The ambiguity of Johan Heyns: Sitting at Bavinck’s left or right hand?
Keywords: Johan Heyns, Herman Bavinck, GC Berkouwer, Willie Jonker, Fides qua, Fides quae
AbstractFollowing some biographic introductory comments, the argument of this contribution proceeds in two steps. First, the distinction between Herman Bavinck’s left and right hand is clariﬁed, amongst others with reference to the distinction between ﬁdes qua and ﬁdes quae, and illustrated with examples from the subsequent Reformed tradition. second, an analysis of Heyns’ own related theological choices is offered on this basis.
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