Review of God’s Word in Servant Form

2013/05/31

God's Word in Servant Form: Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck and the Doctrine of ScriptureGod’s Word in Servant Form: Abraham Kuyper and Herman Bavinck and the Doctrine of Scripture by Richard B. Gaffin
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Prof. Richard Gaffin takes his readers through major portions of Abraham Kuyper’s and Herman Bavinck’s writing on Scripture. Gaffin brings the fruit of research into these great Dutch theologians in their original language, using his own translations for the benefit of English readers. This is a substantive study of Kuyper and Bavinck on matters such as biblical authority, inspiration and inerrancy. Gaffin shows how both of his subjects argued for an “organic” view of inspiration. He also sets them in the context of the conservative and liberal theologies of their day. The book thoughtfully enters contemporary debate, contrasting the Rogers/McKim view of Kuyper and Bavinck on Scripture with a more careful reading of Principles of Sacred Theology, Dictaten Dogmatiek, The Work of the Holy Spirit and Reformed Dogmatics. Highly recommended.

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