Reformed Systematic Theologies in Latin

All the titles are in English, as well as many of the tables of contents.

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Order of Contents  (85+ in chronological order by nation)

Introduction

Swiss                                                   Dutch
.     Bullinger  1551
.     Calvin  1559                                        Daneus  1575
.     Musculus  1560                                  Lubbert  1591
.     Beza  1570                                           Trelcatius, Sr.  †1602
.     Szegedin Pannonius  †1572           Trelcatius, Jr.  1614
.     Foxe  1572                                         Gomarus, Arminius, Trelcatius, Jr.  1615
.     Aretius  †1574                                     Synopsis of Pure Theology  1625
    Bucan  †1603                                      Polyander  1629
.     Wolleb  †1629                                     Trigland, Sr.  1637
.     Zwinger  1657                                     Walaeus  †1639
                                                                Schotanus  1640
.     Hottinger  1660                                  Gomarus  †1641
.     Turretin, F.  1679                                Cloppenburg  1643
.     Heidegger  †1698                               von Diest  1643
.     Pictet  1696                                          Voetius  1644
.     Rodolph  1714                                      Revius  1648
.     Turretin, J.A.  †1737                           Spanheim  †1649
.      Beck  1757                                         Maetz  1650
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   Chavannes  1771                                 Coccius  1654
.                                                                    Hoornbeek  1658
Italian                                                         Velthuysen  1666
.    Vermigli  †1562                                    Vogelsang  1668
.    Zanchi  1573                                         Burman  1671
.                                                                    Wittich  1671

German                                                      Rissen  1676
.    Bucer  1527                                          Essenius  †1677
.    Hyperius  1559                                    Heidanus  1678
.    Ursinus  †1583                                    Salden  1684
.    Strigel  1584                                         Leydekker  1688
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 Snecanus  1591                                   Braun  1691
.    Sohn  1591                                           Van Til  1703
.    Piscator  1589                                      Mastricht  †1706 
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    Polanus  1590                                     Andala  1711
.    Bachoff  1603                                       Vitringa  1722
.    Casmann  1603                                    Venema  1726
.    Martin  1603                                          Wesselius  1734
   Keckermann  1607                                Honert  1735
.    Pareus  1611                                         Voget  1736
.    Ravensperger  1611                              Bernsau  1755
.    Alsted  1612                                          Stapfer  1756
.    Hommius  1614                                     De Moore  1761
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  Mylius  1618
.    Wendelin  1634                                Belgic
.    Crocius  1636                                          Junius, F.  †1602
.    Alting  †1644
.    Momma  †1677
.    Melchior  1685                                 Polish
.    Lent  1694                                               Maccovius  1639
.    Marck  1696
.    Holtzfus  †1717                               Scottish
.    Guertlerus  1721                                      Sharp  1620
.    Lampe  1724                                            Boyd  †1627
.    Wyttenbach  1747                                   Rutherford  1636
  Brunings  1755                                         Forbes  1645
.    Endemann  1780
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.                                                                       Fenner  1586
.                                                                       Davenant  1634
French                                                           Prideaux  1648
.     Boquin  1561                                           Tully  †1676
.        Ramus  †1572                                          Baxter  1681
.        Virel  1587
       Tossanus, Sr.  1590
.        Chandieu  †1591                             New England
.     Tilen  1607                                               Ames  †1633
.     Chamier  †1621
.     Maresius  1649                                Hungarian                                
.        Molina, Cappel et al. 1661                    Eszeki  1675
      Cappel, Amyraut, La Place  1664          Szent-Gyorgy  1784
.     Gautier  1696                      

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Introduction

William Cunningham (1878, of the Free Church of Scotland):

The English language, though it contains many valuable works on particular doctrines and on separate subjects in systematic theology, contains comparatively very few systems; i.e. very few works in which all the leading doctrines of Christianity are arranged in systematic order, proved from the Word of God, and their connections and relations pointed out. 

Systems of theology have been chiefly the productions of Continental writers, and are to be found principally in the Latin language, one fact among many others of a similar kind which establishes the necessity of students of theology acquiring the capacity of reading Latin with perfect ease and readiness

…and there can be no doubt that the study of the writings of these men has tended greatly to promote correct and comprehensive views of the scheme of divine truth….  the English language does not contain a great deal, comparatively speaking, that is of much value in the way of systems of theology.”

Theological Lectures, pp. 39-40

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Reformed Systematic Theologies in Latin

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Swiss Reformed

Bullinger, Henry

An Antithesis & Compendium of Evangelical & Papist Doctrine  (1551)

Bullinger (1504-75)

A Compendium of Christian Religion  (1556; Zurich, 1598)  There is no table of contents, but there is an index at the end.

A Catechism Written for Adults, about the First Principles of the Christian Religion   (1559; Tigur, 1563)

A Simple Confession & Exposition of the Orthodox Faith & Catholic Doctrines of the Sincere Christian Religion  (1566; Bern, 1676)

Calvin, John

Institutes of the Christian Religion  (1559; Corp. Ref., 1864)  In English: vol. 1, 2, 3 

Calvin (1509-1564)

Of the Secret Providence of God  (Geneva, 1558)  In English

Musculus, Wolfgang

Common Places of Sacred Theology  (Basel, 1560)  In English

Musculus (1497-1563)

A Catechism of the Christian Religion, Comprised in a Short Space  (1545)

Beza, Theodore – Theological Tracts, in which many of the Doctrines of the Christian Religion are Restored to Whole and Defended from the Word of God Against the Heretical Sects of our times, vol. 1, 2, 3  (Geneva, 1570)  There is a table of contents at the beginning of each volume.

Beza (1519-1605)

Foxe, John – Pandectae. Locorum communium, præcipua rerum capita & titulos, iuxta ordinem eleme[n]torum complectentes  Ref  (Excudebat Iohannes Dayus, 1572)  1,208 pp.

Here is an article on this work: John Rechtien, ‘John Foxe’s Comprehensive Collection of Commonplaces: a Renaissance Memory System for Students and Theologians’ in The Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 9, No. 1 (April, 1978), pp. 82-89

Szegedin Pannonius, Stephan

Common Places of Pure Theology, of God and Man, Explained in Continuous Tables and the Dogma of the Schools Illustrated  (Basil, 1585/93) 506 pp. The whole work is in the form of outlines. There is a table of contents after the prefaces and a subject index at the end.

Szegedin (1515-1572) also was known as Stephan Kis.

Table of Contents

I.  Of God, in General  1

Things which are of God

The Contemplation of God  6
Name of God  19
Nature of God  21
Sufficiency of God  21
Omnipotence of God  22
Will of God  22
Goodness of God  24
Love of God  25
Mercy of God  26
Power of God  27
Justice of God  28
Providence of God  29
Foreknowledge of God  29
Truth of God  33
Wrath of God  34
Waters of Wrath [mentioned in Scripture]  35
Judgments of God  36
Last Judgment  37
Works or Actions of God  40
Books of God  43
Vengeance of God  44

An Annual of the Well-Done, Vast Things of God

Laws in General  45
Judicial Laws  51??
Moral Laws, or the Decalogue  50
Ceremonial Laws  52
The Discrimination of the Law, Moral, Ceremonial, Judicial  54
Circumcision  55
Sabbath  56
Tabernacle of Moses  58
Sacrifice in General  60
Legal, Sacred Vestments  62
Legal Festivals  63
Abrogation of the Law  64
Precepts of God in General  68
Exposition of the Precepts of the 1st & 2nd Table  69
Fulfillment of the Law  65
Ways of God  66
Covenant & Testament of God  71
Difference of the Old & New Testament  75
Means of the Holy Spirit  78
Grace of God  80
Dispensation of Grace & Human Salvation by Christ  80
Advent of Christ in the World  81
Comparison of the First & Second Coming of Christ  81
Reconciliation of the World with God  82
The Nature of Christ and the Union of Natures  83
Human Redemption in General  85
Priesthood of the New Testament  86
Threefold-Priesthood  87
Union of the Faithful with Christ  88
The Voice of Christ and the Church  89
Father’s Drawing to the Son  90
Christ the King and Priest  96
Christ the Only Mediator  92
Christ, Various Assertions  95
Reign of Christ  97
Incarnation of the Word  97
Temptation of Christ & Christians  99
Temptation of the Devil, the Adversary of Christ and Us,
and its Remedies  101
Weeping of Christ  103
Sacrifice of Christ  104
Burial of Christ  106
Resurrection of Christ  107
Ascension of Christ  107
Mission of the Holy Spirit  108
Description of Christ out of Isa. 53  109
Predestination  110
Reprobation  122
Church  124
Ecclesiastical Assembly  127
Ecclesiastical Power  128
Discipline  129
Ecclesiastical Ordinance[s]  130
Twofold Temple of God  132
House of God  133
Citizenry of God  134
Justification  136
Remission of Sins  139
Christian Liberty  142
Sacred Scriptures  144
Examples in Scripture Held Out to Us  155
Word of God  156
Gospel  158
Contention of Law and Gospel  159
Names of the Word of God & Traditions [Contrasted]  160
Keys  161
Sacraments  163
Baptism  166
Profanations of Baptism  169
Reason [New] Names are Appropriately Given in Baptism   170
Significations of the Appropriate Names [Given in Scripture]  170
Lord’s Supper  171
Presence of the Body & Blood of Christ  184
Profanations of the Lord’s Supper  185
Collation of the Passover Lamb with the Lord’s Supper  186
Spiritual Food and Drink  187
Drink, or the Living Water of Christians  187
Good Angels  188
Miracles  188
False Miracles  190
Magistrates  191
Ministers of the Word  195
Good Pastors  197
Prophets  199
Prophecy  200
Apostles  201
Overseers [Episcopis]  202
Calling  203
Office & Nature of Ministers  204
Excommunication  205
Laying On of Hands  209
Resurrection of the Dead  211
Glory, or Eternal Blessedness  214

II.  Of Man

Things which are of Man

Of Man in General  215
Image of God  218
Origin of the Nations  220
Fall  222
Concupiscence  223
Free-Will  225
Sin  229
Merit  237
Flesh of Man  238
Health of the Body  238
Spirit of Man  239
Threefold State of Sanctified Men  242
Life  244
Man  244
Woman  245
Youth  246
Memory  247
Death  248
Diseases  248
Leper & Leprosy  249
Captivity  250
Death  251
Preparation of Christian Men for Death  256
Grave  257
Care & Furnishing of a Burial  259
Place of a Grave  260

