Document: John Bolt, “The Imitation of Christ Theme in the Cultural-Ethical Ideal of Herman Bavinck”, Anakainosis Vol. 6, No. 2 (n.d.), pp. 4-11.
Excerpt: It is the thesis of this study that the cultural-ethical ideal of the Dutch Calvinist theologian Herman Bavinck (1854-1921) differs from that of his better known fellow Calvinist and contemporary Abraham Kuyper (1837-1920). While he shares with Kuyper a basic trinitarian perspective, Bavinck’s emphasis upon the imitation of Christ as a necessary aspect of his cultural-ethical ideal reflects and illumines the distinctiveness of his thought in comparison with Kuyper. This distinctiveness has not always been properly recognized.
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