Bavinck: A Critical Biography

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Dutch Calvinist theologian Herman Bavinck, a significant voice in the development of Protestant theology, remains relevant many years after his death. His four-volume Reformed Dogmatics is one of the most important theological works of the twentieth century.

James Eglinton is widely considered to be at the forefront of contemporary interest in Bavinck's life and thought. After spending considerable time in the Netherlands researching Bavinck, Eglinton brings to light a wealth of new insights and previously unpublished documents to offer a definitive biography of this renowned Reformed thinker.

The book follows the course of Bavinck's life in a period of dramatic social change, identifying him as an orthodox Calvinist challenged with finding his feet in late modern culture. Based on extensive archival research, this critical biography presents numerous significant and previously ignored or unknown aspects of Bavinck's person and life story.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGrand Rapids, MI
PublisherBaker Academic
Number of pages480
ISBN (Electronic)9781493420599
ISBN (Print)9781540961358
Publication statusPublished - 10 Nov 2020


  • Bavinck
  • biography
  • neo-Calvinism
  • Reformed Theology
  • Christianity


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