By Franciscus Junius

ISBN-10: 1601783418

ISBN-13: 9781601783417

Franciscus Junius (1545–1602) used to be an influential pastor and professor through the developmental years of Reformed orthodoxy. As a talented linguist, biblical exegete, and theologian, Junius formed the Reformed culture in profound ways.

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 booklet set a long-lasting development for lots 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 complicated situations that the Reformed church buildings confronted through the French and Spanish wars of religion.

Although Junius’s importance within the background of Protestant theology is more and more valued via historians, so much of his striking physique of works isn't really to be had to English-speaking readers. David C. Noe’s superb translation of those very important writings will surely rectify this deficit. Readers are additional aided by means of Willem van Asselt’s priceless introductory essay, which deals 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 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 used to be brought up extensively through writers from numerous traditions within the 16th and 17th centuries. His impression at the Reformed culture has been profound, whether now not all Reformed folks understand it. Now, English readers may be capable of see for themselves why that was once. This paintings, with Willem van Asselt’s creation and Junius’s relocating and pleasant autobiography, is a most precious 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 historical past 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 proposal. 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 approach of the advent, a viewpoint 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 sleek Reformed theology used to be no longer a rationalistic, deterministic, or decreetal method, yet particularly a relational firm, decided by way of and determinative of the divine–human relationship.The very important position Junius performed in assisting 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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