Things of Piety which are Required from Men

Knowledge of God  261
True Cult of God  263
Fear of God  169
Faith  270
True Confession of Christ  274
Exposition of the Apostles’ Creed  275
Repentance [Poenitentia]  277
Christian Perfection  281
Good Works  281
Hope  283
Piety to God  283
Love  284
Obedience  286
Conscience  287
Joy in General  287
True Joy in Heart  288
Innocence  288
Prayer  288
Twofold Exposition of the Lord’s Prayer  293
Exertion [Studio]  298
Doctors, or Tutors  300
Conduct [Conversatione]  301
Counsels  301
War  302
Table of Monarchies, an Exposition of Sacred & Profane History  303
Causes of Royal Desolations  305
Forensic & Legal Judgment  306
Division of Law in General  307
Justice  308
Humility  309
Patience  311
Oath  312
Loyalty  314
Thankfulness  314
Brotherly Admonition  315
The Tongue, which Needs to be Curbed  315
Silence  317
Peace  317
Mercy  319
Alms  321
Zeal  322
Good Intention  323
Christian Festivals  324
Ecclesiastical Song  325
Synods  325
Reverence  327
Moderation  327
Mildness  328
Concord  329
Humanity  330
Chastity  330
Temperance  331
Simplicity, or Integrity  331
Doing Good  332
Truthfulness  332
Friendship  333
Fortitude  334
Constancy  334
Nobleness  334
Servitude  336
Vows  339
Honor of the Saints  341
Afflictions Which Ought to Borne  341
Persecutions  343
Poverty  343
Life of a Christian Man  344
Marriage  345
Divorce  347
Nuptial Union, or How a Spouse Ought to be Drawn  349
Matrimonial Controversies  350
Espousals  360
Nuptials, or of Marriage  362
Impediments of Marriage  363
Dissolution of Marriage  367
Remarriage  369
Fasting  370
Abstaining  373
Sobriety  377
Use of Wine and Drink  378
Due Preparation for Occupations  380
Commerce  381
Legitimate Use of Occupations  381

Things which are Prohibited to Men

Idolatry  382
Disbelief  382
Tempting God  382
Papal Mass  384
Collation of the Contention Between Civil Commerce with Pontifical  387
Antichrist  388
Papistry  391
Antithesis of the Works of Christ & the Pope  393
The Differing Voice of Christ & the Pope  394
Epithets of Sacrificing Priests & Ministers  396
System of Roman Popes in the Apocalypse  397
Satan, the Adversary of Christians  399
Demons  399
Heresies  402
Magic  406
Vanity of the Judgments of Divinations & Astrology
Superstition  410
Dreams  414
Schisms  414
Desperation  415
Human Traditions in General  416
Discrimination & Error of the Fathers  417
Fables  419
Imaginations  420
Lies  422
Perjury  423
Homicide  423
Blasphemy  425
Enmity  426
Avarice  427
Drunkenness  428
Apathy  431
Wrath  432
Envy  434
Gluttony  434
Haughtiness [Superbia]  435
Discrimination in Clothes and Excessive Luxury  436
Impudent Dances  437
Vanity of Glory  443
Excessive Veneration  444
Celibacy of Priests  444
Adultery  445
Adulation  446
Detraction  447
Clamor & Evil-Speaking  448
Sedition  450
Discord  451
Scandal  451
Theft by Stealth  452
Open Theft  455
Weapon  455
Betrayal  455
Ingratitude  456
Hypocrisy  456
Injustice  457
Private Vengeance  457
Usury  457
Rash Judgment  463
Presumption  464
Dishonest Gain  464
Wealth Necessary to be Acquired   465
Ambition  467

3.  Of Popish Doctrine

Angels  468
Man  470
Predestination  471
Free-Will  471
Sin in General  472
Original Sin  473
Actual Mortal Sin  473
Actual Venial Sin  474
Law  476
Gospel  477
Faith  477
Justification  478
Works  480
Merit  481
Sacraments in General  481
Discrimination & Division of Sacraments  482
Baptism  483
Mass, or the Supper  484
Confirmation  485
Extreme Unction  485
Priesthood, or Ordination  486
Penance  489
Contrition  490
Oral Confession  491
Satisfaction  491
Marriage  492
Indulgences  492
Church  493
Keys, or Ecclesiastical Power  494
Prayer  495
Fasting  495
Councils  495
Human Traditions  495
Pope, or the Roman Pontiff  496
Excommunication  498
Celibacy of Priests  499
Burial  499
Eternal Life  500
Absolution  500
Worship of God and of the Saints  501
Vow  502
State of Perfection, or Monasticism  505
Evangelical Councils  505
Purgatory  504
Votings  504

Aretius, Benedict

A Theological Exercise: A Brief and Clear, Written Out Method  (Morgiis, 1584)  167 pp.

Sacred Problems of Theology: Common Places of the Christian Religion Methodically Explicated  (Geneva, 1589; Bern, 1604)  There are subject and textual indices at the end.

Aretius (1505–1574)

Table of Contents

1. Knowledge of God which the Gentiles have been Provided  1
2. How the Notion Ought to be Known that there is One God? Where it is Considered of God the Father  4
3. Divinity of Christ, and Why He is Declared the Logos  9
4. Holy Spirit  12
5. Providence of God  15
6. Predestination  17
7. Original Sin  21
8. [Of Man’s] Consent to Evil  24
9. Sin Against the Holy Spirit  28
10. Humanity of Christ  30
11. Office of Messiah  33
12. Peace of Christ  36
13. In What Manner Christ is the Bread of Life  38
14. Passion [Suffering] of the Lord  41
15. More Careful Consideration of the Passion of the Lord  45
16. Descent of Christ to ‘Hell’ [Inferos]  48
17. Limbo of the Fathers  51
18. Resurrection  53
19. Appearances of Christ after the Resurrection  57
20. Ascension  59
21. Body of Christ After the Ascension Exists in One and Certain Location  61
22. Calling of the Gentiles  64
23. Faith  67
24. Justification  70
25. Grace  79
26. Free-Will  82
27. Merits of Men  84
28. Works  87
29. Doubt: Whether a State of Certainty is Possible? Whether [you may know] you are in Grace or not?  91
30. Security  94
31. Unbelief  95
32. Hope  97
33. Divine Promises  100
34. Remission of Sins  104
35. Satisfactions  106
36. Love: Whether it is the Cause of the Remission of Sins?  110
37.  Repentance  112
38. [Whether the Church Should Show] Grace on the Fallen [who Fell Away in Persecution?]  114
39. Hardness of Heart  119
40. Induration  121
41. The Old Man [Unconverted-Self]  123
42. Affections: Whether They All are Faulty?  125
43. Regeneration  127
44. The New Man [Regenerated]  129
45. What is Our Life of [Christian] Profession? How it Should be Answered  112
46. Conscience  134
47. Zeal  136
48. Reading of Sacred Literature  138
49. Utility of Scripture  141
50. Prophecy  144
51. The Spirit & Letter  147
52. Allegories  149
53. Obscurity of the Mosaic & the Whole of Scripture  154
54. Abrogation of the Law  158
55. Observance of the Sabbath  160
56. Examples of the Old Testament: How Far They Ought to be Transferred to Our Use?  162
57. Church  165
58. Concord of the Church  172
59. Schisms  175
60. Primacy  177
61. Keys of the Church  181
62. Ecclesiastical Offices  183
63. The Ministry  186
64. Virtues of the Gospel Ministry  191
65. Laying on of Hands  193
66. Signification of ‘Deacon’  195
67. Exorcists  196
68. Catechisms  199
69. False Doctors  202
70. Sacrifices of Christians  204
71. Liturgy  207
72. Prayer  213
73. Adoration [of Christ]  216
74. Idolatry  220
75. Foreign Languages in the Church of Christ  226
76. The Sacramental Signs: Whether they are Means [Conserant] of Grace?  229
77. Use of the Sacraments  232
78. Circumcision  236
79. Imposition of Names  238
80. How Baptism has Succeeded Circumcision  242
81. How the Lord’s Supper has Succeeded the Passover  248
82. Breaking of Bread  250
83. Fermentation  252
84. Human Traditions  256
85. Cross of the Church-Militant  258
86. Persecutions  262
87. Constancy in the Profession of Christ  265
88. Levity  267
89. Fleeing  269
90. Origin & Dignity of the Christian Name  273
91. Imitation of Christ and the Saints  278
92. Saints  281
93. Perfection  285
94. Humility  288
95. Equity  291
96. Gratitude  293
97. Ingratitude  294
98. Ignorance  296
99. Truth  299
100. Hypocrisy  302
101. Opinion  304
102. Dissimulation of Peter [Gal. 2]  306
103. Mouth of Peace [James 3]  309
104. Deceit
105. Adulation  314
106. Detraction  316
107. Due Reputation of a Good Name  318
108. An Oath  321
109. Blasphemy  325
110. Benediction  328
111. A Curse  334
112. Excommunication  336
113. Anathema  341
114. Vows  342
115. Temptation  345
116. Satan & Evil Spirits in General  348
117. Adiaphora [Indifferent Things]  350
118. Fasting for 40 Days  353
119. Of Food & its Love, with Piety  357
120. Clothing  363
121. Nakedness  368
122. Observing Times [Generally, Times of Prayer, Festival Days, Ecclesiastical & Civil, etc.]: How Far it is Lawful for a Christian?  370
123. Festivals  371
124. Feast of Palms [Palm Sunday]  373
125. Temples  376
126. Dedications [Encaeniis]  380
127. Genealogies  382
128. How Far it is Appropriate for Us to Accommodate the Infirmities of Brothers  385
129. Scandal  388
130. Riches: How Far They Hinder the Cause of Salvation?  390
131. Usury  394
132. Sufficiency  397
133. Liberality  398
134. Prodigality  401
135. Communion of Goods  403
136. An Alms-deed, How it is Not a Work of Satisfaction for Sins  407
137. Collection for Paupers  409
138. Labor of the Hands  412
139. Study  414
140. Idleness  417
141. Sleep: How Far it is a Cause of Good Health  419
142. Stipends of Ministers  422
143. Use of Medicine  426
144. Magic  430
145. Enchantment  434
146. Ghosts  436
147. Lots  442
148. Fate [Casu] & Fortune  444
149. Philosophy is Not to be Neglected in the Study of Piety  446
150.  Reading of Profane [Ethnicorum] Writings  451
151. Worldly Erudition Ought to be Taken Up in the Ministry of the Gospel  456
152. Honoring of Parents  459
153. Magistrate  463
154. Obedience  467
155. Tribute  469
156. Sedition  472
157. Injustice Repulsed  474
158. Whether Wrath is in God, and How?  [No]  477
159. Vengeance  479
160.  Injustices to a Christian Man Ought to be Borne  482
161. Appeals [from Civil Punishment]  485
162. Punishments  488
163. Virginity  491
164. Celibacy  491
165. Marriage  498
166. Marriage of Ministers
167. Adultery  503
168. Divorce  505
169. Dances [Choreis] & Dances [Saltationibus]  508
170. Hospitality  512
171. Banquets  514
172. Earthquake  517
173. Death  523
174. Burial  527
175. Mourning for those Having Departed  530
176. Vanity of the Creatures  534
177. End of the Word  537
178. Last [Novissimo] Judgment  546
179. Paradise  546
180. Reign of Heaven  551
181. Purgatory  553
182. Hell & Punishments in Hell  558
183. Coming of Christ to Judgment  560
184. Eternal Life  562

Bucan, William – Theological Institutes, or the Common Places of the Christian Religion out of the Word of God  (3rd ed., Bern, 1605)  49 chs. in 847 pp.  There are subject and textual indices at the end.  Here is the English Table of Contents (after the publication info).

