By Franciscus Junius
Junius’s 'Treatise on precise Theology' is a scholastic creation 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 publication set a long-lasting development for lots of Reformed theologians of their method of dogmatics, setting up a benchmark for theological prolegomena for future years. Accompanying this paintings is The lifetime of Franciscus Junius, which gives an autobiographical account of the tumultuous days of Junius’s lifestyles and the complicated conditions that the Reformed church buildings confronted through the French and Spanish wars of religion.
Although Junius’s value within the heritage of Protestant theology is more and more valued by way of historians, such a lot of his striking physique of works isn't really to be had to English-speaking readers. David C. Noe’s advantageous translation of those vital writings will surely rectify this deficit. Readers are extra aided via Willem van Asselt’s priceless 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 college of Leiden.
“Lambert Daneau (1530–1595) defined Franciscus Junius as ‘a guy of singular learning’—and that he was once. His biblical scholarship was once brought up broadly by means of writers from a number of traditions within the 16th and 17th centuries. His effect at the Reformed culture has been profound, whether no longer all Reformed folks understand it. Now, English readers might 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 beneficial 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 background and historic theology, Westminster Seminary California
“The current quantity is an important attempt on numerous counts. It offers a useful and hugely influential paintings to modern scholars of Reformed concept. It deals the 1st English translation of Junius’s autobiography, a piece released posthumously within the seventeenth-century version of Junius’s whole works. It additionally offers,by method of the advent, a standpoint at the treatise and on Junius’s lifestyles 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 smooth Reformed theology used to be no longer a rationalistic, deterministic, or decreetal approach, yet relatively a relational company, decided by way of and determinative of the divine–human relationship.The very important function 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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