The Wonderful Works of God

What Theologians Are Saying

  • “Bavinck’s Magnalia Dei is much more than a helpful abridgement of his four-volume Reformed Dogmatics. All the topics of the larger work are here but Bavinck recasts Christian doctrine in an intentionally biblical-theological, pastoral-pedagogical mode that reads devotionally, speaking directly to the heart as well as the mind. Bavinck, the master teacher, takes readers into the full range of rich Reformed theology but in a manner that makes it accessible to all. No specialized training is needed to understand and appreciate this work—a great introduction to the Reformed tradition for church study groups and college classes.” —John Bolt
  • “Condensing his multi-volume Dogmatics, this one volume of Bavinck’s ‘gold’ is a great treasure. This book was formative in my own trek to Reformed theology, as it has been for many others. At a time of doctrinal confusion and the blurring of important categories even in evangelical circles, this new edition is welcome indeed.” —Michael Horton
  • “Herman Bavinck’s theology has been the fountainhead of Reformed thinking for over a century. His four-volume Dogmatics, recently translated into English, is a huge blessing to the church. Now his shorter theology, The Wonderful Works of God, is available in English again, in a new edition with study helps, and I could not be happier. This should be the anchor of every theological library.” —John M. Frame
  • “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.” —Michael Reeves
  • “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.” —Robert Letham

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  • 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

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