January 12, 2018

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By Franciscus Junius

Franciscus Junius (1545–1602) used to be an influential pastor and professor throughout 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 actual 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 publication set an enduring development for plenty of Reformed theologians of their method of dogmatics, developing a benchmark for theological prolegomena for years yet to come. 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 in the course of the French and Spanish wars of religion.

Although Junius’s importance within the background of Protestant theology is more and more valued through historians, such a lot of his outstanding physique of works isn't really on hand to English-speaking readers. David C. Noe’s fantastic translation of those vital writings will surely rectify this deficit. Readers are extra aided by means of Willem van Asselt’s beneficial introductory essay, which deals a scholarly point of view 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 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 pointed out largely by means of writers from a number of traditions within the 16th and 17th centuries. His impression at the Reformed culture has been profound, whether now not all Reformed people realize 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 worthy 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 ancient theology, Westminster Seminary California

“The current quantity is an important attempt on a number of counts. It offers 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 whole works. It additionally offers,by method 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 glossy Reformed theology used to be no longer a rationalistic, deterministic, or decreetal procedure, yet quite a relational firm, decided by means of and determinative of the divine–human relationship.The vital position Junius performed in aiding 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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