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Reformed Dogmatics Volume 2: God and Creation (Reformed Dogmatics #2)

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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.
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Hardcover, 704 pages
Published October 1st 2004 by Baker Academic
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Brett Mclaughlin
Oct 10, 2010 Brett Mclaughlin rated it it was amazing
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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
Mar 10, 2009 John rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Richard Van den broek
Jun 12, 2014 Richard Van den broek rated it it was amazing
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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!
Jul 02, 2015 Scott rated it it was amazing
John Yelverton
Dec 05, 2012 John Yelverton rated it it was amazing
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.
Mar 07, 2015 Josh rated it it was amazing
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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
Aug 19, 2015 Josh rated it really liked it
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.
Tsun Lu
May 18, 2012 Tsun Lu rated it it was amazing
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.
Steven Wedgeworth
Jun 10, 2011 Steven Wedgeworth rated it it was amazing
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.
Apr 30, 2008 Paul rated it it was amazing
Bavinck's systematic is excellent. He's opperating out the Dutch Reformed tradition. He influenced Vos, Van Til, and Kline, among others.
Brittany Petruzzi
Jul 09, 2012 Brittany Petruzzi rated it really liked it
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Better than most systematic theologies. I'm glad it's been abridged into one volume so I can feasibly read the whole thing.
Ian Hammond
Herman Bavinck is like three men in one. He is a historian, philosopher, and theologian of very high caliber.
Jesse Broussard
Nov 01, 2008 Jesse Broussard rated it really liked it
Excellent, save the excess verbosity. Not sure if it's the translation, but can be quite confusing.
Andy Smith
Dec 20, 2013 Andy Smith rated it really liked it
Very good survey and historical investigation (not always rock solid) of reformed dogmatics.
Gwen Burrow
Jun 17, 2009 Gwen Burrow rated it really liked it
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Bavinck behaved much better in his books than he did on my quizzes.
Jared Mcnabb
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Bavinck is just about the best Dogmatics out there
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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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“All the doctrines treated in dogmatics—whether they concern the universe, humanity, Christ, and so forth—are but the explication of the one central dogma of the knowledge of God. All things are considered in light of God, subsumed under him, traced back to him as the starting point. Dogmatics is always called upon to ponder and describe God and God alone, whose glory is in creation and re-creation, in nature and grace, in the world and in the church. It is the knowledge of him alone that dogmatics must put on display.” 0 likes
“From the start of its labors dogmatic theology is shrouded in mystery; it stands before God the incomprehensible One.” 0 likes
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