Kampen, 11 November 2021

Herman Bavinck Centennial Congress

During the 20th century he was relatively unknown outside of the Netherlands, standing in the shadow of the famous theologian and politician Abraham Kuyper with whom Bavinck was closely connected. In the last decades, scholars from the USA to Korea and from Russia to South-Africa started to study Bavinck, and his writings are being more and more translated into different languages and interpreted within various contexts. One might wonder why and why now? What made Bavinck the leading scholar and churchman around 1900 in The Netherlands, and how does Bavinck’s theology and worldview interfere with contemporary contexts around the world?
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