In partnership with the Dutch Reformed Translation Society, Baker Academic is proud to offer in English for the very first time all four volumes of Herman. This magnum opus of the renowned Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck is now fully translated into English. Includes a combined index of all four volumes as well. Drawing from the church fathers and medieval thinkers, Bavinck engages Roman Reformed Dogmatics, 4 Volumes () by Herman Bavinck.

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It would not baivnck saying too much to state that reading any chapter of [ Reformed Dogmatics ] will have the effect of thoroughly grounding the Christian in the most important aspects of the subject under discussion.

Reformed Dogmatics, 4 Volume Set

Wynveen, Reformed Review “Bavinck’s serious engagement with the biblical text, the history of Christian theology, refogmed thought, and with other non-Reformed theological traditions, particularly Roman Catholicism and liberal Protestantism, makes for enjoyable theological reading. This is a cause for rejoicing. Frame, professor of systematic theology and philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary “This is one of those seminal works that embodies a significant portion of our Reformed theological heritage.

This splendid translation gives us the benefits of Bavinck’s thorough consideration of theological prolegomena, revelation, and faith.

Written from a Reformed perspective, it offers a perceptive critique of modern theology. While the content of his volume is identical with the original, the layout in the translation renders the material far more accessible.

He is the editor baivnck Bavinck’s four-volume Reformed Bavinck comes across as a remarkably gifted and creative guide to the contemporary landscape. English-speaking theology throughout the 20th century until now refored been singularly impoverished by not navinck at its disposal a translation of Bavinck’s Dogmatiek in its entirety.


About “This magisterial work exhibits Bavinck’s vast knowledge and appreciation of the Christian tradition. John Bolt and John Vriend have done us the great service of putting the works of this outstanding Dutch theologian into our hands in the English language.

At the same time Bavinck was not simply a chronicler of his own church’s past teaching.

Reformed Dogmatics, 4 Volume Set

John Bolt has performed a great service by his editorial introductions and notes in the English translation. This prolegomena can hardly fail to arouse eager dogmaics for the many words that are to follow in the remaining three volumes. I hope it will have a large readership and will bring forth much theological and spiritual fruit.

As done in the Garcia, American Theological Inquiry. Editor John Bolt characterizes the work as follows: Selected pages Title Page.

This masterful theological work is now available to passionate students of theology. The Testimony of the Spirit. Readers of Bavinck will undoubtedly be impressed by the extraordinary reach of his learning and familiarity with the history of Christian theology. The translation is eloquent, lucid, and faithful to the original.

Bolt’s tireless work updating the documentation augments this significant work. You will only be the richer for studying Bavinck’s theology. At every step of the way, the reader will find that Bavinck is engaged in an ongoing conversation with theologians of the past as well as the present, many of whom represent views with which he sharply differs but which he nonetheless addresses with care and interest.


Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The principles that govern his approach provide an excellent template for extending that interaction into more contemporary theological reflection. I pray that the appearance of this volume signals the beginnings of a Bavinck revival!

This book provides the reader a vantage point from the watershed where many contemporary currents originate. Packer, professor of theology, Regent College “Arguably the most important systematic theology ever produced in the Reformed tradition. Endorsements “A welcome addition to the works of Bavinck in English. Volume One which consists of Prolegomena lays the foundation for what follows in the remaining volumes with an almost encyclopaedic thoroughness. His critical interaction with Enlightenment thinkers is a helpful, contextualized model for theology in the post-Enlightenment world, making this a very timely work.

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The unavailability in English of his crowning dogmaticx, Gereformeerde Dogmatiekhas been a particularly significant lack. These volumes have been anticipated by the theological world for a long time and now that they are available, it would behoove every professor, theological student, Elder, and serious Christian to purchase them.