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Our Reasonable Faith

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"Our Reasonable Faith" is an accessible digest of the author's famous four volume "Reformed Dogmatics" and clearly presents the fundamental doctrines of Biblical theology. A practical handbook of theology, it is an outstanding and comprehensive statement of Christian faith and doctrine. Fully supported by Scriptural references, this book provides students, teachers, pastor ...more
Paperback, 570 pages
Published January 1st 1956 by William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
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Rick Davis
Apr 21, 2016 Rick Davis rated it it was amazing
If I were ever to teach a systematic theology class, I would use Our Reasonable Faith by Herman Bavinck to do it. A condensation of his massive, four-part Reformed Dogmatics, Our Reasonable Faith is a fantastic introduction to theology.

Opening the book with the simple statement, “God, and God alone, is man’s highest good,” Bavinck devotes the first eight chapters of his book to the knowledge of God. How does man come to know God? In what does that knowledge consist? He begins by talking about th
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Tolivar Wills
Jul 27, 2012 Tolivar Wills rated it really liked it
Devotional in tenor! Makes me want to worship!
Mark Robert
Mar 25, 2014 Mark Robert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think this is the best theological summary available from the Protestant Reformned tradition.
Josiah DeGraaf
Apr 05, 2015 Josiah DeGraaf rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Josiah by: My high-school Sunday School teacher
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This is a good concise book from one of the great Dutch Reformed thinkers on various matters of theology--basically a condensed version of his four-volume Dogmatics. His chapters on Creation and Providence, Justification, and Sanctification were particularly well-done. Difficult to get through at times, but there were many valuable gems within the work. Good, solid work overall.

Rating: 4 Stars. (Very Good)
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Dec 13, 2012 Cbarrett rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The heart of Bavinck's 4 volume Reformed Dogmatics is in this one volume work. Readable and theologically strong.
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Herman Bavinck (1854-1921) succeeded Abraham Kuyper as professor of systematic theology at the Free University of Amsterdam in 1902.
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“God’s will is the will of the Creator of heaven and earth, who cannot repudiate his own work in creation or providence, and who cannot treat the human being he has created as though it were a stock or stone. It is the will of a merciful and kind Father, who never forces things with brute violence, but successfully counters all our resistance by the spiritual might of love. The will of God realizes itself in no other way than through our reason and our will. That is why it is rightly said that a person, by the grace he receives, himself believes and himself terms from sin to God.” 0 likes
“God’s will is the will of the Creator of heaven and earth, who cannot repudiate his own work in creation or providence, and who cannot treat the human being he has created as though it were a stock or stone. It is the will of a merciful and kind Father, who never forces things with brute violence, but successfully counters all our resistance by the spiritual might of love. The will of God realizes itself in no other way than through our reason and our will. That is why it is rightly said that a person, by the grace he receives, himself believes and himself turns from sin to God.” 0 likes
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