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 diversity of modes it takes. This ebook set a long-lasting trend for lots of Reformed theologians of their method of dogmatics, developing 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 complicated situations that the Reformed church buildings confronted throughout the French and Spanish wars of religion.
Although Junius’s value within the background of Protestant theology is more and more valued by means of historians, so much of his extraordinary physique of works isn't really to be had to English-speaking readers. David C. Noe’s superb translation of those vital writings will surely rectify this deficit. Readers are additional aided through Willem van Asselt’s important introductory essay, which deals a scholarly standpoint at the treatise and on Junius’s existence 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 college of Leiden.
“Lambert Daneau (1530–1595) defined Franciscus Junius as ‘a guy of singular learning’—and that he used to be. His biblical scholarship used to be mentioned commonly by way of writers from numerous traditions within the 16th and 17th centuries. His impact at the Reformed culture has been profound, no matter if no longer all Reformed people understand it. Now, English readers could be in a position to see for themselves why that was once. This paintings, with Willem van Asselt’s advent and Junius’s relocating and pleasant autobiography, is a most respected resource for the continued 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 historic theology, Westminster Seminary California
“The current quantity is an important attempt on numerous counts. It provides a useful and hugely influential paintings to modern scholars of Reformed inspiration. It deals the 1st English translation of Junius’s autobiography, a piece released posthumously within the seventeenth-century variation of Junius’s whole works. It additionally offers,by manner of the advent, a viewpoint 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 sleek Reformed theology used to be no longer a rationalistic, deterministic, or decreetal approach, yet quite a relational firm, made up our minds by means of and determinative of the divine–human relationship.The vital position Junius performed in aiding form this Reformed culture and the importance of his 'True Theology' for the advance of Reformed dogmatics can't be overestimated.” — Willem J. van Asselt, from the introduction
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