The Free University of Amsterdam – A. Kuyper, H. Bavinck, V. Hepp and G. C. Berkouwer

Berkouwer and the Free University of AmsterdamBerkouwer’s confrontation with scholasticism has been immediate. The Free University of Amsterdam, at which he taught, as Professor of Systematic Theology, from 1945 until his retirement in 1973, provides an interesting study of the influence of scholasticism in Dutch Reformed theology. Berkouwer’s predecessors in the Chair of Systematic Theology …

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Theological Connections between G. C. Berkouwer and Herman Bavinck: Berkouwer’s Critique of Barth’s Anthropology and Christology

For Barth, Christ is the key to understanding our human life. If Christ, God’s revelation, is taken away, man is thrown into an abyss of meaninglessness. Man cannot, by himself, bring meaning to his life. Christ alone can reveal to man the meaning of his life. This insight lies at the heart of Barth’s radical …

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Theological Connections between G. C. Berkouwer and Herman Bavinck: Understanding the Idea of Predestination

I only refer to Bavinck twice in this post (once at the beginning and another time later on in the post). The insight drawn from Bavinck is, however, very significant in the development of Berkouwer’s interpretation of the idea of predestination. That’s why I’ve included the name of Bavinck in the title of this post.———-In …

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