoring Nature”? Edwards and Bavinck on the Heart of Christian Salvation by Dane C. Ortlund

Beyond the Schleiermacher-Barth Dilemma: General Revelation, Bavinckian Consensus, and the Future of Reformed Theology by Robert S. Covolo

Working with the Grain of Nature: Epistemic Underpinnings for Christian Witness in the Theology of Herman Bavinck by Steven J. Duby

Herman Bavinck, Lesslie Newbigin, and Reformed Mission in the Global Workplace by Matthew Kaemingk

Johan H. Bavinck’s Missiology and Its Implications for the Term Question in Korean Bible Translation by Daniel Sung-Ho Ahn

In Translation

The Theology of Albrecht Ritschl by Herman Bavinck, translated by John Bolt

Herman Bavinck on Scottish Covenant Theology and Reformed Piety translated and introduced by Henk van den Belt

Pearls and Leaven

Bavinck Tributes by John Bolt

Bavinck Bibliography 2011

Book Reviews

Bowlin, John, ed., The Kuyper Center Review, Volume Two: Revelation and Common Grace reviewed by Laurence R. O’Donnell III

Paris Neo-Calvinism Conference and Call for Papers

Kampen Theological University, the Archive and Documentation Centre, and the Historical Documentation Centre at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam invite you to a two-day conference on neo-Calvinism (Abraham Kuyper, Herman Bavinck, Groen van Prinsterer, et al.) and the French Revolution at the library of The American Church in Paris on 23–24 August 2012.

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Theme

The French Revolution was the scene of much intellectual and social upheaval. Its impact touched a wide range of subjects: the relationship of the church to the state, social relationships, science, literature, fashion, philosophy and theology. Although the French Revolution’s momentum was felt across Europe and North America, it met a particularly interesting response in the Netherlands, at that time the scene of a burgeoning neo-Calvinist movement. In that context, the likes of Groen van Prinsterer, Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck responded to the French Revolution’s ideals and influence in a variety of intellectual and practical ways.

This conference will focus on the historical and theological aspects of this neo-Calvinist response to the French Revolution.


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Preview: The Bavinck Review, vol. 2, 2011

The Bavinck Review 2 (2011) is now available for Bavinck Society members. This year’s issue contains six student papers and two research précis delivered at the 2010 Edinburgh Bavinck Conference as well as a translation of Herman Bavinck’s intriguing lecture, “The Kingdom of God, The Highest Good.”

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