“The secret things belong unto the Lord our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.”
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
Order of Contents
Trelcatius, Jr., Lucas – ‘Of the Principles of Sacred Divinity’ (1610) 5 pp. from A Brief Institution of the Common Places of Sacred Divinity, pp. 1-11.
Trelcatius, Jr. (1573-1607) was a professor of theology at the University of Leiden, Netherlands and one of the key participants in a number of debates with Jacob Arminius.
Polyander, Johannes – Disputation 1, ‘On Sacrosanct Theology’ in A Synopsis of Pure Theology (1625) tr. Charles Johnson
Hoornbeeck, Johannes – ch. 1, ‘On Theology’ in Institutions of Theology Set in Order from the Best Authors (1658) tr. Charles Johnson
Hoornbeck quotes Junius, Gomarus, Calvin, Waleaus, Ames, the Leiden professors & Voet.
Baxter, Richard – A Method of Christian Theology… (London, 1681) tr. Michael Lynch
‘On Theology & Order’, p. 3
‘On the Scope of Theology’, p. 3
Heidegger, Johann Heinrich – 1.1-1.4, ‘On Theology’ in Corpus of Christian Theology tr. Charles Johnson
Thornwell, James H. – Lecture 1, ‘Preliminary Observations’ ToC in Theological Lectures in The Collected Writings of James H. Thornwell (Richmond, VA: Presbyterian Committee of Publication, 1871), vol. 1, Theological, pp. 25-52
Hodge, Charles – Systematic Theology (NY: Scribner, 1877), vol. 1, Introduction
ch. 1, ‘On Method’, pp. 1-18 ToC
ch. 2, ‘Theology’, pp. 18-34 ToC
Dabney, Robert L. – Lecture 1, ‘Preface & Existence of God’ ToC in Syllabus & Notes of the Course of Systematic & Polemical Theology taught in Union Theological Seminary, Virginia 2nd ed. (St. Louis: Presbyterian Publishing Co. of St. Louis, 1878), pp. 5-14
Girardeau, John L. – Discussions of Theological Questions ed. George A. Blackburn (Richmond, VA: Presbyterian Committee of Publication, 1905)
‘The Definition of Theology’, pp. 1-44
‘The Distribution or Division of Theology’, pp. 45-73
‘The Ultimate Source, Rule & Judge of Theology’, pp. 73-393
Junius, Francis – A Treatise of True Theology (1594; RHB, 2014) This online edition has the English and Latin in parallel columns.
This work was foundational for reformed theology.
Muller, Richard – The Study of Theology: From Biblical Interpretation to Contemporary Formulation .in Foundations of Contemporary Interpretation, vol. 7 Buy Pre (Zondervan, 1991) 238 pp. ToC
On the Reformed in the Post-Reformation
Muller, Richard – Part 2 ToC in Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics, vol. 1 2nd ed. (Baker Books, 2003), pp. 149-450
Rester, Todd – Theologia Viatorum: Institutional Continuity & the Reception of a Theological Framework from Franciscus Junius’ De theologia Vera to Bernhardinus De Moor’s Commentarius Perpetuus PhD diss. (Calvin Theological Seminary, 2016)
On the 1800’s to 1900’s
Lints, Richard – ‘Two Theologies or One? Warfield & Vos on the Nature of Theology’ in Westminster Theological Journal 54 (1992), pp. 235-53