Reformed Systematic Theologies in Latin, to 1650

See also:

Reformed Systematic Theologies in Latin, 1651-1700’s

All the titles are in English, as well as many of the tables of contents.
Use ‘control-f’ to search these pages for topics of interest.

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Order of Contents  (65+ in chronological order by nation)

Introduction

German                                        Dutch

Bucer  1527                                 Daneus  1575
Hyperius  1559                           Lubbert  1591
Ursinus  †1583                            Trelcatius, Sr.  †1602
Strigel  1584                                Trelcatius, Jr.  1614
Snecanus  1591                           Gomarus, Arminius, Trelcatius, Jr.  1615
Sohn  1591                                   Synopsis of Pure Theology  1625
Piscator  1589                              Polyander  1629
Polanus  1590                               Ames  1634
Bachoff  1603                               Trigland, Sr.  1637
Casmann  1603                             Walaeus  †1639
Martin  1603                                 Schotanus  1640
Keckermann  1607                      Gomarus  †1641
Pareus  1611                                 Cloppenburg  1643
Ravensperger  1611                    von Diest  1643
Alsted  1612                                  Voetius  1644
Hommius  1614                            Revius  1648
Mylius  1618                                 Spanheim  †1649
Pelargus  †1633                            Maetz  1650
Wendelin  1634
Crocius  1636                         Italian
Alting  †1644                                Vermigli  †1562
.                                                       Zanchi  1573

Swiss                                               French

Bullinger  1551                            Boquin  1561
Calvin  1559                                  Ramus  †1572
Musculus  1560                            Virel  1587
Beza  1570                                     Tossanus, Sr.  1590
Szegedin Pannonius  †1572      Chandieu  †1591
Foxe  1572                                    Tilen  1607
Aretius  †1574                              Chamier  †1621
Bucan  †1603                                Maresius  1649
Wolleb  †1629

Scottish                                           English

Sharp  1620                                     Fenner  1586
Boyd  †1627                                     Davenant  1634
Rutherford  1636                            Prideaux  1648
Forbes  1645

Belgic                                              Polish

Junius, F.  †1602                             Maccovius  1639

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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 systemsi.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 115+ authors in Latin on these two webpages.

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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About this Collection

The collection on these two webpages comprise probably about 97% of the reformed systematic theologies in Latin on the internet.  It is continually updated as we find more.

The ordering system we have used is based on author: where an author has multiple systematic works, they are all listed under that author’s name.  The authors are listed according to the year of the first systematic work that we list for them, and in some cases according to the year of the author’s death where their works were published posthumously.  Thus, some systematics are found on this page that date after 1650.

For further editions of the works below, see PRDL or try searching the internet.

The reason that these works are split across two webpages is that the former webpage holding them all broke.  WordPress couldn’t handle the sheer size and weight of the best reformed theology on one page.

If you would like to donate to this site:  We don’t want your money; start translating pieces from the works below and make them publicly available on the net, for free (and we will link to them).

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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.

Table of Contents

Abrogation of the Law  45.a
Adoration  10.a78.a
Ablation; How Far Poverty Wrenches  56.a
Anabaptism  19.a
Bearing Arms  53.b
Baptism  16.a
Baptism of Children, or Paedobaptism  19.a90.b130.b119.b
Power of the Keys  133.b145.b
Chair of Moses  164.b
Ceremonies & Liberty in External Things  45.a143.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’ [Inferna]  194.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.a210.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.b65.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.a140.b161.a
Wages  41.a
Military Service of Christians  54.a140.b161.a
Ministers of the Church  35.a38.a
Mourning for the Dead  94.a
Miracles  76.a
Call to Preach  96.a
Good Works  43.a67.b
Prayer  58.b78.b126.b130.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.a85.a116.b
Prophecy  108.b
Divorce [Repudio]  147.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.b119.b
Human Traditions  128.a
Due Return of Tribute  163.b141.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.a155.a
Vows  124.b

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Hyperius, Andreas

Of Theology, or of the Reason for the Study of Theology  (Basel, 1559; 1582)  756 pp.  No Latin table of contents  Subj. Index  Script. Index

Hyperius (1511-1564)

Table of Contents

Dedicatory Epistle  3

Book 1

Preface  13
1.  24
2.  34
3.  39
4.  45
5.  52
6.  55
7.  57
8.  64
9.  65

Book 2  80

1.  80
2.  91
3.  98
4.  102
5.  102
6.  106
7.  107
8.  109
9.  126
10.  137
11.  145
12.  182
13.  Of God  185
14.  Of the Trinity  194
15.  Of Christ  198
16.  Of the Holy Spirit  207
17.  Of the Devil  209
18.  Of the Church  210
19.  Of the Difference Between the Law & the Gospel, & of the Precepts of the Law  216
20.  Of the Promises  223
21.  Of the Pious & the Impious  232
22.  Of the Parables  237
23.  Of Numbers  242
24.  250
25.  255
26.  Of the Quantity of Propositions  258
27.  Some Observations of an Uncertain Order  263
28.  269
29.  That which is most Weighty in the Historical Books  281
30.  Those things which may even be fittingly observed in reading the work of the Palms 306
31.  312
32.  Of Reading the Books of the Evangelists  316
33.  Some Introductory Observations to the Reading of the Pauline Epistles  326

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Book 3  425

Book 4  561

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.  Index of Places & Questions  Textual Index  Subject Index

Table of Contents

Vol. 1

Book 1 – God & the Word of God, or Sacred Scripture   24

Of the Word of God, or of Sacred Scripture  24
Why concerning the Word of God ought to be agitated in the First Locus

Of the Honored Word of God; first of its Necessity & Origin  26

That it is necessary that in the Church the Word of God be Eminent  26

By which causes is the Word of God a Commandment by Letters & from whence is it called ‘Sacred Scripture’  29

Of the Utility of the Word of God, or Sacred Scripture  34

To which things is Scared Scripture Useful?  34

Of the Authority of the Word of God  38

Out of which things is the Authority of the Word of God known?  38

What then are the Canonical Books  45

Whether Sacred Scripture may have authority from the Church, or whether the church may be able to receive authority from Sacred Scripture?  49

Book 2 – The Creature and Man   270

Book 3 – The Church   526

Of the Church  526

What is the Church  526

Of the Church Before the Fall of Man  533

Of the Church After the Fall of Man  536

That sole thing which is only properly called the Church  542

Whether the True Church is Visible  547

The Marks by which the True Church may be Distinguished  552

In what way evil workers have been intermingled in the Church?  561

Vol. 2 [apparently not online, if it was ever published]

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  The link opens to a fuller table of contents than what is below, though there is an even more 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)  Table of Contents

Strigel, Victorinus

A Theological Manual, which Contains Tracts used in the Tyronum Theology  (Bremae, 1584)  No table of contents

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.

Theological Places… in which the Common Places of the Reverend Man, Dr. Philip Melanchthon are illustrated, even as the whole body of Christian Doctrine is propounded (Neapoli Nemetum: Matthaeus Harnisch, 1582)  Detailed Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

Prolegomena  1
Of God  25
Of the Son of God  78
Of the Holy Spirit  163
Of Creation  213
Of the Cause of Sin  279
Of Free-Will, or the Powers of Man  324
Of Sin  426

A Synopsis of Christian Doctrine, one with an Antithesis of Doctrines, Likewise Counsel for how Theological Study Ought to be Formed, also a Rule for Preaching, to which is inserted a Brief Explication of the Heads of a Catechism, also an Admonition on the Best Rule for Interpreting the Prophetic & Apostolic Scriptures, and some other miscellaneous, sacred items  (Jena : Tobias Steinmann, 1588)  Table of Contents

A Place Having been Exposited on the Sacraments…  at the end of the same has been appended an explication by Victorinus of the Definition of the Lord’s Supper given in the Short Work by Dr. Philip Melanchthon, The Examination of Theology  (1566; Neustadt/Haardt: Matthaeus Harnisch, 1589)  The link opens to the table of contents.

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.  Script. Index  Subj. Index on Predestination

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, Subj. Index)  (Herborne, 1591-2)

Piscator, Johannes

A Sylvula of Sayings & Examples out of Sacred Scripture by which Christian Doctrine in Common Places are Distributed and Confirmed  (Herborn, 1621)  This work has collected verses of Scripture and arranged them under the heads of systematic theology.

An Explication of the Heidelberg Catechism  (Herborn, 1622)

Theological Theses, vol. 12, 3  (Herborn, 1606-1607)  Vol. 3  Ref  does not appear to be online.

Table of Contents

Vol. 1

1. Of Sacred Scripture
2. Of God
3. Of Angels
4. Of the Image of God
5. Of Free Choice
6. Of the Providence of God
7. Of Sin
8. Of the Law of God
9. Of the Similarity & Difference of the Old & New Testament
10. Of the Person of Christ
11. Of the Office of Christ
12. Of Saving Faith
13. Of the Conjunction, or Union of the Faithful with Christ, & also of Communion
14. Of Repentance
15.  Of Justification
16.  Of Good Works
17.  Of Christian Liberty
18.  Of Prayer
19.  Of Predestination
20.  Of the Certainty of Election
21.  Of the Resurrection of the Body & of Eternal Life
22.  Of the End of the World
23.  Of the Church
24.  Of the Ministry of the Church, or of the Word & Sacraments
25.  Of the Sacraments

Appendix of Theological Theses on the Varied Spiritual State of Man

Vol. 2

1. Of Sacred Scripture
2. Of the Holy Spirit
3. Of the Providence of God
4. Of the Similarity & Difference Between the Old & New Covenant Between God & his People
5. Of the Gospel
6. Of the Communication of Properties
7. Of the Causes of Salvation
8. Of the Justification of Man Before God
.     The Same Locus, Another Tract
.     The Same Locus, a Full Tract & an Opposition Against the Sophistry
.             of Bellarmine
9. Of the Fruit of Christ’s Death
10. Of the Necessity of Good Works
11. Of Prayer
12. Of Divine Predestination
.      The Same Locus, Another Tract of 4 Disputations
.      The Same Locus, A Full Tract, & an Opposition Against the Disputation
.              of Andrea Schaafmann, with an Appendix to the Same
13. Of the Form of the Sacraments
14. Of the Number of the Sacraments
15. Of Baptism
16. Of the Holy Supper of the Lord
17. Of the Words of the Lord’s Supper, ‘This is my body’, and ‘This is my blood’
18. Of the Papal Mass
19. Of the Sacrament which they call Penance, where it is displayed that Repentance is not a Sacrament
20. Of the Falsely-Named Sacrament, Extreme Unction

9 Miscellaneous Questions

1. Whether the Sin of the First Parents may have been Particular to Themselves [only]?  [We deny]
2. Whether Original Sin is of the Human Substance?  [We deny]
3. Whether Christ is our Mediator According to Each Nature?  [We affirm]
4. Whether Christ Died for All Men in the Universe?  [We deny]
5. Whether that Distinction is able to Consist by which it is said that Christ for all People Sufficiently, but not Efficiently?  [We deny]
6. Whether the Form of Justifying Faith is Love?  [Gal. 5:6, We Deny]
7. Whether it is rightly said that Faith is the Instrumental Cause of our Election?  [No]
8. Whether it is rightly said that the Person of the Son of God is Communicated to the body of Christ?  [We deny]
9. Whether God may Communicate to Any Creature the Power of Working Miracles?  [We deny]

Another 9 Questions Illustrated

1. Whether Sacred Scripture is the Supreme Judge of Controversies in the Cause of Religion?  [We affirm]
2. Whether one is able to prove out of the Book of Nature that God is?  We Affirm
3. Whether the Adored Mystery of the most holy Triad is able to be proved out of the Book of Nature, or whether only so indeed out of the Book of Scripture?
4. What then is the Efficient Cause of Predestination?  [Solely the good-pleasure of God]
5. Whether God is the Author of Sin  [We deny]
6. Whether the Human Nature of Christ is Everywhere?  [We deny]
7. Whether those being Elected & Sanctified to eternal life persevere in faith  [We distinguish.  Yes as to habit; not necessarily as to the confession of faith]
8. Whether the Antiquity, Amplitude, Blessed Times & Relics, which the Papists so shove forward, are notes of the True Church?  [We deny]
9. Whether there is a figure in the Words of the Supper, ‘This is my Body’?  [We affirm]

An Appendix of Theological Theses

On Angels
On Sin

A Small Commentary on the Primacy of Peter, opposite the Sophistry
.      of Bellarmine  406

Three Questions on the Rhetoric of the Words of the Lord, ‘This is my Body’:  1. Whether there is in it a Figure?  2. What is the Figure in it?  3.  In what sense the figure is in it?  443

The Response of Johann Piscator to the Elenchus of Heizo Buscher, in which his [Piscator’s] Doctrine and Propositions on the Figure in the Words of the Holy Supper are called not useful, are undertaken to be refelled  461  in 21 chapters  Table of Contents

The Admonition of Johann Piscator on the Exercises of Heizo Buscher  611  Table of Contents

A Refutation of the Sophisms of Dr. Hunnius [a Lutheran] which are Contained in his Book on the Sacraments, being Comprised by Brief Notes  635

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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
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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; 1589; 1596).  This is akin to a Biblical & theological dictionary.  The vast number of entries are in alphabetical order.  Subj. Index  Scrip. Index

Polanus (1561-1610).  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.  Tables etc.  In English:  Buy

This was a precursor to the following longer work below.

Table of Contents

Tables of the Whole

Book 1  Of Faith

1. Of the Word of God  1
2. Of the Doctrine of Faith  1
3. Of God  1
4. Of the Attributes of God  1
5. Of the Persons of the Deity  25
6. Of the Works of God  27
7. Of the Decree of God, where is of the Decree of Predestination  30
8. Of Creation, where is of the Image of God  33
9. Of the Good & Bad Angels  35
10. Of Man, & his State & Will  36
11. Of the Providence of God  44
12. Of Good  45
13. Of Evil  45
14. Of Sin  46
15. Of the Action of God, through the part of Providence  56
16. Of the Instruments of God  56
17. Of Divine Permission  57
18. Of the Conservation of Things  59
19. Of the Destruction of Things  59
20. Of the Governing of Things  59
21. Of the Divine Moving  59
22. Of the Natural Revelation [Patefaction] of God, where is of Natural Law  62
23. Of the Supernatural Revelation of God  62
24. Of the Law of God  63
25. Of the Moral Law of God, or Decalogue  64
26. Of the Ceremonial & Judicial Law  70
27. Of the Gospel  70
28. Of Christ, his Person, twofold State, humiliation, incarnation, conception by the Holy Spirit, assumption of human nature, the personal union, the power of Christ according to the essence & office, the communication of properties, nativity, fulfilling of the Law, temptations, suffering, the Descent of Christ to Inferos, death, burial, exaltation, resurrection from the dead, ascension to heaven, session at the right hand of God the Father, the office of Christ, the gifts [apotelesmatis] of the Mediator  71
29. Of the Prediction of Future Things  98
30. Of the Divine Promises  104
31. Of the Divine Threats  105
32. Of the Divine Calling  106
33. Of the Covenant Between God & Men  108
34. Of the Benefits distributed by Christ
35. Of the Gift of the Holy Spirit  110
36. Of Communion with Christ  110
37. Of Justification, where is of the Remission of Sins & the Imputation of the Righteousness of Christ  112
38. Of Regeneration  135
39. Of the Illumination or anointing of the Holy Spirit, & of Repentance  139
40. Of Adoption  144
41. Of the Liberty of the Sons of God  145
42. Of Christian Liberty & Indifferent Things  147
43. Of Conservation in Communion with Christ  148
44. Of Consolation on the Cross and in Death  150
45. Of the Gift of Eternal Life  161
46. Of Divine Signs, where is of Miracles  165
47. Of the Sacraments in General  169
48. Of Circumcision  181
49. Of the Passover  183
50. Of Baptism  185
51. Of the Lord’s Supper  190
52. Of the Preparation of Someone Faithful Before the Use of the Supper  204
53. Of the Judgments of God, where is of Afflictions & Death  208
54. Of the Works of God After this Life, where is of the Last Coming the Lord, the universal resuscitation of the dead, the Last Judgment, & the manifestation of the glory of God  219
55. Of the True Church, where is of True Religion  216
56. Of the Public Governing of the Church  222
57. Of the Ministers of the Church  223
58. Of the Common People of the Church  233
59. Of the Ecclesiastical Power, where is of the power: of ecclesiastical elections, of judging religious controversies, of ecclesiastical order and jurisdiction of the Church; where is of the power of the keys & excommunication  235
60. Of Councils  241
61. Of the Political Magistrate  245
62. Of the Private Governing of the Church  249
63. Of the False Church, where is of false religion, the enemies of Christ & its kingdom, of the Jews & of their rejection & restoration, of the nations [ethnicis], where is of Mohammedans & pagans, of the Antichrist, of heretics & schismatics, & of the Church of the Antichrist & the Pseudo-Christ  250

Book 2  Of Good Works

64. Of Good Works  256
65. Of things Disagreeing to, & the adjuncts of Good Works: of the Fear of God, of Subjection towards God, of Constancy, of Prudence & of Sanctified Zeal for the Glory of God  265
66. Of the Internal & External Worship of God, & of that which is contrary to it, where is of living faith & hope in God  267
67. Of the invocation of God, where is of prayer, the Lord’s Prayer, of fasting & of the oath  290
68. Of Thanksgiving, where is of the Confession of Truth  298
69. Of Ecclesiastical rites or ceremonies, where is of the pious vow, the sacrifices of the Old Testament; of sacred times, where is of the feasts of the Old & New Testament  299
70. Of virtue, where is of the Study of wisdom, fortitude, temperance, chastity, parsimony, thriftiness, of the study of true glory, the whole ring of virtues, righteousness  304
71. Of Economic Righteousness, where is of Marriage & Divorce  321
72. Of Public Righteousness, where is of the Political Laws, Peace & War

A System of Theology, vol. 12  (Hanau, 1609; 1615)  Here is the lengthy Table of Contents in English.  Synopsis   Index of Principal Questions (not included in the Table of Contents)  Subj. Index  Scrip. Index  Index of Fathers & Writings

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.  This is a commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism, following the order of its questions  Subj. Index  Index of Fathers & Councils

Bachoff (1544-1614).

Principal Common Places

Adultery, Fornication, Rape & Incest  Q 108-109
Alms  Q 107
Ambition  Q 128
Angels  Q 124b
Antichrist  Q 123
Apostles’ Creed  Q 22
Avarice  Q 87
Baptism  Q 69-71
Baptism of Infants  Q 74
Burial  Q 41
Certainty & Truth of the Christian Religion  Q 19
Charity  Q 4 & 55
Church  Q 54
Conscience  Q 32
Cross  26 & 28
Custom  Q 91
Death  Q 42
Decalogue, or the Ten Precepts  Q 92-93
Defamation & Calumny  Q 112
Devil  Q 127
Divine Providence  Q 1, 26, 27
Divinity of the Holy Spirit, contra the Macedonians & the Spirit-Fighters
Divinity of the Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, contra the Ebionites, Photinians, Arians, etc.  Q 25
Drunkenness  Q 78
Envy  Q 106
Eternal Life  Q 31, 52, 58
Excommunication  82 & 85
Exertion & Solicitude  Q 26
Faith  Q 20-21, 61, 64, 91
Fasting  Q 89
Festivals & the Days of a Feast  103
Forgiveness in Turn  Q 126
Free Choice  Q. 8
Gentleness  Q 107
Gluttony & the Palate  Q 110
Good Works & the Christian Life  Q 43, 62-63, 86, 90, 91, 115
Gratitude  Q 2, 28
Hatred & Enmity  Q 106-107
Hell  Q 44
Heretics  Q 123
Homicide  Q 105
Hospitality  Q 107
Humility  Q 94
Infirmities are to be Born with  Q 107
Incarnation of the Word, Against Marcion, Valentinus & the Anabaptists denying the
The Justification of Man Before God  Q. 21 & 60
Labor & Leisure  Q 111
Last Judgment  Q 52
Law  Q. 3, 10
Lie  Q 112
Loquaciousness  Q. 109
Lord’s Supper  Q 75-78, 80-82
Luxury in Clothing & Excessive Ornamentation  Q 109 sect. 44
Magic, Astrology, Incantation  Q. 94
Magistrate  Q 105
Marriage & Weddings  Q 108
Martyrs  Q 112
Medicine  Q 27
Meditation  Q 109

Mercy  Q 107
Ministers of the Church  Q. 103
Mourning for the Dead  Q. 42
Nobility  Q 94
An Oath  Q 99-102
Original Sin  7
Parents & Free Persons   104, 120
Patience  Q 107
Persecution of the Pious  Q 52
Pigments of Women & Painting with Colors  Q 109
Power of the Keys, or of Excommunication & Absolution  Q 82, 85
Prayer & Addressing  Q 116, 118-119
Preaching of the Divine Word  Q 65, 103
Pride  Q 94
Repentance  Q 89
A Report [Fama]  Q 112
Resurrection of the Dead  Q 57
Riches & Poverty  Q 27
Sacraments  Q 66
Sacred Scripture  Q 22, 65
Salvation  Q 109
Scandals  Q. 86
Sin  Q. 2
Soul  Q 57 & 76 App.
Superstition  Q 94
Traditions & the Doctrines of Men  Q 65, 91, 96
Trinity of Persons in the One Divine Essence, contra the Sabellians  Q 15
True Humanity of Christ  Q 16, 35
Truth  Q 112
Two Natures in Christ, contra the Eutychians & Ubiquitarians  Q 47-48
Usury & Dividing?  Q 27, 110
Vindication or Vengeance  Q 126
Worship of the Saints & Images  Q 94-98
Wrath  Q 106

Lives of the [Early Church] Fathers  669

Of Councils  716

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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
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Notes on Book 1
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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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Notes on Book 2
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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
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Notes on Book 3  327
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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 [Protoplastorum]  411
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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
5. Of the Fulfilling of the Covenant with Respect to Means  429
6. Of Blessedness Begun  471
7. Of the Common Means to the End of the Covenant in the Old Testament  473
8. Of the Means to the End of the Covenant Respecting the First Parents  474
9. Of the Execution of the Means Respecting the Elect Posterity of Adam & Eve  474
10. Of the Promised Precursor of Christ  476
11-12. Of the Conception & Nativity of Christ  477
13. Of the Internal Preparation of Christ to the Office of Mediator  497
14. Of the External Preparation of Christ to the Office of Mediator  498
15. Of the Calling of the Lord to his Office  498
16. Of the Function of the Office of Mediator in the Exalted State  499
17. Of the Ceasing [Interdictione] of the Levitical Ministry  510
18. Of the Calling of Ministers of the New Testament  511
19. Of the Calling of Popular Teachers  516
20. Of the Calling of Ministers to Scholastic Teaching  517
21. Of the Antiquation of the Levitical Ministry  518
22. Of the Benediction of the Ministry in the New Testament  520
23. Of the Execution of the Means Respecting Reprobation  524
24-25.  Of the Fulfilling of the End  530
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A Brief Sum of Theology Methodically Arranged, and the Testimonies of the Word of God clearly and fully demonstrated out of the writings in 4 books, even: (1) of God, (2) of the Decrees of God, providence and predestination, (3) of the Execution of providence in Creation and the Government of all things, (4) of the Execution of Predestination of the Salvation and Damnation of Angels and Men  (Brema, 1615)

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Tables of the 4 Books

Book 1, of God

1. Definition of Theology  25
2. Distribution of Theology  27
3. Essence of God & the First Kind of Essential Properties  30
4. Second & Third Kinds of Divine, Essential Properties  41
5. Persons of the Trinity  50

Book 2, of the Decrees of God

1. Actions of God in General  61
2. The Decree in General  63
3. Providence  68
4. Predestination & its First Species: Election  69
5. Reprobation  73

Book 3, Execution of Providence

1. Execution of Providence  75
2. Governance in General  88
3. Common Governance of Intelligent Creatures  108
4. Governance of the Angels  128
5. Governance of Men  130

Book 4, Execution of Predestination

1. Rejection of Evil Angels  146
2. Stability of Good Angels  149
3. Execution of the Elect in General  151
4. Execution of the Reprobate  237
5. Execution of Predestination Respecting Completion  240

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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.

