Herman Bavinck b. 1854 – d. 1921

Herman Bavinck b. 1854 – d. 1921

Herman Bavinck (13 December 1854, Hoogeveen, Drenthe – 29 July 1921, Amsterdam) was a Dutch Reformed theologian and churchman. He was a significant scholar in the Calvinist tradition, alongside Abraham Kuyper and B. B. Warfield. Notable work four volume Reformed Dogmatics. Vol. 1 Prolegomena; Vol. 2 God and Creation; Vol. 3 Sin and Salvation; Vol. 4 Holy Spirit, Church, and New Creation. From Wikipedia

Herman Bavinck quotes:

“The resurrection is the fundamental restoration of all culture.” – Herman Bavinck, The Philosophy of Revelation

“And these two things, the love of God and Christ’s satisfaction, had to and could go hand in hand because we were simultaneously the object of his love as his creatures and the object of his wrath as sinners.” – Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics Volume 3: Sin and Salvation in Christ

“Without revelation religion sinks back into a pernicious superstition.” – Herman Bavinck, The Philosophy of Revelation

“The cross is the divine settlement with the divine condemnation of sin.” – Herman Bavinck, The Philosophy of Revelation

“The task of dogmatics is precisely to rationally reproduce the content of revelation that relates to the knowledge of God.” – Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics : Volume 1: Prolegomena

“The more deeply we live, the more we feel in sympathy with Augustine, and the less with Pelagius.” – Herman Bavinck, The Philosophy of Revelation

“Thus the true, the good and the beautiful which ethical culture seeks can only come to perfection when the absolute good is at the same time the almighty, divine will, which not only prescribes the good in the moral law, but also works it effectually in man himself. The heteronomy of law and the autonomy of man are reconciled only by this theonomy.” – Herman Bavinck, The Philosophy of Revelation

“Revelation in nature and revelation in Scripture form, in alliance with each other, a harmonious unity which satisfies the requirements of the intellect and the needs of the heart alike.” – Herman Bavinck, The Philosophy of Revelation

“We have no historical testimony to the development of polytheism into pure monotheism;” – Herman Bavinck, The Philosophy of Revelation

“If the moral law or the ideal good indeed exists outside of us, then it must be grounded in and be one with the Godhead.” – Herman Bavinck, The Philosophy of Revelation

“By banishing metaphysics, materialism has no longer an ethical system, knows no longer the distinction between good and evil, possesses no moral law, no duty, no virtue, and no highest good.” – Herman Bavinck, The Philosophy of Revelation

Learn more at https://bavinckinstitute.org/

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