The Wonderful Works of God by Herman Bavinck
Westminster Seminary Press - 2020. d.w. 695pp.
110 years after its original publication, The Wonderful Works of God remains one of the finest single-volume systematic theologies ever written. Adapting the magisterial systematic theology found in his four-volume Reformed Dogmatics, this is perhaps Bavinck’s most eminently practical work – a single, accessible volume for the college classroom and the family bookshelf. Previously published in America as Our Reasonable Faith, this book has had a deep and lasting influence on the growth and development of Reformed theology. It is the publisher’s hope that in its new form, this book continues to astonish readers with the wonderful works of God, and provide a deeper knowledge of their triune God.
Included in this new, hardcover edition:
- A new, insightful Introduction by R. Carlton Wynne
- Updated typesetting of the classic Zylstra translation
- The translator’s 1956 Preface
- Bavinck’s original Foreword, previously unavailable in English
- A comprehensive, student-friendly scripture and subject index
“Herman Bavinck gave the modern church a theology of the living God. His four-volume Reformed Dogmatics is an abiding treasure for pastors and theologians. The Wonderful Works of God is more than an abridged version of Reformed Dogmatics—it is a fresh restatement of the same truths clothed in plain language for popular use. May God use it to infuse scriptural, Reformed Christianity into the heads and hearts of many people.”
Joel R. Beeke
President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.
“This book is well worthy of republication. Written by Bavinck in order to make the substance of his weighty Reformed Dogmatics accessible to a broad readership, it offers us a beautifully clear window into his understanding of God’s great deeds as Creator and Redeemer. This new edition surpasses the previous English version by including Nathaniel Gray Sutanto’s translation of Bavinck’s (previously omitted) original introduction, and is helpfully framed by Carlton Wynne’s introductory essay. As such, this is a valuable addition to the growing number of English editions of Bavinck’s works.”
Meldrum Lecturer in Reformed Theology, New College, University of Edinburgh.
“Reading Bavinck is like listening to one of those fine, rare sermons that manages to be biblically rich, theologically sophisticated, spiritually uplifting—and clear. This fresh, new edition is a wonderful gift to the church, making the riches of Bavinck accessible for a wider audience to enjoy.”
President and Professor of Theology, Union School of Theology.
“It is good news that this highly accessible, one-volume version of Bavinck’s Reformed Dogmatics is again available. It is to be hoped that it will greatly extend the readership of one of the most important theologians in the Reformed tradition, who was until recently relatively little read in English.”
Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Union School of Theology.