As and "elenctic" theology - which aims at affirming and demonstrating the truth, in refutation of false doctrine - the INSTITUTES contrasts Reformed understandings of Scripture with conflicting theological perspectives, particularly Roman Catholic, Arminian, and Socinian. In this volume, the first of three, Turretin treats theology, Scripture, the Trinity, divine decrees, creation, providence, angels, the original state of humanity, sin, and free will.
Treats theology, Scripture, the Trinity, divine decrees, creation, providence, angels, the original state of humanity, sin, and free will.
Francis Turretin (162387) has been called "the best expounder of the doctrine of the Reformed Church (Samuel Alexander), a marvelous synthesizer (Roger Nicole), and a towering figure among the Genevan Reformers (Leon Morris). His Institutio Theologiae Elencticae, first published In 167985, was the fruit of some thirty years teaching at the Academy of Geneva.
If ever a great theological work has been unjustly neglected it has been Francis Turretins masterful volumes on the whole of Christian doctrine. . . . I heartily . . . commend [them] to preachers, theological students and lay persons everywhere.
The larger availability in English of Turretins complete Institutes is a welcome contribution . . .
. . . a noteworthy event for the Reformed churches and for all who take an interest in the history and development of Reformed theology. . . .
. . . theologians of any persuasion will be glad that this classic is available.