Bavinck Centenary Conference – December 6-7, 2021 – Brisbane School of Theology.

To mark the centenary of the death of Dutch theologian and statesman, Herman Bavinck (1854-1921), Brisbane School of Theology will be convening a two-day conference. Five plenary sessions will examine the contours of Bavinck’s theology, two roundtables will consider Bavinck’s relevance for contemporary Christianity, and short papers will address various aspects of Bavinck’s life, thought, and legacy. Previously planned for June, the conference was postponed 6 months on account of COVID-19. It will be convened in person (this December) in Brisbane but with a Zoom option for those who cannot attend because of travel restrictions

Plenary Sessions

‘Herman Bavinck’s Use of Scripture’ Koert van Bekkum, Kampen Theological University
‘Herman Bavinck’s Appropriation of Reformed Sources’ Henk van den Belt, Free University of Amsterdam
‘Herman Bavinck’s Use of Philosophy’ Oliver Crisp, University of St Andrews
‘Herman Bavinck as a Trinitarian Theologian’ Graham Cole, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
‘Herman Bavinck as a Politician’ James Eglinton, University of Edinburgh

Short Papers


  • Registration for In Person Attendance closes November 22.
  • Registration for Zoom Attendance – closes December 5.

See website for registration links and attendance costs.

ACCOMMODATION – Click here for official conference webpage and accommodation links.

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