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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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Book 2
.     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

Pareus, David – Theological Collections of Universal Orthodox Theology, where also All of the Present Theological Controversies are Clearly and Variously Explained, vol. 12  (1611/20)  Table of contents: vol. 12

Pareus (1548-1622)

Table of Contents, vol. 1

Collection 1, Disputations

1. Theology & the Word of God  3
2. God  8
3. The Son of God Incarnate  10
4. Problems on the Office of Christ the Mediator  12
5. Holy Spirit  15
6. Creation of the World, Angels & Men  16
7. Providence of God  18
8. Sin  21
9. Free-Will  27
10. Predestination  30
11. The Gospel & Grace  35
12. Justifying Faith  39
13. Justification by Faith, Appendix on Roman Justification  44
14. Sanctification, the other Benefit of Christ, which is Regeneration & Conversion unto God  58
15. Good Works  66
16. Sacraments in General, & the False Dogma of the Papists  69
17. Baptism  77
18. Lord’s Supper  79
19. The False & Horrid Dogma of Papists & Jesuits on the Eucharist & the Sacrifice of the Mass, out of Bellarmine & the Council of Trent  85
20. Church of God  97
21. The False Dogma of the Papists on the Church & its Notes  115
22. The Government & Ecclesiastical Ministry in the Apostolic Church  121
23. Church Government Before the Popes & under the Popes, & of the Primacy of the Pope  127

Collection 2, Disputations

1. Sacred Scripture  139
2. God & the Most Holy Trinity; Solution to the Sophisms Against the Distinction of Essence & Persons  141
3. Attributes of God  148
4. Creation of the World  153
5. Good & Bad Angels  156
6. Creation of Man & his First State  159
7. Providence of God  163
8. The Fall & the First Sin of Man  166
9. Sin in General & its Distinctions  170
10. Cause of Sin  174
11. The Nature, Propagation & Effects of Original Sin  179
Note on the Origin of the Human Soul  183
12. Free-Will of Man After the Fall  188
13. Punishment of Sin, Death & the Misery of Man  193
.      Testimony of S. Scripture on the Vindicatory Justice of God  196
14. Eternal Predestination of God  198
15. Grace & the Gospel  201
16. Old & New Covenant of God  204
17. Person, Office & Benefits of the Mediator  210
18. True Divinity & Humanity of Christ  213
19. Personal Union of the Two Natures of Christ  220
20. Threefold Office of Christ the Mediator  224
21. Passion, Death, Burial & Descent to ‘Inferos’ of Christ  228
22. Resurrection, Ascension & Session at the Right Hand of God of Christ  233
23. Satisfaction & Merit of Christ the Mediator  238
24. Faith  244
25. Justification  249
26. Person, Office & Gifts of the Holy Spirit  252
27. Regeneration & Conversion [Resipiscentia]  255
28. Appendix on Regeneration & Repentance, Comprehending the False Dogma of Romanists  260
Abrogation of Auricular Confession out of Socrate  264
29. The Law, its Abrogation & Use  266
30. Good Works  268
31. Christian Liberty, Human Traditions, Adiaphora & Scandal  272
32. Prayer  277
33. True Church  286
34. False Church & its Notes  289
35. Head & Members of the Church  294
36. Primacy of the Roman Pope  300
37. Antichrist  305
38. Ecclesiastical Government of the New Testament  309
39. Ministry & Ministers of the Church & their Calling  314
40. Power of the Church about Doctrine  322
41. Power of the Church about Discipline in Upholding Laws  326
42. Power of the Church about Discipline in Enacting Censures  337
43. Vows  342
.        Note on Vows, Councils & Decrees  349
44. Sacraments in General  351
45. Baptism  357
46. Lord’s Supper  365
47. Papal Mass  376
48. The Five False Marks of the Sacraments of the Papal Church  384
49. Marriage  392
Note out of Thomas: What Promise Makes or does not Make
Marriages  400
50. Civil Magistrate  403
51. Fasting & Alms  409
52. Indulgences & Purgatory  416
53. Resurrection of the Dead & the Last Judgment  420

Collection 3, Disputations

1. Sacred Scripture  427
2. God, One & Three  431
3. Person of Christ  433
4. Threefold Office of Christ the Mediator  435
5. Providence of God  437
6. Eternal Predestination of God  440
7. Sin  442
Note on Sin: in What Way the Theologian Disputes [It]  445
8. Free-Will  446
9. Law & Gospel  449
10. Justification by Faith  451
11. Good Works  454
12. Christian Liberty  456
13. Church  459
14. Sacraments, Baptism, Holy Supper & Antichrist  461

Collection 4, Disputations

1. Sacred Scripture  457
2. God & his Saving Knowledge  469
3. Person & Incarnation of the Son of God  472
4. Office of Mediator, Against the Blasphemies of Socinus  475
5. Providence of God  479
6. Eternal Predestination of God  483
Note on Some Theses of Augustine  489
7. Sin  495
8. Free-Will of Man, a Public [Disputation]  495
The Same, Free-Will of Man, a Private [Disputation]  501
9. Law & Gospel  502
10. Justification of Man Before God  505
11. Christian Liberty  508
12. Good Works  512
13. Church  516
14. Sacraments in General, & of Baptism  521
15. Lord’s Supper  523
16. Antichrist  527

Collection 5, Disputations

1. Sacred Theology & its Principles & Parts  535
2. Books Canonical & Apocryphal  538
3. Authority & Perfection of Sacred Scripture  542
4. Perspicuity & Interpretation of the Sacred Scriptures, & the Judgment of Controversies  545
5. God, One & Three  549
6. Creation of Man in the Image of God  553
7. Providence of God  555
8. Conversion [Resipiscentia]  558
9. Free-Will  563
10. Law & Gospel  564
11. Person of Christ  569
12. Office of Christ the Mediator  562
13. Antichrist  575
14. Predestination  577
15. Faith & Justification by Faith From Works  580
16. Church & its Members, Head & Qualities  583
17. Notes of the Visible Church  585
18. Sacraments in General & of Baptism  588
19. Lord’s Supper & the Papal Mass  590
20. Descent of Christ to ‘Inferos’, the Resurrection from the Dead, the Ascension to Heaven & the Session at the Right Hand  593

Collection 6, Disputations

1. Person & Office of Christ  599
2. Church  605
3. Free-Will of Man  607
4. Predestination  612
5. Sin  615
6. Faith & Justification  618
7. Good Works  620
8. Judgment of Controversies in Causes of Religion  624
9. Political Magistrate  626
10. Baptism  629
11. Holy Lord’s Supper  632
12. Prayer to God  634
13. Providence of God  638
Note on the Same  641

Collection 7, Disputations

1. Sacred Scripture  647
2. God  649
3. Person & Office of Christ the Mediator  650
4. Free-Will  653
5. Faith & Justification of Man Before God  655
6. Eternal Predestination of God  657
7. Christian Liberty  661
8. Church & Councils  663
9. Sacraments in General  606
10. Baptism  673
11. Eucharist of the Lord & the Papal Mass  675
12. Conversion [Resipiscentia]  679
13. Law & Gospel  681
14. Civil & Ecclesiastical Power  683
15. Marriage  686
16. Antichrist  689
17. Prayer to God & of an Oath  692

Collection 8, Disputations

1. Sacred Scripture  697
2. God  699
3. Person of Christ  700
4. Providence of God  704
5. Free-Will of Man  706
6. Eternal Predestination of God  708
7. Justification by Faith  711
8. Christian Liberty  713
Note on the Conscience, Good & Bad  715
9. Church & Councils  717
10. Sacraments in General  722
11. Baptism  722
12. Lord’s Supper & the Papal Mass  724
13. Repentance or Conversion [Resipiscentia]  726
14. Law & Gospel  729
15. Civil Power, or the Political Magistrate  731
16. Ministry & Ministers of the New Testament Church  734
17. Antichrist  736
18. Prayer to God  739
19. Marriage  741

Collection 9, Disputations

1. Sacred Scripture  747
2. God, One & Three  749
3. Eternal Predestination of God  752
4. Free-Will  755
5. Sin  757
6. Person & Office of Christ  760
7. Justification of a Sinful Man Before God  764
8. Church  767
9. Sacraments in General  771
10. Baptism  773
11. Sacred Lord’s Supper  777
12. False Dogma of the Papists About the Lord’s Supper  781
13. Monarchical State of the Church & of Antichrist  783
14. Blessedness, the Worship of Saints & Purgatory  787
15. Creation of the World  791
16. Justifying Faith & the Merits of Works  793
Note on Merit out of Biel & Thomas of Argentina  795

Collection 10, Disputations

1. Canon, Edition, Reading, Authority, Obscurity, Interpretation & Perfection of Sacred Scripture  803
2. God  807
3. Providence of God  809
4. Free-Will  812
5. Sin in General  815
6. Person of Christ  817
7. Office of Christ the Mediator  820
8. Faith & Works  823
9. Justification of Man Before God  826
10. Christian Liberty  827
11. Erroneous & False Dogmas About the Papists’ Sacrifice of the Mass  830
12. Divine Predestination  832
13. Church of God  834
14. Sacraments in General  836
15. Sacrament of Baptism  838
16. Sacred Supper of the Lord  841
17. Antichrist  845
.       Note on the Three & a Half Years of Antichrist  848
18. Prayer to Saints  849
19. Purgatory  853
20. Law & Gospel  857
21. Matrimonial Errors of the Pontiffs  860
22. Councils  862
23. Theological Question: Whether we are Schismatics or Heretics for Making a Secession from the Roman Church?  865
24. Authority, Perspicuity & Definitive, Judicial Use of the Sacred Scriptures  868

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Table of Contents, vol. 2

Collection 1, Disputations

1. Creation of Man  3
2. Fall, or the First Sin of Man  6
3. Sin of Man in General: Original & Actual  9
4. Free-Will  13
5. Divine Providence  18
6. Person & Office of Christ the Mediator  23
7. Justifying Faith  28
8. Law of God  32
9. Gospel  37
10. Justification by Faith  40
11. Sanctification  43
12. Church  46
13. Eternal Predestination of God  50
14. Sacred Scripture  55
15. Sacraments in General  59
16. Baptism  63
17. Lord’s Supper  66
18. Good Works in Particular: Prayer, Fasting & Alms  72
19. Invocation, & a Species of it: an Oath  76

Collection 2, Disputations

1. Authority, the Canonical Books, Version & Interpretation of Scripture  83
2. Perspicuity & Perfection of Sacred Scripture  86
3. God, One & Three  89
4. Incarnation of the Son of God  91
5. Descent of Christ to ‘Inferos’  93
6. Providence of God  86
7. Sin  99
8. Predestination  103
9. Free-Will of Man  106
10. Justification of a Sinner Before God  110
11. Church  113
12. Ministry & Ministers of the Church & their Lawful Calling  117
13. Of the External or Ministerial Government of the Church-Militant  121
14. Sacraments in General  125
15. Baptism  129
16. Lord’s Supper  132
17. Regeneration, or the Conversion of Man to God  136

Collection 3

1. Canon, Versions & Reading of the Sacred Scriptures  141
2. Perspicuity & Perfection of Sacred Scripture  142
3. Of God & the Trinity of Divine Persons  143
4. Providence of God  144
5. Eternal Predestination of God  146
6. Original & Actual Sin  147
7. Grace & Free-Will  148
8. Of the Covenant, or the Harmony & Difference of the Old & New Testament  150
9. The Mediator Christ, Theses of Controversy with Pagans, Jews, Samosatenians & Sophists  151
10. The Natural Union in Christ & the Communication of Properties  153
11. Justifying Faith & Justification  155
12. The Certainty of Justification, the Necessity of Works & of Merit  156
13.  Conversion, or the Regeneration of Man  157
14. The Church & its Notes  159
15. The Calling of the Ministers of the Church  160
16. The Government of the Church, & the Primacy of the Pope  162
17. Antichrist  193
18. The Sacraments in General  164
19. Baptism  166
20. The Holy Supper of the Lord, or the Eucharist  167

Collection 4, Disputations

1. Canon & Perfection of Holy Scripture  171
2. Reading, Obscurity & Interpretation of Holy Scripture  172
3. God & the Holy Trinity  173
4. Sin  174
5. Providence of God  175
6. Divine Predestination  176
7. Grace & Free-Will  177
8. Harmony & Difference of the Old & New Testament  178
9. Christ the Mediator  179
10. Person of Christ the Mediator  180
11. Justification by Faith  181
12. Certainty of Grace & the Merits of Works  182
13. Church & its Notes  183
14. State of the Saints After this Life & of their Worship  184
15. Ministry & Ministers of the Church  185
16. Sacraments in General  187

Collection 5, Disputations

1. Canon, Authority & Perfection of Sacred Scripture  191
2. Perspicuity, Interpretation & the Judgment of Interpretation of the Sacred Scripture  192
3. God & the Sacred Trinity  193
4. Providence of God  194
5. Divine Predestination  195
6. Sin, its Cause & Effect  196
7. Grace & Free-Will  197
8. Christ the Mediator  198
9. Person of Christ the Mediator  200
10. The Communication of Properties in the Person of Christ, & of his Satisfaction  201
11. Ascension of Christ to Heaven & Session at the Right Hand of God  202
12. Antichrist  204
13. Justification by Faith  205
14. The Certainty of Faith & of Justification, & not the Perfection, Justification & Merits of Good Works  206
15. Church & its Notes  207
16. Sacraments in General  208
17. Baptism  210
18. Holy Supper of the Lord  211
19. Of Statues & Images in Church Buildings  212
20. Christian Liberty  213

Collection 6, Disputations

1. Sacred Scripture  217
2. God & the Holy Trinity  219
3. Providence of God  221
4. Eternal Predestination of God  223
5. Sin & its Cause  225
6. The Person & Office of Christ the Mediator  228
7. Grace of God & Free-Will  231
8. Communication of Properties in the Person of Christ  233
9. Satisfaction of Christ the Mediator for our Sins  237
10. Of the Burial, Descent to ‘Inferos’, the Resurrection, Ascension to Heaven & Session at the Right Hand of God of Christ  239
11. Antichrist  241
12. The Justification of a Sinner Before God  245
13. Perseverance of the Saints out of the Book of Augustine, On Good Perseverance  248
14. Merits of Good Works  252
15. Church & its Notes  254
16. Calling of Ministers of the Church  257
17. Sacraments in General  262
18. Sacrament of Baptism  264
19. Sacrament of the Eucharist, or the Supper of the Lord  267
20. Of Monks & the Monastic Perfection  270
21. Of Prayer to Saints  274

Collection 7

1. Authority, Reading, Necessity, Obscurity & Perfection of Holy Scripture  281
2. God, Creation of the World & Angels  263
3. Satisfaction of Christ for Us  285
4. Providence of God  287
5. Eternal Predestination of God  291
6. Person, Office & Benefits of Christ the Mediator  299
7. Justification by Faith  305
8. Merits of Good Works, the Restricting of Foods & Fasting
9. The Certainty of Faith, of Grace, of Justification, of Perseverance, of Salvation, Predestination & Finally of the Faithful, Against the Papistical Doubt  309
10. The Ecclesiastical Ministry, the Calling of Ministers & Ecclesiastical Discipline  315
11. Sacraments in General, in Specific of Baptism  320
12. Holy Supper of the Lord  326
13. Church  331

Collection 8, Disputations

1. Authority, Interpretation, Reading, Perfection & Necessity of Sacred Scripture  339
2. Sacred Trinity in the Unity of the Divine Essence  341
3. Providence of God & the Cause of Sin  342
4. Twofold Predestination of God: One of the Good to Glory; Another of the Evil to Punishment, Wherein is Prefixed the Title of the First Book of Fulgentius to Monimum  344
5. Person & Office of Christ the Mediator  348
6. Faith & Justification  350
7. Intercession & Prayer to Saints; & of Purgatory & Images  352
8. Antichrist  354
9. Church  356
10. Free-Will & Grace  357
11. Sacraments in General & of Baptism  359
12. Sacrament of the Supper of the Lord & of the Pontifical Mass  361
13. Sin, the Cause of Sin in General & of the First Sin  362
14. Original Sin & the Sin Against the Holy Spirit  364
15. Law & Gospel & of their Difference  366
16. Political Magistrate  368
17. Good Works  370
18. Omnipotence of God, & of its Abuse  371
19. Of Fleeing the Papacy  372
20. Continuation of Fleeing the Papacy  373
21. The Heaven of the Blessed  376
22. Perseverance of the Saints  378
23. Death of Christ for All  379
24. Of Fleeing & Taking up the Popish Mass  381
25. Of the Judgment of Controversies about Religion  382
26. Of Vows & Oaths in the New Testament  385

Collection 9, 40 Disputations on the Controversies of the Jesuit Cardinal, Robert Bellarmine

1. Of the Truths & Falsehoods of Bellarmine about the Canon of the Sacred Scriptures, Book 1, ‘Assertions on the Word of God’  389
2. Of the Truths & Falsehoods of Bellarmine about the Editions, Versions & Readings of the Sacred Scriptures, Book 2, ‘Assertions on the Word of God’  397
3. Of the Falsehoods of Bellarmine about the Interpretations of the Sacred Scriptures, Book 3, ‘Assertions on the Word of God’  403
4. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about Traditions, Book 4, ‘Assertions on the Word of God’  413
5. Of God, One & Three, out of Bellarmine, Books 1 & 2, ‘Of Christ’  421
6. Of the Incarnation of the Son of God, out of Bellarmine, Books 3-5, ‘Of Christ’  424
7. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Monarchical Church of the Apostle Peter, Book 1, ‘Of the Roman Pontiff’  430
8. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Successors of the Roman Pontiff in the Monarchical Church of the Apostle Peter, Book 2, ‘Of the Roman Pontiff’  433
9. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy on the Antichrist, Book 3, ‘Of the Roman Pontiff’  436
10. Continuation of the Antichrist  442
11. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy on the Power of the Roman Pontiff, Spiritual & Temporal, Books 4-5, ‘Of the Roman Pontiff’  447
12. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy on Ecclesiastical Councils, Books 1-2  450
13. Of the Calumnies & Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Church & its Notes, Books 3-4, ‘Of the Church Militant’  455
14. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of Clerics, Book 1  465
15. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of Monks, Book 2  467
16. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Question of the Civil Power or Magistrate, Book 3, ‘Of Laymen’  470
17. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about Purgatory, Books 1-2, ‘Of Purgatory’  476
18. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Blessedness & Canonization of the Saints, Book 1, ‘Of the Blessedness of the Saints’  482
19. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Veneration of Relics & Images, Books 2-3  487
20. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Sacraments in General, Book 1, ‘Of the Sacraments’  492
21. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Effect, Difference & Number of the Sacraments, Books 2, ‘Of the Effect of the Sacraments’  498
22. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine About the Controversy of the Sacrament of Baptism & of Confirmation  503
23. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Eucharist, Books 1-2  510
24. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Possibility of the Presence of the Body of Christ under the Appearance of the Eucharist, Books 1-2  515
25. The Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Substance, Rite, Effect, Integrity & Veneration of the Sacrament of the Eucharist, Book 4, ‘Of the Eucharist’  520
26. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Mass, Books 1-2  525
27. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Pseudo-Sacrament of Penitence, Books 1-4  530
28. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of Indulgences, Extreme Unction, Ecclesiastical Order & Matrimony  536
29. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy the Grace of the First Man, Book 1, & of the Definition & Partition of Sin, Book 1, ‘Of the Amiss.[?] of Grace’  540
30. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Cause of Sin, Book 2, ‘Of the Amiss.[?] of Grace’  546
31. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the First Sin & its Effects, Books 3-6  550
32. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of Grace & Free-Will, Books 1-2  557
33. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of Free-Will, Books 3-4, ‘Of Grace & Free-Will’  562
34. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of Free-Will in Morals & Spirituals, Books 5-6, ‘Of Grace & Free-Will’  568
35. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Nature & Proper Act of Justification by Faith, Book 1, ‘Of Justification’  572
36. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Formal Cause of Justification & of Inherent Righteousness, Book 2, ‘Of Justification’  572
37. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Uncertainty, Immutability & Inequality of Righteousness, Book 3, ‘Of Justification’  590
38. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Necessity & Righteousness of Works, Book 4, ‘Of Justification’  598
39. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Merits of Works, Book 5, ‘Of Justification’  606
40. Of the Vanities of Bellarmine about the Controversy of the Good Works in Particular: Prayer, Fasting & Alms, Books 1-3  613

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Ravensperger, Herman
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Catechism of the Christian Religion  (Herborne, 1611)

Table of Contents

1. Aphorism 1: Definition & Partition of Theology  3
2. Apostles’ Creed  20
3. Sacraments  3
4. Lord’s Prayer  39
Alsted – Poetic Summary  47

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Thesaurus of Sacred Theological Common Places, vol. 12  (Herborne, 1611)

Table of Contents

vol. 1, Of God the Testator

1. Word of God, What Sacred Scripture Comprehends  3
2. On Both Sides, The Testament of the Word of God  8
3. God the Testator, or the Unity of the Divine Essence  14
4. Trinity  15
5. Nature of God  17
6. Internal & Eternal Works of God  25
7. External & Temporal Works of God  37
Alsted – Eulogy  45

vol. 2, Books 2-3

Book 2, Christ the Mediator

1. [Page missing]  5
2. Office of Christ  6
3. Benefits of Christ  7

Book 3, The Church, the Heir

1. The Church in General  13
2. Of the Members of the Church Triumphant  15
3. Of the Soldiers of the Militant Church  16
4. Of the Hosts & Venom [Sin] of the Church  21
5. Of the Men of the Church  23

 

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A Bouquet of Theology, that is, Sacred Disputations (Offenbach, 1612)

Table of Contents

1. A Prologue Containing Counsel on Rightly Forming Theological Study

2. A Catechism of the Christian Religion, being ordered according to Original Summaries of Books and which is Exposited by means of Sure Heads & Aphorisms

3. A Thesaurus of Common Places of Sacred Theology being Founded on the Sacred Codice of Each Testament

4. Another Series of Theological Titles, a Decade of Public Disputations Explained

5. Ten Pentads of Illustrious Questions Arranged According to the Preceding Series

6. A Pastor, etc.

7. An Orthodox Confession, etc.

8. A Brief Word, etc.

9.

