Idealism and Realism: A Letter from Karl Barth to Hendrik Willem van der Vaart Smit
English/Theology

Idealism and Realism: A Letter from Karl Barth to Hendrik Willem van der Vaart Smit

The following is a letter from the famous Swiss theologian Karl Barth (1886–1968) to Hendrik Willem van der Vaart Smit (1888–1986), a—somwehat controversial—student of the Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck (1854–1921). The letter is kept in the H. W. van der Vaart Smit Archives, Historical Documentation Center for Dutch Protestantism (1800 to the present day), University … Lees verder

English/Theology

A Strange Moment in the Reception History of Psalm 146

According to Mark Water, ed., The New Encyclopedia of Christian Martyrs (Alresford: John Hunt, 2001), 908–9, when James Hannington (1847–1885), bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa on behalf of the Church Missionary Society, wanted to travel to Uganda, “he found himself reading words from Psalm 146[:9], ‘The Lord preserveth the strangers’” and “took this to be … Lees verder

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Neo-Calvinism, Roman Catholicism, and Reformed Catholicism

September 4 and 5, 2014, a conference will be held on Neo-Calvinism (Abraham Kuyper, Herman Bavinck, Gerrit Berkouwer et al) and Roman Catholicism. The following are two comments regarding Bavinck that may stimulate reflection on the conference topic. Bavinck: (Neo-)Calvinist or Catholic Reformed? While I understand that “Neo-Calvinism” is a common term to refer to people … Lees verder

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Comments on Eric Bristley’s Guide to the Writings of Herman Bavinck

Bristley’s Guide to the Writings of Herman Bavinck offers among other things an overview of Bavinck’s life and work, a Bavinck bibliography, and an overview of secondary literature, both in English and in Dutch. Bristley has updated J. Veenhof’s older bibliography of Bavinck’s works (published in Bremmer, Herman Bavinck als dogmaticus, 425–46; additions in Bremmer, Herman … Lees verder