A Century Ago When This Book Was First Published, Marriage And The Family Were Already Weathering Enormous Changes, And That Trend Has Not Abated Yet By God S Power The Unchanging Essence Of Marriage And The Family Remains Proof, As Bavinck Notes, That God S Purpose With The Human Race Has Not Yet Been Achieved Neither A Ten Step Guide Nor A One Sided Approach, This Book Embodies A Christian Theology Of Marriage And The Family Accessible, Thoroughly Biblical, And Astonishingly Relevant, It Offers A Mature And Concise Handling Of The Origins Of Marriage And Family Life And The Effects Of Sin On These Institutions, An Appraisal Of Historic Christian Approaches, And An Attempt To Apply That Theology.Aptly Reminding Christians That The Moral Health Of Society Depends On The Health Of Family Life, Bavinck Issues An Evergreen Challenge To God S People Christians May Not Permit Their Conduct To Be Determined By The Spirit Of The Age, But Must Focus On The Requirement Of God S Commandment.
Herman Bavinck 1854 1921 succeeded Abraham Kuyper as professor of systematic theology at the Free University of Amsterdam in 1902.
- 188 pages
- The Christian Family
- Herman Bavinck
- 02 January 2017 Herman Bavinck