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
.    Calvin  1559                                        Daneus  1575
.    Musculus  1560                                  Lubbert  1591
.    Beza  1570                                           Trelcatius, Sr.  †1602
.    Szegedin Pannonius  †1572           Trelcatius, Jr.  1614
.    Aretius  †1574                                     Synopsis of Pure Theology  1625
.                                                                   Polyander  1629
.    Bucan  †1603                                      Trigland, Sr.  1637
.    Wolleb  †1629                                     Walaeus  †1639
.    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
.    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
.    Snecanus  1591                                   Leydekker  1688
.    Sohn  1591                                            Braun  1691
.    Piscator  1589                                      Van Til  1703
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    Polanus  1590                                      Mastricht  †1706
.    Bachoff  1603                                      Wesselius  1734
.    Casmann  1603                                   Bernsau  1755
.    Martin  1603                                        De Moore  1761
.    Keckermann  1607
.    Ravensperger  1611                       Belgic
.    Alsted  1612                                          Junius, F.  †1602
.    Mylius  1618
.    Wendelin  1634
.    Crocius  1636                                   Polish
.    Alting  †1644                                         Maccovius  1639
.    Melchior  1685
.    Lent  1694
.    Marck  1696                                     Scottish
.    Holtzfus  †1717                                     Sharp  1620
.    Guertlerus  1721                                   Boyd  †1627
.    Lampe  1724                                          Rutherford  1636
.    Wyttenbach  1747
.    Brunings  1755                                English
.    Endemann  1780                                  Tully  †1676

French                                                     New England
.    Boquin  1561                                           Ames  †1633
.    Ramus  †1572
  Virel  1587                                         Hungarian
.    Chandieu  †1591                                     Eszeki  1675
.    Tilen  1607
  Chamier  †1621
.    Maresius  1649
.    Molina, Cappel, Ramburtio, et al.  1661
  Cappel, Amyraut, La Place  1664
.    Gautier

 

 

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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In three years (or less), with a bit of exerted diligence, you can be reading the cream of Reformed Theology in all of the 85+ authors on this page in Latin.  

This page is for the purpose of cultivating interest in recovering these lost treasures of our heritage that God has graciously blessed us with.  Thus, in order to make these works more accessible to more of God’s beloved people, all the book titles below have been translated into English, as well as numerous of the tables of contents.  We hope to translate most of the tables of contents into English in the days ahead (Deo volente, God willing).  

If you are able to get along in a bit of Latin, find a section that interests you and give it a try.  In seven years when you become a Latin pro (or if you have any friends who already are), translate a chapter into English, and after we check it we will put it up on the net.

For a very readable and engaging introduction to this era of Reformed Theology and many of these authors, see the Introduction to Reformed Scholasticism  Buy  by Willem van Asselt.

This page is by no means exhaustive, but is only a start, and will be steadily growing in the days ahead.  This collection does include all of the relevant titles listed in the bibliography of Heinrich Heppe’s Reformed Dogmatics  Buy  (which work is one of the few where excerpts from many of these authors have been translated into English and topically arranged in the form of a systematic theology), along with many others.

Some authors were influential in numerous countries and/or had no truly home country: their categorization for convenience by nation is sometimes arbitrary.  Many of these works have other copies and editions available on PRDL.  Where we have had a choice, we have preferred the most readable copy.  The first part of the information in the parentheses after the book title is to the first available edition of the work on PRDL; the information following the semicolon is the edition linked. 

If you would like to see a work on this page that we do not currently have listed, please send it over through Suggest Improvements.

We hope that this collection of Reformed systematic works in Latin (the only one like it on the net, to our knowledge) will be imminently useful to all.  If so, our prayer will be fulfilled.  

Soli Deo Gloria!

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Reformed Systematic Theologies in Latin

 

Swiss Reformed

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 Doctrine 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)

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) 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. 

Common Places of Pure Theology of God and Man, by Continuous Tables Explaining and Illustrating the Dogmatics of the Schools (Basel, 1593)

Aretius, Benedict – Common Places of the Christian Religion Methodically Explicated  (Geneva, 1589; Bern, 1604)  There are subject and textual indices at the end.

Aretius (1505–1574)

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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Wolleb (1589–1629)
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Hottinger (1620-1677)

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.  For a more detailed Latin table of contents, see the end of the work.

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 Way in the World and Church under diverse temporary economies  (Bern, 1714)  695 pp. in 15 chs.  There is no table of contents but there is a subject index at the end.

Rodolph (1646-1718)

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)

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)

 

 

Italian

Vermigli, Petrus Martyr – Common Places  (London, 1576; Geneva, 1624)  The English translation of this work is on EEBO Phase 2.  Here is the Table of Contents.

Vermigli (1499-1562)

Zanchi, Girolamo

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)

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)
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 These]   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

 

 

German Reformed

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.

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)

Ursinus (1534-1583)

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

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)

Sohn, George – Works, vol. 1, 2, 3  (Herborne, 1591-2)

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Piscator (1546-1625)
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Table of Contents
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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

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.
Bachoff (1544-1614)
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Otto (1562-1607)
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Martin, Matthew  (fl. 1603 ff.)
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Table of Contents
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Book 1 – Of God
Book 2 – Of the Actions of God before Time
Book 3 – Of the Creation and the Government of the World
Book 4 – Of Angles and Men, the Blessedness of some, and even
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Keckermann, Bartholomaeus – A System of Theology  (2nd ed. Hanau, 1607; 1610)

Keckermann (1572-1608)

Table of Contents

Book 1
.     1 – Natural 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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Book 3
.     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

 

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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 Method of Theology in 6 Books  (Hanau, 1634)  This copy is missing large sections.
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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)

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

Crocius (1586-1655)

Alting, J. Henricus

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Alting (1583-1644)
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A Method of Didactic Theology  (Amsterdam, 1656; 1662)
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Alting exegetes this major Lutheran confession and argues the Reformed position.
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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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Lampe (1683-1729)
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Also has a numerous disputations.
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Wyttenbach, Daniel  (1706-1779)
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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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French Reformed

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

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.

Gautier (1638-1709)

 

 

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.

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)

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

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)   

Gomarus, Franciscus – All the Theological Works, vol. 1, 2  (Amsterdam, 1644)

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. 1, 2, 3, 4  (Utrecht, 1648-1667)
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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)

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)

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 Theologians, especially of Francis Turretin’s Theological Institutes  (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 – Natural 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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Heidanus (1597-1678)
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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.

Wesselius, Johannes – Academic Dissertations  (1734)

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

Bernsau, Henricus – Compendium of Dogmatic Theology  (Franeker, 1755)

Bernsau (1717-1763)

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.

 

 

Belgic

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.

 

 

Polish

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)

 

 

Scottish

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
   18
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
   187

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

 

 

English

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

Tully (1620-1676)

 

 

New England

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)

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