Herman Bavinck – The Theater of His Glory

19 Mar

1854-1921. Dutch Reformed Theologian and Churchman. Professor at Free University in Amsterdam.

All knowledge of God rests on revelation. Though we can never know God in the full richness of his being, he is known to all people through his revelation in creation, the theater of his glory. The world is never godless. In the end there are no atheists; there is only argument about the nature of God. The recognition is universal of a power greater than human beings themselves, to whom they owe piety.

~Herman Bavinck~




Reformed Dogmatics Vol. 2: God and Creation John Bolt and John Vriend (Grand Rapids, MI; Baker Academic; 2004) p. 53.

Books by Herman Bavinck

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Reformed Dogmatics on Logos Bible Software

Biography of Herman Bavinck

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3 Responses to “Herman Bavinck – The Theater of His Glory”

  1. lacykitkat March 19, 2014 at 3:49 am #

    Reblogged this on HE STILL SPEAKS!.

  2. irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert March 19, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

    Btw, “The World” is godless, in itself (1 John 2: 15-17), but here Bavinck is speaking of God’s common grace therein, whether it is recognized or not for GOD is Sovereign and Providential in His own Creation!

  3. mydelightandmycounsellors March 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    Reblogged this on My Delight and My Counsellors.

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