The Institutio Theologicae Elencticae, first published in 1679-85, was the fruit of some thirty years' teaching at the Academy of Geneva. This is the second of three volumes in the first complete edition of the Institutes to be published in the English language. As an "elenctic" theology--which affirms and demonstrates 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, Turretin treats God's law, the covenant of grace, the person and state of Christ, the mediatorial office of Christ, calling and faith, justification, sanctification, and good works.
Treats God's law, the covenant of grace, the person and state of Christ, his mediatorial office, calling and faith, justification, and sanctification and good works.
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.
The larger availability in English of Turretins complete Institutes is a welcome contribution...
Should prove to be a big step toward remedying the widespread neglect and misunderstanding, even misrepresentation, of seventeenth-century Reformed orthodoxy.
I am impressed anew with the true greatness of [Turretins] achievement. . . . One can find a very deep pastoral and devotional strain in Turretin.... wonderfully edifying teaching.
A superb contribution to theological literature . . . . One never errs in reading the giants. Francis Turretin is a giant.
Will enable those willing to wrestle wiht Turretins concise, knotty style and highly technical arguments to overcome the myths and appreciate Turretins importance to Reformed theology.