Reformed Churchmen

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: January 2015: A.F. Pollard's "Thomas Cranmer and the English Reformation: 1489-1556" at: February 2015: Jaspar Ridley's "Thomas Cranmer" at:

Saturday, October 25, 2014

25 October 1812 A.D. Frederick Louis Godet—Swiss & French Reformed Churchman & Theologian

25 October 1812 A.D.  Frederick Louis Godet—Swiss & French Reformed Churchman & Theologian

Frédéric Louis Godet (October 25, 1812, Neuchâtel–October 29, 1900, Neuchâtel) was a Swiss Protestant theologian. After studying theology at Neuchâtel, Bonn and Berlin, he was in 1850 appointed professor of theology at Neuchâtel. From 1851 to 1866 he also held a pastorate. In 1873 he became one of the founders of the free Evangelical Church of Neuchâtel, and professor in its theological faculty. A conservative scholar, Godet was the author of some noteworthy French commentaries.

His commentaries are on

  • Gospel of St John (2 vols., 1863–1865; 3rd ed., 1881–1888; Eng. trans. 1886, &c.)
  • St Luke (2 vols., 1871; 3rd ed., 1888; Eng. trans. 1875, &c.)
  • the Epistle to the Romans (2 vols., 1879–1880; 2nd ed., 1883–1890; Eng. trans., 1880, &c.)
  • Corinthians (2 vols., 1886–1887; Eng. trans. 1886, &c.).

His other works include

  • Etudes bibliques (2 vols., 1873–1874; 4th ed., 1889; Eng. trans. 1875 f.). French text :[1]
  • Introduction au Nouveau Testament (1893 f.; Eng. trans., 1894, &c) Pdf (French) :[2]
  • Lectures in Defence of the Christian Faith (Eng. trans. 4th ed., 1900).


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