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Herman Bavinck Collection, 1897-1998

Collection Overview

Title: Herman Bavinck Collection, 1897-1998

ID: COLL/006

Creator: Bavinck, Herman (1854-1921)

Extent: 1.0 Box. More info below.

Arrangement: Folder level description


Minister of the Afscheiding churches in the Netherlands and professor of systematic theology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The collection includes a banquet speech in Bavinck’s honor; a pamphlet entitled Mijne Reis Naar America, edited and annotated by G.Harinck; a bound manuscript, i.e., an abbreviated anonymous version of "Gereformeerde Dogmatiek" by Herman Bavinck, with separate [7] page notes entitled "De Wederkomst van Christus"/Bavin[c]k [iv]-422, and an index, [4] pages at the end of the bound manuscript.

Biographical Note

Bavinck was born 13 December 1854 in the town of Hoogeveen in the Netherlands. Known as a Dutch Reformed theologian, he gained his theological training at Kampen and Leiden. He graduated in 1880 from Leiden completing a dissertation on Ulrich Zwingli. In 1902 he became Professor of Theology at the Free University in Amsterdam, succeeding Abraham Kuyper. In many other ways he followed Kuyper. He gave the Stone Lectures at Princeton in 1908, and joined the Netherlands Parliament in 1911. Though at times following a similar path, Bavinck's biographer, J. H. Landwehr, indicated that the two were very different. This came out most clearly in how the two conceived of common grace.

Box and Folder Listing

Series 1: Dogmatics
Box 1
Folder 1: Notes on De Wederkomst van Christus --- undated
Folder 2: Bound volume: Dogmatiek. 784 pages of handwritten notes --- 1897
Folder 3: Bavinck banquet speech, "Journalism among Us," [Henry Beets] --- 1908
Folder 4: Mijne Reis Naar Amerika, bezorgd en toegelicht door George Harinck [HERH BX9479.B3 A3 1998] --- 1998
Folder 5: "Syllabus of the Lectures on L. P. Stone Foundation for 1908-1909: The Philosophy of Revelation," --- 1908