The Certainty of Faith (eBook)

by Herman Bavinck

in ePub. .mobi & .pdf formats

It is vital to faith and to the life of faith to study the area of basic principles very closely, because the questions raised here are of fundamental importance to everyone. There is no important question than the one concerning the ground of our faith, the certainty of our salvation, the rootedness of our hope in eternal life. What good is knowledge, power and honor if we cannot answer the question about our only comfort?

Author 

Herman Bavinck (1854–1921) succeeded Abraham Kuyper as professor of systematic theology at the Free University in Amsterdam in 1902. His Reformed Dogmatics is a standard text for modern Reformed theology.

 

Table of Contents

The Loss of Certainty
What Is Certainty?
Science and Religious Truth
The Task of Theology
The Certainty of Faith
Testimony as the Basis of Certainty
The Power of Certainty
The Search for Certainty
Certainty in Non-Christian Religions
Certainty in Roman Catholicism
Certainty in the Reformation
Certainty in Orthodoxy and Pietism
Reactions to Pietism
Greater Uncertainty
The Way to Certainty
Scientific Demonstrations
Insufficiency of Proofs
The Liberal Solution
Experience as the Ground of Certainty
The Failure of Experience
The Appeal of the Gospel
Faith as Ethical Choice
Faith and the Word of God
The Dimensions of Certainty
Certainty a Danger?
The Confirmation of the Sacraments
The Fruits of Certainty

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First published in Dutch as De zekerheid des geloofs. Translated by Harry der Nederlanden.

Translation and special content copyright 1980 by Paideia Press Inc. © All rights reserved. Published by Paideia/Premier, P.O. Box 1450, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 7J8.

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