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This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern ...more
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Published October 1st 2003 by Wipf & Stock Publishers (first published 2003)
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Fabrício Tavares De Moraes
Esta é provavelmente a quinta vez que leio esta obra. E continuo dizendo a qualquer um: leiam! Está-se perante um daqueles eventos que de fato alteram nossas prioridades, percepções e ideais. Desde a primeira página, Bavinck cobre-nos com uma prosa oceânica, repleta de citações, associações, concessões e assertivas, uma escrita límpida, vigorosa e pletórica. Mas sempre se faz presente ali, mostrando que há uma unidade: a celebração jubilosa da revelação -- a mesma revelação que coere o mundo, qu ...more
Anderson Paz
May 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Filosofia da Revelação
A presente obra reúne as Palestras Stone do teólogo reformacional Bavinck, ministradas no Seminário Teológico de Princenton, entre 1908 e 1909. Seu objetivo é desenvolver uma filosofia global que relacione a criação com Deus em resposta ao primeiro ato revelacional divino.
O livro conta com um prefácio à edição brasileira e um apêndice do contexto em que as palestras foram ministradas que devem ser o ponto de partida dos leitores. Nesses dois textos, é possível perceber
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Bob
Feb 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Summary: A new annotated edition of Dutch Reformed theologian Herman Bavinck's 1908 Stone Lectures at Princeton, arguing that revelation is a warranted basic belief.

Herman Bavinck (1854-1921) was a Dutch Reformed theologian, writing mostly in Dutch, from the late nineteenth, early twentieth century. With the translation of his Reformed Dogmatics in 2003, studies of Bavinck's work has flourished. This work represents an expanded version of Bavinck's Stone Lectures at Princeton, first translated i
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Bruno Matias
Mar 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sinto-me, ao ler Filosofia da Revelação, como citado no prefácio da obra o aforismos de Bernardo de Chartres, um anão nos ombros de gigantes. Bavinck guia de maneira magistral a argumentação da natureza e necessidade da revelação por várias escolas filosóficas e religiões concorrentes. Soli Deo Gloria!
mpsiple
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic. This is more an apologetics book than doctrine. Bavinck's primary target is "monism" (the idea that behind everything there exists some a unifying principle). He convincingly demonstrates how coherent explanations of philosophy, nature, history, religion and religious experience, culture, and the future are *all* dependent on revelation - i.e. the will of God, made known to us is nature and in Scripture. Though he interacts most with his contemporary thinkers, his criticisms are still ...more
Paul
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Released just a few weeks ago in a new edition, it's hard to believe these lectures on revelation are not more well-known. Thank God for people who study Dutch so that they can translate Bavinck.
The revelation of God is the quintessential reality behind the rich and diverse life of the world. Without it, there can be no science, no truth, no understanding of the self or of nature, no meaning to history nor any intelligible reason to study it. Revelation is the only foundation for human culture a
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Joshua Branch
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Though it can be difficult to muscle through because of its thorough and concentrated coverage of relevant content, it's well worth the journey. Bavinck propounds a firm presuppositional worldview that demands that inquiry begin where it all began: the one, true personal God revealed in the man Jesus as taught by Christianity. While some of the ideas he critiques are more or less outdated, the philosophical structures and excuses these ideas appealed to are still alive and well, and this aging w ...more
Chris
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a thoroughly enjoyable read, and surprisingly applicable. While it is aimed at answering many of the demands of modern critical philosophy, it even applies to postmodern critical philosophy.
Sang Woo Park
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shockingly relevant even though it is a century old. There is no neutrality in the matter of philosophy and revelation.
Jacob Aitken
Bavinck argues that a monistic account of the world cannot ground unity or diversity. By contrast, the Christian revelation can account for a unity and a diversity that is not located within the phenomenal realm. Bavinck traces the idea of revelation in its form and content and how it correlates with the rest of life (Bavinck 18). Accordingly, and perhaps truistically, philosophy of revelation takes its starting point from its object: revelation.

Bavinck then gives a tour-de-force of modern philo
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Lu Tsun
May 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Herman Bavinck visited the Old Princeton Theological Seminary and delivered this series of philosophy of revelation in the Stone Lectures 1908-1909 per the invitation of Geerhardus Vos and B. B. Warfield. This work is a magnificent summary of the Reformed critique and the rationalism since the Enlightenment. It grounded Van Til's elaboration of presuppositionalism; and most significantly, it provided an epistemological support for Vos's biblical-theological methodology that centered revelation a ...more
Steve
Sep 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Really good, even if a little dated in terms of interaction with contemporary theologicans and philosophers- these were given at Princeton in the very early 20th century. Learned, weighty, biblical and theological, purveying a warmth and devotion, at the same time.
Daniel
Jun 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely magnificent. Bavinck is a master historical, systematic, exegetical, and philosophical theologian.
Felipe
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: monergismo
Uma excelente tradução e edição para um clássico da teologia protestante.
Blake Reas
Jan 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book on philosophy from a Reformed theological position.
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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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