Franciscus Junius (1545–1602) was once an influential pastor and professor in the course of 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 e-book set a long-lasting trend for lots 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 supplies an autobiographical account of the tumultuous days of Junius’s existence and the advanced situations that the Reformed church buildings confronted through the French and Spanish wars of religion.
Although Junius’s importance within the heritage of Protestant theology is more and more valued via historians, so much of his outstanding physique of works isn't really to be had to English-speaking readers. David C. Noe’s wonderful translation of those very important writings will surely rectify this deficit. Readers are extra aided by means of Willem van Asselt’s worthwhile 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 used to be. His biblical scholarship was once mentioned greatly by means of writers from quite a few traditions within the 16th and 17th centuries. His effect at the Reformed culture has been profound, whether now not all Reformed people know it. Now, English readers should 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 dear 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 historic 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 inspiration. It deals 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 method of the creation, a viewpoint 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 glossy Reformed theology was once no longer a rationalistic, deterministic, or decreetal approach, yet fairly a relational firm, decided through 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 advance of Reformed dogmatics can't be overestimated.” — Willem J. van Asselt, from the introduction