To mark the centenary of the death of Dutch theologian and statesman, Herman Bavinck (1854-1921), Brisbane School of Theology will be convening a two-day conference. Five plenary sessions will examine the contours of Bavinck’s theology, two roundtables will consider Bavinck’s relevance for contemporary Christianity, and short papers will address various aspects of Bavinck’s life, thought, and legacy.
‘Herman Bavinck’s Use of Scripture’ Koert van Bekkum, Kampen Theological University
‘Herman Bavinck’s Appropriation of Reformed Sources’ Henk van den Belt, Free University of Amsterdam
‘Herman Bavinck’s Use of Philosophy’ Oliver Crisp, University of St Andrews
‘Herman Bavinck as a Trinitarian Theologian’ Graham Cole, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
‘Herman Bavinck as a Politician’ James Eglinton, University of Edinburgh
Religion deeply influences how we live and think. The Neo-Calvinism Research Institute (NRI) at Theological University Kampen examines how this relation takes shape and develops globally over time in the tradition of Neo-Calvinism.
To conduct academic research in relation to this tradition, we promote, support, supervise and coordinate the work of researchers, offer education on neo-Calvinism, organize conferences and expert meetings, facilitate publication of research, and present a collection of sources from representatives of Neo-Calvinism.