Bucan (d. 1603)  

Wolleb, Johannes – The Abridgment of Christian Divinity  (Basel, 1634; Amsterdam, 1655)  In English
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Hottinger, Johann H. – Theological Courses in the method of Alting, not only by his definitions being propounded and the ordinary places of Scripture confirmed, but by the continuous canons being illustrated…  (Heidelberg, 1660)  514 pp. in 20 chs.  There are extensive indices at the end, p. 515 ff.  Here is the extended table of contents in Latin.
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Hottinger (1620-1677)

Brief Table of Contents

Prolegomena  1
1. Of Theology  4  
2. Of The Principle of Theology: Sacred Scripture  13
3. Of God  36
4. Of the Decrees of God in General, & of Predestination in Specific  72
5. Of Creation  106
6. Of Providence  126
7. Of Sin in General & in Specific  149
8. Of Free-Will in a State of Sin  172
9. Of the Punishment of Sin  187
10. Of the Law of God  196
11. Of the Gospel and the Gospel Covenant  235
12. Of the Person and Office of Christ  251
13. Of the Church  303
14. Of The Calling of the Church-Militant by the Word & Sacraments  332
15. Of the Government of the Church, First Ecclesiastical, then Civil  379
16. Of the Gift of Repentance & Faith by Effectual Calling  408
17. Of Justification  439
18. Of Sanctification  467
19. Of Perseverance  485
20. Of Glorification  495

Turretin, Francis – Institutes of Elenctic Theology, vols. 1, 2  (Geneva, 1679-1686; NY, 1847)  In English: Buy 

Turretin (1623–1687)

Heidegger, Johann Heinrich – A Body of Christian Theology, Exhibiting True Doctrine, which is according to godliness, vol. 1 (chs. 1-16; 742 pp.), 2 (chs. 17-29; 788 pp.)  (Tigur, 1700)  A more detailed order of contents than below (without page numbers) follows the preface to the work in vol. 1.  There are subject and textual indices at the end of vol. 2.

Heidegger (1633-1698)

Table of Contents

1 – Theology in General   1.1
2 – Holy Scripture   1.22
3 – The Existance and Divinity of God   1.60
4 – The Truly Triune God   1.104
5 – The Decrees of God   1.146
6 – The Creation of the World   1.182
7 – The Providence of God   1.239
8 – Angels   1.279
9 – The Covenant of Works   1.300
10- The Sin of Man   1.327
11 – The Covenant of Grace   1.370
12 – The Economy of the Covenant of Grace under the
.            Patriarchs   1.417

13 – The Economy of the Covenant of Grace under the Law of
.            Moses   1.454
14 – The Ten Commandments   1.499
15 – The Ritual Law of Moses   1.645
16 – The Judicial Law of Moses   1.698
17 – The Person of Jesus Christ   2.1
18 – The State[s] of Jesus Christ   2.34
19 – The Office of Jesus Christ   2.71
20 – The Economy of the Covenant of Grace under the Gospel   2.152
21 – The Grace of Callling   2.201
22 – The Grace of Justification   2.260
23 – The Grace of Sanctification   2.310
24 – The Firmness of the Covenant of Grace   2.375
25 – Of Outward Worship, chiefly of the Sacraments of the
.             New Testament   2.425

26 – The Church   2.503
27 – The Government of the Christian Church   2.553
28 – The Government of the Anti-Christian Church   2.637
29 – Of Glorification   2.691

Pictet, Benedict 

Christian Theology, being drawn out of the Pure Font of the Scriptures  (Geneva, 1696; 4th ed. London, 1820)  In English 

Pictet (1655–1724)

The Marrow of Christian Theology, Instructive and Elenctic  (Geneva, 1711)  246 pp.  This is in a dialogue, question and answer format.  The Latin table of contents is at the end of the work.

Table of Contents

1 – Of Theology in General, the Existence of God, and Religion   1
2 – The Word of God and Sacred Scripture   6
3 – The One God and his Perfections   19
4 – The Trinity   35
5 – The Creation of the World, Angels and Man   50
6 – The Fall of the Angels and Man, and the Consequences   59
7 – Providence   73
8 – The Decrees of God Concerning the Salvation of Men   84
9 – Christ the Mediator, the Law, the Covenant of Grace   93
10 – The Benefits of Christ and Calling   128
11 – Justification   141
12 – Sanctification   154
13 – Renovation and Glorification   171
14 – The Church   189
15 – Sacraments   220

The Marrow of Christian Ethics  (Geneva, 1712) 400 pp.  See the more detailed table of contents.

Table of Contents

Book 1 – Of Ethics and Christian Duties in General   1
Book 2 – Of Virtues Towards God   27
Book 3 – Of the Virtues and Vices that are Visible to the Neighbor   116
Book 4 – Of the Christian Duties and Virtues Respecting Oneself   227
Book 5 – Of the Affections   273
Book 6 – Of Particular Christian Duties for each Calling and State   342

Rodolph, Johann R. – Christian Theology, Things of the Faith, or Things to be Believed about God and his Ways in the World and Church, under Diverse Temporary Economies  (Bern, 1714)  695 pp.  There is no table of contents in the work itself, but there is a subject index at the end.

Rodolph (1646-1718)

Table of Contents

Prolegomena

1. Of the Nature of Theology  1
2. Of Sacred Scripture  17

Christian Theology

Book 1, Of God, his Counsel & Works, in which First is the Execution of the Divine Counsel

1. Of God & his Names & Attributes  28
2. Of God the Father, Son & Holy Spirit  39
[pp. 46-7 are missing]
3. Of the Decrees of God in General, p. 46, 48
4. Of Predestination  52
5. Of the Creation of Things in General  60
6. Of the Creation of Man & his Primeval State  68
7. Of Angels in General  74
8. Of the Providence of God in General  79
9. Of the Good Angels & Evil Government  87
10. Of the Government of Man in the State of Innocency, and of the Covenant of Works  94
11. Of the Government of Man in the State of Misery, in which, First, is of the Fall of our First Parents  101
[pp. 106-7 are missing]
12. Of Original Sin, p. 106, 108
13. Of Actual Sin & Various of its Generals & Specially of the Sin Against the Holy Spirit  112
14. Of the Miseries Following Sin  122

Book 2, Of the Execution of the Special Divine Counsel in the Government of Men by the Covenant of Grace

1. Of the Testament & Covenant of Grace  128
2. Of the Sponsor & the Mediator of the Covenant of Grace  137
3. Of the Calling to the Covenant of Grace  143
4. Of Saving Faith  155
5. Of the Justification of Sin  168
6. Of the Effects of Justification, & in Particular of Adoption & Christian Liberty  181
7. Of Sanctification  188
8. Of Good Works  197
9. Of Repentance, Fasting, Prayer & Alms-deeds  202
10. Of the Perseverance of the Saints and the Certainty of Salvation  213

Book 3, Of the Economy of the Covenant of Grace Before the Exhibition of Christ

1. Of the First Promise of Grace being Made to the First Persons in Paradise  219
2. Of the Propagation, Amplification & Confirmation Made of the First Promise Before Moses  223
3. Of the Faith & Religious Worship of the Fathers Before Moses  233
4. Of the State & Prophesies of the Church under the Promise  236
5. Of the Old Testament & Covenant  241
6. Of the Moral Law, comprising the Decalogue, & its Use  249
7. Of the Ceremonial Law  272 
8. Of the Political Law of the Jews  295
9. Of the Mixture of Law & Grace & its Effects Under the Old Testament Economy  299
10. Of the Sacraments & the Sacramental Signs Under the Old Testament Economy  304
11. Of the Breadth, State & Prophecies of the Church Under the Economy of the Old Testament
12. Of the Expiration of the Old Testament & the Approach Toward Abolition  317

Book 4, Of the Economy of the Covenant of Grace Under the New Testament

1. Of the Coming of the Messiah and its Forerunner, John the Baptist  320
2. The Person & Incarnation of Christ  327
3. Of the State of Christ: of Emptying & Humiliation  345
4. Of the Death, Burial & Descent of Christ to Hell [Infernas355
5. Of the State of Christ: Of Exaltation in General & of the Resurrection; First, in specific, its Degree  365
6. Of the Ascension of Christ to Heaven to the Right-Hand of the Father & of the Session  374
7. Of the Mediatorial Office of Christ in General  385
8. Of the Prophetic Office of Christ  392
9. Of the Priestly Office of Christ: Where in Specific: of his Satisfaction & Intercession  397
10. Of the Kingly Office of Christ  413
11. Of the New Testament & the Prerogatives & Good Things of it  420
12. Of the Gospel & the Principal Work of It: the Calling of the Gentiles and the Judgments of God Following After upon the Jews  433
13. Of the Public Worship of the Christian Church & of the Publication of the Word of God, Especially in Prayers & Songs  444
14. Of the Sacraments in General  455
15. Of the Sacraments of the New Testament in General & of Baptism in Specific  464
16. Of the Sacred Supper  479
17. Of the Presence of the Body of Christ in the Sacred Supper & of the Errors of the Communion of Rome Around the Same  493
18. Of the Number of the Sacraments  509

Book 5, Of the Church in General & Especially of the Church of the New Testament & the Government & the Oracles of it

1. Of the Name, Nature, Attributes & Notes of the Church  515
2. Of the Head of the Church  529
3. Of the External Government, & Specifically, of the Ministers of the New Testament Church  534
4. Of the Ecclesiastical Power & Discipline  551
5. Of the Union of Churches, Synods & Councils  559
6. Of the Christian Magistrate & the Right & Office of it Around the Civil & Sacred  569
7. Of the Marriage Union  577
8. Of the Oracles of the New Testament Church  580
9. Of the Hierarchy of the Roman Church  587
10. Of the Antichrist  592
11. The Cause of Antichrist & of the Liberation with the Reformation of the Church from it  606
12. Of the Antecedents of the Last Judgment, of the Certain Coming of Christ & of the Resurrection of the Body  621
13. Of the Last Judgment  635
14. Of the Consequences of the Last Judgment, of Life Eternal & of the Consummation of the World  645
15. Of the Consummation of the World  665

An Advisory Discourse on the Sacred Ministry at the Initiatory Giving of the Hand to Theological Students  672

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Turretin, J.A. – All the Theological, Philosophical and Philological Works, vols. 1 (Natural Theology, Apologetics), 2 (Scripture, Com. on Rom. 11 & Thess.), 3 (Toleration, Church Hist., Orations) (Leeuwarden/Franeker, 1774-1776)  There is a table of contents at the beginning of each volume and a subject index at the end of each volume.

Turretin (1671–1737)

Beck, Jacob Christoph

Fundamentals of Natural & Revealed Theology  (Basel, 1757)

Table Contents

Prolegomena of the Various Methods of Delivering Sacred Theology  1
1. Of Theology in General  27
2. Of Natural Theology  32
3. Of the Use & Eminence of Natural Theology  39
4. Of the Existence of God  44
5. The Refutation of Atheism  78
6. Observation on the Hurtful Atheism  86
7. Observation of the Causes of Atheism  89
8. Of the System of Spinoza  92
9. Of the Attributes of God  98
10. Of the Providence of God  118
11. Of the Liberty of Man  129
12. Of Natural Religion  136
13. Of Rewards & Punishments, & of the Immortality of Souls  142
14. Of the Difference of Religions  149
15. Of Revelation & the Necessity of it  155
16. Of the Reality that to Men Divine Revelation has Befallen  161
17. Of the Truth of the Christian Religion  165
18. Arguments for the Truth of the Christian Religion  172
19. Of Miracles  179
20. Of Prophecies  192
21. Of Methods Against All Unbelievers in General, & in Specific Jews, Discussed  197
22. Against Deists, or Naturalists  220
23. Of Sacred Scripture  229

A Synopsis of Universal, Natural & Revealed Theological Institutions, Dogmatic, Polemical & Practical, having been in Use in the Lecture Room:  A Brief Theological Encyclopaedia is Given & Delineated  (Basil, 1765)  Here are the tables of contents to the Prolegomena, Dogmatics Section 1, Section 2, Polemics & Practical sections.

