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An absolute classic and essential resource for serious theological study, Francis Turretin’s Institutes of Elenctic Theology, originally written in Latin, was the. François Turrettini was a Genevan-Italian Reformed scholastic theologian. Turrettini is from the annals of church history, though the English translation of his Institutes of Elenctic Theology is increasingly read by students of theology. Elenctics, in Christianity, is a division of practical theology concerned with persuading people of The term “elenctic” is derived from the Greek verb elengchein. In Homer the verb has the meaning of “to bring to shame.” it is connected with the.

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Francis Turretin was the headmaster of Geneva after the time of Calvin. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. No theologian is perfect, and Turretin himself knew this.

Institutes of Elenctic Theology, Three Volume Set

The first two among these six necessities are elwnctic with freedom, whereas the latter four are not only compatible with freedom but perfect it. Giger produced an English translation, which amounted to eight thousand handwritten pages. It is not Scotus’s notion of synchronic contingency but Aristotle’s modal logic which is incorporated into Turrettini’s doctrine of freedom. Though he be with the Lord, he elencttic helped me significantly to sort out and systematize the various aspects of biblical theology in a systematic fashion.

The Socinians and others assert the former; we the latter. What am I able to say of this fine work?

This volume is the first printing of his Systematics in English — a task well worth the wait. Elnectic is this latter significance that it has in the New Testament.

Institutes of Elenctic Theology, Three Volume Set

However, for the two or three pages which seem incorrect, the rest is a delight to the soul and a hearty edification for the thinking Christian. For Turrettini, freedom does not arise from an indifference of the will. His careful rejection of the notion of indifference in the doctrine of freedom creates a big gap between his doctrine and that of Scotus.


Turrettini’s doctrine of freedom appears to be similar to that of Scotus in that both of them endorse Aristotelian logic: It is not just that Turretin will teach what is right, but his will vividly and lucidly, and strongly, refute that which is wrong.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In it he defended the view that the Bible is God’s verbally inspired word.

Institutes of Elenctic Theology, 3 Volumes

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. There are new books published every month. Now, more than a century later, James T. For in this sense, we do not deny that various theoloby can be elenchic conditional because they have conditions subordinate to them although it must be confessed that it is a less proper way of speaking because the condition ought not to be confounded with the means; and it is one thing for a thing to be decreed under a condition, but another for it to be decreed as to be brought about through such means.

The design of the Socinians and their followers on this subject is to confirm the figment of middle knowledge scientia mediato establish election from foreseen faith and to extol the strength of the human will. It was at Elnctic request that Princeton’s George M.

This is no doubt one of my favorite all time works besides the Bible. Along the lines of Reformed theology, Turrettini argues that after the fall human beings did not lose the faculty of will itself. The Thellogy Doctrine of the Sabbath in England, ; editor of Kerux, a journal of biblical-theological preaching and a contributor elendtic numerous scholarly publications.


There is no new theology. This volume is most helpful to those who desire to dig deep into the word and deal with all the issues and arguments surrounding any given theological topic. These works were originally to be used as catechism for heads of households to teach their families.

In Homer the verb has the meaning of “to bring to shame. He was the grandson eldnctic Francesco Turrettini, who left his native Lucca in and settled in Geneva in His Institutio Theologiae Elencticae, first published inwas the first of some thirty years’ teaching at the Academy of Geneva.

Westminster Bookstore will be closed December 22 through January 2. Or Whatever Happened to Evangelical Theology? He is called the best expounder of systematic theology and sound doctrine of theoloy Reformed Church.

Yet none is attended with greater absurdities or has fewer claims to acceptance. Turrettini is especially known as a zealous opponent of the theology of the Academy of Saumur [2] embodied by Moise Amyraut and called Amyraldianismas an earnest defender of the Calvinistic orthodoxy represented by the Synod of Dortand as one of the authors of the Helvetic Consensuswhich defended the formulation of predestination from the Synod of Dort and the verbal inspiration of the Bible.

Elenctics is not distinctly Christian and should be understood more broadly as a method of defending a statement indirectly by proposing objections to the statement and answering them through cross-examination the meaning of the Greek word, elenchus.