Reformed Dogmatics Volume 2: God and Creation

Reformed Dogmatics Volume God and Creation In partnership with the Dutch Reformed Translation Society Baker Academic is proud to offer the second volume of Herman Bavinck s complete Reformed Dogmatics in English for the very first time This m

  • Title: Reformed Dogmatics Volume 2: God and Creation
  • Author: Herman Bavinck John Bolt John Vriend
  • ISBN: 9780801026553
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In partnership with the Dutch Reformed Translation Society, Baker Academic is proud to offer the second volume of Herman Bavinck s complete Reformed Dogmatics in English for the very first time This masterwork will appeal to scholars, students, pastors, and laity interested in Reformed theology and to research and theological libraries Bavinck was a man of giant mind, vIn partnership with the Dutch Reformed Translation Society, Baker Academic is proud to offer the second volume of Herman Bavinck s complete Reformed Dogmatics in English for the very first time This masterwork will appeal to scholars, students, pastors, and laity interested in Reformed theology and to research and theological libraries Bavinck was a man of giant mind, vast learning, ageless wisdom, and great expository skill Solid but lucid, demanding but satisfying, broad and deep and sharp and stabilizing, Bavinck s magisterial Reformed Dogmatics remains after a century the supreme achievement of its kind J I Packer, Regent College

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    1. Whenever Christians are talking about the great theologians of the Reformed faith, Bavinck's name is surpassed perhaps by only John Calvin himself. The reasons are obvious. In addition to his comprehensive mastery of the content of scripture and its theological implications, he is also perhaps a literal genius, demonstrating an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of Christianity, the specific positions of all the Christian denominations, the writings of the church fathers, the then extant writ [...]

    2. Bavinck is the man. This volume is one of the all-time greats of the entire Church. He's read everyone. He's the Chuck Norris of Dutch Reformed theology.

    3. One of my life goals is to read at least one respected systematic theology in full. As I polled pastoral theologians whom I respect, Bavinck was the nearly unanimous recommendation. It was also recommended that I begin with volume 2 and then go back to volume 1.So here I am, having completed my first (the second) volume. I am glad to have read it, but I confess it was a slog. To get through it, I had to put it right on my schedule to read 5 pages per day, 4 days per week. That just kept me movin [...]

    4. The second volume of Bavinck's Reformed Dogmatics is excellently written, thought provoking, and spiritually formative. I always appreciate that Bavinck is willing to give time to telling the historical background of the given doctrine that he is discussing. His "organic" motif is seen throughout this volume and is especially helpful in his sections on the doctrine of election as well as human destiny. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is looking to have a better understanding of reform [...]

    5. Becoming my favorite systematic theologian, but yet to be determined. The treatment of the Trinity in this volume would almost merit the book five stars even if the rest was bunk.

    6. Bavinck is always good, and in this volume he does not disappoint. This is an exceptional work of theology: rich in scholarship and devotion. Highly recommended. Also read in January 2013

    7. Bavinck is an author of which most won't have heard, certainly not like many have heard of Calvin or Luther or Edwards. But in Reformed thought, it would be impossible to not drop Bavinck's name when theology comes up. He's every bit as important in the reformed line of thinking as Calvin and Luther, and should be read along with Hodge and Berkhof.His systematic theology is a masterwork, and is one of the more well-documented theologies you'll find. There are thousands of Scripture references, a [...]

    8. While Bavinck is incredibly dense, it is incredibly good. Bavinck does an excellent job of articulating the view that God is a person and must be known as such. He dispenses with the idea of describing God as an "essence" with "attributes" in favor of describing God as a "person" with "characteristics." He also places a high priority on the need for revelation to reveal God to us. Moreso than any other theologian I have read, Bavinck does an excellent job of interacting with the major Western ph [...]

    9. A very profound and brilliant book, well worth reading. The translation is excellent so you don't end up being lost in the language, but can actually get down to the theological ideas he is trying to convey. It is a bit expensive, but definitely a book every theologian should have!

    10. An absolutely amazing piece of theological literature. The concepts are so deep that it will take you several readings to wrap your head around some of them. Well worth your time.

    11. Better than most systematic theologies. I'm glad it's been abridged into one volume so I can feasibly read the whole thing.

    12. After actually reading it, you will find it is not so formidable as it appears. Bavinck's writing is very clear and the translation is great. This is a must-read.

    13. Herman Bavinck is like three men in one. He is a historian, philosopher, and theologian of very high caliber.

    14. Bavinck's systematic is excellent. He's opperating out the Dutch Reformed tradition. He influenced Vos, Van Til, and Kline, among others.

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