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)  Index

Table of Contents

1. Theology  1
2. God  26

The Word Person  29
The Father  32
God the Son  36
Holy Spirit  42
What is Signified by the Term, ‘Nature of God’?  56
God is Simple  57
God is Eternal  58
Immensity  59
Blessedness of God  60
Omnipotence of God  60
Will of God  61
Omnipresence  62
Names of God in Specific  63
The Name ‘Jah’  70
The Tetragrammaton Name, or Jehovah  74
The Name ‘Elohim’  98
Drusius Jacob Montano  102
The Name ‘Adonai’  115
The Name ‘El’  115
The Name ‘Shaddai’  116
The Name ‘Jehovah Sabbaoth’  117
The Term ‘Deus’  117
God is Good  123
God is One  127
God is Just  129
Wrath of God  130

3. Actions of God  131

Of the Decree  132
Of Providence  134
Of Predestination  138
Of Election  140
Of Reprobation  141

4. Creation  143

Light  145
Day & Night  147
The Term Dawn  149
The Evening  151
Heaven  152
Earth  155
Star  157
Season  158
Beasts  160
Angels  161
Of the Various Orders & Grades of the Good Angels  176
Man  178

5. Government in General  184
6. Extraordinary Government & Miracles  185

Miracles  186

7. Trances, Ghosts, Chance & Dreams  192

Ghosts  194
Chance & Fortune  198
Dreams  200

8. Sin  202

1. Sin
.     Scandal  210
.     Dissoluteness  229
.     Feasts  231
2. Afflictions  237

9. Repentance  242
10. Of Jesus Christ, the God-Man, One Savior  249

The Names: ‘Jesus’, ‘Christ’  251
The Name: ‘Anti-Christ’  254
The Name: ‘Christian’  258
The Natures in Christ  259
A Sketch of Heresies, How They Stand Against the Son of
God  261
Of the Union  263
Of the Communication of Properties  264
Office of Christ  265

11. The Word of God  269

Of the Covenant & Testament  271
.        The Law of God  273
Sacrifices  278
Feast of Palms  287
Gospel  293

12. Sacraments  296

Sacraments in General  297
.        Sacraments in Specific, & First of Baptism  310
Of the Giving of Proper Names  316
The Holy Supper  323

13. Political Magistrate  335
14. Marriage  344
15. Church  348

Ecclesiastical Persons  355
The Head of the Church  355
The Other Members or Persons, whom Constitute the
Church  358
Of the Distinction of Persons, which is Used Due to the
Dignity of Persons  360
Of the Name, ‘Apostles’  361
Of the Name, ‘Paul’  362
Of the Various Ecclesiastical Orders in General  362
Of the Names ‘Heresy’ & ‘Heretic’  363
The Power of the Church  370
Of Ecclesiastical Orders  372
Of the Bishop  373
Of the Pastor  374
Of Doctors  375
Of Presbyters, or Elders  375
Of Deacons  376
Of the Rest of the Ecclesiastical Orders, which were
Formerly in Use in the Church or Which we may Meet
with in the Histories of the Church  376
Of the Various Kinds of Ecclesiastical Calling  378
Of Voting  380
Of Deposition  384
Of the Keys  385

16. Faith  387

The [Apostles’] Creed  392
The Apostolic Definition of Faith  395

17. Justification  396

A Paragraph About this Term, ‘Calling’  397
A Paragraph on Justification  399
Of the Terms, ‘Grace’ & ‘Graces’  404
Of the Term, ‘Work’  405
Of the Term, ‘Of Merit’  406

18. Prayer  409

Fasting  415

19. Resurrection of the Dead & of Eternal Life & Death  418

1. Of the Resurrection  418
2. Life Eternal  419
3. Of Death  422

A Guide [Monitio] on the Reading of the New Testament  431

Theological Common Places Illustrated by Perpetual Similitudes  (Frankfurt, 1630)

Table of Contents

Introduction  1
1. Knowledge of God  3
2. Sacred Scripture  7
3. God  16
4. Angels  27
5. Of the First Integrity of our Nature  34
6. Providence of God  38
7. Of Sin  42
8. Law of God  49
9. The Difference & Similarity of the Old & New Testament  53
10. Person & Office of Christ  56
11. Faith  61
12. Repentance  65
13. Justification  70
14. Christian Liberty  78
15. Scandal  82
16. Prayer  85
17. Predestination  94
18. Resurrection of the Body & the Way Eternal?  105
19. Church  111
20. Ministers of the Church  120
21. Ecclesiastical Discipline  125
22. Vows  129
23. Sacraments in General  132
24. Baptism  139
25. Paedobaptism  144
26. Supper of the Lord  148
27. Mass  156
28. Political Magistrate  163

Chronicles of Theological Similitudes

1. Grace of God  168
2. Antichrist  174
3. Councils  183

Logical Theology  (1625)

Table of Contents

1. Of the Mode of How One Ought to Argue in General with Respect
to Sacrosanct Scripture  3
2. Theology  10
3. Sacred Scripture  13
4. God  19
5. The Actions of God in General  27
6. The Decrees of God in General  28
7. The Decree of Providence  30
8. The Decree of Predestination  31
9. Creation  37
10. Providence  40
11. Angels  44
12. The Integrity of the First Man  12
13. Sin  50
14. Free-Will  55
15. Law of God  59
16. Marriage  62
17. The Magistrate  64
18. Gospel  66
19. Covenant of Grace  69
20. Person & Office of Christ  70
21. Church  75
22. Calling  80
23. Repentance  84
24. Faith  86
25. Justification  89
26. Christian Liberty  95
27. Sanctification & Good Works in General  97
28. Good Works in Specific  102
29. Sacraments in General  113
30. Sacraments of the Old Testament  122
31. Baptism  124
32. Supper of the Lord  128
33. Resurrection of the Body  133
34. Last Judgement  136
35. Eternal Life & Death  138

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

Table of Contents

Part 1, Theological Prolegomena  1
Part 2, A System of Natural Theology  87
Part 3, A Catechetical [Of First Principles] Theology  136
Part 4, Didactic Theology  188
Part 5, Polemical Theology  301
Part 6, Theological Casuistry  386
Part 7, Prophetic [Preaching & Church Polity] Theology  474
Part 8, Achromatic [Hearing the Word] Theology  513

Indices
Extended Table of Contents  518
Index of Things & Words  523
Alphabetical Index of Errors Pertaining to Polemical
Theology  560

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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Theological Questions Briefly Set Forth and Exposited  (Frankfurt, 1627)  ‘Method of this Book’

Table of Contents

1. Religion  3
2. Theology  8
3. Catechesis  11
4. Apostles’ Creed  13
5. Decalogue  21
6. Lord’s Prayer  25
7. Institution of Baptism  29
8. Institution of the Sacred Supper  30
9. Form of Ecclesiastical Discipline  33
10. Sacred Scripture  35
11. God  48
12. Actions of God  68
13. Decrees of God in General & in Specific  71
14. Creation  91
15. Government of the World  99
16. Angels  111
17. State of the Innocency of Man  118
18. State of the Misery of Man  122
19. Free-Will  136
20. The Law  141
21. Political Magistrate  144
22. Marriage  148
23. State of Grace in General  151
24. Covenant of Grace  162
25. Gospel  167
26. Christ the Mediator  172
27. Church  201
28. Regeneration  209
29. Repentance  216
30. Faith  220
31. Communion of Saints  224
32. Justification  227
33. Sanctification  236
34. Christian Liberty  242
35. Adoption  246
36. Ministry of the Word  248
37. Sacraments in General  263
38. Sacraments of the Old Testament  272
39. Baptism  275
40. Supper of the Lord  284
41. State of Glory  297
Method of this Book  308

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Polemical Theology, Exhibiting the Principal Eternal Things of Religion in Navigating Controversies  (Hanau, 1620; 1627)  Extended Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Prolegomena to Polemical Theology  1

Of the Division of Theological Controversies  1
Chronology of Councils  2
Chronology of Creeds  17
Chronology of Confessions [post-1500]  30
Chronology of Fathers  31
Chronology of Scholars  34
Chronology of Various Theologians  37
Chronology of Jewish Doctors  44
Chronology of Heretics & Schismatics  47
Are Theological Controversies to be Dragged on, and How?  62

Part 1, Controversies of the Jews & Muslims with Christians

1. Controversies of the Jews with Christians

1. Are Traditions Necessary Before the Word of God has been Written?  66
2. Are There Three Persons in the One Essence of God?  71
3. Is Jesus of Nazareth the Genuine Messiah Promised to the Fathers?  75
4. Is the Righteousness by which we Stand Before God the Righteousness of the Messiah, which is ours by a Gratuitous Imputation and True Faith?  103
5. Has the Legal Worship of the Old Testament been Necessarily Abolished by the Messiah?  109
6. Should the Felicity of the New Testament Church be the Specific Expectation of Any in These Lands?  111
7. Ought Jews to Convert to the Faith of Christ?  116
8. Is the Conversion of the Gentiles Predicted from the Prophets?  119
9. Is the Name YHWH Ineffable?  120
10. Does Scripture Propose to us Two Messiahs, One of Which is a Worldly King?  121
11. Are the Rabbis the Best Interpreters?  122
12. .What is the Certainty that the Jews Have in a Historical Event?  124
13. Is it Possible that a Man be Naturally Himself to the Gift of Prophecy?  125
14. Are Numerous Commandments of the Law of Moses Rightly Received from the Jews?  125
15. O’ Man, are you Able to Perfectly Fulfill the Law of God?  126
16. Are Prayers in the Name of the Messiah Obliged to be Received?  127
17. What Ought to be Discerned about the Kabbalistic Interpretation of Scripture by Gimmetrios, Notarickun, Athbasch, etc.?  128
18. Ought Not the Time of Appeasing to be Observed in Prayers?  129
19. Are the Orders & Names of the Angels Able to be Known by Us?  130
20. Has the Time of the Coming of the Messiah been Predicted and Made Definite by God in the Old Testament?  131
21. Do the External Ceremonies of Sacrifices, Purgings & Expiations Purify, of Themselves, the Soul?  132
22. Is the Long Duration of the Present Exile of the Jews an Expiation of Sins?  134
23. Are There Four Legislators of the World?  135
24. When has the Prophetic Word in the People of God Withdrawn?  136

2. Controversies of the Muslims with Christians  151

Part 2, A catholic Symphony

1. A Minor catholic Symphony  161

1. On the Apostles’ Creed  161
2. On the Decalogue  166
3. On the Lord’s Prayer  168
4. On Baptism  168
5. On the Lord’s Supper  169

2. A Major catholic Symphony: Theological Common Places  174

1. Sacred Scripture  174
2. God & of Three Persons in One Divinity  177
3. God the Father  179
4. God the Son  180
5. Holy Spirit  181
6. Creation  182
7. Providence of God  182
8. Man  185
9. Fall of Man  186
10. Sin  188
11. Free-Will  189
12. Law  191
13. Jesus Christ  193
14. Election  204
15. Repentance  206
16. Gospel  208
17. Grace of God  210
18. Faith  212
19. Justification  215
20. Good Works  218
21. Church  222
22. Sacraments  232
23. Baptism  238
24. Supper of the Lord  240
25. The Keys  248
26. Prayer  251
27. Resurrection & Life Eternal  254

Part 3, Controversies with the Samosatenians [Monarchianism, Adoptionism, Socinianism]

1. 8 General Controversies  258
2. An Examination of the Racovian Catechism [Socinian]  289

Sacred Scripture  289
The Way of Salvation  293
Knowledge of God  294
Person of Christ  298
Prophetic Office of Christ  311
Kingly Office of Christ  340
Priestly Office of Christ  341
Church of Christ  345

Part 4, Controversies with the Romanists

Sacred Scripture  349
Christ the Mediator  369
The Roman Pontiff  379
Councils  390
Of Controversies  394
Church  396
Clericis  406
Monastics  414
Laics [On the Civil Magistrate]  426
Church Striving in Purgatory  433
Burial  442
Church Triumphant in Heaven & of the Saints in Heaven  444
Relics, Images & the Worship of Things  451
Church Buildings & Feasts  461
Sacraments in General  465
Baptism & Confirmation  475
Sacrament of the Eucharist & the Sacrifice of the Mass  483
Repentance & Indulgences  502
The Three Other Sacraments: Extreme Unction, Ordination & Matrimony  513
Grace of the First Man in Paradise  520
The Loss of Grace & the State of Sin  526
Grace & the Predestination of God, & the Free-Will of Man  538
Justification & of Good Works in General  548
Of the Good Works in Specific: Prayer  566
.      Fasting  569
.      Alms  572

Part 5, Controversies Between Lutherans & Calvinists

Class 1, Preliminary Controversies  575
Class 2, Controversies about the Decalogue  586
Class 3, Controversies about the Creed  600
Class 4, Controversies about the Lord’s Prayer  647
Class 5, Controversies on the Sacraments in General  650
Class 6, Controversies on Baptism  655
Class 7, Controversies on the Holy Supper  660

Part 6,

Section 1, Of the Dogmas of Jacob Arminius & his Disciples

1. Decree of Predestination  675
2. The Universality of the Merit of the Death of Christ  679
3-4. The Grace of God & the Conversion of Man  680
5. Perseverance of the Saints & the Certainty of Salvation  683

Section 2, Index of Questions which are Ventilated Between Erudite Theologians  699

Section 3, An Admonition on the Errors of the Anabaptists  700

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Hommius, Festus – 70 Theological Disputations Against Papists  (Lugdunum Batavorum, 1614)  Table of contents

Table of Contents

1. Books of Sacred Scripture  1
2. Authority of Sacred Scripture  5
3. Perfection of Sacred Scripture  9
4. Perspicuity of Sacred Scripture  13
5. Interpretation of Sacred Scripture, as to the Words: or, the Versions & Reading of Sacred Scripture  16
6. Interpretation of Sacred Scripture, as to the Sense: of the Judge of Controversies of Faith  20
7. Divinity of Christ, or Accordingly, is it Possible to Call Him, ‘Auto-Theos’?  26
8. Human Nature of Christ, or of the Body & Spirit of Christ  29
9. The Mediatorial Office of Christ  34
10. The Descent of Christ to ‘Inferos’ & the Limbo of the Fathers  37
11. Of the Ideal Church Government  43
12. Primacy of the Apostle Peter & of the Pontiff of Rome in his Succession  47
13. Antichrist  51
14. The Power of the Pope in Spiritual Matters  58
15. The Power of the Pope in Temporal Matters  64
16. The Necessity, Distribution & End of Councils  72
17. The Stipulations of a Legitimate Council  77
18. Authority of Councils  84
19. Essence of the Church  90
20. Is the Church Always Visible?  And is it Able to Utterly Fall Away?  98
21. Is it Possible for the Church to Err?  103
22. Notes of the True Church  107
23. Roman Church, or of the Pontificate & of the Reforming Church  115
24. Clerics, or of Ecclesiastical Ministers & their Calling  124
25. The Orders of Ecclesiastical Ministers  132
26. Celibacy of Church Ministers  140
27. Stipends & Immunities of Church Ministers  144
28. Monastics & Hermits  149
29. Monastic Vows, Evangelical Councils & Works of Supererogation  156
30. The Magistrate & his Office About Religion  168
31. The Peace of Religion, & of Heretics  180
32. Purgatory  187
33. Suffrages, or the Prayers of the Living for the Dead, & of the Burial of the Dead  196
34. Of the Blessedness & Canonization of Dead Saints  204
35. Of the Worship & Invocation of Dead Saints  209
36. Worship of Relics  216
37. Worship of Images & of the Sign of the Cross  221
38. Worship of Consecrated Things  231
39. Church Buildings  237
40. Pilgrimages & of Processions  244
41. Festivals of Christians  251
42. Nature of Sacraments  257
43. Number, Effects & Ceremonies of the Sacraments  262
44. Baptism  267
45. Baptismal Ceremony  273
46. Confirmation  277
47. Supper of the Lord  281
48. Right Use & Effects of the Lord’s Supper & the Communion Under Both Kinds  289
49. Mass  297
50. Penitence [Poenitentia]  305
51. Oral Confession & of Satisfaction  311
52. Indulgences & of Release [Iubilaeo]  318
53. Extreme Unction & of the Order  326
54. Marriage  332
55. State of Man Before the Fall & of Paradise  341
56. Sin & its Cause  349
57. Fall of Adam  358
58. Original Sin  364
59. Grace of God  373
60. Predestination  384
61. Free-Will of Man  392
62. Justifying Faith  406
63. Justification  412
64. Certainty of Salvation  422
65. Perseverance of the Saints  429
66. Perfection of Man in this Life  437
67. Good Works in General  444
68. Prayer  455
69. Fasting  466
70. Alms  472

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)

Table of Contents

1. Invitation Exhibiting the Reason  1
2. The Best Consolation  16
3. Knowledge of Our Misery  37
4. Origin & Magnitude of It  63
5. The Most Just Wrath of God  85
6. Redemption, & What it is  105
7. Mediator, Qualities He Must Have  118
8. Faith & the Faithful  135
9. God, Three & One  154
10. God the Creator  175
11. Providence of God  189
12. The Name ‘Jesus’  211
13. The Name of ‘Christ’  231
14. Who is God & our Lord?  256
15. His Conception & Nativity  275
16. Passion & Crucifixion  301
17. Death, Burial & the Descent  323
18. Resurrection  349
19. Ascension  367
20. Session at the Right Hand  390
21. [His] Return for the Judgment  411
22. Person & Office of the Holy Spirit  431
23. Church, Communion of the Saints, the Remission of Sins  456
24. Resurrection & Life Eternal
25. Justification  512
26. Good Works do not Justify  537
27. Sacraments  551
28. Baptism  576
29. Errors About Baptism  598
30. The Holy Supper  623
31. Sacred Phrases  659
32. The Papal Mass  689
33. Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven  720
34. ‘Zealous of Good Works’  Titus 2:14  755
35. Repentance  776
36. Law of God & Understanding the First Precept  805
37. 2nd Precept  843
38. 3rd Precept  880
39. Oaths  907
40. Sabbath  927
41. 5th Precept  948
42. 6th Precept  977
43. 7th Precept  1000
44. 8th Precept  1020
45. 9th Precept  1044
46. 10th Precept  1068
47. Prayer  1090
48. Introduction to the Lord’s Prayer  1114
49. First Petition  1137
50. Second Petition  1154
51. Third Petition  1170
52. Fourth Petition  1186
53. Fifth Petition  1207
54. Sixth Petition & Epilogue  1227

Pelargus, Christoph

Sacred Disputations & Exercitations of the Principal Places of Theology, of which is the First Part, containing the First & Second Decades  (Frankfurt/Oder : Andreas Eichorn, 1593)

Theological Disputations, which are in 8 Decades of Holy Disputations not contained in the first edition, held in the Academy of Frankfurt, vol. 1 (1-20), 2 (21-80)  (Hartmann, 1596/1603)

An Archetype of Common Places, or a Methodical Tract of the Principal Articles of Christian Doctrine by Theses & Antitheses  (Frankfurt, 1604)

A Repetition of 20 Principal Articles of the Christian Faith  (Eichorn, 1606)

An Epitome of Universal Theology, or an Explication of the Four Books of Chrysoro the Damascene, as Gifts Addressed to those of the Orthodox Faith, in which quite all of the Principal Places are truly Briefly & Clearly Propounded out of Scripture & Antiquity  (Frankfurt, 1607)

A Schola of Christian Doctrine, which is a Compendium of Theology out of Sacred Scripture, the Orthodox Fathers & the Production of Dr. Luther..  ([Frankfurt, Oder]: Thimius, 1609)

Apologetic Antitheses, Opposite the Censorious Theses, or the Examination of Frederick Baldwin…  in the Places of God, Sin, Desertion & Predestination…  the Person of Christ, Baptism & the Lord’s Supper…  ([Frankfurt, Oder]: Thymius, 1617)

Pelargus (1565-1633) was a professor of logic and theology at Frankfurt, Germany.

