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We are Confessional Calvinists and a Prayer Book Church-people. In 2012, we remembered the 350th anniversary of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer; also, we remembered the 450th anniversary of John Jewel's sober, scholarly, and Reformed "An Apology of the Church of England." In 2013, we remembered the publication of the "Heidelberg Catechism" and the influence of Reformed theologians in England, including Heinrich Bullinger's Decades. For 2014: Tyndale's NT translation. For 2015, John Roger, Rowland Taylor and Bishop John Hooper's martyrdom, burned at the stakes. Books of the month. December 2014: Alan Jacob's "Book of Common Prayer" at: http://www.amazon.com/Book-Common-Prayer-Biography-Religious/dp/0691154813/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1417814005&sr=8-1&keywords=jacobs+book+of+common+prayer. January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: http://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Cranmer-English-Reformation-1489-1556/dp/1592448658/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420055574&sr=8-1&keywords=A.F.+Pollard+Cranmer. February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at: http://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Cranmer-Jasper-Ridley/dp/0198212879/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1422892154&sr=8-1&keywords=jasper+ridley+cranmer&pebp=1422892151110&peasin=198212879

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

22 October 1708 A.D. Herman Witsius Dies--Reformed Theologian & Online Resources


22 October 1708 A.D.  Herman Witsius dies.

A Wikipedia article. Followed by Monergism’s online resources for Witsius.

Hermann Witsius (Herman Wits or in Latin Hermannus Witsius) (12 February 1636 – 22 October 1708) was a Dutch theologian.

Life


He was born at Enkhuizen. He studied at the University of Groningen, Leiden, and Utrecht. He was ordained in the ministry, becoming the pastor of Westwoud in 1656 and afterwards at Wormer, Goes, and Leeuwarden. He became professor of divinity successively at the University of Franeker in 1675 and at the University of Utrecht in 1680. In 1698 he was appointed to the University of Leiden as the successor of the younger Friedrich Spanheim. He died in Leiden.

Views


While in his theology Witsius aimed at a reconciliation between the reigning orthodoxy and Covenant Theology (also known as federalism), he was first of all a Biblical theologian, his principal field being systematic theology. His chief work is entitled The Economy of the Covenants between God and Man (originally published in Latin: De oeconomia foderum Dei cum hominibus, Leeuwarden, 1677). He was induced to publish this work by his grief at the controversies between Voetians and Cocceians. Although himself a member of the federalistic school, he was in no way blind to the value of the scholastically established dogmatic system of the Church. In the end, he did not succeed in pleasing either party.

Works


  • The Economy of the Covenants between God and Man (originally published in Latin: De oeconomia foderum Dei cum hominibus, Leeuwarden, 1677)
  • Hermanni Witsii De œconomia foederum Dei cum hominibus libri quatuor: Ex ... (1739) http://archive.org/details/hermanniwitsiid00witsgoog

Besides his principal work he published:


Of his minor works, there have appeared in English


External links



References




·         Calvin and Witsius on the Mosaic Covenant (.pdf) http://www.monergism.com/directory/images/permalink.gif
J. V. Feskohttp://www.monergism.com/directory/images/blank.gif
·         Justification by Faith Alone as the Central Dogma of the Reformed Church http://www.monergism.com/directory/images/permalink.gif
Quotes from Herman Witsius, Thomas Watson, Francis Turretin, Wilhelmus a Brakel and more...http://www.monergism.com/directory/images/blank.gif
·         Justification http://www.monergism.com/directory/images/permalink.gif
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·         Economy of the Covenants http://www.monergism.com/directory/images/permalink.gif
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·         Economy of the Covenants (PDF Version) http://www.monergism.com/directory/images/permalink.gif
Herman Witsius - the same hand, is a body of divinity, in its method so well digested ; in its doctrines so truly evangelical; and (what is not very usual with our systematic writers) in its language so refined and elegant;http://www.monergism.com/directory/images/blank.gif
·         Who Suffered? http://www.monergism.com/directory/images/permalink.gif
Herman Witsius on “Suffered Under Pontius Pilate”http://www.monergism.com/directory/images/blank.gif
·         Sacred Dissertations on the Lord’s Prayer http://www.monergism.com/directory/images/permalink.gif
Herman Witsiushttp://www.monergism.com/directory/images/blank.gif
·         Of Election http://www.monergism.com/directory/images/permalink.gif
Herman Witsiushttp://www.monergism.com/directory/images/blank.gif
·         On the Character of a True Theologian http://www.monergism.com/directory/images/permalink.gif
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2 comments:

Daniel Casey said...

your monergism link not working. i performed a search and the following URL seems functional:

http://www.monergism.com/search?keywords=witsius&format=All

Daniel Casey said...

your monergism link not working. i performed a search and the following URL seems functional:

http://www.monergism.com/search?keywords=witsius&format=All