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 Bavinck Review 9 (2018) (2.3 MB PDF).
This issue brings into print Herman Bavinck’s Foundations of Psychology, a translation of the second edition of Beginselen der Psychologie (1923).
Herman Bavinck’s Reformed Ethics Vol. 1: Created, Fallen, and Converted Humanity is now widely available for sale.
In a 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.
This video is from the 2 May 2017 Grand Opening of the Bavinck Special Collection at Hekman Library’s Heritage Hall at Calvin Seminary.
Prof. Bolt presents a short lecture on “Why a Bavinck Institute? Why at Calvin?”
Two recent CTS graduates from China discuss their translating Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics into Mandarin.
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.
Van 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:
- “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.
- “Herman Bavinck and Benjamin B. Warfield on Apologetics and the Autopistia of Scripture,” Calvin Theological Journal 45, no. 1 (2010): 32–43.
- “An Alternative Approach to Apologetics,” in The Kuyper Center Review, Volume 2: Revelation and Common Grace (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2011), 43–60.
- “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.
- “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.
- “Herman Bavinck on Scottish Covenant Theology and Reformed Piety,” Bavinck Review 3 (2012): 164–77.
The Bavinck Institute is pleased to release The Bavinck Review 6 (2015) (1.8 MB PDF).
Knowledge according to Bavinck and Aquinas by Arvin Vos
A Christian Mondrian by Joseph Masheck
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
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.”
In 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.
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Cover, Front Matter, Contents, and Editorial by John Bolt
Herman Bavinck, Lesslie Newbigin, and Reformed Mission in the Global Workplace by Matthew Kaemingk
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
Bowlin, John, ed., The Kuyper Center Review, Volume Two: Revelation and Common Grace reviewed by Laurence R. O’Donnell III
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.
- Prof. George Harinck (VU Amsterdam, TU Kampen)
- Prof. James Bratt (Calvin College)
- Dr. Mark Elliott (St Andrews)
- Dr. James Eglinton (TU Kampen)
- Robert Covolo (Fuller)
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.