By Franciscus Junius
Junius’s 'Treatise on actual Theology' is a scholastic advent to the self-discipline of theology. He displays at the definition of theology, the place it comes from, and the range of modes it takes. This ebook set a long-lasting development for plenty of Reformed theologians of their method of dogmatics, constructing a benchmark for theological prolegomena for future years. Accompanying this paintings is The lifetime of Franciscus Junius, which supplies an autobiographical account of the tumultuous days of Junius’s lifestyles and the advanced conditions that the Reformed church buildings confronted in the course of the French and Spanish wars of religion.
Although Junius’s value within the background of Protestant theology is more and more valued through historians, so much of his striking physique of works isn't to be had to English-speaking readers. David C. Noe’s nice translation of those vital writings will surely rectify this deficit. Readers are additional aided by way of Willem van Asselt’s worthy introductory essay, which bargains a scholarly viewpoint at the treatise and on Junius’s lifestyles and paintings within the context of the increase of Reformed scholasticism and orthodoxy.
Franciscus Junius (1545–1602) taught theology on the Casimirianum Neustadt, the college of Heidelberg, and the collage of Leiden.
“Lambert Daneau (1530–1595) defined Franciscus Junius as ‘a guy of singular learning’—and that he used to be. His biblical scholarship was once brought up generally via writers from a number of traditions within the 16th and 17th centuries. His impact at the Reformed culture has been profound, no matter if no longer all Reformed folks realize it. Now, English readers might be in a position to see for themselves why that used to be. This paintings, with Willem van Asselt’s advent and Junius’s relocating and pleasant autobiography, is a most dear resource for the ongoing restoration of the Reformed culture and a window into the theology and piety of vintage Reformed theology.” — R. Scott Clark, professor of church heritage and old theology, Westminster Seminary California
“The current quantity is an important attempt on a number of counts. It offers a useful and hugely influential paintings to modern scholars of Reformed idea. It bargains the 1st English translation of Junius’s autobiography, a piece released posthumously within the seventeenth-century version of Junius’s entire works. It additionally offers,by method of the creation, a point of view at the treatise and on Junius’s existence and paintings within the context of the increase of Reformed scholasticism and orthodoxy.” — Richard A. Muller, from the foreword
“'True Theology' is a wonderful instance that early glossy Reformed theology was once no longer a rationalistic, deterministic, or decreetal method, yet quite a relational firm, decided through and determinative of the divine–human relationship.The vital function Junius performed in supporting form this Reformed culture and the importance of his 'True Theology' for the improvement of Reformed dogmatics can't be overestimated.” — Willem J. van Asselt, from the introduction
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