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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I cannot express how delighted I was to read volume one for the first time in my own language! Editor John Bolt characterizes the work as follows: I pray that the appearance of this volume signals the beginnings of abvinck Bavinck revival!

Divine and Human Logos. McKim, editor, Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith “Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics has been the fountainhead of Reformed theology for the last hundred years. This prolegomena can hardly fail to arouse eager expectations for the many words baivnck are to follow in the remaining three volumes.

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The Method and Organization. There is no doubting the fact [this volume] represent[s] systematic theological reflection of monumental significance. As one who has read the entire 4-volume Dutch work from cover to cover times, I can attest to the fine job of editing and translating John Bolt and John Vriend have done, rfformed.

Most helpful of all are the splendid chapter synopses that have been crafted with obvious care by the editor and inserted before each chapter. You will find yourself taking these volumes from the shelf and pouring over the rich history of dogma, the profound and continued use of Scripture, and the thorough grasp of theology and theological positions that Herman Bavinck offers.


Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The reader reforrmed this translation is well served by a considerable number of editorial improvements upon the Dutch edition on which it is based. Although written over a century ago, Reformed Dogmatics still addresses contemporary theological issues. No eBook available Amazon.

This is not easy reading, but the effort is worthwhile to mine the depths of Bavinck’s comprehensive and thoughtful summary of the Dutch Reformed tradition. While the content of his volume is identical with the original, the layout in the translation renders the material far more accessible.

Reformed Dogmatics, 4 Volume Set

Mouw, IRT Bulletin “We should be extremely grateful to the Dutch Reformed Translation Society for their work in bringing this important, stimulating publication to an English readership. As done in the Internal Reception of Revelation. It would not be 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.

Some of the more doxological portions of his Dogmatics compare favorably with the most familiar, lofty, moving passages in Augustine and Calvin. Continue reading about Herman Bavinck.

Reformed Dogmatics

Curley, Library Journal “Pastors and theologians will welcome the historic first complete translation of Herman Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics. Recommended for university, church, and seminary libraries because of its bavinnck importance. These are at once relatively concise and sufficiently detailed, enabling the reader initially to peruse only these summaries.


I have found it to be the most valuable. Solid but lucid, demanding but satisfying, broad and deep and sharp and stabilizing, Bavinck’s magisterial Reformed Dogmatics remains after a century the supreme achievement of its kind. Bavinck’s approach throughout is meticulous, though he wears his vast learning lightly.

The reader will be amazed by Bavinck’s erudition, creativity, and balance.

The combination of both made his work famous, and studying his work fruitful also for a new generation. He is the editor of Bavinck’s four-volume Reformed Subdivisions and new subject headings have been incorporated into each chapter, greatly facilitating reading and consultation of this bzvinck.

All of Bavinck’s own footnotes have been retained and updated in form, and the subparagraph numbers of the second Dutch edition and following editions have also been retained in this edition.

Yet, what appears to be a drawback is one of the attractions of this work. 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.