Hi there, I've just become a new member. I live in England and hold to the London 1689 confession.

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  1. Cromwell

    Cromwell Puritan Board Freshman

    Although I hold to the 1689 confession I've just ordered Bavinck's Reformed Dogmatics. What's everyone's thoughts on that?
     
  2. TheOldCourse

    TheOldCourse Puritan Board Sophomore

    Welcome, glad to have you aboard and to have more Reformed redcoats around!

    First, you need a signature: https://www.puritanboard.com/help/signature/
    Second, interesting choice of user name. Cromwell was not a 1689'er :)
    Third, Bavinck is fantastic and one of three or four best systematic theologies ever written, in my opinion. It will repay your study of it immensely.
     
  3. Hamalas

    Hamalas whippersnapper

    Yes to Bavinck! Where in England do you live? I used to live in Sheffield. :)
     
  4. arapahoepark

    arapahoepark Puritan Board Graduate

    Welcome!
    Bavinck is awesome!
     
  5. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    Greetings
     
  6. Reformed Bookworm

    Reformed Bookworm Puritan Board Sophomore

    Welcome to the board. Bavinck is fantastic. My question would be, is this your first Systematic or have you been working your way up to it?
     
  7. timfost

    timfost Puritan Board Junior

    You won't like it, please save yourself time and send it to me. ;)

    No, seriously, it's one of the best-- both comprehensive and devotional.

    Welcome!
     
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  8. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    Welcome, and its good to read as many different Theology books from both the Reformed and Baptist perspectives.
     
  9. hammondjones

    hammondjones Puritan Board Sophomore

    Welcome!
     
  10. jwithnell

    jwithnell Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome! A Bavinck reader is what I wanna be when I grow up :scholar:
     
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  11. OPC'n

    OPC'n Puritan Board Doctor

    Welcome!
     
  12. Jeri Tanner

    Jeri Tanner Moderator Staff Member

    Welcome!
     
  13. C. M. Sheffield

    C. M. Sheffield Puritan Board Junior

    Welcome brother. I look forward to interacting with you on the board.
     
  14. Bill The Baptist

    Bill The Baptist Puritan Board Graduate

    Welcome aboard!
     
  15. bookslover

    bookslover Puritan Board Professor

    Welcome aboard and, since you seem to be in a money-spending mood, the first volume (of 3) of Bavinck's Reformed Ethics will be published at the end of May.

    UPDATE: the publication date has been pushed back to June 18.
     
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  16. Cromwell

    Cromwell Puritan Board Freshman

    Thank you for your welcome and for letting me join this forum. I have chosen Cromwell purely for his part and role in the formation of our democracy. I am really looking forward to getting into Bavinck further. What I've read so far I've enjoyed.
     
  17. Cromwell

    Cromwell Puritan Board Freshman

    I live between Liverpool and Widnes. Originally from Liverpool until 9 years ago.
     
  18. Cromwell

    Cromwell Puritan Board Freshman

    I have read some of Berkoff, C. Hodge, Boetner and others over the years
     
  19. Cromwell

    Cromwell Puritan Board Freshman

    What Baptists would you recommend?
     
  20. Haeralis

    Haeralis Puritan Board Freshman

    Welcome to the Puritanboard! If you like the Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell (as I do quite a bit), I suggest reading Merle D'Aubigne's The Protector: A Vindication. If I had to choose to fight in a single historical war, I would choose to fight with the Puritans in Cromwell's New Model Army against the divine right royalists.
     
  21. Herald

    Herald Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome to the PB. Nice to have another member from the island of my ancestors.
     
  22. Dachaser

    Dachaser Puritan Board Professor

    Boyce and Strong... John Gill if you want heavy reading!
     
  23. Reformed Bookworm

    Reformed Bookworm Puritan Board Sophomore

    I second John Gill. He is my favorite Baptist theologian. Despite how massive and clunky they are, I consult his commentaries often.
     
  24. Cromwell

    Cromwell Puritan Board Freshman

    Well said, Merle D'Aubigne is excellent.
     
  25. Jeri Tanner

    Jeri Tanner Moderator Staff Member

    @Haeralis I ordered this on kindle (0.99!) and am really enjoying it so far.
     
  26. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritan Board Doctor

    A Scouser! I have been to Liverpool a few times. :welcome:
     
  27. ccravens

    ccravens Puritan Board Freshman

    I will 3rd the advice to read John Gill. Since you are reading Bavinck (who I also think is excellent), Gill's Body of Divinity would give you a good Baptist perspective. I have the 2-volume set published by Baker and value it highly.
     
  28. ccravens

    ccravens Puritan Board Freshman

    Since you brought it up, I just have to ask. Are there any editions of his commentaries that don't require a magnifying glass to be able to read? I'd love to glean from them, but it is almost impossible!
     
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