7 Insights into Dutch Theologian Herman Bavinck


Hendrickson Publishers Blog

Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck (1854-1921) is widely celebrated as one of the most eloquent divines in the Reformed tradition. Despite having preached regularly throughout his adult life, how he preached and what he thought about preaching have remained largely unknown to the many preachers who read him in the present day-until now.

Though we sadly cannot interview Bavinck himself, we have had the pleasure of talking with James Eglinton, the editor and translator of the recently published bookHerman Bavinck on Preaching & Preachers. Eglinton is a systematic and historical theologian who has written extensively on Herman Bavinck, so you’re bound to discover some great nuggets about his work as well as some unique insights on Bavinck. Enjoy!

1. What/Who piqued your interest in Herman Bavinck? 

I was first introduced to Bavinck’s work while a student at the Free Church College (now Edinburgh Theological Seminary). I was a seminarian while…

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