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 diversity of modes it takes. This e-book set an enduring 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 supplies an autobiographical account of the tumultuous days of Junius’s existence and the complicated situations that the Reformed church buildings confronted through the French and Spanish wars of religion.
Although Junius’s importance within the historical past of Protestant theology is more and more valued by way of historians, such a lot of his awesome physique of works isn't to be had to English-speaking readers. David C. Noe’s high-quality translation of those vital writings will surely rectify this deficit. Readers are extra aided through Willem van Asselt’s necessary introductory essay, which deals a scholarly viewpoint 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 collage of Heidelberg, and the collage 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 mentioned generally through 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 know it. Now, English readers might be capable of see for themselves why that used to be. This paintings, with Willem van Asselt’s advent and Junius’s relocating and pleasant autobiography, is a most precious 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 historical past and ancient 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 concept. It bargains the 1st English translation of Junius’s autobiography, a piece released posthumously within the seventeenth-century version of Junius’s entire works. It additionally offers,by means of the creation, 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 superb instance that early smooth Reformed theology used to be no longer a rationalistic, deterministic, or decreetal approach, yet fairly a relational firm, decided through and determinative of the divine–human relationship.The very important position Junius performed in supporting 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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A Treatise on True Theology with the Life of Franciscus Junius by Franciscus Junius