By Franciscus Junius

Franciscus Junius (1545–1602) used to be 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 real Theology' is a scholastic creation 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 e-book set an enduring trend for lots 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 gives an autobiographical account of the tumultuous days of Junius’s lifestyles 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 historical past of Protestant theology is more and more valued by way of historians, so much of his extraordinary physique of works isn't to be had to English-speaking readers. David C. Noe’s high quality translation of those very important writings will surely rectify this deficit. Readers are extra aided by means of Willem van Asselt’s invaluable introductory essay, which bargains 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 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 mentioned extensively via writers from various traditions within the 16th and 17th centuries. His effect at the Reformed culture has been profound, no matter if now not all Reformed people comprehend it. Now, English readers can be capable of see for themselves why that used to be. This paintings, with Willem van Asselt’s creation and Junius’s relocating and pleasant autobiography, is a most dear 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 heritage and old 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 proposal. It bargains 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 means of the advent, a standpoint 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 superb instance that early sleek Reformed theology used to be no longer a rationalistic, deterministic, or decreetal method, yet quite a relational company, decided via and determinative of the divine–human relationship.The vital function 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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