Wikipedia: “When Johann Georg’s grandson Johann Sigismund , who had become Elector in 1608, converted to the Reformed Confession at the end of 1613 and promoted his new denomination by appointing reformed court preachers, Pelargus countered this with only slight resistance.  He was then accused by Lutheran theologians, especially from Kursachsen, Pomerania and Mecklenburg of betrayal of Lutheranism.  Pelargus, who in 1591 had taken over the mediating position of Philip Melanchthon in the confessional dispute, confessed his defense to the peaceful coexistence of the Lutheran and Reformed denominations.  A revision of his theological compendium in 1616 clearly showed how he had entered the Reformed camp.

Since 1614 Pelargus lived again in Frankfurt on the Oder, where he worked in addition to the General Superintendent Office as a senior pastor and theology professor at the reformed state university since 1616.  A total of six times (1590, 1598, 1608, 1616, 1624 and 1633) he served as rector of the university.”

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)  Table of contents

Crocius (1586-1655)

Table of Contents

Prolegomena

1. The Scope of the Study of Theology  1
2. Impediments  3
3. Means & Specially of Divinity in Specific  9
4. The Primary, Introductory, Human Means, & Namely, of Philosophy  18
5. Philology  25
6. Secondary Introductory Matters: Jurisprudence & Medicine  27
7. Apprehension of Sacred Theology, & Namely, of Systematic Reading  30
8. Biblical Reading, & Specially by Name, of Knowledge Tools, or Pneumonic Devices  44
9. Pneumonic & Critical Reading  50
10. Of Academia & the Effects of Theological Study  53

Book 1, Of Sacred Theology

1. Definition of Theology  61
2. The Principles of Sacred Theology, & Namely Embracing the First  92
3. Sacred Scripture  109
4. The Properties of Sacred Scripture, & Principally by Name, of its Authority  117
5. Perfection & Sufficiency of Sacred Scripture  150
6. Clarity of Sacred Scripture  178
7. Sense & Interpretation of Sacred Scripture  185
8. Efficacy of Sacred Scripture  216
9. Parts of Sacred Scripture  230
10. The Principle of Sacred Scripture, Being Necessary from the First & to that End Being Ordained  242
11. Distribution of Sacred Theology  263

Book 2, Of the End of Man, even to be a Citizen of the Kingdom of God, the Absolute, Highest & Ultimate [End], or Eternal Blessedness  271

1. Is the Highest Good of Man Given to Any? & is it Eternal & What is it?  271
2. Of the Immortality of the Spirit out of the Light of Nature & the Confession of Heathens of Old & Those Newly Met With  279
3. Of the Immortality of the Spirit out of the Confession of the Best Philosophers & Rationalists  285
4. Of the Immortality of the Spirit out of Perspicuous Testimonies of Scripture  294
5. Of the State of the Soul After it has been Separated from the Body  296
6. Of the End of this World  312
7. Of the Resurrection of the Flesh  322
8. It is Demonstrated that the Resurrection of the Body is Denied by Some, this being in Accord with the Authority of Scripture  324
9. It is Made Good from Natural Principles that the Resurrection of the Dead is Possible  328
10. The Certain, Future, Resurrection of the Flesh is Demonstrated out of the Old Testament  336
11. The Same Certain, Future Resurrection is Demonstrated to be out of the New Testament  343
12. Of the Causes of the Resurrection  352
13. Of the Mode, Necessary Consequence & End of the Resurrection, and Certainly the Final Judgment  363
14. Of the Condition of the Judged, and Specially of Eternal Life, which Comprehends the Absolute, Greatest & Highest End of Man  370
15. Of Eternal Death  397

Book 3, Of the Subject, even Man, which is Capable of: being a Citizen of the Kingdom of God, & a Right to the Life of God & Eternal Salvation  407

1. Of Man, who is able Jointly to be Placed Under, & Made Happy by God  407
2. Of the Origin of Man in Specific, where it is Specially Treated of the Existence of God  409
3. Knowledge of God  421
4. Unity of God  434
5. Nature of God in General  441
6. The Essence & Names of God in Specific  450
7. Attributes of God  464
8. Of God’s Absolute Necessity of Existing  468
9. Infinity of God  472
10. Simplicity of God  480
11. Immutability of God  505
12. Immensity of God  516
13. Eternity of God  528
14. Life of God  538
15. Intellect of God  558
16. Will of God  584
17. The Ordained [Exsequente] Power of God  609
18. Attributes of God of a Third Kind  626
19. Blessedness of God  670
20. Attributes of God Having Been Figured  675
21. The Sacrosanct Trinity  679
22. God the Father  691
23. The Son  697
24. Holy Spirit  703
25. Creation in General  712
26. The World  742
27. Of that which was Created in the Beginning, Namely, of the Angelic Heaven, Angels & the Earth, Also of the First Night  747
28. Hexameron, or the Works of the Six Days  774
29. Of the Mode of Creating, Parts, Marriage, Possession & Principal Dignity of Man  790
30. Government of God in General  819
31. Three Great Things of the Government of God in the Flux of Created Things  838
32. Necessity & Contingency of Things  840
33. Fate  850
34. Harmony of Things  857
35. Government of the Angels  864
36. Government of Men  882
37. First State of Man  890
38. The State of Man Following the First & the Liberty of the Human Will & of its Powers in this State  905
39. Sin of Man  921
40. Permission of Sin, & its Ground, Opposition, Connections & Consequences  941
41. Of the Binding of Man to Death  951

Book 4, Of the Principles & Means of Human Salvation

1. Of the Principles of Human Salvation, & Specially, of the Grace of a Fatherly Compassion  957
2. The Grace of Redemption, whereof is Treated the Incarnation & Person of Christ  987
3. Offices of Jesus Christ  996
4. The States of Christ  1006
5. Satisfaction of Christ  1011
6. Supernatural Grace & the Grace of Having Been Sanctified by Being Called  1020
7. Means of Human Salvation, & Specially of the Law & of its Morality  1045
8. Ceremonial Law  1095
9. Judicial Law  1099
10. Gospel, where is Treated the Apostles’ Creed  1101
11. Sacraments in General  1130
12. Sacraments of the Old Testament  1136
13. Baptism  1142
14. Supper of the Lord  1154
15. Ministry of the Word  1172
16. Faith  1182
17. The Consequences & Effects of Christian Faith, where is Treated of the Union of the Faithful with God & of Evangelical Justification Before Him  [sic] 1115
18. Sanctification & Good Works  1126
19. Christian Liberty  1149
20. Of the Christian Warfare & Cross  1158
21. Prayer  1172
22. Peace of Conscience  1200

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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 Alting’s, Theologia elenctica nova, sive systema elencticum (Amsterdam, 1654) and Theologia problematica nova, sive systema problematum theologicorum (Amsterdam, 1662)..

Table of Contents

1. Nature of Theology  3
2. The First Principle of Theology, Sacred Scripture  4
3. God  10
4. Decrees of God in General, & of Predestination in Specific  16
5. Creation  22
6. Providence  28
7. Sin in General & in Specific  36
8. Free-Will in the State of Sin  42
9. Punishment of Sin  45
10. Law of God  49
11. Gospel & the Gospel Covenant  55
12. Person & Office of Christ  62
13. Church  71
14. Calling of the Militant Church by the Word & Sacraments  79
15. Government of the Church  89
16. The Gift of Repentance & Faith by Effectual Calling  98
17. Justification  105
18. Sanctification  112
19. Perseverence  119
20. Glorification  129

A Method of Catechetical Theology [in 127 aphorisms]  134-148

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The Scriptural Theology of Heidelberg

vol. 1, containing Didactic and then Elenctic Common Places (Freistad [= Amsterdam], 1646)

Table of Contents

Inaugural Address, on the Nature, Rise, Use, Order, or Method, of Theological Common Places Held in Heidelberg, 1613

Part 1, Didactic Theological Places

1. Nature of Theology  1
2. First Principle of Theology, the Word of God  7
3. God  25
4. Decrees of God, & Firstly, that which is commonly called Predestination  52
5. Creation  77
6. Providence  88
7. Law of God  100
8. Sin in General & in Specific, & of Free-Will  114
9. Punishment of Sin  135
10. Person & Office of Christ  141
11. Church  178
12. Calling by the Word & Sacraments  188
13. Internal Calling & of Justifying Faith  210
14. Justification  231
15. Sanctification  245
16. Glorification  251

Part 2, Elenctic Theology

1. Of Elenctic Theology in General  257
2. Of the Principle of Theology, the Word of God  266
3. Of God  328
4. 
Of Predestination  376
5. 
Of Creation  412
6. 
Of Providence  421
7. 
Of the Law  424
8. 
Of Sin & Free Will  449
9. 
Of the Punishment of Sin  474
10. 
Of the Person & Office of Christ  477
11. 
Of the Church  580
12. 
Of the Sacraments  593
13. 
Of Internal Calling and Justifying Faith  632
14. 
Of Justification  661
15. 
Of Sanctification  686
16. 
Of Glorification  693

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Vol. 2, Theological Problems: Theoretical & Practical  (Amsterdam, 1646)  Detailed table of contents

Part 1, Theoretical Problems  1

Part 2, Practical Problems  247

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Vol. 3, An Explication of the Catechism of the Palatinate, with vindications from the considerations of the New [Theologians] & the Antitheses of the Socinians  (Amsterdam, 1646)

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Table of Contents

Dedicatory Epistle
To the Benevolent Reader
An Overviewing Disputation on the Augsburg Confession
Letter of Calvin to Bullinger about Luther
Table of Contents to the Confession
Principal Articles of Faith
Prolegomena to the Confession  1

1. God  5
2. Original Sin  13
3. Christ  20
4. Justification  32
5. Way of Obtaining Faith  41
6. Good Works  47
7. Church  53
8. Hypocrites in the Church & of an Evil Ministry  59
9. Baptism  62
10. Supper of the Lord  69
11. Private Confession & Absolution  75
12. Repentance  78
13. The Use of Sacraments  83
14. Of Ecclesiastical Order  88
15. Ecclesiastical Rites  91
16. Of Civil Things  95
17. The Last Judgment  99
18. Free-Will  102
19. The Cause of Sin  106
20. Of Faith & Good Works  109
21. Of the Worship of Saints  111
Appendix of Problems  114

A Syllabus of Controversies with the Lutherans
Extended Table of Contents

Table  130
Prolegomena  131

Part 1, Controversies About Doctrine

1.Of the Supper of the Lord. 3 Questions  142
2. Of the Person of Christ  177
3. Of Providence  214
4. Of Predestination, 5 Questions  225
5. Of Baptism  253

Part 2, Controversies About Ceremonies

1. Of the Discrepancy of Rituals in the Administration of Baptism & the Supper, 3 Questions  261
2. Of Other Certain Rituals  274
3. Of the Furnishing [Images & Organs] of Church Buildings  278

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A New Elenctic Theology, or a System of Elenctics  (Amsterdam, 1654)  Detailed table of contents

1. Of the Nature of Theology  1

2. Of the Principle of Theology, Sacred Scripture  30

3. Of God  84

4. Of the Decrees of God & his Eternal Predestination  191

5. Of Creation  265

6. Of Providence  287

7. Of Sin in General & in Specific  320

8. Of Free Choice  355

9. Of the Punishment of Sin  384

10. Of the Law of God  402

11. Of the Gospel, or of the Covenant of Grace  455

12. Of the Person & Office of Christ  483

13. Of the Church  508

14. Of the Word & Sacraments  544

15. Of the Government of the Church: Ecclesiastical & Civil  641

16. Of Calling & Faith  712

17. Of Justification  734

18. Of Sanctification  778

19. Of Perseverance  811

20. Of Glorification  825

Appendix on the Syncretism of Religion  837-866

A New Problematic Theology, or a System of Theological Problems  (Amsterdam, 1662)  Detailed table of contents

Table of Contents

Preface  1

1. Of the Nature of Theology  8

2. Of the Principle of Theology, Sacred Scripture  68

3. Of God  158

4. Of the Decrees of God & his Eternal Predestination  240

5. Of Creation  312

6. Of Providence  341

7. Of Sin in General & in Specific  393

8. Of Free Choice in General & in Specific  440

9. Of the Punishment of Sin  457

10. Of the Law of God  474

11. Of the Gospel, or of the Covenant of Grace  535

12. Of the Person & Office of Christ  559

13. Of the Church  613

14. Of the Word & Sacraments  638

15. Of the Government of the Visible Church: Ecclesiastical & Civil  673

16. Of Internal Calling, & depending on it: Repentance & Faith  698

17. Of Justification  715

18. Of Sanctification  729

19. Of Perseverance  743

20. Of Glorification  755

Historical Theology, or 4 Places of a Historical System  (Amsterdam, 1664)

Table of Contents

Preface [on what Historical Theology is]  1

1. Of the Nature of Theology  9

2. Of the Word of God, or of Sacred Scripture  68

3. Of God, One Essence, Three Persons  166

4. Of the Decrees of God in General, & of Divine Predestination in Specific  244-309

Alting, Henry & Johannes Behm – A Decade of Problems on the Gloriousness of God & the Blessed in Heaven, & Something of the Endowments of Glorious Bodies  (Heidelberg, 1648)  No table of contents

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Bullinger, Henry

An Antithesis & Compendium of Evangelical & Papist Doctrine  (1551)  In each chapter first the doctrines of Scripture are asserted, and then following, the doctrines of the Papacy are enumerated on the same subject.

Bullinger (1504-75)

Table of Contents

1. On Sacred Scripture  2
2. On God & the Worship of God  4
3. On Christ Jesus, who He is & what things are brought to us by Him  8
4. On the Church & Ministers of Christ, & of its doctrine  10
5. On the Rites & Sacraments of the Church of Christ  18

A Compendium of Christian Religion (1556; Zurich, 1598)  There is an index at the end.

Table of Contents

1. Of the Sacred Biblical Scripture of the Old & New Testament  1
2. Of God & his Most Excellent Works & of the True Worship of God  18
3. Of Sin & the Punishment of Sin  27
4. Of the Divine Law  37
5. Of the Grace of God Tendered to the World in Christ, & of Justification  59
6. Of Faith, the Gospel & Repentance  68
7. Of Invocation & the Prayers of the Faithful  94
8. Of the Most Holy Sacraments of Christ & his Church  109
9. Of the Good Works of the Faithful  126
10. Of the Blessed Death of Man and the End of All Things  137

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

Table of Contents

Of the Principles of the Christian Religion, Sacred Scripture  1
Of the True, Living & Eternal God  4
Of the Covenant of God that God Fixed with Men & of the True Worship of God  6
Of the Law of God & the Lord’s Decalogue of Commandments  8b
.       An Explication of the First Table  10
.       An Explication of the Second Table  21
Of the Christian Faith & Apostles Creed  29
Of the Invocation of God & the Lord’s Prayer  54
Of the Sacraments of the Church of Christ  60
Of Holy Baptism  63
Of the Sacred Lord’s Supper  65

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

Table of Contents

1. Of Sacred Scripture, the True Word of God  1
2. On How to Interpret the Sacred Scriptures, the Fathers, Councils & Traditions  4  
3. Of God, his Unity & Trinity  6
4. Of Idols, or Images of God, Christ or gods  8
5. Of Adoration, Worship & Prayer to God by the One Mediator, Jesus Christ  10
6. Of the Providence of God  12
7. Of the Creation of All Things, of Angels, Devils & Man  14
8. Of the Fall of Man, Sin & the Cause of Sin  16
9. Of Free-Will & How Far be the Powers of Man  19
10. Of the Predestination of God & the Election of the Saints  23
11. Of Jesus Christ, True God & Man, the Only Savior of the World  26
12. Of the Law of God  32
13. Of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, also of the Promises, the Spirit & the Letter  34
14. Of Repentance & the Conversion of Man  37
15. Of the True Justification of the Faithful  42
16. Of Faith & Good Works, & their reward & the Merit of Man  45
17. Of the Catholic & Holy Church of God & the Only Head of the Church  51
18. Of the Ministers of the Church & their Institution & Offices  59
19. Of the Sacraments of the Church of Christ  71
20. Of Holy Baptism  77
21. Of the Sacred Supper of the Lord  80
22. Of Sacred Marriages & Ecclesiastics  86
23. Of the Prayers, Song & Canonical Hours of the Church  88
24. Of Festivals, Fastings & Restriction of Foods  90
25. Of Catechizing, & the Consolation of the Sick, or Visitation  93
26. Of the Burial of the Faithful & of the Due Care for the Dead, of Purgatory & the Apparition of Spirits  95
27. Of Rituals, Ceremonies & Means  96
28. Of the Goods of the Church  98
29. Of Celibacy, Marriage & Household Affairs  99
30. Of the Magistrate  101
10 Conclusions of Disputations at Bern, 1528  105

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Calvin, John

Institutes of the Christian Religion  in Corporus Reformatorum, vol. 3 (1559; Brunsvigae, 1864)  Subject Index  In English: vol. 123

Calvin (1509-1564)

Brief Table of Contents

Book 1, Of the Knowledge of God the Creator  32

Book 2, Of the Knowledge of God the Redeemer  175

Book 3, Of the Way of Laying Hold of the Grace of Christ  393

Book 4, Of the External Means or Aids  745

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

Musculus, Wolfgang

Common Places of Sacred Theology  (Basel, 1560)  Table of Contents  Subject Index  In English

Musculus (1497-1563)

A Catechism of the Christian Religion, Comprising Instruction through Short Sayings  (1545)  This has no table of contents

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. 123  (Geneva, 1570)  There are subject indices at the end of each volume.

Beza (1519-1605)

Table of Contents

Vol. 1

1. A Confession of the Christian Faith, & a Collation of the Same with Papal Heresies  1

2. Another Brief Confession of Faith, of the same thing with a Superior Argument  80

3. That Heretics Ought to be Punished by the Civil Magistrate, against the Mishmash of Martin Bell & the Sect of the New Academics  85

4. A Sum of the Whole of Christianity, or a Description & Distribution of the Causes of the Salvation of the Elect & the Destruction of Reprobates, Collected & Explicated out of the Sacred Letters  170

5. A Sum of Doctrine on a Sacramental Thing  206

6. A Plain & Perspicuous Tract on the Lord’s Supper, in which the Calumnies of Joachim Westphal [a Lutheran] are Refelled  211

7. Cyclops, A Dialogue on the True Communication of the Body & Blood of the Lord, against the Comments of Tilemann Heshusen [a Lutheran]  259

8. A Purging of the Calumnies by which have been spattered on the Genevan Church by Tilemann Heshusen [a Lutheran]  312

9. A Response to the Calumnies of Sebastian Castellio which endeavor to subvert the One Fundamental of our Salvation, that is, the Eternal Predestination of God  337

10. A Response to the Defenses & Reprehensions of Sebastian Castellio which defend his interpretation of the New Testament against Beza & in turn tries to reprehend his version  425

11. A Response to the Arguments of Johannes Brent & the theses of Jacob Andreae [who were Lutherans] which seek to confirm the Omnipresence of the Body of Christ, that is, [a Response] against the renewed errors of Nestorius & Eutyches  507

[Nestorius (386-450) held, to simplify, that Christ was two persons.  Eutyches (c. 380-c. 456) held that Christ had one mixed nature.]

