On Theology: Herman Bavinck's Academic Orations

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On Theology: Herman Bavinck's Academic Orations presents four previously untranslated works by Herman Bavinck (1854-1921). These works offer important insights into Bavinck’s conceptualisation of the discipline of theology, its place in the modern university, and the relation in which theology stands to religion. In the introductory essay, Bruce R. Pass draws attention to the way these speeches shed light on the development of Bavinck’s thought across his tenure at the Kampen Theological School and the Free University of Amsterdam as well as the complex relationship in which Bavinck’s thought stands to that of Friedrich Schleiermacher.

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Bruce R. Pass, Ph.D. (2018), University of Edinburgh, is lecturer in Christian thought and history and director of postgraduate studies at the Brisbane School of Theology, Australia. He is the author of The Heart of Dogmatics (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2020).
"Ich bin mir sicher, dass die Herausgabe dieser vier Reden in englischer Sprache weitere Studien zum Einfluss Schleiermachers auf Bavinck anregen wird.", Ron Kubsch, in: Glauben und Denken Heute 2 (2020).

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