By Franciscus Junius
Junius’s 'Treatise on real 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 an enduring trend for plenty of Reformed theologians of their method of dogmatics, constructing a benchmark for theological prolegomena for years yet to come. 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 throughout the French and Spanish wars of religion.
Although Junius’s value within the historical past of Protestant theology is more and more valued by means of historians, such a lot of his amazing physique of works isn't really on hand to English-speaking readers. David C. Noe’s high quality translation of those very important writings will surely rectify this deficit. Readers are additional aided through Willem van Asselt’s priceless introductory essay, which bargains 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 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 pointed out greatly by way of writers from numerous traditions within the 16th and 17th centuries. His impression at the Reformed culture has been profound, whether no longer all Reformed people understand it. Now, English readers might be capable of 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 worthy 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 old 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 approach of the creation, a standpoint 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 superb instance that early sleek Reformed theology was once no longer a rationalistic, deterministic, or decreetal approach, yet fairly a relational company, made up our minds by way of and determinative of the divine–human relationship.The very important 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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