三位一体和有机体: 赫尔曼·巴文克之有机主旨新释

Translated title of the contribution: Trinity and the Organism: A New Explanation of Hermann Bavink's Organic Theme

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Abstract

This book is a new interpretation of the organic theme in the works of Dutch neo-Calvinist theologian Herman Bavink (1854-1921). While focusing on the recent collapse of the previously dominated "dual Bavink" hypothesis, this book explores the influence of this invalid interpretation on the normative interpretation of Bavink's organic theme in Jan Veenhof's works. In the process of exploring Von Heff’s comprehensive dependence on this unfounded "dual Bavink" model and his view on organic from this perspective, the necessity of a comprehensive reinterpretation of Bavinck becomes obvious. This new interpretation will be used to explain specific content in Bavinck's theology. By tracing the basis of the unity of concepts in his thoughts, we must reunite the "Double Bavink".

The foundation of this unity lies in Bavink's doctrine of the gods. When dealing with the sacred paradigm of unity in diversity through the focus of triads and non-triads, we believe that Bavink tries to understand the whole of nature and history as a triad of divine self-revelation. category. Bavink re-used and revised the concept of Augustine's Trinity Ruins, which made him understand the Trinity as the revelation in all life. Therefore, he requisitioned the universal organic language of the 19th century; in the process, he gave the word the meaning of trinity. The valid hypothesis we put forward is: for Bavink, the theology of the inner trinity produces the cosmology of the outer organism.

We explored this hypothesis in the chapters on Bavinck’s Doctrine of God, Theology of Universal Revelation, Biblical Views, and Ecclesiology. In these chapters, we find that Bavink invokes the organic theme to explain in what sense the prototypical unity of the Godhead serves as the basis of the complex unity in the creation that follows. For this reason, organic can be understood as the theme chosen by Bavink when explaining the Trinity Form; this form is extremely rich in all created reality.

In the course of this research, it is obvious that when Bavink used the organic theme, he continued the inheritance of the theology of the Fathers and Reformation theology. However, he did not just restore this tradition. To be precise, his use of organic themes was an extremely creative development in the context of cultural knowledge in the late 19th century.
Translated title of the contributionTrinity and the Organism: A New Explanation of Hermann Bavink's Organic Theme
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
PublisherLatreia Press Ltd
Number of pages276
ISBN (Print)9781913282035
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jan 2020

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