12. Of the Hypostatic Union in Christ of the Two Natures, an Assertion Against Jacob Andreae  625

13. Homoiousias:  of the Unity of the Divine Essence & the Three Personal  Subsistences in it against the Arians

14. Theses or Axioms on the Trinity of Persons & the Unity of Essence  651

15. Some variously numbered Psalms of David Expressed: a Specimen of the Whole Future Work if the Lord so Furnishes  654

16. A Short Book of Christian Questions & Responses, in which the Principal Heads of the Christian Religion are Propounded  669

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vol. 2

1. Of Polygamy  1

2. Of Repudiations & Divorces  64

3. Of the Peace of Christian Churches through establishing a Council, unto the Sacred Majesty of Caesar & the State of the Congregations of the August Roman Empire  138

4. A Defense of the Sacramental Conjunction of the Body & Blood of Christ with the Sacred Symbols against the most False Demonstrations of Matthew Flacius Illyricus & his Apology  152

5. A Defense to the Libel of the Sorbonne Theologian F. Claude de Xainctes, to which the title is affixed, An Examination of the Calvinian & Bezan Doctrine on the Lord’s Supper Collected out of the Writings of their Authors  257

6. A Response to the Railings of Friedrich Balduin [a Lutheran] of Ecebol, the Apostate  334

7. Another Defense to the Response of Francis Claude of the Saints  334

8. A Brief & Necessary Response to the Calumnies of Dr. Nikolaus Selnecker & the Theologians of Jena [Germany]  407

9. A Modest & Christian Defense to the Abusive & Virulent Response of Dr. Nikolaus Selnecker  423

10. The Third Defense to the Crying of Nikolaus Selnecker  453

Appendices

Of the Communication & Enlivening Power of the Body of Christ by the Continuous Sentiment of Cyril, explicated out of the Writings of the Same & Other Fathers, by the Author Christian Hessiandro  1

The Diallacticon of a Good & Learned Man, on the Truth, Nature & Substance of the Body & Blood of Christ in the Eucharist  31

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vol. 3

1. The Third Response to Francis Claude of the Saints  1

2. A Defense to the Acts of the Assembly of 15 Theologians held at Torgau [Germany]  53

3. A Mild & Christian Dispute with Dr. Johann Pappus [a Lutheran] on the Hypostatic Union in Christ of the Two Natures & its Effects  75

4. A Response for the Truth for the Body of Christ Against the Fiction of Ubiquity & the clamor of William Holder  101

5. A Response to some Stinking Calumnies of Jacob Andreae [a Lutheran]  124

6. A Tract on the Visible Marks of the True Catholic Church  132

7. A Response on the Lord’s Supper against the Dogmas of Jodoc Harch of Montens  148

8. A Book of Theological Epistles  186

9. Two Homilies Against the Errors of the Sacramentarians for the True Presence of Christ in the Lord’s Supper  309

10. Another Part of Questions & Responses, which is on the Sacraments  324

11. The Life of John Calvin Accurately Described  365

12. A Short Book of the Presbytery, Theodore of Rhaeten on the Hypostatic Union, edited & made into Latin from the Greek  390  to which is adjoined a [summary] collation [of orthodox doctrine in theses] against Heresies  399

13. A Tract on the Doctrine & True Use of Absolute Predestination  402

On Justification  437

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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

Examination of Theology: A Brief and Clear, Written Out Method  (Morgiis, 1584)  167 pp.  Subject Index

Table of Contents

Of the Ministry  7
Of Ability [Facultate], Titus 1:9  14
Of the Reading of Scripture  32
Other Examples of Resolution out of 1 Thess. 4  60
A Rule of Common Places  62
Of Christian Liberty  63
The Following Place on Baptism  62
The Arguments of Baptists [Catabaptists]: the First Argument, Mk. 16:16; Mt. 18:19
.      The Second Argument  70
.      The Third Argument  71
.      The Fourth Argument  71
The Third Place: Of Swearing  73
.       Arguments, Mt. 5:34  75
.       Second Argument, James 5:12  76
.       Third Argument  76
The Fourth Place, of the Magistrate  77
Arguments which rend this order by Baptists, Lk. 22:25  79
The Fifth Place, Of the Use & Right of War  81
The Sixth Place, Of Tithes  85
.       Arguments which are Asserted Against this Place  87
The Seventh Place, of the Communion of Possessions  89
.      Arguments which Confirm the Communion of Powers  90
.      First, Acts 2:44; 4:32  90

Out of the Following Class of Places are Come Places that are Controverted between us & the Papists

The First Place, of Justification  92
.        Nine Arguments  98
The Second Place, of Good Works  102
The Third Place, of Original Sin  105
.        Four Arguments  107
The Fourth Place, of the Church  109
The Fifth Place, of the Marriage of Priests  113
The Sixth Place, of the Number of the Sacraments  115
The Seventh Place, Of the Invocation of the Saints  119
The Eight Place, of Purgatory  123

Out of the Third Class of Places are Some Places of Other Sects of Our Time

The First Place, of Ubiquity  128
The Second Place, of the Mediator, Christ  133
.       Respond to their Arguments:  137
The Third Place, of the Trinity  141
The Fourth Place, of the Communication of Properties  144

Of Forming Studies  149

1. Of the End of Studies  149
2. Of the Choosing of Instructors  150
3. Of the Trying of Character  151
4. Conditions of a Good Disciple  152
5. The Judgment of Plato & Galen on the Character of Students
6. Of Exercise
7. Second, of the Division of the Exercise  157
8. Of an Epistle  157
9. Of the Declamation  161
10. Of Argument, Memory & Recitation  162
11. Of the Ending of Studies  164
12. The True Type of Studying out of Plato  165

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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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. 12 (Geneva, 1620)  Extended Latin Table of Contents

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.

Brief Table of Contents

vol. 1

1. Of Theology  1
2. Of Sacred Scripture  8
3. Of God  170
4. Of the Trinity  208
5. Of Predestination  288
6. Of Creation  366
7. Of the Image of God in Man Before the Fall  367
8. Of Angels  388
9. Of the Providence of God  408
10. Of Sin  411
11. Of Original Sin  456
12. Of Actual Sin  506
13. Of the Sin Against the Holy Spirit  522
14. Of the Evil of Punishment  531
15. Of Free Choice  542
16. Of the Law of God  585
17. Of the Gospel  688
18. The Covenant & Testament  701
19. Of Christ the Mediator  703
20. Of the Office of Christ  817
21. Of Calling  898
22. Of Justification  921
23. Of Repentance  1152
24. Of the Christian Life  1230
25. Of Christian Liberty  1236
26. Of Fasting  1251
27. Of Scandal  1265
28. Of Prayer  1269
29. Of Glorification  1280
30. Of the Resurrection of the Body  1284
31. Of the Last Judgment  1291
32. Of Life Eternal  1294
33. Of the Sacraments  1301
34. Of Baptism  1345
35. Of the Lord’s Supper  1381
36.  Of the Five Spurious Sacraments  1555

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Vol. 2

1. Of the Church  9
2. Of the Church Triumphant  19
3. Of the Church Militant  87
4. Of the Body of the Church Militant  273
5. Of Councils  385
6. Of Monastics  441
7. Of Vows  457
8. Of the Magistrate  488
9. Of Purgatory  521

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)  The sections below labeled with an * have been translated into English here.

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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

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Examination of Arminianism

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Chapter 1

On the Scriptures and Fundamental Articles

* 1. Whether Scripture is the judge of controversies?  We affirm.  Or, whether God in his Word has not left us any conscience-binding rule, but only one that guidingly judges?  We deny against the Arminians, or Remonstrants.  1

2. Whether those fundamental articles which are deduced by consequence from the most common principles are believed by true faith?  Explained and distinguished.  20

3. What sort of consequence is entailed by evidence so that it is an article of faith?  Explained.  29

4. Whether the number of fundamental doctrines can be determined by us?  We deny.  32

5.  For which of the fundamentals is understanding and faith required?  Explained.  34

6.  What is overcomeable versus absolute ignorance of the fundamentals?  Explained. 38

7.  In what way is understanding of the fundamentals necessary for salvation?  Explained. 42

8.  Why everything contained in the Word of God ought to be believed, on pain of damnation, while nevertheless only the fundamentals are  necessary to be believed as a necessary means? Explained.  43

9. How far are they may be tolerated who err in the fundamentals?  Explained.  44

10. How far is it necessary for us to separate from a church erring in fundamentals?  Explained.  46

11. Whether the Roman church is a true church? We answer with a distinction. 46, 64

12. Whether the light of the Holy Spirit is required for the Scriptures to be savingly understood?  We affirm against the Arminians.  83

13. Whether it follows from this necessity that the Scriptures are obscure in themselves, as the Papists assert?  We deny against the same.  87

14. Whether solid faith in the Scriptures can consist with the Arminian freedom of preaching?  We deny against the Arminians.  89

15. Whether anyone in any religion can be saved?  We deny against the Remonstrants. 94

16. Whether the Arminian freedom of preaching is Libertinism?  We affirm against the same.  94

* 17. Whether, not only all the traditions of the Papists, but even new offices, such as the domineering bishop, etc, human ceremonies, and whatsoever is of positive observance in divine worship contrived by the Antichrist or the bishops and prelates, conflicts with the completeness and perfection of the Scriptures?  We affirm against the Arminians.  97

18. Whether the word of God obliges to the assent of its true sense, or whether so greatly and in truth the conscience obliges to the sense which it judges true?  We affirm the former; we deny the latter against the Remonstrants.  128

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Chapter 2

On God

Heading 1:  On the Knowledge [Cognitione] of God

1. Whether or not a living and right knowledge of God is commanded?  We affirm against the Remonstrants.  138

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Heading 2:  On God’s Essence

2. Whether God, by his nature, is most simple?  We affirm against the Remonstrants. 141

3. Whether God, according to his essence, is omnipresent?  We affirm against the Remonstrants.  143

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Heading 3:  On the Trinity

4. Whether the essence in God is so much one, or three?  We affirm the former. We deny the latter against Vorstius.                                                                                                                      147

* 5.  Whether the Son is autotheos [of Himself God]?  We affirm against the Arminians and Vorstius.  149

6. Whether, according to the Arminians, Christ is true God, of one substance with the Father?  We deny against the same.  150

* 7. Whether Christ, as a man, is worshipped?  We deny against the Arminians.  155

8. Whether the communication of deity in Christ is twofold?  We deny against the Arminians.  156

* 9. Whether Christ, as Mediator, is to be worshipped?  We respond with a distinction.  158

10. Whether the Holy Spirit is true God?  We affirm against the wavering Remonstrants.  160

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Heading 4:  On God’s Knowledge [Scientia]

11. Whether there is a middle knowledge in God.  We deny against the Jesuits and Arminians.  162

12. Whether God foreknows future contingencies with certainty.  We affirm against the doubting Remonstrants.  166

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Heading 5:  On God’s Will and its Execution

13. Whether whatsoever is in God, so far as it is, such as decrees, willings and actions, be God?  We affirm against the Remonstrants. 169

14. Whether in God there is an antecedent and consequent will, according to the Arminian sense?  We deny against the Arminians. 170

15. Whether to take pity and do good is essential to God, and even necessary, as much as for the sun to give light?   We deny against Jackson and the Anabaptists. 174

16. Whether God punishes men unwillingly?  We deny against the Remonstrants. 175

16. [sic] Whether God is immutable?  We affirm against the Arminians.  175

17. Whether there is a primary intention in God which sometimes fails, with a secondary intention following it?  We deny against the Arminians.  179

* 18. Whether a distinction between the will of God’s good pleasure [beneplaciti] and his revealed [signi] will is to be admitted?  We affirm with a distinction.  181

* Whether in the calling of all in the visible Church is the intention of God that all and every person obey and be saved.  The Remonstrants affirm; we negate.  183

* Whether because God amiably invites and by supplications solicits, entreats and calls upon reprobates, and as He mourns over them, is grieved by them and laments on account of the disobedient, whether He, therefore, intends the obedience of them?  The Remonstrants affirm; we negate.  183

* 19. Whether a distinction of will between effecting and permitting is commendable?  We affirm with a distinction against the Arminians.  184

20. Whether God indeed absolutely decreed all contingencies from all eternity?  We affirm against the Remonstrants.  185

21. Whether the conditional decree of the Arminians suffices to save God’s providence of future contingencies?  We deny against them.  191

22. Whether fortune reigns according to the Arminians?  We affirm against them.  193

23. Whether the dominion of his providence in free acts, according to the view of the Jesuits and Arminians, consists with God?  We deny against them.  196

24. Whether such a dominion consists with God as that He be able to effect things so that a free act be rather than not be, according to the Scriptures?  We affirm against the Remonstrants and Jesuits.  197

25. Whether God’s dominion requires that all free acts of creatures be principally and determinately from Himself?  We affirm against the Remonstrants and Jesuits.  200

* 26. Whether God wills sin to exist, He permitting it?  We affirm against the Remonstrants.  203

27. Whether God wills sin as it is a penalty for sinning?  We affirm against the Remonstrants and Jesuits.   210

28. Whether sin is a penalty for sin?  We affirm against the Remonstrants.  211

29. Whether God is a bare permitter, and an accidental cause of hardening?  We deny against the Remonstrants.  213

30. Whether there are other evil acts of the hardened which do not increase their damnation?   We deny against the Remonstrants.  214

* 31. Whether God impels persons to sins which He forbids?  We affirm with a distinction against the Remonstrants.  216

32. Whether God absolutely foreordained the sufferings in the death of Christ, but not really the unjust actions?  We deny against the Remonstrants. 216

33. Whether God forbids acts [considered materially in themselves], or rather the malice of an act, in his law?  We deny the former; we affirm the latter against the Remonstrants.  218

* 34. Whether the act and the lawlessness are distinguishable in all sins?  We affirm against the Arminians.  219

* 35. Whether sin is opposed to God in its essence?  We deny against the Remonstrants.  220

36. Whether God concurs with material acts of sin by a universal, indifferent, and determinate concurrence through secondary causes?  We deny against the Jesuits and Remonstrants. 221

* Whether because God would predetermine the will to material acts of sin, therefore He is the author of sin?  224

37. Whether an obligation as first cause excuses God so that an evil action be not imputed to Him, even though He gives a general concurrence to it? We deny against the Jesuits and Arminians.  224

38. Whether God’s good pleasure is the first cause of all moral goodness in creatures?  We affirm against the Remonstrants.  226

39. Whether God’s predetermination is the fate of the Stoics?  We deny against the Remonstrants.  227

* 40. Whether each wicked action, which is from sinning instruments, is done by God as by the principal agent?  We affirm with a distinction against the Remonstrants.  230

41. Whether our people are Libertines in this doctrine?  We deny against the Remonstrants. 231

* 42. Whether that distinction is frivolous by which it is taught that God hates sin, and yet wills its existence?  We deny against the Remonstrants.  233

43. Whether all acts of good and evil are particularized and determined by God even as far as the numerical singleness and unity of acts [generally]?  We affirm against the Jesuits and Arminians.  234

44. Whether [God’s] permission is a bare, non-efficient one, and a dereliction of will, the nature of it being indifferent?  We deny against the Jesuits and Arminians.  235

Whether the permission of sin works only by persuasion?  So says Arminius; we deny.  236

* 45. Whether sin necessarily follows upon God’s giving permission by a logical necessity?  We affirm against the Remonstrants.  236

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Chapter 3

On Election

1. Whether election to salvation is two-fold; on the one hand indefinite and general, and on the other hand definite and special?  We deny against the Arminians.  238

2. Whether election is of certain singular, definite persons?  We affirm against the Arminians.  239

3. Whether election is revocable and incomplete for those who for a time believe, and complete and irrevocable for those whom God foreknew to be believing finally?  We deny against the Arminians.  241

4. Whether the election of this one rather than that one to glory is only from the absolute good pleasure [of God]?  Explained and affirmed against the Arminians.  245

5. Whether faith is a consequence of election?  We affirm against the Remonstrants.  252

6. Whether election to glory is done from all eternity?  We affirm against the Remonstrants.  257

7. What that good pleasure of God consists in which Paul speaks of in Rom. 9?  Explained and proven against the Arminians.  258

8. Whether each and every mortal is either elect or reprobate?  We affirm against the Arminians.  260

9. Whether Christ is the meritorious cause of election?  We deny against the Arminians. 264

10. Whether, because God absolutely destined to eternal glory, Christ cannot therefore merit it?  We deny against the Arminians.  268

11. Whether the promise of some conditional good can be subordinated by an immutable decree in such a way that that good which is promised is destined absolutely?  We affirm against the Remonstrants.  269

* 12. Whether or not faith may at once be a required condition in a formal way and the thing which is promised and indeclinably brought about in us by God?  We affirm against the Remonstrants.  270

* 13. Whether we invert the natural order because we state that the man who is to be created is the object of predestination?  We deny against the Remonstrants.  271

14. Whether carefulness, fear, and caution in the use of means are in disagreement with absolute election to glory?  We deny against the Remonstrants.  272

15. Whether the number of elect is precisely determined?  We affirm against the Arminians.  274

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Chapter 4

On Reprobation

1. Whether reprobation is an eternal act in God?  We affirm against the Remonstrants. 276

2. Whether God reprobated men absolutely from his choice alone?  Whether sin is truly the meritorious cause of reprobation? We affirm the former; we deny the latter against the Remonstrants.  277

* 3. Whether the distinction between negative and privative non-election, or preterition, versus reprobation, is senseless?  We deny against the Arminians.  278

* 4. Whether reprobation is indeed the lot of those who are outside of the church?  We affirm against the Remonstrants.  279

* 5. Whether absolute reprobation is the prime cause of the enduring destruction of the better portion of mankind?  We deny against the Remonstrants.                                                                      280

6. Whether God creates and stores up some men for destruction?  We distinguish against the Remonstrants.  280

7. Whether on this account creation forbears to be good, because reprobates are created unto this end, that they be vessels of wrath for the manifestation of the glory of punitive justice?  We deny against the Arminians.  281

8. Whether God stores up men, especially the truly reprobate, to sin?  We distinguish against the Remonstrants.  282

9.  Whether the absolute will of God is the cause of all things?  We affirm against the Remonstrants.  283

10. Whether God needs the slavery of sin, according to us?  We deny against the Remonstrants.  284

11. Whether God by the covenant of grace has abdicated his absolute dominion in the disposing of rational creatures exactly as He wills?  We deny against the Remonstrants.  285

* 12. Whether God willed absolutely that men would do no more good than what they do?  We affirm with a distinction against the Remonstrants.  285

13. Whether God does not absolutely will more to be converted and saved than are converted and saved?  We affirm against the Remonstrants. 286

14. Whether the commands, promises, and threatenings of the gospel conflict with absolute reprobation?  We deny against the Remonstrants.  287, 291, 294

15. Whether God absolutely, from eternity past, decreed the declaration of punitive justice?  We affirm against the Arminians.  290

16. Whether absolute reprobation conflicts with the ministry of the Word?  We deny against the Remonstrants.  291

* 17. Whether it conflicts with the blessedness of God for Him to absolutely put forth an end which cannot be reached without sin, which thing is ungracious of Him?  We deny against the Remonstrants.  292

18. reprobates can be argued [to be so] from [their] ingratitude toward the mercy and merits of Christ?  We affirm against the Remonstrants.  292

* 19. Whether it would have been better for the reprobate to never have heard the gospel?  We deny with a distinction against the Remonstrants.  295

20. Whether the doctrine of absolute reprobation is an abyss of despair?  We deny against the Remonstrants.  295

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Chapter 5

On the Estate of the First Man

1. Whether original righteousness was natural to unfallen man, or supernatural?  We affirm the former; we deny the latter against the Remonstrants.  297

* 2. Whether God is made the author of the first sin if man sinned for this reason, because God, without regard to his fault, denied him grace necessary to escape the first sin?  We deny against the Remonstrants.  300

3. Whether the first sin freed Adam from any covenant?  We deny against the Arminians.  301

* 4. Whether sinful concupiscence is a negative entity or positive quality?  We distinguish.  305

5. Whether in unfallen Adam there was the power of believing in Christ?  We affirm with a distinction against the Arminians.                         305

6. Whether the image of God in Adam was original righteousness and habitual holiness, or rather a bare free will of obeying God?  We affirm the former; we deny the latter against the Remonstrants.  307

7. Whether Adam was created mortal?  We distinguish.  308

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Chapter 6

On Original Sin

1. Whether there is original sin in every man?  We affirm against the Arminians and Socinians.  310

* 2.  Whether, because original sin is not committed by personal volition, it is therefore not sin, properly so-called?  We deny against the Arminians.  313 & 323

3. Whether such a covenant can be proven, by which Adam’s sin is imputed to all his posterity?  We affirm against the Remonstrants.  314

4. Whether concupiscence is sin, particularly after baptism and regeneration?  We affirm against the Remonstrants and Papists.  314 & 321

5. Whether concupiscence is formally prohibited by the law of God?  We affirm against the Remonstrants and Papists.  316

* 6. Whether concupiscence is sin when one does not give consent of the will?  We affirm against the Pelagians.  318

7. Whether the wrestling between the flesh and the Spirit in the reborn is simply natural, and on the part of the resisting flesh, so minimally culpable?  We deny against the Remonstrants.  319

8. Whether this wrestling is always in the reborn?  We affirm against the Remonstrants.  319

9. Whether actual sins have arisen, not from original sin, but from an acquired habit of evil acting, and from pure free will?  We deny against the Remonstrants and Socinians.  322

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Chapter 7

On the State of Fallen Man

1. Whether the knowledge of God is natural to man after the fall?  We deny against the Arminians and Socinians.                                                 325

2. Whether the mind is already blind in supernatural matters, so that illumination is needed?  We affirm against the Remonstrants and Socinians.  327

3. Whether the will is powerless in supernatural acts?  We affirm against the Remonstrants. 331

4. Whether there is a freedom of the will to nil and will good, being indicated from the intellect?  We deny against the Remonstrants.  331

5. Whether the Arminians say sincerely that the will is corrupt?  We deny against them. 333

6. Whether God, by any law founded in the merits of Christ, confers a prevenient [antecedent] grace for doing what is in it?  We deny against the Papists.  336

7. Whether God gives grace of conversion to man because he is better disposed, or from any mode of equity and congruency?  We deny with a distinction against the Papists and Remonstrants.  337

* 8. Whether the Adversaries rightly infer this, that according to us, it is noxious for the unconverted to hear the Word and to use external means?  We deny.  343

* 9. Whether legal contrition can be called preparation for conversion?  We distinguish.  344

