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Herman Bavinck Centennial Congress 1921-2021

Herman Bavinck Centennial Congress 1921-2021

11 and 12 November 2021

Nieuwe Kerk, Kampen




10.15 Opening, George Harinck (Theologische Universiteit Kampen)

10.30 Henk van den Belt (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), One, Two or Even More Bavincks: Tensions in his Theology

11.00 Aart Goedvree, Searching for a Comprehensive Method for the Analysis of Bavinck’s Thought

11.30 Coffee break

12.00 Dirk van Keulen (Theologische Universiteit Kampen), Under Kuyper’s Wings? Herman Bavinck’s Doctrine of Scripture as an Illustration of the Relationship of the Young Herman Bavinck and Abraham Kuyper

12.30 Book presentation Herman Bavinck, Filosofische ethiek, edited by Dirk van Keulen

12.45 Lunch

13.45 ONLINE William A. Ross (Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte), Herman Bavinck Among the Philologists

14.15 Wouter Kroese (Protestantse Theologische Universiteit), Bavinck and Kuenen

14.45 Jacques Dane (Nationaal Onderwijsmuseum Dordrecht), The Catholic Educator and Clergyman Sigebertus Rombouts on Herman Bavinck (1923)

15.15 Coffee break

15.45 ONLINE N. Gray Sutanto (Reformed Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.), Religious Experience: Herman Bavinck and Affect Theory

16.15 Israel Guerrero (University of Edinburgh), Piety and Pietism: Definitions and Differences in Herman Bavinck’s Theology

16.45 Wim van Vlastuin (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Bavinck’s Concept of Catholicity in the Context of Homosexuality

17.15 Reception




09.45 ONLINE Tae Hyeun Park (Chongshin University, Seoul), Bavinck on Eloquence

10.15 Changjun Choi (Theologische Universiteit Apeldoorn), Bavinck and Calvin on the image of God

10.45 Coffee break

11.15 ONLINE Bruce Pass (Brisbane School of Theology), Herman Bavinck’s Doctrine of Providence and Dutch Colonial Policy

11.45 George Harinck (Theologische Universiteit Kampen), Bavinck’s Correspondence

12.15 CheolDong Park (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), An Integration of Faith and Knowledge on the Deity of Christ in Herman Bavinck

12.45 Lunch

13.45 James Eglinton (University of Edinburgh), Herman Bavinck’s (Western) World of Faith: A Problem Solved by J.H. Bavinck?

14.15 Simeon Ximian Xu (University of Edinburgh), Cultural Differences and the Possibility of Sino-Reformed Theology

14.45 Coffee break

15.15 Gert van Klinken (Protestantse Theologische Universiteit), Herman Bavinck and Contemporary Judaism

15.45 Kees van der Kooi (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Herman Bavinck and the Future of Reformed Theology. Some Critical Notes

16.15 General discussion and closure


Organizing Committee

  • Henk van den Belt, Professor of Systematic Theology and director of the Herman Bavinck Center for Reformed and Evangelical Theology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
  • Dr. James Eglinton, Meldrum Senior Lecturer in Reformed Theology, New College, University of Edinburgh.
  • George Harinck, Professor of History of Neo-Calvinism, Theological University of Kampen and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, director of The Neo-Calvinism Research Institute.



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