By Franciscus Junius
Junius’s 'Treatise on precise 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 publication set a long-lasting development for plenty 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 gives an autobiographical account of the tumultuous days of Junius’s lifestyles and the advanced situations that the Reformed church buildings confronted through 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, such a lot of his notable physique of works isn't really on hand to English-speaking readers. David C. Noe’s wonderful translation of those very important writings will surely rectify this deficit. Readers are additional aided by way of Willem van Asselt’s beneficial introductory essay, which deals a scholarly standpoint 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 collage 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 mentioned commonly through writers from quite a few traditions within the 16th and 17th centuries. His impact at the Reformed culture has been profound, no matter if now not all Reformed folks comprehend it. Now, English readers could be capable of see for themselves why that used to be. This paintings, with Willem van Asselt’s creation and Junius’s relocating and pleasant autobiography, is a most useful 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 background and old theology, Westminster Seminary California
“The current quantity is an important attempt on a number of counts. It provides a useful and hugely influential paintings to modern scholars of Reformed notion. It deals the 1st English translation of Junius’s autobiography, a piece released posthumously within the seventeenth-century variation of Junius’s entire works. It additionally offers,by method of the advent, 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 sleek Reformed theology used to be no longer a rationalistic, deterministic, or decreetal approach, yet really a relational company, made up our minds by way of and determinative of the divine–human relationship.The vital 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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