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J.I. Packer Receives Bavinck Prize for Outstanding Reformed Contribution

October 26, 2012

On October 18, 2012, J.I. Packer was honoured with the 2012 Bavinck Prize for Outstanding Reformed Contribution to the Church, the Academy or Public Life. The award was presented by the Bavinck Institute at Calvin Theological Seminary. The Bavinck Institute is named after Herman Bavinck (1854–1921), the great Dutch Reformed theologian and author of the four-volume Gereformeerde Dogmatiek (Reformed Dogmatics).

Don Lewis, Professor of church history at Regent College, accepted the award on J.I. Packer’s behalf at the Doctrine for Proclamation Conference, held in honour of Packer in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Lewis also read a paper specifically written by Packer for the conference, entitled “The Relevance of Doctrine for Evangelistic Preaching." 

Watch the video of Don Lewis reading J.I. Packer’s paper.

About Regent College

Regent College is an evangelical, international graduate school of Christian studies based in Vancouver, and affiliated with the University of British Columbia, Canada’s third largest university. Regent College is a theological graduate school—a place of academic rigour, cultural engagement, and vibrant faith that transforms intellect, imagination, and character. Here, people from around the world are inspired and enriched with a deep and practical Christian faith extending into all spheres of life and enabling them to live more thoughtfully in varied vocations in the church and the world.

For more information contact:
Don Lewis
Professor of Church History
604.221.3349

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