Beck was a professor of theology, history and Old Testament at Basel and was influenced by the philosophical rationalism of Christian Wolff.

Chavannes, Alexandre-César – Fundamentals and Elements of Christian Theology, vol. 1, 2  (Lausannae, 1771-2)  463 pp.  There is no table of contents.

Chavannes (1731-1800)

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Italian

Vermigli, Petrus Martyr – Common Places  (London, 1576; Geneva, 1624)  Here is the table of contents to the English edition which is on EEBO-TCP Phase 2.

Vermigli (1499-1562)

Zanchi, Girolamo

A Compendium of Principal Heads of Christian Doctrine  in Works, vol. 8 (Geneva, 1649), col. 621-818

Table of Contents

1. Of God  622
2. Of the Knowledge of Man & Original Sin  638
3. Of the Free-Will of Man After the Fall  643
4. Of the Grace of God, by which the Corruption of Nature is Set Free  659
5. Of the Law of the Decalogue  673
6. Of Vows  708
7. Of Faith  710
8. Of the Apostles’ Creed (The Material of Faith – The Creation of things)  724
9. Of Repentance  760
10. Of the Confession of Sins  765
11. Of Justification by Faith & of the Merits of Works  767
[Irregular Numbering of Pages Follows]
12. Of the Similarity & Difference of the New & Old Testament  796
13. Of Christian Liberty  809
14. Of Human Traditions  817
15. Of Ecclesiastical Traditions  821

Of the Nature and Attributes of God in The Theological Works, vol. 2 (Heidelberg, 1577; n.d.)  There is a detailed table of contents and subject and textual indices at the end of the volume.

Zanchi (1516-1590)

Brief Table of Contents

Book 1 – What are the Divine Names?   1
Book 2 – The Nature of God in General   49
Book 3 – The Attributes   160
Book 4 – The Attributes   326
Book 5 – The Attributes   426

Of the Threeness of the Eternal God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, the One and Same Jehovah  in All the Theological Works, vol. 1 (Frankfurt, 1573; Geneva, 1649)
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Of the Fall of the First Man, of Sin and of the Law in The Theological Works, vol. 4 (1618; n.d.)
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The Faith of the Christian Religion  (Newstadt, 1588; 1601)
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Table of Contents

1 – The Holy Scriptures, the Whole Foundation of the Christian
.           Religion   57

2 – God, and the Properties of the Divine Persons   65
3 – The Foreknowledge and Predestination of God   69
4 – The Omnipotence and Predestination of God   73
5 – The Creation of the World, of Angels, the State of the First Man   75
6 – Providence and the Governance of the World   80
7 – The Fall of Man, Original Sin, and its Fruits   84
8 – The Freedom of the Will of Man after the Fall   90
9 – The Promise of Redemption and Salvation by Christ   95
10 – The Law   98
11 – Christ the Redeemer   105
12 – Of the Certainty of the Administration of Redemption,
.            Salvation and Life which has been given to the One Christ,
.            and thus the Necessity of Union with Christ in Fellowship   124

13 – The Gospel and the Abrogation of the Law by the Gospel   139
14 – The Sacraments of the New Testament   146
15 – Baptism   161
16 – The Lord’s Supper   167
17 – Faith, Hope and Love   180
18 – Repentance   185
19 – Justification   189
20 – The Freedom of the Human Will of Regenerate Men towards
.             the Good   199

21 – Good Works   205
22 – Of Invocation and Oath[s]   212
23 – The Church of Christ in General   215
24 – The Church Militant   222
25 – The Government of the Church Militant and the Ecclesiastical
.             Ministry   245

26 – The Magistrate   278
27 – The Eternal Remission of Sins in the Church of Christ   286
28 – The State of Life after Death and the Resurrection of the
.             Dead   293

29 – The Glorious Coming of the Lord Jesus to Judge the Living
.             and the Dead   299

30- Eternal Life   304

Observations [End-notes]   307

– Of the Blessedness of Heaven   311
– Of Original Sin, it is not a substance   212
– Of the Person of Christ   313 & 324
– Of Our Fellowship with Christ   324
– Of the name ‘Sacrament’   328
– Baptism is not annulled   329
– Acts 19 (about the 12 persons in Ephesus [and whether
.       they were rebaptized]) explained   332
– Of They which eat the Bread of the Lord Unworthily   348
– Whether Infants of the Faithful have Faith or Not   355
– Of Justification, and that place [Gen. 15:6]: Abraham
.       Believed God, and it was Counted to him for
.       Righteousness   356
– Also, our Justification is not only in the Remission of
.       Sins, but also Consists in the Imputation of Christ’s
.       Obedience   358
– Of the Various Ordinary Ministers in the Church besides
.       those which are Expressly Contained in the Holy
.       Writings: Archbishops, Patriarchs, etc.   359

[Series of] Theses of Some Principal Articles of the Christian Faith Against Various Heresies   393

1 – Of the One, True, Eternal God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit
.          [6 Theses]   394

2 – The Nature of the One, True God: Simple and Immense
.          [26 Theses]  395

3 – The Eternal Omnipotence of the One, True God
.          [30 Theses]   400
4 – The Providence of God  [11 Theses]   406
5 – Eternal Election, Predestination and Redemption by
.           Christ’s Work  [11 Theses]   409
6 – The Resurrection of Christ from the Dead, Ascended
.           to Heaven to Sit at the Right Hand of the Father, of
.           Paul to the Ephesians, ch. 1  [84 Theses]   412
7 – The Application of Salvation by Christ, out of Eph. 1
.           [20 Theses]   436
8 – That which is Attributed to our Lord Jesus Christ after
.           the [Hypostatic] Union, and in what way it is Attributed
.           [50 Theses]   441

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Bucer, Martin – Continual Expositions of the Four Holy Evangelists, in which are Interspersed Pure Theological Common Places  (Herwagen, 1527; 1553)  The table of contents is near the beginning, immediately before p. 1.  This work has been translated into English  Buy  but is often very pricey if found.

Table of Contents

Abrogation of the Law  45.a
Adoration  10.a; 78.a
Ablation; How Far Poverty Wrenches  56.a
Anabaptism  19.a
Bearing Arms  53.b
Baptism  16.a
Baptism of Children, or Paedobaptism  19.a; 90.b; 130.b; 119.b
Power of the Keys  133.b; 145.b
Chair of Moses  164.b
Ceremonies & Liberty in External Things  45.a; 143.a
Celibacy & Marriage  130.b
Supper of the Lord  181.b
Confession  135.b
Demons  87.b
Tithes  167.b
Descent of Christ to ‘Hell’ [Inferna194.a
Love of God & Neighbor  163.b
Divinity of Christ  [?]10.a
Observation of the Lord’s Day  111.b
Eternal Election  76.b
Alms-deeds  58.a
Gospel  1.a; 210.a
Excommunication  146.a
Festivals  111.a  [the page number is different]
Faith  81.a
Flight in Persecution  101.b
Hell  49.a
Fasting  28.b; 65.a
Ecclesiastical Immunity  141.a
Hardening & Blindingness of Evil  63.a
Intercession of Saints  60.a
Judgment  71.a
Justice, Internal & External  119.b
Oaths  51.a
Labor of Hands  123.b
Abrogation of the Law  45.a
Christian Liberty  143.a
Free-Will  160.b
Disputes of Christians  55.b
Magistrate  54.a; 140.b; 161.a
Wages  41.a
Military Service of Christians  54.a; 140.b; 161.a
Ministers of the Church  35.a; 38.a
Mourning for the Dead  94.a
Miracles  76.a
Call to Preach  96.a
Good Works  43.a; 67.b
Prayer  58.b; 78.b; 126.b; 130.b
Obstinacy of Reprobates  106.b
Observation of Passover  180.a
Sin Against the Holy Spirit  115.a
Repentance  33.b
Power of the Apostles  72?.b
Primacy of the Roman Pontiff  135.a
Neighbor  49.a
Receiving Children  151.b
Purgatory  50.a; 85.a; 116.b
Prophecy  108.b
Divorce [Repudio147.a
Resurrection of Christ  195.a
Reward of Works  137.a
Sabbath & Circumcision  98.b
Satisfaction  62.a  [page number says ’61’]
Scandal  141.b
Holy Spirit & his Names  24.a
Fulfillment of Scripture  11.a
Signs & Prophetic Tokens  36.b
Difference Between the Old & New Testament  45.b; 119.b
Human Traditions  128.a
Due Return of Tribute  163.b; 141.a
Typical Expositions of Scripture, or of Types & Figures  141.a
Usury  [?]56.2
Word of God  72.a  [page number says ’71’]
Truth of the Body of Christ  97.a
Vengeance  52.a
Life Eternal  299.a  [page number says ‘199’]
Calling  5.a; 155.a
Vows  124.b

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Hyperius, Andreas

Of Theology, and the Reason for the Study of Theology  (Basel, 1559; 1582)  756 pp.

Hyperius (1511-1564)

A Method of Theology, or the Principal Common Places of the Christian Religion, vol. 1 (Books 1-3)  (Basel, 1567)   There is a summary of the work in the Preface and a detailed table of contents and textual and subject indices at the end of the volume.

Table of Contents

Book 1 – God & the Word of God, or Sacred Scripture   1.24
Book 2 – The Creature and Man   1.270
Book 3 – The Church   1.526
Book 4 – The Doctrine of the Law and the Gospel
Book 5 – Signs, or Sacraments
Book 6 – The Consumation

Ursinus, Zacharias

Theological Places  in Theological Works, vol. 1  (Heidelberg, 1612), col. 426-733  There is a detailed listing of theses covering the topics below on col. 732 ff.

Ursinus (1534-1583)

Table of Contents

Of Sacred Scripture  426
Of God  447
The Son of God is a Spiritual & Divine Person  491
The Holy Spirit is a Divine Person  497
The Father, Son & Holy Spirit are Three Persons, Truly
Distinguished in Turn From Themselves  498
The Father, Son & Holy Spirit are Equal According to Deity, & All
Essential Perfections of Deity  501
Father, Son & Holy Spirit are One Essence  522
How the Divinity of the Three Persons is Discerned  539
Of the Creation of the World   546
Of Angels  551
Of the Creation of Man  558
Of the Providence of God  570
Of Sin  605
Of Free-Will  633
Of the Divine Law  664
First Command  682
Second Command  689
Third Command  699
Fourth Command  715
Fifth Command  725
Sixth Command  729  [The End]

A Compendium of Christian Doctrine, or a Catechetical Commentary  (Geneva, 1584; Cantegribiensis, 1585)

Strigel, Victorinus

A Theological Manual, which contains libelli in usum tyronum theologiae  (Bremae, 1584)

Strigel (1524-1569) was initially a Lutheran, but towards the end of his life he accepted a position at the University of Heidelberg and accepted the reformed view of the Lord’s Supper, according to Wikipedia.

