First English Version of Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics, vol. 4

April 22, 2008

In partnership with the Dutch Reformed Translation Society, Baker Academic is proud to offer in English for the very first time the fourth and final volume of Herman Bavinck's complete Reformed Dogmatics.

This volume includes the combined indexes for all four volumes. In addition, editor John Bolt introduces each chapter and has enhanced the footnotes and bibliography.

This masterwork will appeal not only to scholars, students, pastors and laity interested in Reformed theology but also to research and theological libraries.

"Arguably the most important systematic theology ever produced in the Reformed tradition—I have found it to be the most valuable. " - Richard B. Gaffin, Jr., Charles Krahe Professor of Biblical & Systematic Theology

Author Information:

Herman Bavinck
(1854-1921) succeeded Abraham Kuyper as professor of systematic theology at the Free University in Amsterdam in 1902.

John Bolt (PhD, University of St. Michael's College) is professor of systematic theology at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The late John Vriend translated many classic theological works.


Westminster Faculty Endorsement:


[Written upon the publication of volume 1:]

"Arguably the most important systematic theology ever produced in the Reformed tradition - I have found it to be the most valuable. English-speaking theology throughout the 20th century until now has been singularly impoverished by not having at its disposal a translation of Bavinck's Dogmatiek in its entirety.

"The appearance of this volume…will be an incomparable boon for generations of students, pastors, teachers and others, serving to deepen understanding and enrich reflection in both historical and systematic theology."

Richard B. Gaffin, Jr. - Charles Krahe Professor of Biblical & Systematic Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia