Herman Bavinck on Church Discipline

Your favorite theologian has a favorite theologian. I don't care who you look up to or love to read, if they were born in the 20th century, they stand in the shadow of one man.

Herman Bavinck

Bavinck was a Dutch theologian in the late 1800's and early 1900's. His works have only been translated into English and been made available in recent years. His 4 volume Reformed Dogmatics may be the best systematic theology ever written.

I was looking for something the other day in the fourth volume and came across this passage on the nature, extent, and purpose of Church Discipline. Bavinck's 6 pages on the subject are clearer and more precise than many large books on the topic. You can read the excerpt by clicking here.


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I am a pastor in the PCA serving in Myrtle Beach, SC. I am a sixth generation Tampa native and I love the Rays and Bucs!

One response to “Herman Bavinck on Church Discipline”

  1. borgan says :

    Amen, and Amen! Bavinck’s RD has changed the field of dogmatics for me; no more dry dusty polemics, just in depth historical surveys and lucid statements of position that make you feel like these wonderful truths have been life long friends! Bravo for this post!

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