Since his Reformed Dogmatics was translated into English in the last decade, 19th-century Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck has gained wide popularity among pastors and theologians in the 21st century. Christian Worldview, another of his foundational works, is here translated into English for the first time, introducing more of Bavinck’s ideas to a contemporary audience. This book was originally written in response to the challenges of modernity, such as the loss of unity of the self, increasing political tension, the rise of scientism, the reduction of humanity to the merely physical, and more—challenges that continue to reverberate in our day and age.
Original Preface to the Second Edition
1. Thinking and Being
2. Being and Becoming
3. Becoming and Acting
Herman Bavinck (1854-1921) was a leading theologian in the modern Dutch Reformed tradition. He is the author of the magisterial four-volume Reformed Dogmatics.
Nathaniel Gray Sutanto (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is a teaching elder at Covenant City Church, Jakarta, Indonesia, and an adjunct faculty member at Westminster Theological Seminary. He is the author of God and Knowledge: Herman Bavinck's Theological Epistemology.
James Eglinton (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is the Meldrum Lecturer in Reformed Theology at New College, the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of Herman Bavinck on Preaching and Preachers.
Cory C. Brock (PhD, University of Edinburgh) serves as minister of young adults and college at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Mississippi.