10. Whether the unregenerate can furnish truly good works?  We deny against the Remonstrants.  344

11. Whether the virtues of the gentiles are true virtues?  We deny against the Remonstrants. 346

12. Whether the unregenerate person is constrained by a need to sin?  We affirm against the Remonstrants.  347

13. Whether there is sin which cannot be avoided by the one sinning?  We affirm against the Remonstrants.  348

14. Where the afflictions of the faithful are truly punishments?  We deny against the Remonstrants.  349

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Chapter 8

On the State of Grace

1. Whether the Arminians contend rightly for the dignity of the merit of Christ and the excellency of divine grace? We deny against the same.  352

2. Whether Arminianism is Pelagianism and Semi-pelagianism? We affirm against the Remonstrants.  357

3. Whether sufficient grace is given, by which all can be saved if they will? We deny against the Remonstrants.  362, 369

* 4. Whether a distinction of grace between sufficient and efficacious is to be admitted?  We deny against the Remonstrants.  368

5. Whether the power to believe is conferred upon all? We deny against the Remonstrants.   370

6. Whether the grace of God efficaciously determines the will? We affirm against the Remonstrants and Jesuits.  371

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Chapter 9

On Universal Redemption

1. Whether Christ died for each and every person? We deny against the Remonstrants.  372

2. Whether Christ procured reconciliation for each and every person by his death, and that truly, not by that act conferring it? We deny against the Remonstrants.  387, 398

3. Whether those may perish for whom Christ has died? We deny against the Remonstrants.  388

4. Whether these three things are effects of the death of Christ: 1. That God does not will anyone to perish because of the sin of Adam. 2. That he casts off none from himself because of sins preceding the calling of the gospel.  3. That none are afflicted with an eternal punishment or cast off from the communion of a heavenly life on account of sins of infirmity.  We deny against the Remonstrants.  394

5. Whether the gospel can be preached in every place and time? We deny against the Remonstrants.  398

* 6. Whether all are directly obligated in the same way and by the same principle [jure] to believe in Christ announced by the gospel?  We deny with a distinction against the Remonstrants.  399

7. Whether unbelievers are objects of eternal punishment because, although they can, they do not believe? We deny against the Remonstrants.  400

8. Whether the Remonstrants say rightly and by consequence from their principles that Christ did not die only for the finally impenitent? We deny.  401

9. Whether, by the death of Christ, the merciful affection in God, by which He wills all to be saved, is changed into an absolute purpose to give eternal life to those who believe? We deny against the Remonstrants.  405

10. Whether Christ thus endured the lot of those for whom He died in order that God would consider the punishments owed to them as dead? We affirm against the Remonstrants.  406

11. Whether Christ intercedes generally for all, but specially and truly only for those who believe? We deny against the Remonstrants.  411

12. Whether Christ merited faith and regeneration for none? We deny against the Remonstrants.  413

13. Whether Christ embraced those He died for with the greatest love? We affirm against the Remonstrants.  415

14. Whether reconciliation is by the active efficiency of God’s will to save in place of a will to damn? We deny against the Remonstrants.  417

15. Whether the foundation of Christian certainty is in this, that Christ died for all, and of desperation rather, that He died only for those elected absolutely? We deny against the Remonstrants.  418

* 16. Whether the reprobate are made reconcilable to God by the death of Christ?  We deny against the Remonstrants. [The Arminians simply affirm it.  We distinguish…]  421

* 17. Whether each and every truly reprobate person must believe Christ to have died for them?  We deny against the Remonstrants.  422

* 18. Whether it may be required by [divine] law from reprobates that they believe in Christ?  We affirm against [what] the Remonstrants [say of our position].  424

19. Whether none can rest in Christ in faith, except that he first know that He was given by God to him as a savior? We deny against the Remonstrants.  425

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Chapter 10

On the Covenant of Grace

1. Whether God, of his free good pleasure alone, entered into a Covenant of Grace with man? We affirm against the Remonstrants.  427

2. Whether the fathers under the Old Testament had no promises beyond the corporal? We deny against the Remonstrants.  430

3. Whether the covenant of grace is made with all, even with them that have heard nothing of Christ? We deny against the Remonstrants.  432

4. Whether grace which determines the will for good is promised in the New Covenant? We affirm against the Remonstrants.  435

* 5. Whether the Covenant of Grace is eternal?  We affirm against the Remonstrants.  438

6. Whether the promises of the New Covenant, proceeding from the first intention and prior will of God, are to all equally? We deny against the Remonstrants.  440

7. Whether the gospel is preached according to inherent merits or demerits, and not out of the mere grace and good pleasure of God? We deny against the Remonstrants.  446

* 8. Whether the Covenant of Works entered into with Adam was rigid and of such a sort that God, according to its rigor, could not carry it out on his posterity?  We deny against the Remonstrants.  449

* 9. Whether no one is under the law anymore, insofar as it is a law, and under the covenant entered into with Adam, as such?  We deny against the Remonstrants.  451

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Chapter 11

On the Manner of Conversion

1. Whether grace irresistibly brings about conversion? We affirm against the Remonstrants and Jesuits.  453

2. Whether every act of God in conversion is simply moral, not real and physical? We deny against the Remonstrants.  473

3. Whether God indeed internally calls all whom He externally calls, so that there is therefore a strength to obey in them if they so will? We deny against the Remonstrants.  476

4. Whether absolutely no grace, not even common grace, accompanies the word of the gospel? We respond with a distinction.  480

5. Whether the essence of conversion lies in a sole, free act of assenting to and believing the Word, or rather in the giving of a new heart? We deny the former; we affirm the latter against the Remonstrants.  481

6. Whether only the power of believing is from God and the free act of believing from man, and yet the particular work of conversion is from God? We deny against the Remonstrants.  485

* 7. Whether, because God converts with irresistible force, the will is therefore coerced and freedom overturned?  We deny against the Remonstrants.  486

* Whether because God infallibly determines the will to one thing, He overturns liberty?   486

8. Whether only the elect are internally called? We affirm against the Remonstrants.  487

9. Whether the efficacy of grace and of conversion (rather than non-conversion) depends upon actual, determining grace? We affirm against the Remonstrants.  488

10. Whether non-conversion should be attributed to God denying efficacious grace, rather than to man refusing to believe? We deny against the Remonstrants.  491

11. Whether it is from free will that supernatural acts of believing and repentance be stronger or weaker, not from the nature of grace? We deny against the Remonstrants.  493

12. Whether God joins with active grace in supernatural works for this reason, because the created will joins in? We deny against the Remonstrants.  493

13. Whether the irresistibility of grace conflicts with precepts, promises, and threatenings? We deny against the Remonstrants.  495

14. Whether the efficacy of grace depends upon a congruent calling? We deny against the Jesuits and Remonstrants.  497

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Chapter 12

On the Justification of Sinners

1. Whether we are justified by faith alone, not by our works? We affirm against the Jesuits and Remonstrants.  498

2. Whether God justly imputes the righteousness of Christ to us? We affirm against the Remonstrants, Papists, and Socinians.  506

* 3. Whether the act of believing is imputed to the believer properly, so that it is therefore his righteousness formally before God?  We deny against the Remonstrants and Jesuits.  510

4. Whether, by the grace of God which is granted to the faithful in this life, the law can be fulfilled perfectly? We deny against the Remonstrants, Papists, and Socinians.  511

5. Whether a distinction should be made between mortal and venial sin? We respond with a distinction.  516

6. Whether there is any sin under the New Covenant which is by its nature venial? We deny against the Remonstants and Papists.  517

7. Whether the most excellent works of the regenerate are polluted with sin? We affirm against the Remonstrants and Papists.  520

8. Whether the wrestling between the Spirit and the flesh in the regenerate is perpetual and culpable? We affirm against the Remonstrants.  524

9. Whether the Apostle speaks of the regenerate man in Rom. 7? We affirm against the Remonstrants and Papists.  527

10. Whether good works are necessary as causes of justification, and therefore also of salvation? We deny against the Remonstrants and Papists.  530

11. Whether justification is a singular, complete, enduring, and unrepeatable act? We affirm against the Remonstrants.  535

12. Whether faith only justifies as an instrument? We affirm against the Remonstrants.  540

13. Whether faith is a token of special mercy? We affirm against the Remonstrants. 542

14. Whether the Word is the one and only instrument, either preparatory or consummatory, of the internal generation of faith, so that therefore no immediate action of the Spirit is required? We deny against the Remonstrants.  547

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Chapter 13

On the Perseverance of the Saints

1. Whether (1) adults (2) who are truly regenerate, (3) not for reason of their infirmity, and (4) notwithstanding the intercession of Christ, the principle of a lively faith, the immutable covenant of God, election, and the care and power of God, can so fall away that (i) they part with all right unto the kingdom of God that they once had in Christ, (ii) fall away from the favor and grace of a gratuitous election, and (iii) totally and finally fall away? We deny against the Papists, Pseudo-Lutherans, Socinians, and Remonstrants.  553

2. Whether temporary faith has the essence of saving faith? We deny against the Remonstrants.  563

* 3. Whether it is hypocritical that those possessing temporary faith cannot be said to fall away? We deny with a distinction against the Remonstrants.  568

4. Whether, because exhortations by their nature serve to engender fear, the purpose of the promise, by which God absolutely promises perseverance, is therefore extinguished? We deny against the Remonstrants.  579

5. Whether they cannot be moved to obedience by the promise of eternal life who are certainly comprehended in it? We deny against the Remonstrants.  591

6. Whether God promises perseverance absolutely? We affirm against the Remonstrants.  594

7. Whether Christ elected none to perseverance? We deny against the Remonstrants.  596

8. Whether Christ acquired perseverance for the elect by the merit of his death? We affirm against the Remonstrants.  598

9. Whether the promise of salvation applies immediately only to him who finally perseveres and has complete faith, i.e. as many as endure to the end? We deny against the Remonstrants.  599

10. Whether he, being under divine judgment, perseveres in faith who (1) does not sin against the clear and plain dictates of either natural reason or supernatural revelation, and (2) seeks to correct and emend their infirmities, this moderation furthering diligence? We deny against the Remonstrants.  604

11. Whether the sins of the regenerate are all sins of infirmity according to us? We deny with a distinction against the Remonstrants.  606

12. Whether the regenerate can sin with deliberate purpose, with all the might of the will, and with full consent, being given over to malice? We deny against the Remonstrants.  607

13. Whether the strivings of the Spirit against the flesh diminish the sin of the regenerate? We affirm with a distinction against the Remonstrants.  610

14. Whether we teach that true believers not only do not cast off the Holy Spirit and faith by the most severe sins, but that the abiding principle of faith in these persons remains safe under those sins, it being so pleasing to God that, due to it, God wills to grant eternal life? We deny against the Remonstrants.  617

15. Whether there is not any intrinsic and vital principle from which the duration of faith proceeds by the necessity of the consequent, nor any extrinsic principle, by the force of some decree by which it is necessary that the elect persevere? We deny against the Remonstrants.  620

16. Whether an apostate can, through knowledge [of the gospel], which he recognizes to be true, which he had in a former time believed, even if that knowledge is without all assent, resurge in life anew, so much so that it be not a work of total regeneration? We deny against the Remonstrants.  622

17. Whether God first deserts men who desert Him? We deny with a distinction against the Remonstrants.  623

18. Whether the truly regenerate, being excommunicated, are excluded from the kingdom of heaven? We deny against the Remonstrants.  624

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Chapter 14

On the Certainty of Salvation

1. Whether any can be certain that he himself is truly justified, in the grace of God, and will continue to be saved? We affirm against the Papists and Remonstrants.  625, 630

2. Whether the certainty which Arminians attribute to believers can consist with the Scriptures, or with faith and hope? We deny against the same.  635

* 3. Whether the Arminians rightly deny there to be any certainty of our salvation?  We deny against the same.  638

* 4. Whether or not a greater certainty is required by us than that which the nature of a free act itself bears?  We affirm against the Remonstrants.  640

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Chapter 15

On the Church and its Marks

1. Whether the Remonstrants rightly define the visible Church as the congregation of believers who profess saving doctrine, and of those who will do so, though they do not actually believe? We deny against the same.  643

2. Whether there is a church in the New Testament that is destitute of all elders to which [our] Lord and Savior commits the power of the keys? We deny with a distinction against the Remonstrants and Separatists.  644

3. Whether the Remonstrants rightly teach that to be the true Church which agrees in the faith and profession of necessary truth? We deny according to their own principles.                       644

4. Whether it is possible that there be no Church of Christ on the earth? We deny against the Remonstrants.  665

* 5. Whether the doctrine of the marks of the Church is useless and harmful?  We deny against the Remonstrants.  670

6. Whether there are any other marks of the Church than the profession of saving faith and the external observance of Christ’s commands? We affirm against the Remonstrants.  671

7. Whether the preaching of true doctrine is incorrectly stated by us to be a mark of the Church? We deny and explain against the Remonstrants.  672

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Chapter 16

On the Ministers of the Word

* 1. Whether all the divine things of the apostles were to be proven to be inspired by the rule of the Word?  We deny with a distinction against the Remonstrants.  681

2. Whether the sending of ministers by the calling and ordination of the Church is still necessary by divine institution? We affirm against the Remonstrants.  684

3. Whether the ministry of the gospel and the preaching of the Word are precisely necessary for salvation? We affirm with an explanation against the Remonstrants.  686

4. Whether it is well spoken that the distinction in presbyters between teaching and ruling [presbyters] is an innovation? We deny against the Remonstrants.  689

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Chapter 17

On Synods

1. Respecting synods, how much is to be attributed to the authority of them? Explained and proven against the Papists, Remonstrants, and Separatists.  692

2. Whether synods are neither useful, nor the ideal way for controversies to be decided? We deny against the Remonstrants and Socinians.  710

* 3. Whether they must be wholly indifferent and not restrained to any party who have the right of voting in a synod?  We deny against the Remonstrants.  714

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Chapter 18

On the Sacraments and Ecclesiastical Discipline

1. Whether sacraments are signs, not [only] by way of representing and shadowing forth the thing signified to us, but also in a certain way by exhibiting and sealing? We affirm against the Remonstrants and Socinians.  716

2. Whether sacraments may be administered by any lay-person whatsoever? We deny against the Remonstrants and Socinians.  721

3. Whether the Remonstrants rightly teach that paedobaptism is to be used by them insofar as it is an ancient rite, yet it has authority neither from a precept of Christ nor as an apostolic institution? We deny against the same.  722

4. Whether baptism is only a temporary rite and not to last till the end of the world from Christ’s institution? We deny against the Remonstrants and Socinians.  723

* 5. Whether baptism is only a solemn rite by which we are distinguished from others and brought into divine worship, and not rather by which grace is really conferred?  We deny against the Remonstrants and Socinians.  724

* 6. Whether, in the Lord’s Supper, the death of Christ is only proclaimed and commemorated, and no spiritual gifts are actually sealed?  We deny against the Remonstrants and Socinians.  725

7. Whether the Remonstrants rightly deny that the Church wields any power whatsoever in the act of discipline, not only not over the flesh (such as the magistrate wields), but neither that which is internal and ecclesiastical, by which the Church binds the conscience to the thing before God and excludes one from the kingdom of heaven on account of guilt? We deny against the same.  726

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Chapter 19

On the Magistrate

1. Whether it is lawful for the magistrate to afflict the dissolute and murderers with capital punishment? We affirm against the Remonstrants and Socinians.  728

* 2. Whether it is for the magistrate to punish heretics?  Whether it is agreeable to the laws of our most merciful Savior Jesus Christ that the magistrate tolerate Jews, Turks, Papists, etc, and all heretics in the republic who err with a purely mental error?  We affirm the former.  We deny the latter with a distinction against the Remonstrants.  732

3. Whether none errs in doing works, nor persuades himself to err while he is stirred up on account of his eternal salvation? We deny against the Remonstrants.  737

4. Whether the power of the magistrate is supreme in the external rule of the Church, is in kind higher than Church-power and is immediately subject to God alone? We deny against the Remonstrants.  739

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Chapter 20

On the Soul and the Resurrection of the Body

* 1. Whether souls are immortal?  We affirm against the doubting Remonstrants and Socinians.  753

2. Whether the same number of bodies are to resurrect as are dissolved into dust? We affirm against the Remonstrants and Socinians.  753

It is asked whether the hellish tortures of the damned are eternal, or whether at last in the end it will be that the impious at length will be wholly destroyed and will be reduced to nothing?  The Remonstrants waver.  We deny the latter.  758

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A Scholastic Disputation on Divine Providence   (Edinburgh, 1649)  English 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

Forbes, John – Historical & Theological Instructions on Christian Doctrine, the Varied State of Things, on the Errors & Controversies that have Arisen…  (Amsterdam, 1645)  Extended 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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Brief Table of Contents

1. Of God  1
2. Of the Mystery of the Incarnation  77
3. Of the Variegated Condition of the Churches, & many heresies & dissensions, of the 5th Ecumenical Council & of some other Councils, & then so far of the state of things after the Chalcedonian Council up to the time Emperor Heracles, & of the Political Government of Italy up until Charles the Great  96
4. Of Mohammed, & of his Impiety and Sects, & of Holy War & some other Wars  173
5. Of the Monothelites, & of Honorius, the Roman Pope, a Monothelite Heretic  222
6. Contra the Heresy of the Adoptionists  292
7. Of the Object of Religious Worship, & of the 7th & 8th Called Ecumenical Synods  301
8. Of the Pelagian Heresy, & its remnants: where is of the grace of God & the Free Choice of Man & some connected questions  373
9. Of the Sacraments in General, where is of the nature, efficacy & number of the Sacraments of the New Testament  441
10. Of Baptism, contra the errors of the Donatists, Papists & Some Others  473
11. Of the Eucharist  533
12. Of Repentance, & some Connected Questions contra the Errors of the Gnostics, the Most Blessed, the Lutherans, Novatians, the Papists, etc.  625
13. Of Pugatory & of Votes for the Expired  670
14. Of the Unity of the Church, & of Schism  708
15. Of the Primacy of the Apostle Peter  734
16. Of the Successors of Peter & the Other Apostles  754

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Junius, Franciscus

The Theological Works, vol. 12  (Heidelberg, 1607; 1608)  The Latin table of contents is at the beginning of each volume.

Junius (1545-1602)

Table of Contents

vol. 1, Exegetical

1. Oration on the Antiquity & Excellency of the Hebrew Language  1
.                  on the Gracious Promise & Covenant of God with the Church  13
.                  on the Covenant and Testament in the Old Church  22
.                  on the Adjuncts & Parts of the Law in the Old Testament  31
2. Lectures on the First Three Chapters of Genesis  1
3.  A Confutation of 22 Arguments on the Sacred History of Moses on the Creation  99
4. Analytical Explications of Genesis  122
5. of Exodus  250
6. of Leviticus  342
7. of Numbers  406
8. of Deuteronomy  498
9. A Methodical Exposition of 4 Psalms, even 1-4  626
10. An Exposition of Psalm 101  652
11. Irenicum, Of the Peace of the Church, etc. A Meditation on the 122 & 133 Psalms of David  678
12. An Exposition of the Prophet of Daniel  964
13. Lectures on Jonah  940
14. Three Books of Sacred Parallels [How the Gospels, Acts & Epistles of Paul quote the Old Testament], the last of which exhibits a right & methodical Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews  980
15. Notes on the Epistle of St. Jude the Apostle  1266
16. The Apocalypse: a Methodical Analysis of [all the?] Arguments, and Illustrated with brief notes  1306
17. Of True Theology, a Short Book  1370
18. Of the First Sin of Adam, a Book  1430
19. Of the Polity of Moses, a Short Book  1474
20. Ecclesiastical, or of the Nature & Administrations of the Church of God, in Three Books  1535
21. Theological Theses, of Various Heads of Christian Doctrine  1592

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vol. 2, Elenctic

1. The First Defense of the Catholic Doctrine of the Sacred Trinity of Persons in the Unity of the Divine Essence Against Samosatenian Errors  1
2. The Second Defense  61
3. The Third Defense  125
4. An Examination of the Declarations & Arguments of Gratianus Prosper Against the Saving Doctrine of God, Baptism & Others  227
5. A Collation of the Catholic Doctrine of Nature & Grace  301

6. Animadversions on the First Controversy of the Word of God Written and Not Written of Robert Bellarmine of the Society of Jesus, so Called  405
7. On the Second Controversy on Christ the Head of the Whole Church  539
8. On the Third Controversy on the Highest Pontiff  633
9. On the Three Books on the Change of the Roman Empire from the Greeks to the Franks  879
10. On the Fourth Controversy, on Councils & the Church Militant  1023
11. A Single Book on the Church  997
12. On the Fifth Controversy, of the Members of the Militant Church  1173
13. Animadversions on the Appended Short Book to the 3rd Controversy  1429
14. On the Sixth Controversy, of the Church which is in Purgatory  1465

15. An Oration Against the Jesuits, a Sermon translated out of the French Idiom into Latin  1545

Animadversions on the Seventh Controversy of Robert Bellarmine, on the Church Triumphant, or of Glory & the Worship of the Saints  (St. Andrews, 1609)

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

Table of Contents

Preface  v
I. The Autobiography of Junius  1
II. A Tract on True Theology  37
III. A.  Theological Theses at Leiden  103

Introduction: on Faith  103
1. On True Theology  104
2. On Sacred Scripture  106
3. Elenctic Theses on Scripture  110
4. On the Authority of Sacred Scripture  115
5. On the Authority and Perfection of the Word of God  117
6. On Traditions  120
7-8. On the Essence of God and his Attributes  123
9. Of the Attributes of God  129
10. Of the Eternal Predestination of God  132
11. Of Divine Predestination  138
12. Of the Trinity of Persons in the One Divine Essence  141
13. Of the Person of the Father & of the Son  144
14-16.  Of the Creation of the World  149
17. Of the Providence of God  157
18. Of the First Fall of Adam  161
19-20. Of Original Sin  166
21-22. Of Free Choice  170
23. Of the Divine Law  178
24. Of the Gospel  181
25. Of the Divine Covenants & Testaments  183
26. Of the Old & New Covenant  190
27. Of the Person of Christ  192
28. Of the Offices of the Person of Christ  195
29. Of the Humiliation & Exaltation of Christ  197
30. Of the Resurrection of Christ  201
31-32. Of the Calling of Men to Salvation  204
33. Of Justifying Faith  207
34. Of Repentance  209
35-36. Of the Justification of a Miserable Sinner Before God  213
37. Of the Christian Life  221
38. Of Christian Liberty  223
39. Of Worship [Adoratione]  226
40. Of the Worship [Cultu] of Invocation  229
41. Of Prayer  231
42. Of the Invocation of the Saints  234
43. Of the Catholic Church  237
44. Of the Church of God  239
45. Of the Communion of Saints  245
46. Of the Power of the Church in the Doctrine of Faith  247
47. Of the Discipline of the Church  251
48. Of the Ecclesiastical Ministry  254
49-50. Of the Sacraments in General  258
51. Of Paedobaptism  267
52. Of the Lord’s Supper  270
53. Of the Mass  274
54. Of Marriage  277
55-56. Of the State of the Soul Separated After Death  282
57. Of the State of the Soul After the Resurrection of the Body  287

III. B.  Theological Theses at Heidelberg

1. Of the Definition of Theology  289
2. Of the Definition and Material of Sacred Scripture  291
3. Of the Form of Sacred Scripture  293
4. Of the Efficient Cause of Sacred Scripture  296
5. Of the End of Sacred Scripture  298
6. Of the Authority of Sacred Scripture  301
7. The Same; that the divine authority of it does not depend on the Church  303
8. Of the Canon of Scripture  307
9. Of the Interpretation of the Canon of Scripture  312
10. Of Traditions  314
11. Of God, or that God is  318
12. Of God & his Essence  320
13. Of Providence  322
14. Of Free Choice Before & After the Fall  324

IV.  On the Observation of the Polity of Moses  329
V. Irenicum  439

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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)

Ames, William

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

Ames (1576-1633)

Bellarmine Enervated  (London, 1632-1633)  Table of Contents to the 4 vols.

vol. 1 (Word of God, Christ, Roman Pontiff),

vol. 2 (Councils, Church, Clergy, Monastics, Purgatory, Worship of Saints)

vol. 3 (Sacraments, Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Indulgences, Extreme Unction, Ordination, Marriage)

vol. 4 (Grace of Adam, Sin, Grace, Free-Choice, Justification, Merits)

A Sketch of the Christian Catechism  (Amsterdam, 1635)  in 52 Lord’s Days  This has been translated into English.

