Reformed Dogmatics, Abridged Edition in One Volume

Reformed Dogmatics, Abridged Edition in One Volume

Product Code: 9780801036484

Bavinck, Herman (Edited by Bolt, John) | Baker Academic


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Herman Bavinck's four-volume Reformed Dogmatics is one of the most important theological works of the twentieth century. The recently completed English translation has received wide acclaim.

Now John Bolt, one of the world's leading experts on Bavinck and editor of Bavinck's four-volume set, has abridged the work in one volume, offering students, pastors, and lay readers an accessible summary of Bavinck's masterwork. This volume presents the core of Bavinck's thought and offers explanatory material, making available to a wider audience some of the finest Dutch Reformed theology ever written.

Page count: 864


Part I: Prolegomena: Introduction to Dogmatic Theology

1. Dogmatic Theology as a Science
2. The History and Literature of Dogmatic Theology
3. Foundations of Dogmatic Theology
4. Revelation
5. Holy Scripture
6. Faith

Part II: The Triune God and Creation

7. Knowing God
8. The Living, Acting God
9. The Triune God and His Counsel
10. Creator of Heaven and Earth

Part III: Humanity and Sin

11. The Image of God
12. The Fallen World
13. Sin and Its Consequences

Part IV: Christ the Redeemer

14. The Only-Begotten Son of the Father
15. The Servant Savior: Christ's Humiliation
16. The Exalted Lord Christ

Part V: The Holy Spirit and Salvation in Christ

17. The Order of Salvation
18. Calling and Regeneration
19. Faith and Conversion
20. Justification, Sanctification, and Perseverance

Part VI: The Spirit Creates a New Community

21. The Church as a Spiritual Reality
22. The Spirit's Means of Grace

Part VII: The Spirit Makes All Things New

23. The Intermediate State
24. The Return of Christ
25. The Consummation


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