Loci theologici viri clariss. D. Vict. Strigelii. Quibus Loci communes reuerendi viri, D. Philippi Melanthonis, illustrantur, & velut corpus doctrinae Christianae integrum proponitur  (Neapoli Nemetum: Matthaeus Harnisch, 1582)

Synopsis Doctrinae Christianae, Vna Cvm Antithesi doctrinarum (Jena : Tobias Steinmann, 1588)

Locvs De Sacramentis Expositvs, et Illvstrissimo Principi Ac Domino, Domino Avgvsto, Dvci Saxoniae, Sacri Romani Imperij Archimarschallo, Electori, &c. Confessionis loco exhibitus à Victorino Strigelio, Anno Christi 1566. Jn fine adiuncta est eiusdem … explicatio definitionis Coenae Dominicae, in libello Examinis Theologici D.Philippi Melanchthonis traditae. (Neustadt/Haardt: Matthaeus Harnisch, 1589)

Snecanus, Gellius – A Methodical Description, or Fundamental, Principal Common Places, or the Dogmas of Scripture Concerning the Knowledge of God and Man, which is threefold in this state of life  (Harlemum, 1591)  992 pp.  There is a subject index at the end.

Snecanus (c.1540-1596)

Table of Contents

Of the Word of God, or Sacred Scripture  1
Of God & his One Essence & Three Hypostases, or Persons, Distinguished  65
Of the Principal Essential Properties of God, then the Ground [Ratione] of the Divine Essence in Itself, then a View of the Works & Favors toward Men & the Church  121
Of the Will of God  185
Of Creation in General  267
Of Good Angels  271
Of Man, in Respect of the First Creation Before the Fall  277
Of the Providence of God  299
Of the Fall & the Sin of the First Parents  331
Of Original Sin  341
An Appendix Encompassing Solutions to Some Objections that Infants
do Not Have Original Sin  360
Of Actual Sin  364
Of the Sin Against the Holy Spirit, or Unto Death  373 
Of Man after the Fall of Adam; How the Old Man, or Flesh, is Called  380
Of Free-Will  386
Of the Eternal Design of Predestination & its Instrumental Causes in the Execution of the Subordinate Counsel of God  453
Of the Execution of the Causes of Salvation & Damnation, with the Legitimate Instrumental [Medias] Causes of Them, which Subordinate Things are Executed of the Counsel of God even unto Creation & Redemption  757

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Sohn, George – Works, vol. 1 (Systematics), 2 (Commentary on the Augsburg Confession), 3 (Commentary on Certain Psalms)  (Herborne, 1591-2)

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1 – The Knowledge of God   11
2 – The Sacred Scriptures   13
3 – God   23
4 – Angels   25
5 – The Integrity of our First Nature: of the Image of God and
.           the Freedom of the Will   33
6 – The Providence of God   35
7 – Sin   38
8 – The Law of God   47
9 – Of the Similarity and Difference Between the Old and
.           New Testaments   55
10 – The Person and Office of Christ   67
11- Faith   74
12 – Repentance: wherein is the Christian Life and the Bearing of
.            the Cross   77
13 – Justification   83
14 -Christian Liberty   104
15 – Scandal   112
16 – Prayer   114
17 – Predestination   125
18 – The Bodily Resurrection and Eternal Life   129
19 – The Church   133
20 – The Ministry of the Church   138
21 – Ecclesiastical Discipline   145
22 – Vows   149
23 – The Sacraments   152
24 – Baptism   160
25 – Baptism of Children   169
26 – The Lord’s Supper   174
27 – The Mass of Papists   189
28 – The Civil Magistrate   196
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Polanus a Polansdorf, Amandus

An Enchiridion of Theological Common Places, Things, Examples, & Sacred Phrases Collected out of the Thesaurus of Augustine Marlorat, the Storehouse of Christoph Obenheim & Isaac L. Feguernikino Ungaro  5th edition  (Basil, no date)  Other editions were published in 1589 & 1596  The entries are in alphabetical order.

Marlorat was reformed; Obenheim was Lutheran; Fegyvernek was Hungarian and reformed.

The Divisions of Theology Framed according to a Natural Orderly Method  (Basil, 1590; Geneva, 1623)  344 pp.  In English:  Buy

Polanus (1561-1610).  This was a precursor to the following longer work below.

A System of Theology, vol. 1, 2  (Hanau, 1609; 1615)  Here is the lengthy Table of Contents in English.

This was the magnum opus of Polanus, for which he was known.  For an overview of this important work, see Max Deal’s The Meaning and Method of Systematic Theology in Amandus Polanus.

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Bachoff, Reinhard – Catechism of the Christian Religion, which is Taught in the Churches and Schools of the Palitinate  (Hanau, 1603) 720 pp.  There is an index of principal places at the beginning of the volume and a longer subject index at the end.
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Casmann, Otto – A Method of of Doctrine & Political Life, or a Brief System, out of Various Theologians, Lawyers & Philosophers  (Frankfurt, 1603)  There is no table of contents or index.
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Otto (1562-1607)
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Book 1 – Of Sacred Theology in General, & in Particular, of God  15
Book 2 – Of the Decrees of God  20
Book 3 – Of the Execution of the Decree of Providence  27
Book 4 – Of the Execution of Predestination  64
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Observation on the Variety of Expression of Terms in this Small Work  117
Guidance [Admonitio] on Method in General  120
Notes on Book 1
1. Of the Definition of Sacred Theology  151
2. Of the Distribution of Theology  188
3. Of the Description of the Essence of God  212
4. Of the Simplicity of God  219
5. Of Immutability  228
6. Of Eternity  228
7. Of Immensity  231
8. Of the Intellect  233
9. Of the Will  237
10. Of Power  249
Introduction to Ch. 11  251
11. Of the Description of Persons  256
12. Of the Father  267
13. Of the Son  269
14. Of the Holy Spirit  272
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1. Of the Actions of God in General  276
2. Of the Decree in General  278
3. Of the Positive & Negative Aspects of the Decree  283
4. Of the Common & Particular Aspects of the Decree  284
5. Of Providence  285
8. Of the Decree of Predestination  287
9. Of the Election of Angels  301
10. Of the Election of Men  303
12. Of the Reprobation of Men  316

Notes on Book 3  327
1. Of the Execution & Work in General  330
2. Of Creation in General, & in Specific, the Creation of Angels  332
3. Of the Creation of Bodies  341
4. Of the Creation of Man  342
5. Of Governance, Ordinary & Extraordinary  369
6. Of the Common Government of the Creatures  375
7. Of the Government of the Intelligent Creatures  377
8. Of the Ways of Knowing Knowing Thinking Creatures  380
9. Of the Ways of Fulfillment in General in Respect of Intelligent Creatures  386 
11. Of the Government of the Angels  391
12. Of the Permission of Angels in their Liberty  392
14. Of the Government of Man, Solved  393
15. Of the Calling of the First People [Protoplastorum] to Union [by Covenant]  400
16. Of the Bond [Pactione] of the Covenant of Nature  403
17. Of the Fulfillment of Permission  404
18. Of Affliction  410
19. Of the Fulfillment in Respect of the Union of the First People [Protoplastorum411
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Notes on Book 4
1. Of the Execution of Predestination  421
2. Of the Confirmation of Good Angels  424
3. Of the Desertion of the Evil Angels  425
4. Of the Bond [Pactione] of the Covenant of Grace  426
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Keckermann, Bartholomaeus – A System of Scriptural Theology Furnished in 3 Books  (2nd ed. Hanau, 1607; 1610)

Keckermann (1572-1608).  See Joseph Freedman, ‘The Career and Writings of Bartholomew Keckermann (d. 1609)’  in American Philosophical Society, Vol. 141, No. 3 (Sep., 1997), pp. 305-364.

Table of Contents

Book 1
.     1 – The Nature of Theology   1
.     2 – The Essence of God   5
.     3 – The Distinction of Persons from Essence and from
.                 Themselves   54

.     4 – The Absolute Properties of God   89
.     5 – The Properties of God Relating to the Creatures   104
.     6 – Creation   121
.     7 – The Actions and Operations Arising of God   135
.     8 – The Matter of the Divine Word   165
.     9 – The Form of the Divine Word   192
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.     1 – The Division of Theology   209
.     2 – The State of Man Before the Fall   215
.     3 – The Fall of the First Man   233
.     4 – Sin in General   246
.     5 – Original Sin   251
.     6 – Actual Sin   267
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.     1 – Election unto Eternal Life   294
.     2 – The Person of Christ   310
.     3 – The Office of Christ in General, and in Specific: as Prophet   326
.     4 – The Priestly Office of Christ   340
.     5 – The Kingly Office of Christ   358
.     6 – The Church   370
.     7 – Justification   412
.     8 – The Sacraments, Miracles and Conversion   439

Pareus, David – Theological Collections of Universal Orthodox Theology, where also All of the Present Theological Controversies are Clearly and Variously Explained, vol. 1, 2  (1611/20)  Table of contents: vol. 1, 2

Pareus (1548-1622)

Ravensperger, Herman
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Alsted, Johann Heinrich

Scholastic and Didactic Theology Theology Exhibited, a Scholastic Method of Theological Common Places  (Hanau, 1618)

Alsted (1588-1638)

A Lexicon of Theology, in which the Terms of Holy Theology are Clearly Explained in a series of Common Places  (Prostat, 1612)

Theological Common Places  (Frankfurt, 1630)

Logical Theology  (1625)

A Compendium of Theology exhibiting a Method of Scriptural Theology in 8 Parts (Hanoviae, 1624)  517 pp.

A Method of Theology in 6 Books  (Hanau, 1634)  This copy is missing large sections.  This work is different from the one above.
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Hommius, Festus – 70 Disputationes Theologicae, Adversus Pontificios  (Lugdunum Batavorum, 1614)  Table of contents

Mylius, Conrad – Catechetical Essays, or Homilies in the Heidelberg Catechism  (Hanau, 1618)  1,247 pp.  There is a one page subject index near the beginning of the volume.

