A Treatise on True Theology with the Life of Franciscus by Franciscus Junius

By Franciscus Junius

Franciscus Junius (1545–1602) was once an influential pastor and professor through 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 advent 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 booklet set a long-lasting 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 supplies an autobiographical account of the tumultuous days of Junius’s existence and the advanced situations that the Reformed church buildings confronted in the course of the French and Spanish wars of religion.

Although Junius’s importance within the background of Protestant theology is more and more valued through historians, so much of his outstanding physique of works isn't really on hand to English-speaking readers. David C. Noe’s fantastic translation of those vital writings will surely rectify this deficit. Readers are additional aided through Willem van Asselt’s useful introductory essay, which bargains a scholarly point of view at the treatise and on Junius’s existence and paintings within the context of the increase of Reformed scholasticism and orthodoxy.


Franciscus Junius (1545–1602) taught theology on the Casimirianum Neustadt, the college of Heidelberg, and the collage of Leiden.

“Lambert Daneau (1530–1595) defined Franciscus Junius as ‘a guy of singular learning’—and that he was once. His biblical scholarship was once mentioned largely by way of writers from a number of traditions within the 16th and 17th centuries. His impact at the Reformed culture has been profound, whether now not all Reformed people realize it. Now, English readers may be in a position to see for themselves why that was once. This paintings, with Willem van Asselt’s creation and Junius’s relocating and pleasant autobiography, is a Most worthy 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 historic theology, Westminster Seminary California

“The current quantity is an important attempt on a number of counts. It provides a useful and hugely influential paintings to modern scholars of Reformed concept. It bargains 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 approach of the advent, a point of view 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 wonderful instance that early smooth Reformed theology used to be now not a rationalistic, deterministic, or decreetal procedure, yet relatively a relational firm, decided via and determinative of the divine–human relationship.The vital function Junius performed in assisting 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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