Herman Bavinck

BORN: December 13, 1854 in Hoogeveen, Drenthe, Netherlands
DIED: July 29, 1921 in Amsterdam

BRIEF BIO:
Herman Bavinck (1854-1921), a Dutch Reformed theologian, was a contemporary of Abraham Kuyper and B. B. Warfield, both of whom he knew well. He graduated magna cum laude in 1880 from Leiden with a double major in Systematic Theology and Old Testament. His doctoral dissertation was on the concept of the State in Zwingli’s theology. Bavinck taught at the Theological Seminary in Kampen, Holland – where he also pastored – before accepting the position of professor at the Free University of Amsterdam. He is best known for his magnum opus, Reformed Dogmatics (Gereformeerde Dogmatiek, in 4 volumes). Bavinck is one of the most balanced and solidly Reformed theologians Holland ever produced.


BOOKS ON BAVINCK:
Herman Bavinck: Pastor, Churchman, Statesman, and Theologian by Ron Gleason
A Guide To The Writings Of Herman Bavinck by Eric D. Bristley

ADDITIONAL LINKS:
A Short Sketch of a Reformed Theologian, Pastor, Churchman, & Statesman by Ron Gleason (PDF)
Dr. Herman Bavinck by Johan D. Tangelder
Wikipedia Bio
HermanBavinck.org
Bavinck Articles

Other Bavinck Quotes at The Old Guys

7 Responses to “Herman Bavinck”

  1. Alan Condie at 6:21 am #

    My favourite, by a big margin, would have to be Spurgeon. John Newton is also someone I love to read.

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