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Author Eglinton, James Perman.

Title Trinity and organism : towards a new reading of Herman Bavinck's organic motif / James Eglinton.

Imprint London ; New York : Continuum International Pub., ©2012.

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Description 1 online resource.
Series T & T Clark studies in systematic theology ; v. 17
T & T Clark studies in systematic theology ; v. 17.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Contents; Abstract; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Chapter 1: Where Was Herman Bavinck?; I. Who Was Herman Bavinck?; II. Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Dutch Theology; III. Neo-Calvinism: Herman Bavinck and Abraham Kuyper; IV. 'The Brief Triumph of Neo-Confessionalism'; V. The Context of Reformed Dogmatics; Chapter 2: How Many Herman Bavincks?; I. Introduction1; II. Towards a New 'General' Reading of Bavinck; III. The 'Two' Bavincks; IV. The General Affects the Particular; V. The 'Two Bavincks' Model and the Organic Motif.
VI. The 'One Bavinck': The Recent Direction of Bavinck StudiesVII. Two Speeches and the 'Two Bavincks'; VIII. Aeterni Patris, Common Grace and the Two Bavincks; IX. Biographical Interpretation; X. Bavinck's Identity Crisis; XI. Conclusion; Chapter 3: Bavinck's Organic Motif; I. Introduction; II. Veenhof's Account; III. Generalist Intellectual Histories of Organicism; IV. Engagement with Veenhof's Account; V. Veenhof and van Eck in Conversation; VI. Engagement with Mattson's Critique; VII. The Immediate Context of Bavinck's Organic Motif.
VIII. Mechanism in Dutch Theology: Scholten and RauwenhoffIX. Bavinck's Definition of the 'Organic'; X. Bavinck on Cause and Effect; XI. The Organic Motif in Wider Neo-Calvinism; XII. Conclusion; Chapter 4: The Organic Motif and the Doctrine of God; I. Introduction; II. Bavinck, the Vestigia Trinitatis and the Organic Motif; III. The Triad and Unity-In-Diversity; IV. Structural Theology and the Doctrine of God; V. All Theology is the Doctrine of God; VI. Mysterious Dogmatics: Warm or Cold-Blooded; VII. One-Track Dogmatics: Thinking Pros Ton Theon; VIII. God and the Organism.
IX. Part One: Unity and Diversity in the GodheadX. Part Two: The Christocentric, Ontological Relationship Between Creator and Creation151; XI. Conclusion: Bavinck as 'Worldview' Theologian; Chapter 5: The Organic Motif and General Revelation; I. Introduction; II. Bavinck's Doctrine of Revelation in Context; III. What is Revelation?; IV. Bavinck's 'Nee!' to Natural Revelation; V. General Revelation as Narrow And Broad; VI. General Revelation as Creation (Nature) and Providence (History); VII. Calvin, Scholten and Bavinck on God and Providence.
VIII. The Disappearance and Reappearance of the Organic MotifIX. The Organic Character of General Revelation; Chapter 6: The Organic Motif and Scripture; I. Introduction; II. The 'Two Bavincks' Hypothesis and Scripture; III. Scripture as Organic; IV. An Initial Distinction; V. Studying Scripture at Leiden: Scholten and Kuenen; VI. Bavinck's Response to Leiden and Groningen on Scripture; VII. The Organic Inspiration of Scripture; VIII. Divine and Human Counterbalances; IX. Mechanical Inspiration; X. The Servant Form of Scripture; XI. The Organic Nature of Inspiration.
Summary 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 Tri.
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Subject Bavinck, Herman, 1854-1921.
Theology, Doctrinal.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Eglinton, James. Trinity and Organism : Towards a New Reading of Herman Bavinck's Organic Motif. London : Continuum International Publishing, ©2012 9780567124784
ISBN 9780567167781 (electronic bk.)
056716778X (electronic bk.)