Herman Bavinck (1854-1921), a Dutch Reformed theologian, was a contemporary of Abraham Kuyper and B. B. Warfield, both
of whom he knew well. He graduated magna cum laude in 1880 from Leiden with a double major in Systematic Theology and Old Testament. His doctoral dissertation was on the concept
of the State in Zwingli's theology. Bavinck taught at the Theological Seminary in Kampen, Holland - where he also pastored - before accepting the position of professor at the Free University of Amsterdam. He is best
known for his magnum opus, Reformed Dogmatics (Gereformeerde Dogmatiek, in 4 volumes). Bavinck is one of the most balanced and solidly Reformed theologians Holland ever produced.
Bavinck introduced the notion of organic inspiration of the Scriptures and also developed a solution to the infra/supralapsarian conundrum. Although Bavinck passed away in 1921, he remains a powerful force in Reformed theology.
Several important Reformed theologians owe large debts to his work, including Cornelius Van Til and Louis Berkhof.
- Reformed Dogmatics, vol. 1 Prolegomena. Baker Academic, 2003.
- Reformed Dogmatics, vol. 2 God and Creation. Baker Academic, 2004.
- Reformed Dogmatics, vol. 3 Sin And Salvation in Christ. Baker Academic, 2006.
- Reformed Dogmatics, vol. 4: Holy Spirit, Church, and New Creation. Baker Academic, 2008.
- Essays on Religion, Science, and Society. Baker Academic, 2008.
- Saved by Grace: The Holy Spirit's Work in Calling and Regeneration. Reformation Heritage Books, 2008.
- The Philosophy of Revelation. Wipf & Stock, 2003.
- Doctrine of God. Banner of Truth, 1996.
- Our Reasonable Faith: A Survey of Christian Doctrine. Wipf & Stock, 2002.
- Ronald N. Gleason, Herman Bavinck: Pastor, Churchman, Statesman, and Theologia. P&R, 2010.
- Richard Gaffin, God’s Word in Servant Form: Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck and the Doctrine of Scripture. Reformed Academic Press, 2008.
- Eric D. Bristley, Guide to the Writings of Herman Bavinck. Reformation Heritage Books, 2008.