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Revisiting The Reception Of Kuyper In South Africa

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Herman Bavinck was a younger contemporary of Kuyper's, a close associate in many respects and his successor in the chair for systematic theology at the VU University Amsterdam. Comparisons between these two influential figures have often been offered. This chapter offers observations on Bavinck's position may be offered, mainly on the basis of the first six chapters of Our Reasonable Faith. It also contains an exposition of the first 11 chapters of the book of Genesis according to the reformed heuristic of a series of successive covenants. The chapter presents theological categories to express the creative tension between God and the world, faith and reason, theology and science, nature and grace, reality and salvation, the first and the second article of the creed, Christology and pneumatology, church and society, and general and special revelation.

Keywords:book of Genesis; Christology; Herman Bavinck; Kuyper; pneumatology; special revelation



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