Herman Bavinck on Christian Piety (2)
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Herman Bavinck on Christian Piety (2)

In 1900, Bavinck reviewed the first volume of C. B. Hylkema’s, Reformateurs, a study of rather extreme forms of Christian piety in the seventeenth century and attributed the excesses to a problematic understanding of the relationship between nature and grace. See Herman Bavinck on Christian Piety and Religious Fanaticism (which contains the Dutch text of Bavinck’s … Lees verder

Herman Bavinck on Traveling and the Theology of Nature
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Herman Bavinck on Traveling and the Theology of Nature

Summer 1900, the Reformed theologian Herman Bavinck (1854–1921) wrote a short article on traveling, which included reflections on the theology of nature. The article was originally published as: Herman Bavinck, “Op reis” [Traveling], De Bazuin [The trumpet] 48, no 35 (August 31, 1900), available in Delpher. In 1900, Bavinck was the editor in chief of this weekly that was … Lees verder

Herman Bavinck on Christian Piety and Religious Fanaticism
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Herman Bavinck on Christian Piety and Religious Fanaticism

The Reformed theologian Herman Bavinck (1854–1921) is well-known for his reflections on the relationship between nature and grace. In the following article he attributes excesses in Christian piety to a misunderstanding of the proper relationship between nature and grace. The article was originally published in Dutch as: Herman Bavinck, “Christelijke vroomheid” [Christian piety], De Bazuin [The trumpet] … Lees verder

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

A Strange Moment in the Reception History of Psalm 146
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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