Institutes of Elenctic Theology

Institutes of Elenctic Theology This is Francis Turretin s magnum opus a massive work of Reformed scholasticism Written originally in Latin with sentences frequently lasting nearly a half a page Turretin s Institutes are at once f

  • Title: Institutes of Elenctic Theology
  • Author: Francis Turretin
  • ISBN: 9780875524566
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This is Francis Turretin s magnum opus, a massive work of Reformed scholasticism Written originally in Latin with sentences frequently lasting nearly a half a page, Turretin s Institutes are at once familiar, profound, erudite, thorough and precise, detailed, comprehensive, historically significant, and truly Reformed, etc Turretin organized his Institutes into 20 topicsThis is Francis Turretin s magnum opus, a massive work of Reformed scholasticism Written originally in Latin with sentences frequently lasting nearly a half a page, Turretin s Institutes are at once familiar, profound, erudite, thorough and precise, detailed, comprehensive, historically significant, and truly Reformed, etc Turretin organized his Institutes into 20 topics loci that range from Prolegomena that is, very necessary introductory considerations to The Last Things Each topic locus is organized by specific questions The work is Elenctic polemic or argumentitive , for a large chunk of this work is written against the Roman Catholics, Arminians, Socinians, Anabaptists, Molinists and others.Translated by George Musgrave Giger Edited by James T Dennison Jr.Volume 1 Topics 1 10Topic I TheologyTopic II The Holy ScripturesTopic III The One and Triune GodTopic IV The Decrees of God in General and Predestination in ParticularTopic V CreationTopic VI The Actual Providence of GodTopic VII AngelsTopic VIII The State of Man Before the Fall and the Covenant of NatureTopic IX Sin in General and in ParticularTopic X The Free Will of Man in a State of SinVolume 2 Topics 11 17Topic XI The Law of GodTopic XII The Covenant Of Grace And Its Twofold Economy In The Old And New TestamentsTopic XIII The Person And State Of ChristTopic XIV The Mediatorial Office Of ChristTopic XV Calling And FaithTopic XVI JustificationTopic XVII Sanctification And Good WorksVolume 3 Topics 18 20Topic XVIII The ChurchTopic XIX The SacramentsTopic XX The Last Things

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    1. I know the importance of this work. And I paid my dues in reading and not just reading but actually studying it. That said, in the end, I was underwhelmed. I expected so much more. This is a massive set. And, it isn't for the faint of heart. It takes a substantial amount of time to wade through - and its return on investment is (in my humble opinion) not really worth the effort. You can find much more profitable and theologically edifying work in many others in the reformed tradition. Despite th [...]

    2. I am sure he has some stellar and very thorough sections but I don't believe God intends for us to do theology like science We need to do theology like the Apostles did--redemptive history centered around covenant.

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