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Why Study Bavinck?

Cornelius Van Til, 20th century Reformed theologian, said, "Herman Bavinck has given to us the greatest and most comprehensive statement of Reformed systematic theology in modern times." French Protestant theologian Auguste Lecerf called Bavinck's Reformed Dogmatics a "veritable summa of contemporary Calvinism." This is high praise, and considering the shear volume of what Bavinck wrote (go here for a short bibliography) it would seem that these two men are on to something significant. It has only been in the last 10-15 years that interest in Bavinck and writings has started to appear in the English speaking world.