A Crown to the Colloquy at Hague: in which the Arguments of the Pastors in Holland against the Five Articles of the Remonstrants on Divine Predestination & Heads Annexed to it, are Produced & Vindicated from their Exceptions (Amsterdam, 1636)

Elenctics about Particularity against the Remonstrants: the Scholastic Dispute with Nicholas Grevinchovio on a General Redemption & Election out of Foreseen Faith, with a Scholastic Reply to the Prolix, Opposing Response of N. Grevinchovio in the Dispute  in Works, vol. 5 (Amsterdam, 1658)  Table of contents

The Anti-Synod Writings, or Animadversions on those Dogmatics which the Remonstrants Exhibited in the Synod of Dort & Later Divulged  (Amsterdam, 1646)

Table of Contents

1st Article, Predestination, 14 chs.

2nd Article, On the Universality of the Death of Christ, 7 chs.

3rd & 4th Article, On the Grace of God in the Conversion of a Man, 6 chs.

5th Article, On the Perseverance of the Saints, 11 chs.

A Repeating & Vindicating Disputation on the Truth of Divine Faith  in Works,  , pp. 357-396

Contra Maccovius who argued that it may be required to believe things which may not be true.

And other works…

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. 12  (Amsterdam, 1644)  See especially Part 3, ‘Theological Disputations’ in vol. 2, which goes through systematic theology.

Gomarus (1563-1641)

Table of Contents

Vol. 1

General

Part 1

1. Prolegomena, or an Oration on the Covenant of God, & the of the Dividing of the Book of the New Testament

2. An Explanation of Illustrious Places & Selections out of the Gospel of Matthew

3. An Illustration of Select Places out of the Gospel of Luke (chs. 1-2)

4. An Illustration of Select Places out of the Gospel of John

Part 2

1. An Analysis & Explanation of the Epistles of Paul, Romans – Titus

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Vol. 2

Part 2

1. An Analysis & Explanation of Philemon – Revelation, ch. 5

2. An Appendix in which is an Analysis & Explanation of Some Prophesies of Moses & of Christ, & an Analysis of Obadiah

Part 3, Part 1, Theological Disputations

1. Of Theology  1
2. Of Sacred Scripture  4
3. Of the True God  6
4. Of the Names of God, and at the same time, an examination of controversies about the celebrated distinction of the Tetragrammaton  10
5. On some questions about the Name of God  17
6. Of the Trinity of Divine Persons  19
7. Of the Persons of the Father & the Son  24
8. Of the Person of the Holy Spirit  27
9. Of the Eternal Decree of God  30
10. Of the Divine Predestination of Men  33
11. Of the Creation of the World  41
12. Of Created Angels  45
13. Of the Repugnance Between the Divine Law & Papist Doctrine  49
14. Of the Gospel of Christ  50
15. On the Comparison of the First & Second Adam  55
16. On the Comparison of David with Christ  58
17. On the Similitude Between the Priesthood of Christ & of Melchizedek  62
18. On the Death of Jesus Christ  63
19. Of the Merit of Christ and his benefits for us  70
20. Of the Session of Christ to the Right Hand of God  73
21. Of the Antichrist  78
22. Of the Repugnance Between Peter the Apostle & the Pope of Rome, 2 Parts  89
23. Of Saving Faith  97
24. Of the Repugnancy Between the Apostolic Articles of Faith & the Faith of the Roman Church  100
25. Of the Justification of a Man through Christ before God  102
26. A Contracted Disputation of the Justification of a Man Before God 108
27. Of the Material & Form of Justification  110
28. Of Justification, contra the Errors of the Papists  114
29. Of the Resurrection of the Dead  115
30. Of the Church of God  120
31. Of the Sacraments  123
32. Of Baptism  128
33. Of the Repugnancy Between the Baptism of Sacred Scripture & that of the Roman Church  131
34. Of the Lord’s Supper  133
35. Of the Words of the Lord’s Supper  137
36. Of the Repugnancy Between Sacred Scripture’s Doctrine of the Lord’s Supper and that of the Church of Rome  145
37. Of the Repugnancy Between the Priesthood of Christ & Melchizedek, & the Priestly Mass with Both  147
38. Of the Repugnancy Between the Lord’s Supper & the Mass
39. Of the Five False Sacraments of the Papists  152

Part 3, Part 2, a Theological Tact

1. Of Conciliating the Providence of God to Orthodox Doctrine  157
2. Anti-Coster in 3 Books

1. Of the Discrimination Between Heretics & Catholics  179
2. Of Sacred Scripture  214
3. Of the Church of Christ  252

3. An Examination of Controversies on the Genealogy of Christ
4. A Dissertation on the Gospel of Matthew, as to what Language it was written in  313
5. An Investigation of the Determination [Sententiae] and Origin of the Sabbath  317
6. A Defense of the Investigation of the Origin of the Sabbath  372
7. A Judgment on the First Article of the Remonstrants on Election & Reprobation  344
8. A Defense of the Doctrine of the Perseverance of the Saints  348
9. Of David’s Lyre, or the Fresh, Poetic Art of the Sacred Hebrew Scripture  388

Cloppenburg, Johannes

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

Cloppenburg (1592-1652)

Table of Contents

1. Of the Old Covenant of Works with the First Adam

2. Of the Antiquation of the Old Covenant of Works

3. Of the New Covenant of Grace & its Sponsor

4. Of the Testament of the New Covenant

5. Of the Old Testament & the First Age of it

6. Of the Common Salvation of the Old Testament Church with Us

7. Of the Common Faith & Religion of the Old Testament Church with Us

8. Of the Circumcised Church of the Old Testament

9. Of Comparison of the Old Testament & the Better New

10. Of the Epoch of the New Testament & the Ministry of John the Baptist

11. Of the Offices of the Mediator of the New Testament

Exercises upon Theological Common Places  (Franeker, 1653)

A System of Select Theological Exercises  (Franeker, 1655)

All the Theological Works, vol. 1 (Exegetical & Didactic), 2  (Elenctic & Christian Sabbath)  (Amsterdam, 1684)

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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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Table of Contents, vol. 1

Prolegomena to Ecclesiastical Polity

Of the Knowledge, or Discipline, which Ecclesiastical Polity Describes [Dicitur].  Of the 1. Nature, 2. Causes, 3. Relations, 4. Division, 5. Study and of the Apparatus to this Study.

Book 1, Of the Object of Ecclesiastical Polity
Tract 1, Of the Instituted Church

1. The Nature of the Instituted Church Explained, with Respect to its Genus, Material, Form, Efficient and Final Causes, Relations, Opposites and Divisions.

2. The First Class of Problems, or Questions, about the Genus, Material, Form, Object and Ends of the Instituted Church.

3. The Second Class of Questions, about Efficient Causes.

4. Questions about the Relations of the Instituted Church.

5. Containing the Fourth Class of Questions about Divisions of the Instituted Church, where is treated of the Parochial, Village or Rural, Domestic, Princely, Camp, Nautical, Scholastic and Provincial Church.

[?] 6. Of Ecclesiastical Colleges, Cathedrals or Dioceses, Archbishops or Metropolitans, Patriarchs and Ecumenics.

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Book 1, Tract 2
Of the Power, Polity & Canons of the Churches

1. The Term ‘Ecclesiastical Power’ is Distinguished.  The Proper Power itself, as it is Used in Speech, is Defined.

2. The Power and Right of the Magistrate Around the Sacred is Decided.

3. Fonts of Solutions and Responses to Arguments and Evidences that the Adversaries are Accustomed to Using are Set Down.

4. Some Particular Questions about the Power of the Magistrate Around the Sacred are Determined.

5. Some Particular Questions are Determined about the Subject of Ecclesiastical Power [Who may Hold and Exercise it]:  Is it of the Magistrate and other Political Confederations?  At Least During a Corrupt or Turbulent State of the Church?  [Is it held by] The Pope, Bishops, etc. Courts of them, Cathedrals of the Church, Councils; or of Solely the Ministry, a Court of Them, or an Ecumentical or Catholic Church; or the Populus?

6. Of the Object of the Ecclesiastical Power, even Personal and of Things.

7. Of the Polity or Government of Churches.

8. Of Ecclesiastical Canons, Decrees, Ordinances and Custom.

9. Some Thesis Questions about Ecclesiastical Canons are Explained.

10. Contains Chronicles of Some Questions, even General and Particular.

11. Contains Questions on Ecclesiastical Decrees and on Custom.

12. Ecclesiastical Law or Canon in General and Historical Explained.

13. An Explication of the Historical Body of Canon Law.

14. Of the Judgment of the Body of Canons, or of the Pontifical Right, and of the Study of Them.

15. Some Questions on Canon Law.

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Part 1, Book 2

Of Ecclesiastical Things, or Acts and Exercises

Tract 1

Of Formularies, or Liturgies and Rituals

1. Of Formularies, or Liturgies

2. Some Questions on Liturgies and Liturgical Actions Determined

3. Of Rituals or Ecclesiastical Ceremonies

4. The Controversy which Comes Between us and the Papacy on the Same Ceremonies, in General

5. Of the Ceremonies yet Remaining in the Greater Part of the German Churches

6. On the Controversy [Concertatione] about Some Ceremonies of the Anglican Church

7. An Explaining of the Question, Nature, Causes and Abundant Properties of the Ceremonies

8. Questions on Some Rituals in Particular: on the Laying on of Hands, the [Holy] Kiss, Abstinence from Things Strangled and Blood, the Marriage Rite, Anointing, Shaking the Feet of Dust, Love Feasts, the Rite of Covenanting and of the Washing of Feet.

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Book 2, Tract 2

Of the Regular Public Ordinances

Section 1

Of Ecclesiastical Prayers, Benedictions and Doxologies

1. Of Ecclesiastical Prayers

2. Of Benedictions, Salutations, Doxologies and Ecclesiastical Song

3. Of Organs and Instrumental Song in that which is Sacred

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Tract 2, Section 2

Of the Public Administering of the Word of God

Tract 3, Section 3

Of the Administration of Baptism

1. Of the Minister of Baptism

2. Of the Ones who Ought to be Baptized

3. Of the Material and Form of the Administration of Baptism

4. Of the Mode, Rituals, Adjuncts and Circumstances to be Observed in the Administration of Baptism.

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Tract 2, Section 4

Of the Administration of the Lord’s Supper

1. Of the Symbols, or Elements (as They Have Been Called)

2. Of the Consecration of the Symbols

3. Of the Persons who Distribute and Communicants

4. Of the Utensils or Instruments, and also of Certain Adjuncts and Circumstances

5. Of the Rites of Breaking, Receiving, Genuflection and Elevation

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Book 2, Tract 3

Of the Ordinary, Private and Public Practices

1. Of Catechumens

2. Of Prophesies, or Gatherings [about the Explaining of the] Scriptures

3. Of the Solutions of Doubtful Things, Determinations of Issues, Councils about Theology, Domestic and Private Institutions, Convicting of the Erring, the Consoling of the Afflicted, Exhortations of the Lukewarm and Corrections for the Slipping

[?] 4. Of Certain Practices which Ought to be Observed for Closer Prudence

5. Of Practices which Ought to be Observed for Closer Love, that is, Alms, Hospitality and Love Feasts

6. Of Domestic Practices, or Exercises of Piety which ought to Advance Families

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Book 2, Tract 4

Of Extraordinary, Public Practices: of Fastings and Thanksgivings

1. A Description and Distinguishing of Religious Fastings, with a Censure of Roman-Papist Pseudo-Fastings

2. The Principal Controversy which is Now Agitated about Fastings, and other Questions about the Same are Explicated

3. Of Public Thanksgivings, Feasts and Good-Days

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Part 1, Book 3

Of Occasional Practices and Pseudo-Practices

Tract 1, of Marrying

1. Of Presuppositions and Some Prolegomena to this Tract on Marrying

2. Of Betrothals [Engagements]

3. Of Contracting Betrothals

4. Of the Declarations and Signs of Betrothals

5. Of the Obligation of Betrothals

6. Of the Distinction of Betrothals from Weddings, and of Some Period of Time Between them Intervening

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Section 2, of Marriage

1. Of the Causes and Conditions being Required unto Marriage, and of the Impediments of the Same  41

2. Questions of Some other Impediments from the Imparity of Age, Diversity of Religion and the Guilt of Adultery  48

3. Of a Kindred-Relation and Affinity Impeding Marriage  55

4. Particular Questions about the Impediments of a Brother or a Granddaughter by Affinity, a Widow, a Step-son, etc.  78

5. Of Marriages Following, or Remarriage; of the Marriage of Cousins and Certain others which Human Law has Prohibited, though in Conscience they are not Unlawful  95

6. Of the Profession of Betrothals, Proclamations, of the Matrimonial Benediction, the Confirmation of the Same, Rituals, and of the Wedding Feast

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Section 3, Of that which is Against Marriage

1. Of Lawful and Unlawful Celibacy 149

2. Of Aggravations to Marriages, namely: an Immature Age, a Natural or Accidental Defect, Incest, the Agreed [or Fitting] Dissent of Parents, Difference of Religion, the Corruption of Virginity and a Fault in Promises, Stipulations or other Conditions  151

3. Of Rejections and Divorces, which, of Themselves Release the Bond of Marriage  170

4. Of Malicious Desertion  188

5. Of Various Marriage Incompatibilities, the Contempt and Condemnation of Marriage, of Having Multiple Wives, a Changing [Giving, Selling, etc.] of the Same, a Barren Marriage, Incest, an Abominable Confusion of the Sexes, Polygamy, a Rendering of Service, Concubinage, Promiscuous Desire [Vaga Libidine], Perfidious Repudiations, Divorces, Desertions and of Marriages and Promiscuous Desire in the Future World  197

Short Appendix:  On Adopted Free-Persons, Dead Persons, with Stipulations, the Dislocated [Criminal Children] and the Illegitimate   209

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Book 3, Tract 2

On the Funeral, or the Burial of the Dead

1. Containing a Three-part Disputation on Burial, with Additions to Them  216

A Gleaning Going Before the Disputations on Burial [with End-Notes]  258

Appendix:  Chronicles on Burial  286

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Book 3, Tract 3

Of Certain Other Quasi-Practices

1. Of Occasional Quasi-Practices: 1. Petitions and Contracts for the Redemption of Freedom.  2. Of Collections Instituted for a Given End.  3. Of Schools.  4. Of Judgments.  302

2. Of Quasi-Practices which have been Conceded by the Church or Civil Government  305

3. Of Decrees, Ordinations and Executions of the Magistrates which ought to be Aimed at  316

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Book 3, Tract 4

Of False [Pseudo] Practices

1. Of Usurping False Practices  320

2. Of False Practices, or Sacred Deceptions  329

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Part 1, Book 4

Of the External Adjuncts of Ecclesiastical Practices

Tract 1

Of the Liberty, Immunity and Dignity of the Church

1. Of the Ecclesiastical Liberty of Security  354

2. Of the Liberty of Conscience and the Permission of Religions in a Republic  379

3. A Disquisition on the Liberty of Consciences, or on Using Force [Coactione]  400

4. Is the Permission of Many Religions in a Republic not Only Lawful, but so Great that the Liberty of its Exercise in Anything is to be Conceded by the Magistrate, However Greatly it is Brought Forth and Demanded out of One’s Conscience?  Or are the Exercises of False Religions Truly Able to be Prohibited and Coerced?  432

5. Of the Liberty of Separate Conventicles [Gatherings for Worship], or Excepting them, on the Term ‘False Religion’, and of Writings and Deeds Professing, Defending and Opposing that which is Opposite the Truth  473

6. Of a Question: Is the Magistrate able, and ought he to Impede the Exercises and Propagation of False Religions, Infidels and Heretics only for Particular Political Reasons, and not truly also for General Theological Reasons?  And in the Belgic Federation, have they been impeded thus far only for political reasons?  479

7. Is Liberty for Papal Exercise[s] to be Conceded in Civil States which have been Reformed?  490

8. At this time, is Liberty for the Exercise[s] of Papists in the Belgic Federation to be Conceded for Political or Ecclesiastical Reasons?  497

9. Is Some Liberty to be Conceded, Directly or Indirectly, for the Exercise and Conventicles [Gatherings of Worship] of the Sects of Anti-Trinitarians, Socinians, Arians and those Similar, and other Fanatics in the Belgic Federation?  529

10. Of the Liberty and Tolerating of the Remonstrants of the Belgic States, even Politically and Ecclesiastically  551

11. Of the Liberty of Exemption, or of Ecclesiastical Immunity  584

12. Of the Dignity of the Church  584

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Book 4, Tract 2

Of the Property of the Church, or of Ecclesiastical Goods

1. Of the Name, Definition and Division of Ecclesiastical Goods  595

2. Are Ecclesiastical Goods, which, after the Persisting of the Greater Reformation in the European Churches, have been taken back by this our world, are they [yet] Ecclesiastical Goods?  627

3. The Next Issue to be Considered [Questio] is General, on the Origin and Acquisition of Ecclesiastical Goods, where these Six Distinct Points Ought to be Considered: 1. Who, and by Whom, are they Acquired?  2. Among Whom?  3. by what Means, or in what Manner?  4. of what Kind?  5. How Much?  6. For what End and Effect?  665

4. Of the Care and Administration of Ecclesiastical Goods, where Two Things Ought to be Considered:  1. By Who?  2. In What Manner are they Cared for and Administered?  Of the First, Deeds are Referenced and Some Questions are Determined.  676

5. It is Made Good that the Cure and Administration of Goods Consists 1. in Care [Custodia], or Conservation; 2. in Dispensation or Distribution.  686

6. Of the Use and Abuse of Goods: 1. Preliminary Premises; 2. Some Questions are Propounded; 3. [in Greek, Objections and Exceptions?] are Exposed and Removed.  697

7. Shameful Things, Having been Hidden, are Exposed, along with the Defense of Wastefulness.  1. A Brief Argument is Shaken off from a Particular, which is Entirely and Only as an Argument to the Man [Ad Hominem] in this Matter, to be Able to Make one Absolved. An Exception about the Agreement of the Magistrate is Rejected. 722

8. Eight Escapes of Usurpers and Wasters are Taken Up  733

9. Eight Other Escapes are Examined  749

10. Two Exceptions to an Argument out of the Example of Achan (Josh. 7) are Refuted, being Brought Against the Customary Abuse  759

11. Clouds of Testimonies on the Use and Abuse of Goods are Adduced.  791

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Book 4, Tract 3
Of the Stipends of Ministers

1. The Right Ministers are Owed to Stipends; and that Ought to be Procured to Them Due to Equity  797

2. The Quantity and Quality of Stipends is Discussed  810

3. Who and What Kind [of Persons] are to be Appointed Stipends?  815

4. From Whom and by Whom are Stipends to be Given?  821

5. From Where are Stipends to be Given?  824

6. Of Ecclesiastical Benefits in the Papacy  838

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Book 4, Tract 4

Of the External Requisites and Adjuncts of Sacred Practices

1. Of the Temporalities of Sacred Practices

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Tract 4, Section 2

Of Church-Buildings

1. Of Church-Buildings and Places of Holy Things under the Old and New Testament  851

2. Of the Church-Buildings of Papists  862

3. Questions on Church-Buildings are Pressed Hard in the Controversy Between us and the Pontiffs  868

4. Textual Problems, and the History of Church-Buildings is Delineated  872

5. A Delineation of Some More Dogmatic Problems on Church-Buildings  881

6. A Delineation of Some Other Problems, More Moral and Practical, on Church-Buildings  887

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Tract 4, Section 3

Of Utensils and Other Adjuncts of Church-Buildings

1. Of Bells  894

2. Of Vessels and other Sacred Utensils which themselves are of an Active Church-Building, They Being Kept in the Chancel [Choro Continentur]

3. Of Altars

4. Of 1. Candlesticks, Candles, Lamps; 2. Censers; 3. Books; 4. Sacred Vestments.  936

5. Of Cemetaries  939

6. Of Dedications [of Church-Buildings and Anniversary Feasts]  960

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Part 2, Book 1, Of the People of the Church

Tract 1

1. Of the People of the Church in General  1

2. Of the Relations, Quantity, Liberty, Power, Dignity, Equality and Obedience of the People of the Church  14

3. A Doubt and Objections Against the Equality and Obedience of Members of the Church are Taken Up  31

4. On a Hypothetical Question, First: Do the Remonstrants [Arminians], of Good Order, Have Power to Remove Themselves and Their Own from the Inspection, Oversight and Ecclesiastical Judgment?  and to Strive for Every Kind of Exemption from the Magistrate, to Use them for their Profit?

