Philosophy of Revelation: A New Annotated Edition
Brock, Cory (ed.); Sutanto, Nathaniel G. (ed.)
“The ongoing second coming of Herman Bavincks works, originally written a century ago, remains a cause for celebration. First there was Reformed Dogmatics, and now we have what is arguably Bavincks second-most important work on the centrality of revelation for a Christian worldview. Bavinck deserves to be ranked among the great theological Bs of the twentieth centuryBarth, Brunner, and Bultmannbut this work is of more than historical significance. Christian theologians today continue to negotiate the narrow orthodox path through the broad avenues of modernity, and Bavincks firm grasp of the necessity of revelation for knowing not only God but also the world and ourselves makes him a reliable guide.”See All
Kevin J. Vanhoozer
Research Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
“The fundamental question human beings face has not changed over the millennia: Do we find our meaning in something transcendent, or do we construct our own meaning from that which is immanent? Over recent centuries, this question has become more complicated, as one philosophical critique after another has claimed that the traditional Christian ideas of God and revelation are implausible or even incoherent. That question and these critiques lie at the heart of Herman Bavincks Philosophy of Revelation, in which the great Dutch theologian mounts a positive articulation and careful defense of the Christian idea of revelation in the face of its most pointed intellectual critics. With helpful introductory essays by James Eglinton and two rising stars in the world of Bavinck studies, this new edition of the Stone Lectures is a gift to the church. While the lectures were given over a century ago, they have a contemporary ring because the issues with which they wrestle remain with us. They offer the Christian today a model of intelligent, informed, and courteous engagement with opponents and a lasting contribution to orthodox theology.”See All
Carl R. Trueman
Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies at Grove City College, Pennsylvania
“While Bavincks lectures, Philosophy of Revelation, are a hundred years old, they are as timely as ever. Bavinck speaks to questions that continue to challenge us and revisits the core of Christian conviction: that God has revealed himselfthat we have a Word from beyond the immanent frame weve constructed. And in this new edition, Brock and Sutanto highlight Bavincks influence on contemporary philosophers and his enduring relevance. Bavinck deserves a wider, ecumenical audience, and this volume is an excellent introduction.”See All
James K. A. Smith
Professor of Philosophy, Calvin College; author of Desiring the Kingdom and How (Not) to Be Secular
Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck (1854-1921) is widely celebrated as one of the top theologians in the Reformed tradition, and through the ongoing labor of translation teams, editors, and publishers, his vast writings are being offered anew to English-only readers.
This book brings the groundbreaking framework of Bavinck's "organic motif" to the fore in one of Bavinck's most influential works. In the best sense of the title, the modern, yet orthodox Bavinck offers readers here both a philosophy of revelation and a philosophy of revelation. Philosophy of Revelation was originally presented by Bavinck at the Stone Lectures at Princeton Theological Seminary in 1908, that by itself deserves being published. This classic text is updated and annotated and may function as a supreme entry into the mind of Bavinck. Bavinck saw theology as the task of "thinking God's thoughts after him and tracing their unity." This project can be seen as "thinking Bavinck's thoughts after him and tracing their unity."
- The Idea of a Philosophy of Revelation
- Revelation and Philosophy
- Revelation and Nature
- Revelation and History
- Revelation and Religion
- Revelation and Christianity
- Revelation and Religious Experience
- Revelation and Culture
- Revelation and the Future
Cory Brock is the assistant Pastor at First Presbyterian in Jackson, Mississippi. Cory holds a PhD in Systematic Theology from the University of Edinburgh. Editor currently resides in Jackson, Mississippi.
Nathaniel Gray Sutanto (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is an elder and theologian at Covenant City Church (Jakarta, Indonesia), and an adjunct lecturer at Westminster Theological Seminary (PA). His recent writings have appeared in the Harvard Theological Review and the Scottish Journal of Theology. Editor currently resides in Jakarta, Indonesia.