On Scripture

“Thy Word is truth.”

Jn. 17:17

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Order of Contents

Articles  6+
Book  1
Latin  4


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Articles

Anthology of the Post-Reformation

Heppe, Heinrich – Reformed Dogmatics  ed. Ernst Bizer, tr. G.T. Thomson  Pre  Buy  (1861; Wipf & Stock, 2007)

ch. 2, ‘Holy Scripture’, pp. 12-42

Heppe (1820–1879) was a German reformed theologian.

ch. 3, ‘Foundation of the Doctrine of Holy Scripture’, pp. 42-47

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1600’s

Ames, William – ch. 34, ‘Holy Scripture’  in The Marrow of Theology  tr. John D. Eusden  (1623; Baker, 1997), bk. 1, pp. 185-90

Ames (1576-1633) was an English, puritan, congregationalist, minister, philosopher and controversialist.  He spent much time in the Netherlands, and is noted for his involvement in the controversy between the reformed and the Arminians.  Voet highly commended Ames’s Marrow for learning theology.

Synopsis of a Purer Theology: Latin Text & English Translation  Buy  (1625; Brill, 2016), vol. 1

2. ‘On the Necessity & Authority of Scripture’, pp. 48-74
3. ‘Concerning the Canonical & Apocryphal Books’, pp. 74-106
4. ‘On the Perfection of Scripture & the Futility of Adding Unwritten Traditions to it’, pp. 106-128
5. ‘About the Perspicuity & the Interpretation of Holy Scripture’, pp. 128-50

Maccovius, John – ch. 1, ‘On Holy Scripture’  in Scholastic Discourse: Johannes Maccovius (1588-1644) on Theological & Philosophical Distinctions & Rules  (1644; Apeldoorn: Instituut voor Reformatieonderzoek, 2009), pp. 57-85

Maccovius (1588–1644) was a reformed, supralapsarian Polish theologian.

Rijssen, Leonard – ch. 2, ‘Holy Scripture’  in A Complete Summary of Elenctic Theology & of as Much Didactic Theology as is Necessary  tr. J. Wesley White  MTh thesis  (Bern, 1676; GPTS, 2009), pp. 8-28

Rijssen (1636?-1700?) was a prominent Dutch reformed minister and theologian, active in theological controversies.

Heidegger, Johann H. – 2. ‘On Holy Scripture’  in The Concise Marrow of Theology  tr. Casey Carmichael  in Classic Reformed Theology, vol. 4  (RHB, 2019), pp. 13-21

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1700’s

à Brakel, Wilhelmus – ch. 2, ‘The Word of God’  in The Christian’s Reasonable Service, vols. 1  ed. Joel Beeke, trans. Bartel Elshout  Buy  (1700; RHB, 1992/1999), pp. 23-83

a Brakel (1635-1711) was a contemporary of Voet and Witsius and was a major representative of the Dutch Further Reformation.


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Book

1700’s

De Moor, Bernard – ch. 2, Concerning the Principium of Theology, or Holy Scripture  in Continuous Commentary on Johannes Marckius’ Didactico-Elenctic Compendium of Christian Theology  Buy  (Central, SC: From Reformation to Reformation Translations, 2018)  720 pp.

ToC

Summary
1. Denomination of the Word as Scripture
2. Definition of Scripture
3. Word of God Unwritten
4. Word of God Written
5. Infallible Inspiration of the Scriptures
6. Certainty of the Inspiration & Authority of
7. Scripture’s Authority & Church’s Testimony
8. Authenticity of the Hebrew & Greek Originals
9. Defended
10. Against the Vulgate’s Authenticity
11. Against the Samaritan & Septuagint’s Authenticity
12. Instrumental Cause of Scripture: Amanuenses
13. Canon of Scripture
14. Canon & the Church
15-16. Canonical Books Imperishable, pt. 1, 2
17-18. Abiding Canonicity of the Old Testament, pt. 1, 2
19-20. Apocrypha, pt. 1, 2
21. Argument of Scripture
22. Truth of
23. Self-Consistency of
24-26. Perspicuity of, pt. 1, 2, 3
27-31. Sufficiency of, pt. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
32. Proximate End of: Rule of Faith & Practice
33-34. Translation of, pt. 1, 2
35-36. Reading of, pt. 1, 2
37-38. Sense of, Simple or Composite, pt. 1, 2
39. Private & Ministerial Judgment
40. Supreme Judge: Neither Enthusiastic Experience, nor Reason
41-42. Not the Church, pt. 1, 2
43. Supreme Judge: Holy Spirit
44. Object of Interpretation: the Whole Scripture
45. Means of Proper Interpretation
46-47. Use of the Fathers in Interpretation, pt. 1, 2
48-49. Hermeneutical Canons, pt. 1, 2
50. Scripture’s Highest End

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Latin

1600’s

Alsted, Henry

ch. 2, ‘Sacred Scripture’  in Distinctions through Universal Theology, taken out of the Canon of the Sacred Letters & Classical Theologians  (Frankfurt: 1626), pp. 6-15

ch. 2, ‘On Sacred Scripture’  in Theological Common Places Illustrated by Perpetual Similitudes  (Frankfurt, 1630), pp. 7-16

Wendelin, Marcus Friedrich – Christian Theology  (Hanau, 1634; 2nd ed., Amsterdam, 1657), Prolegomena

ch. 2,‘Of the Causes & Subject of Sacred Scripture’, pp. 6-16
ch. 3,‘Of the Adjuncts of Sacred Scripture’, pp. 16-39

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