Some benefits of going organic: Herman Bavinck’s theology of the visible church

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James Eglinton


The thought of the Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck (1854–1921) has aroused a great deal of interest of late as a result of the publication of a newly-translated English edition of his magisterial Reformed Dogmatics. James Eglinton’s study of his doctrine of the Church comes as a timely reminder that it is possible to maintain the essential balance in ecclesiological thinking between the visible and invisible Church in a creative way.

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James Eglinton

PhD student at New College, University of Edinburgh, and from autumn 2010 postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Kampen in the Netherlands