Mylius (fl.1616-1618)

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

Wendelin (1584-1652)

Table of Contents

Prolegomena

1. Of the Definition, Object, End & Efficient Principle of Theology  1
2. Of the Causes & Subject of Sacred Scripture  6
3. Of the Adjuncts of Sacred Scripture  16
4. Of the Division of Christian Theology  39

Book 1, Of the Knowledge of God

1. Of the Nature & Properties of God  40
2. Of the Threeness in Oneness and Most Simple Essence of God, or the Nature and Persons of God, or of God the Father, God the Son & God the Holy Spirit  91
3. Of the Certain Election of Men unto Eternal Life  121
4. Of Reprobation  144
5. Of Creation; where also of Angels & Men  153
6. Of the Causes & Adjuncts of Divine Providence  171
7. Of the Governance of Rational Creatures in General & in Specific, & of the Governance of Them Before the Fall  192
8. Of the Certain Obedience of Angels & of the Disobedience of Others  195
9. Of the Disobedience of the First Men, Adam & Eve, & its Effects Concerning the First Men  198
10. Of Original Sin  205
11. Of Actual Sin  227
12. Of the Punishment of Sin  233
13. Of the Governance of Rational Creatures After the Fall in General & of the Parts of Renewed Men in Specific  237
14. Of the Formation of Christ in the Maternal Womb, and of his Nativity  240
15. Of the Causes of the Personal Union  248
16. Of the Effects of the Personal Union  253
17. Of the Species of the Office of Christ [Prophet, Priest & King]  280
18. Of the Parts of the Office of Christ [Humiliation & Exaltation] 300
19. Of the Instrumental Causes & Parts of the Sacrifice, whereof the Gospel, Calling & Covenant  314
20. Of the Sacrifices & Sacraments in General  325
21. Of Sacrifice & of the Covenant in the Old [Testament]  341
22. Of the Gospel in Specific, a Word, & of Baptism  353
23. Of the Supper of the Lord  379
24. Of the Reception of the Mediator, & of Justifying Faith  448
25. Of the Justification of Men Before God  481
26. Of Sanctification  519
27. Of Glorification: of the Resurrection & Life Eternal  551
28. Of the Church  569
29. Of the Political Magistrate  623
30. Of Marriage  638

Book 2, Of the Worship of God

1. Of the Causes, Adjuncts & Distribution of Divine Worship  652
2. Of the Discrimination & Consideration of Divine Works, & of the Congruent Affection of Souls  655
3. Of Praise, the Action of Thanks & of Adoration  659
4. Of Obedience to God
5. Of Invocation, or Prayer  718
6. Of Ceremonial Worship  744

Crocius, Ludwig – A System of Sacred Theology  (Bremen, 1636)

Crocius (1586-1655)

Alting, J. Henricus

A Method of Didactic Theology  (Amsterdam, 1656; 1662)
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Alting (1583-1644).  This work is essentially the same as Alsted’s, Theologia elenctica nova, sive systema elencticum (Amsterdam, 1654) and Theologia problematica nova, sive systema problematum theologicorum (Amsterdam, 1662).
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Alting exegetes this major Lutheran confession and argues the Reformed position.
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Momma, Wilhelm – Praelectiones Theologicae: De Adventu Schiloh: Ad Gen. 49:10, et De Variis Theologiae Capitibus  (Amsterdam, 1683)  After the treatise on Gen. 49:10, here is the main table of contents.

Momma (1642-1677) was a professor of theology at Hamm, Germany.

Melchior, Johann – Fundamentals of Didactic Theology: Aphoristic Summary Truths joined together with an Exposing of the Sinew of Today’s Errors  (Herborne, 1685)  369 pp. There is a table of contents after the prefaces and a Scripture index at the end.

Melchior (1646-1689)

Lent, Johann a – Of Modern Jewish Theology  (Herborne, 1694)  The table of contents is at the front.

Lent (1654-1696)

Table of Contents

1 – Theology, Religion and Articles of Faith   1
2 – The Twofold Principle of the Jewish Religion: Sacred Scripture,
.           or the Law Written, and the Oral Law comprehended in the
.           Talmud, the reason of all others   33

3 – God; the Essence, Names and Attributes of God   71
4 – The Trinity of Persons in the Divine Essence   104
5 – The Divine Decree, Election and Reprobation   142
6 – The Creation of All Things   170
7 – The Providence of God   209
8 – Angels   241
9 – Of Man in the State of Integrity and Formed in the Image of God   287
10 – Of Man made Destitute by Sin   325
11 – The Free Will of Sinful Man   368
12 – Of Man Restored by Grace, or the Reconciliation of a Sinner
.            to God by the Messiah   378

13 – The Justification and Conversion of a Sinful Man out of his
.            own Works, and of other Means   407

14 – The Observance of the Mosaic Law at the Price of 613 Precepts   443
15 – The Church   511
16 – The Sacraments   555
17 – The Last State of Man and the Condition of Souls after this Life   582
18 – The Resurrection of the Dead   608
19 – The Last Judgment, of Eternal Life and Death   660

Marck, Johannes à – A Compendium of Christian Theology, Didactic and Elenctic  (Amsterdam, 1696; 1722)

Marck (1656-1731)

Table of Contents

1 – Of the Name and Definition of Theology   1
2 – Of the First Principle [Principio] of Theology, or Sola Scriptura   18
3 – Religion   60
4 – Of the Name, Essence and Attributes of God   70
5 – The Persons of the Trinity   99
6 – The Divine Decrees   120
7 – The Predestination of Men to Salvation or Damnation   129
8 – The Divine Creation of the World   150
9 – Good and Bad Angels   171
10 – The Actual Providence of God   189
11 – The Worship of God and the Rule of His Law   200
12 – The Decalogue and of Each of its Precepts   229
13 – The Creation and Nature of Man   262
14 – The First State of the Integrity of Man, and a view of the Image
.            of God and the Covenant of Works   276

15 – The Sin of Men, and its Various Kinds   294
16 – The Various Penaltis of Human Sin   325
17 – The Covenant of Grace, the Gospel, and its Various
.            Economies   333

18 – The Mediator of the Covenant of Grace   347
19 – The Person of Jesus Christ   363
20 – The Three-fold Office of Christ the Mediator: Prophetic,
.             Priestly and Kingly   386

21 – The Two-fold State of Jesus Christ: of being Emptied, and
.            of Exaltation   420

22 – The Ordinances [officiis] of the Covenant of Grace: Faith
.             and Repentance   446

23 – The Effectual Calling of the Elect   468
24 – The Justification of the Elect Before God   477
25 – Sanctification and Good Works   497
26 – Prayer, Fasting, Set Hours, Alm[s], Vow[s]   510
27 – The Certain Preservation of the Elect   537
28 – Regeneration, Adoption, Reconciliation and Liberty   541
29 – The Sacraments of the Covenant of Grace; in particular:
.             Circumcision, Pascha [Passover & Easter] and ones
.             falsely named as such from the New Testament   551

30 – The Holy Baptism of Christians   578
31 – The Holy Supper of the Lord   604
32 – The Covenant Joining God and the Church   627
33 – The Varied Government [or Reign] of the Church   655
34 – The Blessed Glorification of the Elect   696

Holtzfus, Barthold

Holtzfus (1659-1717) has numerous disputations at PRDL.

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Guertlerus, Nicolaus
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Theological Institutions, containing the Fundamentals of the Reformed Religion  (Magdeburg, 1721)  There is a table of contents at the end.
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Lampe, Friedrich
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A Compendium of Natural Theology  (Utrecht, 1724; 1734) 
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Wyttenbach, Daniel  (1706-1779)
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Wyttenbach (1706-1779) was a professor at Bern and Marburg.  He was influenced by the philosophical rationalism of Christian Wolff, though, by him “the orthodox reformed tradition was continued with little overt alteration of the doctrinal loci and their basic definitions.” – Richard Muller

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Brunings, Christian – The Doctrine of the Reign of God, or a Brief System of Didactice and Practical Theology  (Frankfurt, 1755)  The table of contents and a subject index are at the end.

Brunings (1702-1763) was a professor of theology at Heidelberg, 1740-1763.

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Endemann, Samuel
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Compendium of Dogmatic Theology  (Frankfurt, 1782)
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Endemann was a professor of theology at Marburg and was influenced by the philosophical rationalism of Christian Wolff.

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Boquin, Petrus – Exegesis of Divine and Human Fellowship  (Heidelberg, 1561)

Boquin (post 1518-1582)

Ramus, Petrus – Commentary on the Christian Religion  (Frankfurt, 1576; 1594)

Ramus (1515-1572)

Virel, Matthew – A Compendium of the Christian Religion  (1587)  The Latin table of contents at the front of the work is more detailed than what is below.  There is a subject index at the end.  The work is in a dialogue format.

Virel (1561-1595)

Table of Contents

Book 1
.     1 – The Knowledge of God   1
.     2 – The Knowledge of Man   6
.     3 – The Knowledge of Christ   10
.     4 – Of Faith   4
.                 An Expository Paraphrase on the Apostles’ Creed   48
Book 2 
   1 – Of Good Works   51
.                 On the First Table of the Law   54

.                 On the Second Table of the Law   89
.                 A Summary of the Law, Mt. 22:57   111

.     2 – Of Prayer   127
.                 An Explication of the Lord’s Prayer   130

Book 3
.     The Ministry of the Word   149
.     Of the Sacraments   165
.     Of Baptism   169
.     Of the Lord’s Supper   173
A Whole Sum of the Christian Religion   182

Tossanus, Sr., Daniel

Theological Aphorisms of True Religion  (Heidelberg, 1600)

Theological Aphorisms Contra Some Heresies, Taken out of the Espitle of Paul to the Philippians  (Heidelberg, 1590)

Theological Assertions Contra Anti-Trinitarians  (Heidelberg, 1593)

Theological Assertions which Briefly Display the Roman Church  (Heidelberg, 1601)

Theological Axioms Contra the Sacrifice of the Mass, Taken out of the Epistle to the Hebrews  (Smesmannus, 1591)

Theological Axioms on the Sacraments in General  (Heidelberg, 1600)

Brief Theses & Antitheses on these Four Heads: the Lord’s Supper, the Person of Christ, Baptism, Predestination…  (Heidelberg, 1594)

Theological Theses on the Papacy  (Heidelberg, 1598)

Tossanus Sr. (1541-1602) was a French Reformed theologian and professor of New Testament at Heidelberg.  Tossanus has other works of theological theses on more subjects at PRDL.

Chandieu, Antoine de – Theological Works  (Geneva, 1592; 1620)  There are indices at the end of the volume.

Chandieu (1534-1591)

Tilen – An Ordered Arrangement of Theological Disputations held in the Academy of Sedan, vol. 1, 2  (1607, 1611)

Tilen  (1563-1633) 

Chamier, Daniel – A Body of Theology, or Theological Common Places  (Geneva, 1653)

Chamier (1564–1621)

Maresius, Samuel – A Colloquium of Theology, or, a Brief System of All of Theology in Eighteen Disputations  (2nd ed. Groningen, 1649)

Maresius (1599-1673)

Molina, Cappel, Ramburtio, Maresio, Calvino, Le Blanc, Le Vasseur, Alpaeo – A Collection of the Theological Disputations held at Various Times in the Academy of Sedan, vols. 1 (Molina, Cappel), 2 (Ram., Mar., etc.)  (Geneva, 1661)  The table of contents is after the prefaces of each volume.

Du Moulin (1568-1658); Cappel (1570-1624); Maresius (1599-1673); Le Blanc (1614-1675); Le Vasseur (1620-1672).

Cappel, Louis; Moyse Amyraut & Josue La Place – An Arrangement of the Theological Theses Disputed at various times in the Academy of Salmur, vol. 1 (Parts 1, 2, 4), 2 (Part 3)  (2nd ed. Saumur, 1664-5)

Cappel (1570-1624); Amyraut (1596–1664); La Place (c. 1596–1655 or 1665).

Gautier, Thomas – Principles of Didactic Theology Briefly, Clearly and Entirely Given, with a Decision on the Principle Controversies out of the Sacred Scripture  (Marburg, 1696)  343 pp., 20 chs. There is a scope of the work after the preface and a subject index at the end.

