There is no new theology. There are new books published every month. Check out these works on Covenant Theology. Herman Witsius Arguably known for the best work on Covenant Theology in print at least in the top 5. A brilliant and devout student, he was fluent in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew by the age of fifteen, when he entered the University of Utrecht. He was ordained at twenty-one and served in several pastorates, filling both the pulpit and the academic chair over the course of his life.
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He was ordained to the ministry, becoming pastor at Westwoud in and afterwards at Wormeren, Goesen, and Leeuwaarden, and became professor of divinity successively at the University of Franeker in and then at the University of Utrecht in In he went to the University of Leiden as the successor of the younger Friedrich Spanheim , where he died.
He was induced to publish this work by his grief at the controversies between the Voetians and Cocceians followers of Johannes Cocceius. 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. In his work on the covenants, Witsius argued against Roman Catholicism , Arminianism , Socinianism , and those Dutch Protestant theologians, who, with Hugo Grotius , had exchanged a sola scriptura theology for an institutionalized, sacramental view of the church based on traditions that paved the way back to Rome. Trinitatem Utrecht, Diatribe de septem epistolarum apocalypticarum sensu historico et prophetico Franeker, Exercitationes sacrae in symbolum quod apostolorum dicitur et in orationem Dominicam Franeker, Miscellanea sacra Utrecht, , 2 vols.
Gisbertus Voetius , a renowned Reformed scholastic theologian and professor at Utrecht, represents the mature fruit of the Nadere Reformatie Dutch Second Reformation , much as John Owen does for English Puritanism.
The Voetian-Cocceian controversy racked the Dutch Reformed Church until long after the death of both divines, splitting theological faculties into factions. Eventually both factions compromised, agreeing in many cities to rotate their pastors between Voetians and Cocceians.
Life[ edit ] 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 and afterwards at Wormer, Goes , and Leeuwarden. He became professor of divinity successively at the University of Franeker in and at the University of Utrecht in Witsius became Chancellor of Utrecht University in
Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man, 2 Vols. (Witsius)
Write a review Shelves: aint-dutch-aint-much , calvinism , covenant This is the classic statement of Covenant Theology at the end of the 17th Century. Witsius steers an irenic course between Voetsius and Cocceius. The first volume deals with Covenant Theology proper while the second volume analyzes the various types and shadows of the Old Testament. Generally, covenants signify a mutual agreement between parties, with respect to something A covenant of God, furthermore, is an agreement between God and man, about the way of obtaining consumate happiness, This is the classic statement of Covenant Theology at the end of the 17th Century.
The Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man
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 and afterwards at Wormer, Goes, and Leeuwarden. He became professor of divinity successively at the University of Franeker in and at the University of Utrecht in In he was appointed to the University of Leiden as the successor of the younger Friedrich Spanheim.