Trinity and Organism Hardback

Towards a New Reading of Herman Bavinck's Organic Motif

by James Eglinton;


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Trinity and Organism

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This book explores the organic motif found throughout the writings of the Dutch Calvinist theologian Herman Bavinck (1854-1921). Noting that Bavinck uses this motif at key points in the most important loci of theology; Christology, general and special revelation, ecclesiology and so forth; it seems that one cannot read him carefully without particular attention to his motif of choice: the organic. By examining the sense in which Bavinck views all of reality as a beautiful balance of unity-in-diversity, James Eglinton draws the reader to Bavinck's constant concern for the doctrine of God as Trinity. If God is the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Bavinck argues, the creation must be more akin to an organism than a machine. Trinity and organism are thus closely linked concepts.Eglinton critiques and rejects the 'two Bavincks' (one orthodox and the other modern) hermeneutic so commonplace in discussions of Bavinck's theology. Instead, this book argues for a reunited Herman Bavinck as a figure committed to the participation of historic orthodox theology in the modern world.

Trinity and Organism by James Eglinton was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in March 2012. The ISBN for Trinity and Organism is 9780567124784.

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Page last updated 20th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (March 2012)
Weight514g
Number of Pages240
Thickness14 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
ISBN9780567124784
ISBN-100567124789
Product Code4025036
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