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Dutch Reformed

Danaeus, Lambert

A Christian Introduction to Christian Theological Common Places (Geneva, 1588)  with a preface by Theodore Beza

Danaeus (c. 1535 – c. 1590) 

A Compendium of Sacred Theology, or A Theological Manual in which the Whole Sum of True Christian Theology is Briefly Comprehended  (Montpellier, 1595)

A Maual of Aurelius Augustine to the Romans [Laurentium], or a Sum and the Particular heads of the Whole Christian Religion  (Geneva, 1575)

Lubbert, Sibrand  

Of the Principles of Christian Dogmas  (Franeker, 1591)

Lubbert (c.1555–1625).  He also has a number of important works on specific theological topics at PRDL.

Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism  (Franicae, 1618)

The Distinctions and Rules of Theology and Philosophy  (1652)

Trelcatius, Sr., Lucas – A Compendium of Theological Common Places in All the Small Theological Works  (Leiden, 1614)

Trelcatius (1542-1602)

Trelcatius, Jr., Lucas – A Scholastic and Methodical Arrangement of Theological Common Places in All the Smaller Works  (Leiden, 1614)

Gomarus, Arminius, Trelcatius, Jr. – A System of Theological Disputations, in the Academy at Lugduni-Batava  (Rotterdam, 1615)  Table of contents

Polyander, Thysius, Rivet, Walaeus – Synopsis of Pure Theology  (1625; ed. H. Bavinck, Leiden, 1881)  In English: Buy

This standard and very influential Dutch textbook of systematic theology was compiled from the lectures of the four professors and their students.  The ebook is much cheaper than the print edition.

For an introduction, and an English translation of the preface by Herman Bavinck to the 1800’s edition, see Henk van den Belt & Mathilde de Vries-van Uden, ‘Herman Bavinck’s Preface to the Synopsis Purioris Theologiae’  in Bavinck Review 8 (2017): 101–114.

Polyander, Johannes – Miscellaneous Theological Tracts  (1629)

Polyander (1568-1646)

Trigland, Jacob, Sr – The Threefold Grace of God, even of Election, Sanctification and Preservation, Explicated, Confirmed and Vindicated;  and the arguments, exceptions and cavillations of the Remonstrants’ Synods opposed (Amsterdam, 1636; 1637)

Trigland (1583-1654)

Walaeus, Antonius – All the Works  (Includes vols. 1 & 2, Leiden, 1643)  Included are his Common Places.

Walaeus (1573-1639)

Table of Contents

Volume 1
.       A Manual of the Reformed Religion   1-113
.       Common Places   114-558

Volume 2
.       A Tract of the Ministry of the Church, and an Inspection of the
.               Magistrate around [circa] it   1

.       A Response to the Ravenous Censure in An Anatomy of
.               Arminianism by Peter Molina   79

.       A Compendium of Aristotle’s Ethics, Called Back to the Rule
.               of Christian Truth   261

.       Miscellanea: Orations (299), Disputations (319), Conciliations &
.               Letters (372), and Poems (499)   

Schotanus, Meinardus – A System of Christian Doctrine in Sermons, in which is set forth the Practice of Faith and True Religion  (Franeker, 1640)

Schotanus was a professor of theology at Franeker (1626-1637) and Utrecht (1637-†1644).

Gomarus, Franciscus – All the Theological Works, vol. 1, 2  (Amsterdam, 1644)  See especially Part 3, ‘Theological Disputations’ in vol. 2, which goes through systematic theology.

Gomarus (1563-1641)

Cloppenburg, Johannes

Eleven Theological Disputations of the Covenant of God and New and Old Testament  (Hardervig, 1643)

Cloppenburg (1592-1652)

Exercises upon Theological Common Places  (Franeker, 1653)

A System of Select Theological Exercises  (Franeker, 1655)

All the Theological Works

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von Diest, Heinrich
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Biblical Theology  (Deventer, 1643)
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von Diest (1595-1673)
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Voetius, Gisbert
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Ecclesiastical Politics, vol. 1 (1st part of the 1st part), 2 (2nd part of the 1st part), 3 (2nd part), 4 (3rd part)  (Amsterdam, 1663-1676)  There is a table of contents at the beginning of each volume.
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Voetius (1589-1676)
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Select Theological Disputations, vol. 1234  (Utrecht, 1648-1667)
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See also the much better organized and easier to read, late-1800’s A Bundle of Select Disputations (410 pp.), edited by Abraham Kuyper.  Here is the table of contents.  There is a listing of all of Voet’s disputations in the Preface.
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Exercises and Library for the Student of Theology  (Utrecht, 1644)  The Latin Table of Contents is at the front of this volume, though at the end of the later edition on Google Books.

Ascetics, or the Practice of Piety  (1664)

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Revius, Jacobus

331 Disputations of Compendious Theology, vol. 1, 2 (#111-218), 3  (1649)   There is no table of contents to the 2nd volume.

Revius (1586-1658)

A Theological Examination of Cartesian Philosophy  (1648)  There is no table of contents to this work.

This work has been translated into English by Aza Goudriaan and is partly available here.  

Spanheim, Frédéric, Sr – Miscellaneous Theological Disputations, vol. 1, 2  (Geneva, 1652)  There is a table of contents at the beginning of each volume

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Spanheim (1600-1649)

Maetz, Carolus – A Forest of Eminent Questions: Philological, About Antiquity, Philosophical, a True and Most Able View of Theology  (Utrecht, 1650)  Table of contents

Maetz (1597-1651) was of Flemish lineage and a professor of theology at Utrecht.  This is not a systematic theology, but it treats of quite a number of systematic topics.

Cocceius, Johannes

A Sum of Theology out of the Scriptures  (Geneva, 1665)

Cocceius  (1603-69)

A Sum of the Doctrine of the Covenant and Testament of God  (Leiden, 1654; Amsterdam, 1691)

Hoornbeek, Johannes

A Compendium of Dogmatic Theology  (Utrecht, 1685)

Hoornbeek (1617-1666)

Theological Institutes  (Leiden, 1658)

A Sum of Controversies in Religion with Infidels, Heretics and Schismatics  (Utrecht, 1653; 1676)

Practical Theology, vol. 1, 2  (Utrecht, 1663; 1689)

Socinianism Confuted, vol. 1, 2  (Amsterdam, 1650/62)  There is a one page syllabus of questions on p. 104 (by GB’s counting) in vol. 1, with Scripture and subject indices at the end.  There is a syllabus of questions in vol. 2 after the Prolegomena.

Hoornbeek goes through the whole system of Socinianism; hence this work is virtually a polemical systematic theology.

Velthuysen, Lambert – Theology  (Fribourg, 1666)

Velthuysen (1623-1685)

Vogelsang, Reinerus – Exercises of Theology: of Supernatural Revelation, of the Scriptures, of the Nature of God, of the Mystery of the Trinity, of the Divine Decrees, of Predestination, of Creation, Of Providence, Of the Duties of Rational Creatures, of Good and Evil Angels, of the Sin of Adam and Original Sin, of the Strength of the Free Will of Fallen Man, etc.  (Rotterdam, 1668)

Vogelsang (1610-1679)

Table of Contents

1 – Theology   1
2 – Supernatural Revelation, especially of the Urim and Thummim   33
3 – The Definition of Sacred Scripture   48
4 – The Authority of Sacred Scripture   57
5 – The Perfection of Sacred Scripture   82
6 – The Clarity of Sacred Scripture   97
7 – The Authentic Text and Integrity of the Scriptures; where those primitive characteristics are squared with the Samaritan [version], nor are of the Samaritan Pentateuch Codex; and of the antiquity of the Hebrew Vocalization and Accent Points   109
8 – The Versions of Sacred Scripture: in particular the Septuagint Translation and the Latin Vulgate   167
9 – The Reading of Sacred Scripture   234
10 – Scripture its own interpreter, and the ‘in my judgment’ controversies.   251
11 – The Apocryphal Books   251
12 – The Nature of God   275
13 – The Mystery of the Sacrosanct Trinity   349
14 – The Decree of God   393
15 – Predestination   441
16 – The Creation of the World   483
17 – The Distribution of the Works of Creation   497
18 – The Creation of the Angels   515
19 – The Creation of Man   521
20 – The Providence of God   550
21 – The Duties of Rational Creatures   604
22 – The Good Angels   611
23 – The Bad Angels   628
24 – The Sin of Adam   699
25 – Original Sin   733

Burman, Francis – A Synopsis of Theology, and especially of the Economy of the Covenant of God, from the beginning of ages to the consummation of all things, vol. 1, 2  (Utrecht, 1671)  The table of contents is at the beginning of each volume.

Burman (1628-79)

Wittich, Christopher

Theological Exercises  (Boutesteyn, 1682)

Wittich (1625-1687)

Peace-Making Theology, in which various theological problems concerning Reformed Theology that are commonly agitated are Resolved  (Doude, 1671; Leiden, 1675)

Rissen, Leonard – A Sum of Didactic and Elenctic Theology, out of ‘Our Theology’, especially out of Francis Turretin’s Institutes of Theology  (Bern, 1676; 1690)

Here is an introduction to the life of Rissen (1636-1700) with his chapter on Justification in English.

Essenius, Andreas – A Dogmatic Compendium of Theology  (Utrecht, 1685)  The table of contents is on p. 796

Essenius (1618-1677)

Table of Contents

1 – The Nature of Theology   1
2 – Faith   23
3 – Sacred Scripture   43
4 – God   97
5 – The Divine Persons   148
6 – The Decree of God   172
7 – Creation   193
8 – Providence   228
9 – The Legal Covenant   249
10 – Sin   387
11 – The Evangelical Covenant   432
12 – Christ the Mediator   474
13 – The Procuring of Salvation   535
14 – Calling and Regeneration   555
15 – Justification, Reconciliation and Adoption   566
16 – Sanctification   613
17 – Preservation and Confirmation   629
18 – Of Sealing   643
19 – Glorification   702
20 – The Church   726

Heidanus, Abraham – Body of Christian Theology, vol. 12  (Leiden, 1686)
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Salden, William – Leisurely Theology  (Amsterdam, 1684)  The table of contents is after the prefaces.
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Saldenus (1627-1694)
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Leydekker, Melchior
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A Synopsis of the Christian Religion  (Utrecht, 1689)  The table of contents is after the Preface.
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The Torch of Truth  (Leiden, 1677)  The table of contents is after the prefaces.
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Braun (1628-1708)

Van Til, Salomon
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Compendium of Theology  (Bern, 1703)
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Van Til (1643-1713)
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van Mastricht, Petrus – Theoretical and Practical Theology, vol. 1, 2  (Utrecht, 1715; 1724)  “The first four books treat in order the prolegomena, Trinity, works of God and the Fall of man, while the next four are on Christology, pneumatology, ecclesiology, and the covenant.” – W. van Asselt

Van Mastricht (1630-1706)  This article contains a bio of van Mastricht and his ‘The Best Method of Preaching’ in English.

Andala, Ruard – Syntagma theologico-physico-metaphysicum, complectens Compendium theologiæ naturalis: Paraphrasin in Principia philosophiæ Renati Des-Cartes; ut & Dissertationum philosophicarum heptada (Franeker, 1711)

Andala (1665-1727) was a professor of philosophy and theology at Franeker.

Vitringa, Sr., Campegius

Doctrina christinae religionis, per aphorismos summatim descripta, vol. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8  d. 1722  The table of contents, or the analysis, is after the prolegomena of vol. 1, at the end, but otherwise at the beginning of the rest of the volumes.

