Turretin is especially known as a zealous opponent of the theology of Saumur ( embodied by Moses Amyraut, and called Amyraldism), as an earnest defender of . STEPHEN NICHOLS: We’re in Dr. Sproul’s library again, and this time we’ve pulled Francis Turretin’s three-volume Institutes of Elenctic. About Turretin, he added, “If you want to find sound theology, here it is.” So who is this giant from the past? Francis Turretin spanned most of the.

Author: Kagazahn Grosar
Country: Latvia
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Software
Published (Last): 23 July 2007
Pages: 85
PDF File Size: 13.75 Mb
ePub File Size: 3.17 Mb
ISBN: 492-4-57145-973-7
Downloads: 39638
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Gardak

Rather he is common to the whole church and so to all believers in whom he works the same faithalthough he is such subjectively with regard to each individual because he drancis given separately to each believer. Topic 3 Question 1 on Tuurretin.

Question 2 on Theology Francis Turretin: Institutes of Elenctic Theology. Question 5 on Theology Francis Turretin: Turretin said the church is called ” the pillar and ground of the truth” ” Turretin said, “Three things particularly prove the necessity of the Scripture: Our opponents cannot deny this since, when we ask them about the church, they quickly fly to the Scriptures to prove it.

Turretin said of Scripture ” 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.

The latter is a human work and there liable to error and correction – to which indeed authority can belong, but only human according to the fidelity and conformity with the original textnot divine. Question 3 on Theology Francis Turretin: Returning to his native city, he was made pastor of the Italian church there from toof the French congregation fromand professor of theology at the University of Geneva in Is the Scripture a complete and adequate rule of faith and practice or only a partial and inadequate rule?


The secondarily authentic writings are all the copies accurately and faithfully taken from the originals by suitable men We deny against the papist.

Francis Turretin (1623-1687)

After describing a strict and wide use of the word canon, Turretin spoke of the ” two-fold aspect ” of the canon: We affirm the former and deny the latter. Here we must carefully distinguish a twofold divine authority: We acknowledge that many variant readings occur both in the old and New Testament arising from a comparison of different manuscripts, but we deny corruption at least corruption that is universal.

We recommend their reading. The Institutes uses the scholastic method to dispute a number of controversial issues.

François Turrettini

Amyraut was to give rise to Amyraldianism, a highly deviant aspect trying to stem out of Reformed theology which attempted to take the doctrine rrancis Limited Atonement to replace it with a kind of Universalism.

Turretin warns of the danger tyrretin conjectures on the sacred text: Over all these this law obtains – that they ought to be referred to the authentic writing and if they vary from it, to be corrected and emended. Although a private person may be ignorant of the languages, he does not cease to gather the fidelity of a version as to the things themselves from the analogy of faith and the connection of the doctrines: All of us believe with Turretin in the inspiration of the entire Bible, and it’s profitability for doctrine, reproof, correction, and turrtin in righteousness.

Turretin made a good argument for evangelism: Matthew McMahon Creationism or Traducianism?

Francis Turretin

He was the grandson of Francesco Turrettini, who left his native Lucca in and settled in Geneva in As Turretin reminded us of the necessity of God’s word unto salvation in question 1, so in question 2 he stresses the importance that this word of God be written down in scripture.

Turretin not only believed the original text was still used at that time by both Jews and Christians, but added: We maintain the former; the papists the latter, holding that “unwritten traditions pertaining to faith and practice are to be received with the same regard and reverence as the Scriptures.


We trust this review will encourage the reading of the book. The papists affirm, we deny it. Not before because Christ would not have passed it over in silence for he does censure the various departures in doctrinenor could he bear to use corrupted books Any version provided it is faithful is indeed conformable to the original because the same doctrine as to substance is set forth there.

The consequence holds good from the preached to the written word because there is the same reason for both and the same arguments which induced the apostles to preach in the native tongue prove the necessity of versions The latter is the rule, the former the thing ruled, having only human authority.

This page was last edited on 9 Novemberat Along the lines of Reformed theology, Turrettini argues that after the fall human beings did not lose the faculty of will itself. Finally, the practice of the Jews preserved the same 39 book canon we still accept.

Turretin makes a distinction between the things and the words emphasizing both the words frnacis doctrinal truth presented by the words are inspired. The Institutes was widely used as a textbook, up to its use at Princeton Theological Seminary by the Princeton theologians only to be replaced by Charles Hodge ‘s Systematic Theology in the late 19th century. The Institutio was published seriatim: The controversy carried on previously with the papists about the authentic edition sufficiently confirms it.

Without it the church could not now stand. Turretin, inwas called to the chair of philosophy at the Geneva Academy. Hence the divine ordination being established, it is made necessary to the churchso that it pertains not only to the well-being bene esse of the churchbut also to its very existence esse.

Turrettini’s doctrine of freedom appears to be similar to that of Scotus in that both of them endorse Aristotelian logic:

No Comments

Categories: History