Vitringa, Sr. (1659-1722) was a professor of Franeker and a Hebraist.  “…Vitringa…  maintained a fairly centrist Reformed position…  Vitringa and De Moor serve as codifiers and bibliographers of the earlier tradition, the former from a federalist, the latter from a nonfederalist perspective.”

“Admirable text-book, full of quotations.” – Howard Malcom

Sacrarum Observationum, vol. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6  (Franeker, 1689 ff.)  The tables of contents are after the prefaces.

Venema, Herman  1726 ff.

See his numerous disputations at PRDL.

Wesselius, Johannes – Academic Dissertations  (1734)

Wesselius (1671-1745).  A few of his dissertations are on PRDL.

van den Honert, Johann

Institutions of Didactic & Elenctic Theology  (1735)  Table of contents

Honert (1693-1758)

Institutions of Typical, Emblematic and Prophetic Theology  (1738)  Scripture Index

Voget, Albert – Institutions of Christian Theology  (Gronigen, 1736)

Voget (1695-1771) was a professor of theology at Gronigen and Utrecht.  According to Wikipedia he tried to combine the theologies of Cocejus and Voetius.

Bernsau, Henricus – A Scientific Method of Dogmatic Theology, vols. 1, 2, 3 (Grace, Mediator & Office & States of), 4  (Franeker, 1761)  Table of contents for vol. 3

Bernsau (1717-1763)

Stapfer, Johann

Institutes of Universal Polemical Theology, ordered in a scientific arrangement, vol. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  (Zurich, 1756)  The table of contents to all the volumes is after the Preface in the first volume.

Stapfer (1708-1775) was a professor of theology at Bern.  He was influenced by the philosophical rationalism of Christian Wolff, though, by him “the orthodox reformed tradition was continued with little overt alteration of the doctrinal loci and their basic definitions.” – Richard Muller

Theology Analyzed, vol. 1  (Bern, 1761)  The table of contents is immediately after the title page

A Theological Dissertation on that which is Natural  (Bern, 1742)  150 pp.  The work covers that which is known apart from special revelation, both natural philosophy and natural theology

De Moor, Bernard – A Continuous Commentary on John Marck’s Compendium of Didactic and Elenctic Christian Theology, vol 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7  (Leiden, 1761-71)  The first volume in English: Buy

De Moor (1709-1780) has a number of disputations available at PRDL.  As portions of De Moor’s systematic are translated into English, excerpts are being put up at the blog.  Here is a review of the first volume by Dr. Ryan McGraw.

De Moor “maintained the fundamental line of confessional orthodoxy without drawing heavily on any of the newer philosophies…  [and he] maintained a fairly centrist Reformed position… Vitringa and De Moor served as codifiers and bibliographers of the earlier tradition, the former from a federalist, the latter from a nonfederalist perspective.  Indeed, De Moor’s efforts did for later Reformed orthodoxy what the massive system of Quenstedt did for Lutheranism in the concluding years of the seventeenth century: the work was so exhaustive and so complete in detail and bibliography that it virtually ended the development of Reformed doctrine in the form of orthodox system.” – Richard Muller

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Junius, Franciscus

The Theological Works, vol. 1, 2  (Heidelberg, 1607; 1608) The Latin table of contents is at the beginning of each volume.  Here is the Latin table of contents for the 2nd volume.

Junius (1545-1602)

Select Smaller Theological Works  ed. Abraham Kuyper (Amsterdam, 1882)  The Latin table of contents is at the end of the volume.

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Maccovius, Johannes

A Volume of Theological Theses by Giving Disputations on Common Places  (Franeker, 1639) The Table of Contents is at the beginning.

Maccovius (1588-1644)

Theological Common Places  (Franeker, 1650; 1658) The table of Contents is at the end

Distinctions and Rules of Theology and Philosophy  (Amsterdam, 1653)

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Scharp, John

A Course of Theology, in which all the dogmas and controversies of faith agitated in this generation between us and Papists are handled one by one and the arguments of Bellarmine are responded to, vol. 1, 2 (Geneva, 1620)  The table of contents is at the end of volume two.

Sharp (1572-1648) was also influential in France.  Even though this work is against the Papists, Scharp handles most of the topics of theology in systematic order.

A Tract on the Justification of Man before God  (Geneva, 1609)

Boyd, Robert – Commentary on the Epistle of the Apostle Paul to the Ephesians  (London, 1652)  The end of the volume has indices of words and phrases, and of chief common places and theological questions.

Boyd (1578-1627).  “His posthumously published Latin commentary on Ephesians… is an enduring monument to his learning.  The work, however, is far more than a commentary and includes discussions of virtually every important locus of a systematic theology… his intention in this was to derive the chief heads of Christian doctrine from Scripture, Ephesians being deliberately chosen for the purpose…” – James Kirk (Dict. of Scot. CH&T)

Rutherford, Samuel 

An Examination of Arminianism  (Utrecht, 1668)  A much fuller table of contents in Latin than what is below in English is at the end of the volume, along with a subject and Scripture index.

Rutherford (1600-1661)

Table of Contents

1 – Of the Scriptures and Fundamental Articles   1
2 – Of God   138
          Of the Knowledge of God   138
.           Of the Essence of God   141
.           Of the Trinity   147
.           Of God’s Knowledge  162
.           Of the Will of God and its Execution   169
3 – Of Election   238
4 – Of Reprobation   276
5 – Of the State of the First Man   297
6 – Of Original Sin   310
7 – Of the State of Fallen Man   325
8 – Of the State of Grace   352
9 – Of Universal Redemption   372
10 – Of the Covenant of Grace   427
11 – Of the Manner of Conversion   453
12 – Of the Justification of the Sinner   498
13 – Of the Perseverance of the Saints   553
14 – Of the Assurance of Salvation   625
15 – Of the Church and its Notes   642
16 – Of Ministers of the Word   681
17 – Of Synods   692
18 – Of the Sacraments and Ecclesiastical Discipline   716
19 – Of the Magistrate   728
20 – Of the Soul and the Bodily Resurrection   753

A Scholastic Disputation on Divine Providence   (Edinburgh, 1649)  Table of Contents

Apologetic Exercises for Divine Grace  (Amsterdam, 1636; 1651)   The Latin table of contents is at the end of the volume.  Note that the headings of Rutherford’s table of contents are sometimes differently worded than the heading on the specific page itself.

Table of Contents

Exercise 1 – Of the Divine Decrees and the Agreeable Union of Divine Will with Human Liberty   1

1 – Of the Nature of Human Liberty   1
2 – Of the Eternity and Immutability of God’s Decrees, and
.           so far as Justification goes, in what way that which is
.           an Immanent Act in God may be Bound in Time, even
.           we are Justified by Faith
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3 – Whether Contingencies are Subject to God’s Absolute
.          Decree, and in what way God’s Conditional, Disjunctive
.          and Congruent Decrees are Overthrown
   68
4 – Contrary to Suarez, Vasquez, Molina, Lessius and
.          Fonseca, and above all Contrary to Jacob Arminius,
.          this is Explained by the Union of Contingency and
.          the Absolute Decree  
 105
5 – Contrary to the Same Jesuits and Arminians, the New
.          Fiction of a Middle or Conditional Knowledge of God is
.          Overthrown
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Exercise 2 – Of Notions of the Divine Will   213

1 – Of God’s Revealed Will [Will of Sign] and His Decretive
.          Will [Will of Good-Pleasure]
  213
2 – Arminius’ Argument: “That which everyone is bound
.          to believe is true […Therefore Christ is the Redeemer
.          of all], etc.” is Refuted.  Likewise, it is contended, contrary
.          to the Arminians, that God cannot disagree with His own
.          Purposes.  
238
3 – Of the Antecedent and Consequent Will of God   323

Exercise 3 – Of the Temporal Actions of God in Human Liberty   363

1 – Whether  Free Will is Determined by God; whether Morally
.          or by the way of Physics, First Considered in Natural
.          Actions, and then of Gracious Actions
  363
2 – Of the Efficacy of Grace, contrary to the Jesuits and
.          Arminians
  395
3 – The Jesuits’ and Arminians’ Arguments against the
.          Predeterminate Efficacy of Grace are Countered
   477
4 – The Monstrous Fiction of Congruent Calling is Rejected,
.          contrary to Suarez, Pedro da Fonseca and Bellarmine
   502

Forbes, John – Historical & Theological Instructions on Christian Doctrine, the Varied State of Things, on the Errors & Controversies that have Arisen…  (Amsterdam, 1645)  Table of contents  This work was commended by Polyander, Trigland, Spanheim, Voet, Maets, Hoornbeeck, Cloppenburg, Coccejus and Maresius, as well as Gerhard Vossi, an Arminian.

Forbes (1593-1648) was one of the Aberdeen doctors.  He held to episcopacy, defended the Five Articles of Perth (which introduced five innovations in worship) and argued that the Scottish National Covenant (1638) was unlawful.

This work of his gained him the reputation of being one of the greatest theologians of the reformed Church.  The covenanters ‘acknowledged his orthodoxy and high Christian character’, according to the DNB.  Rutherford critiques him in Divine Right of Church Government (1646) on pp. 652-3 and in the Appendix on kneeling for the Lord’s Supper and the nature of indifferent matters and Church authority.  However Rutherford does not appear to critique him by name in any of his other works, even when Rutherford had the striking opportunity to on soteriology in his Christ Dying and Drawing Sinners to Himself (1647). 

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Fenner, Dudley – Sacred Theology, or Truth which Follows Piety   (Geneva, 1586)

Fenner (c. 1558–1587) was an English puritan divine and was one of the first theologians to use the term “covenant of works” to describe God’s relationship with Adam in the Book of Genesis.

Davenant, John – Determinations of Some Theological Questions  (Cambridge, 1634)  Table of Contents

This is not a systematic theology, but Davenant discusses 49 questions related to systematic issues.  Some other theological works of his are on PRDL.

Prideaux, John

All the Theological Works Extent in Latin  (Tigur, 1672)  Table of Contents comes after the Dedication and Preface

22 Selections in the Capital Heads of Religion…  (Oxford, 1648)  Table of Contents comes after ‘To the Reader’

A Bundle of Theological Controversies to Juniors…  (Oxford, 1649)  Table of Contents comes after the prefaces

Prideaux (1578–1650) was a reformed Anglican bishop and professor of theology.

Tully, Thomas – A Manual of the Principal Didactic Heads of Theology  (5th ed., Oxford, 1700)

Tully (1620-1676)

Baxter, Richard – A Method of Christian Theology  (London, 1681)

Baxter (1615–1691)  This Latin work, with his Christian Directory in English, was intended to comprise a whole body of divinity (the theological in Latin and the practical in English).  Note Baxter’s significant errors regarding Justification, the Covenant, the definition of Faith, the nature and extent of the Atonement, etc.

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Ames, William – The Marrow of Theology  (Amsterdam, 1634; 1659)  In English

Ames (1576-1633)

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Hungarian

Eszeki, Stephan – A Diary of Theology, or A Complete Theology in 20 Decades of Aphorisms.. (Claudiopoli, 1675) 97 pp.  There is a chart of the divisions of the whole work on the last page.

Eszeki (fl.1665-1675)

Szent-Gyorgy, Stephan – Theologia naturalis in usum auditorum suorum edita  (1784)  Table of contents

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