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Book 1, Tract 2

Of that which is in Them, which are Reckoned amongst the People

1. Of the Distinction[s] of those Numbered Among the People by Internal and Ecclesiastical Qualities  85

2. Of the Division of the People by External and Secular Qualities  86

3. Of that which is in Them, which are not Directly and In-and-of-Themselves in the People of the Church, but rather [are only in them] by Analogy, Reductively or by it Accidentally Falling out; and of [their] Opposites.  88

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Book 1, Tract 3

Of Confessors and Martyrs

1. Of Confessors  89

2. Objections Against the Necessity of a Confession of Faith are Solved and Related Questions are Determined  96

3. Of Persecution and Persecutors  112

4. Of Martyrdom and Martyrs in General  121

5. Of Various Distinctions and Divisions About Martyrs  126

.         A Short Appendix on the History of Martyrs  137

6. Containing Various Thetical Questions about Martydom  139

7. Containing Some Hypothetical Questions about Martyrs  158

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Book 1, Tract 4

Which is of Women

1. Questions about the Natural State and Condition of Women  179

2. Of Those Things which Pertain to the Secular and Political State of Women  198

3. Some Things which Pertain to the Spiritual and Ecclesiastical State of Women are Explained  206

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Part 2, Book 2

Which is of Ministers and the Ecclesiastical Ministry

Tract 1

Of the Necessity, Difficulty, etc. of a Minister

1. Of the Necessity of a Minister  213

2. Objections Against the Necessity of a Minister are Responded to  223

3. Of the Difficulty of an Ecclesiastical Minister  232

4. Of the Authority or Power of a Minister  247

5. Objections Against the Divinely Collated Authority of Ministers are Orderly Responded to  253

6. Some Questions about the Authority of a Minister are Explained, of which Some Concern the Nature and Properties of Power and Authority in Itself; Others, the Exercise of Them.  263

7. Of the Dignity of a Minister  283

8. Various Pretexts for the Scorn of the Ministry and Ministers are Shaken Off  293

9. How the Dignity of a Minister Ought to be Constituted and Conserved  304

10. Of the Efficacy and Power of a Minister  336

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Book 2, Tract 2

Of the Classes, Orders and Grades of Sacred Ministers

1. Of the Division of Ministers into Ordinary and Extraordinary; and of the Extraordinary Ministers of the Old Testament: the Patriarchs and Prophets  337

2. Of the Extraordinary Ministers Under the New Testament, and First, of the Apostles  351

3. Of the Evangelists and Prophets of the New Testament  364

4. Of the Extraordinary Ministry of John the Baptist  372

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Book 2, Tract 3

Of the Ordinary Ministers of the Old and New Testament

1. Of the Ordinary Ministers of the Old Testament  391

2. Of the Ordinary Ministers of the New Testament, and of Pastors, or Preachers  401

3. Of the Functions of Pastors Negatively, or of Neglect, that is, of non-Attention to Himself and to the Church  405

4. Of Elders and Presbyters Governing  436

5. Objections Against the Order of Elders Responded to  462

6. Some of the Problems About Elders are Responded to  471

7. Of Doctors  479

8. Of Deacons  496

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Book 2, Tract 4

Of Assisting Helpers to the Sacred Minister and Ministers

1. Of Deaconesses  508

2. Of the Visitors of the Sick, Announcers [Proponentibus], Catechists, Readers, Precentors, Custodians, Porters or Messengers  514

3. Of Visitors, Examiners, Deputies or Ambassadors, Correspondents, Presidents, Assessors and Registrars  527

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Part 2, Book 3

Of the Calling of Ministers

Tract 1

1. Of the Internal Calling and of the Extraordinary  529

2. Of the Ordinary Calling under the Old Testament and under the New Testament; and of the Examination or Consideration of those Called  535

3. Of the Mode of an Ecclesiastical Election  543

4. Of Elections by Voting, or the Execution by Fortune  552

5. Of a Five-fold Approbation: 1. by the People, 2. by the Neighboring Ministers, or Classis [Presbytery], 3. by the Magistrate, 4. by the Minister or the Ordinand, 5. by the Church from Where he is Called  560

6. Of Calling in the Reformed Churches and of the First Reformations  573

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Book 3, Tract 2

Of the Opposites to Calling

1. Of the History of the Law of Patronage  580

2. The Law of Patronage is Indicted  595

3. Distinctions and Cautions are set Forward about the Standing of the State of the Controversy; Arguments Against the Law of Patronage are Adduced  597

4. Special Arguments from the Absurdity of the Consequence and to the Man [ad Hominem]  613

5. The Consensus of Antiquity on Ecclesiastical Elections  617

6. Objections and Exceptions are Responded to  612

7. Some Particular Questions about the Usurpation of the Law of Patronage are Responded to  632

8. Of the Use of a Clerical Patron of Patrons, whether of the Heterodox or the Orthodox  637

9. Those are Examined which are Against our Sentiment and Diatribe on the Law of Patronage; They are Added from Some.  644

10. The Opposites of a Legitimate Calling are:  1. A Dallying and Evading [Circulatio et Circumambulatio] from any Certain Calling of the Church; 2. the Desertion of a Minister; 3. a Violent Explusion out of the Ministry.  660

Appendix  682

11. An Extract on the Law of Patronage from a Certain Remonstrance  683

12. A Declaration of the Reformed Churches of France, [from] the Assemblies in the National Synod at Privas  693

13. Of Extraordinary Calling by an External Apparition, as by David George  695

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Book 3, Tract 3

Of the Conditions which ought to be Sought for and Chosen in a Minister

1. Of Real [Genuinis] Conditions or Requisites, namely: of Piety, of Orthodoxy, of Temperament, of Learning, of Eloquence, of Prudence  699

2. Of Cutting-Short[?] Requisites of the Chosen, that is, Requisites which are not Requisites, or Pseudo-Requisites  704

3. Of Some Requisites and Conditions, the Tolerance of which is Looked into  712

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Book 3, Tract 4

Of the Preparation of Those Called

1. Of the Preparation of Candidates, or Those Put Forth  728

2. Of a Close Preparation in Academies, or Upper-Level Schools  733

3. Of a Distant Preparation in Common Schools  737

Appendix 1, to Ch. 2 – A Tract on Preparation  747

Appendix 2 – Of Travelling Abroad  764

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Part 2, Book 4

Of the Roman Heirarchy

Book 4, Tract 1

Of Governing Clerics

1. Of the Greatest Pontiff [the Pope]  775

Appendix  784

A Compendium of Some Principal Things Contained in the Ceremonial of Gregory XV, and of the Election of the Roman Pontiff  785

2. Of Cardinals  793

3. Of Patriarchs, Primates, Archbishops, Bishops, Deans  816

4. A Delineation of a Brief Controversy about Episcopacy  832

5. Containing a Disquisition on Presbytery and Episcopacy  850
.           Part 1  851
.           Part 2  859
.           [Four] Consequences 869

6. Of Ecclesiastical Governments According to Ordinaries[?], Those put Forward[?], Archdeacons, Archpresbyters, Vicars, Counselors 869

Appendix to Ch. 6 876

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Book 4, Tract 2

Of Ecclesiastical Attendants [Ministrantibus]

1. Of Pastors [Parochis] and Priests [Sacerdotibus]  879

2. Of Deacons, Sub-deacons, Acolytes, Exorcists, Readers, Porters  885

3. Of Ecclesiastical Attendants, Canons and House-Rules [Oeconomis]  895

Table of [the Titles of] Majesty and Power of the Sacred Monastery of Casinum  897

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Book 4, Tract 3

Of Ecclesiastical Assistants

1. Of Doctors of Theology  915

2. Of Doctors and Professors of Cannonical Law  918

3. Of the Preacher, Disputator, Catechizer and Ecclesiastical Scholar  923

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Book 4, Tract 4

Of Ecclesiastical Supererogators

Section 1, Of Monasticism in General

1. Of the Suppositions and Fundamentals of Monasticism  925

2. Of the Efficient, Fundamental and Occasional Causes of Monasticism  929

3. Of Examples of Monasticism, which are Produced out of Scripture and Antiquity  940

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Section 2, Of Monastics in General

1. A Description of a Common Monk.  A General Description and Subject Theses [Quaestionibus], and the Note of a Monk is Exhibited.  950

2. Doctrinal Issues, Moral Suppositions  and the Foundation of Monasticism  964

3. Explications of Textual Questions about the Suppositions and Foundation  976

4. Historical Questions about the Suppositions and Fundamentals of Monasticism  985

5. The Primary Divisions of Monastics from the Form, or Rules, and from the Subject  993

6. Of Monastics in Excess, etc.  997

7. Of Monastics in Defect  1002

8. Of Moderate Monasticism in-between Excess and Defect  1004

9. Some Problems on Rules and Examples [Analogiis] of Them, especially of Cloppe, are Explicated  1012

10. Of the Strictest [Religiosis], or the Monks of the Society of Jesus  1021

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Tract 4, Section 3

Of Examples [? Analogis] and Relations of Monasticism, Brotherhoods and Holy Soldiers

1. Of Brotherhoods in General  1034

2. Of Brotherhoods of Mary  1048

3. Reasons for Brotherhoods are Attacked, Objections and Exceptions are Refuted and some Questions are Responded to  1067

4. Of the Holy War of the Pope, or the Religious Ordinances of Knights [Equitum] in the Roman Church  1080

5. Of the Johannites  1087

6. Questions are Responded to About Holy Soldiers  1095

7. Of the Ordinance of the Johannites in the Belgic Federation, Whether it ought to be Retained or Set Aside  1102

8. Reasons for Demanding the Recovery of the Johannites are Dissolved  1111

9. Some other Objections for the Recovery of the Johannites are Refuted  1118

10. Is the Order of the Equestrian Johannites Neutral?  1123

11. Hypothetical, or Historic-Theological Questions  1125

12. Questions of Controversy Between Papists  1128
.           Addenda  1129

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Vol. 3, Part 3, Book 1

Considerations of the Absolute Government and Ordination of the Church

Tract 1, Of the Determination of the Doctrine of the Church and of the Agreed Upon Forms of Doctrine

1. Of Confessions and Apologies [Defenses]  2

2. Of Apologies [Defenses]  12

3. Of Recent Confessions and Apologies outside the Union of our Churches  16

4. Questions on Confessions in General  17

5. Some Questions on Confession in Specific  32

6. Some Questions on Confessions and Pseudo-Forms of Doctrine and Consensus, which, either to the Material or to the Form, or both, ought to be Disapproved  38

7. Some Questions on Apologies [Defenses]  46

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Book 1, Tract 2

Of the Government, Appointment and Maintenance of Examinations, Exercises, Elections and Visitations

1. Of Examinations  74

2. Of Ecclesiastical Visitations  92

3. Of the Appointing and Governing of Ecclesiastical Callings and all the Exercises and Actions in the Church  109

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Book 1, Tract 3

Of the Assemblies, Gatherings [Collegiis] and Corresponding Relations of the Antecedents of Churches

1. Of Senates, or Consistories, or Presbyteries  114

2. Of the Union of Churches and the Government of Them in Classes and Synods  117

3. Arguments Against Classical and Synodical Government are Refuted  138

4. Exceptions to our Arguments for Classical and Synodical Government are Refuted  161

5. Various Problems being Made to the Explication of the Classical and Synodical Government are Determined  166

6. Of Councils or Synods  180

7. Of the Persons present in Synod, or of the Persons Convened to the Synod  190

8. Of the Business and Causes which ought to be Handled in a Synod  203

9. Containing Some Questions about Synods, Returned to and More Fully Explicated  224

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Book 1, Tract 4

Of Ecclesiastical Books, Records, Writings and Instruments

1. Of Ecclesiastical Books  272

2. Of Ecclesiastical Records and Writings  278

3. Of Ecclesiastical, Consistorial, Classical and Synodical Documents  283

4. Of Ecclesiastical, Consistorial, Classical and Synodical Documents  284
.       A Small Appendix on Double-Leaved Writing Tablets  291

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Part 3, Book 2

Considerations on the Governing and Ordering of the Church Respecting its being Erected

Tract 1, Of the First Planting and Collection of Churches

1. Of the Plantation and Planters of Churches  293

Appendix:  Of the Builders of Church Buildings, the Erectors of Colleges and the Founders of Revenues  316

2. Of Ecclesiastical Missions  312

3. Of the Missions and Missionaries of the Papacy  349

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Book 2, Tract 2

Of the Government of the Church, which Ought to be Maintained and Augmented

1. Of the Augmentation and Multiplication of Exercises, Acts and Ecclesiastical Offices  355

2. Of the Means which Ought to be Made use of for the Increase and Augmentation of Churches  361

3. Of the Positive Means which ought to be Used for the Maintenance of the Churches, especially of Moderation and Supporting [Tolerantia]  363

* Of Moderation and Supporting [Tolerantia]  364

4. Of the Impediments to the Maintenance and Increase of Churches Removed  378

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Book 2, Tract 3

Of the Government of the Churches Less Conspicuous

1. Of Hidden Churches  390

2. Of Churches Secretly Working [Conniventiae] and Bearing up Under Toleration  401

3. Of the Means for the Propagation of Religion and the Augmenting of the Church by the Conversion of the Infidels, Heretics and Idolaters  404

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Book 2, Tract 4

Of Churches by Analogy [Analogicis] which ought to be Raised, Encouraged and Governed

1. Of Churches in Courts and Academies  409

2. Of the Governance of Military Churches  4141

3. Of the Governance of Analogical Churches out of Business Men, Professionals and Works of Collections  421

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Book 3

Of the Government of the Church with Respect to a State of Turbulence

Tract 1, Of the Dispersion and Regathering of the Church

1. Of the Scattering or Dispersion of the Church  424

2. Of the Regathering and Reinstatement of Scattered Churches  426

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Book 3, Tract 2

Of the Reformation of a Deformed Church

1. Of Reformation in General  431

2. That by which the Reformation of the Public Profession and Worship, and Consequently, of the Church, is Introduced  433

3. Of the End to Which [Termino ad Quem] Reformation is to be Made  439

4. Of Reformation in Rituals and Ceremonies  443

5. Of Reformation in the Government and Discipline of the Church  446

6. Of Reformation about Piety in Practice and of Good Works  456

7. Of Specific Reformations of the Churches under the Old and New Testament  475

8. Of the Reformation Having Been Started in the Years 1516 & 1517 by Luther and Zwingli  479

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Book 3, Tract 3

Of Union and Joining With [Syncretismo] Separated Churches

Section 1

1. Of Illicit Ecclesiastical Separations and Secessions  488

2. Arguments of the Opposite Sentiment are Solved.  Arguments of the Donatists and those who Follow the Donatists[?] are now Examined.  494

3. Are the Faithful to Separate from their Church, etc.?  502

4. The Cause is Explicated why the Work of Paul in the Diatribe is Examined, and Reasons are Repeated  513

5. Reasons and Exceptions Opposite to my Considerations about the Work of Paul and Jerome are Refuted  529

6. The Succeeding Calumnies about my Considerations Regarding the Work of Paul, Exhibited Above in Ch. 3, are Heavily [Gravantur] Refuted  543

7. Exceptions to our Arguments in the Tryings of Those Separatists are Refuted  548

8. Particular Objections and Exceptions Against my Considerations above About the Work of Paul and Jerome are Refuted  560

9. Some Extravagant and Personal Calumnies of the New Apologist are Pressed Hard  578

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Tract 3, Section 2

Of the Joining With [Syncretismo] or Union of the Separatist Churches

1. Of the Definition or Division, or Distinction of Union or Joining Together  585

2. Of the Mode and Means of Union  593

3. A Question of a General and a Principal Concern is Explicated:  Is it Possible for an Ecclesiastical Joining Together to be Entered Into?  594

4. Particular Questions on Some Specific Joinings Together are Explicated  604

5. All the Notable Deliberations and Endeavors about the Joining Together, or Union, of Protestants and the Reformed with the Roman Church are Referenced and Noted  615

6. The Judgment of Grotius on Joining Together, and of the Invitation in Poland to a Colloquium on Joining Together  627

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Book 3, Tract 4

Containing a Disquisition on the Means to Reformation and to the Joining Together of the Churches which ought at some Point to be Adhered to or as are Usually Commended

Section 1

Of Colloquiums, Conferences [Collationibus] & Disputations

1. Of the Name, General Description and Distinction of Colloquiums  652

2. Of the Ordinary Mode and Requisites of Public Disputations & Conferences [Collationum] about Religion  667

3. Of the Utility and Necessity of Conferences & Disputations  663

4. Containing an Index of Conferences and Disputations about Religion  667

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Book 3, Tract 4, Section 2

Of the Liberty of Prophesying

1. A Description of the Liberty of Prophesying  679

2. The Principal Question of the Postulates and Presupposition of the Liberty of Prophesying is Ventilated  686

3. Some Particular Problems and Questions about the Liberty of Prophesying  690

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Appendices

Appendix to the Preceding Tract on the Liberty of Prophesying  719

Appendix to the Tract on Toleration and Joining Together, Containing a Deliberation on the Mode and Conditions in which one ought to Receive [or Recover, Recipiendi] Members of the Communion of the Remonstrants, etc.  737

3rd Appendix – Containing a Response to the Question: Are the Faithful in Some Cases for the Time [in Greek, ‘the present hour’?] Able to Abstain from Attending [or Hearing, Audiendis] Assemblies [or Sermons, Concionibus], etc.  740

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Book 3, Tract 4, Section 3

Of Amnesty, Conciliation and Neutrality

1. Of Amnesty  741

2. Of Conciliation  755

3. Of Neutrality  767

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Part 3, Book 4, Of Ecclesiastical Discipline

Book 4, Tract 1, Of Ecclesiastical Power

1. Of the Necessity and Use of the Doctrine of Ecclesiastical Power  770

2. Whether there is any Ecclesiastical Power?  778

3. Of the Distinction of Ecclesiastical Power from Political Power, etc.  781

4. Of the Spirituality of the Power and Polity, or of the Ecclesiastical Government  783

5. Of the Mandatory Power and Mandates [Greek] or [Greek] of the Churches  787

6. Of Ecclesiastical Government, or of the Sacredness of the Underpinnings of the Church, being distinct from the Political Government, etc.  792

7. Of the Legislative Power of the Churches  795

8. Of the Jurisdiction or the Judicial Power of the Church  798

9. Of Ecclesiastical Punishment or Correction, and Censure  800

10. Of the Sacredness or Sanctity of Ministers under the New Testament  801

11. Whether the Ecclesiastical Power Imparted by Churches having been Reformed is a Papal Mastery [Imperium]?  805

12. Another Certain Mode is Shaken Off, of Another Method of Sacred Power and Government which Ought to be Refused, and of those Church Magistrates which Ought to be Allotted  806

13. Another Method to the Building of Caesaro-Papism is Examined  817

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Book 4, Tract 2

Of the Keys to the Kingdom of Heaven

1. Of the Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven  841

2. Of the Key of Discipline, [with] a Handling [Tractatio] of Homonymous and Synonymous Terms  843

3. The Definition of Discipline is Premitted, and of whether it is [whether it exists]?  or, of the Necessity of it, is Investigated in Detail.  844

4. Of the Object of Ecclesiastical Discipline  848

5. Of the Concept and Examination of Sin  852

6. Of Ecclesiastical Admonition  855

7. Of Ecclesiastical Correction  857

8. Of Simple Abstention  859

9. Of Citation, Suspension, etc.  861

10. Of the Causes of Discipline: Impulsive or Meritorious  863

11. Of Distributing or Administering Causes of Discipline  865

12. Of Suspension  865

13. Of the Mode of the Administration of Discipline  869

14. Of the Ends or Effects of Discipline  872

15. A Consequence out of of the Doctrine on the Effects of Discipline is Deduced  875

16. On the Division of Discipline  879

17. On that which Follows upon Discipline  881

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Book 4, Tract 3

Of Excommunication

1. The Term ‘Excommunication’ and the Thing itself is Explained through the Definition [of it]  882

2. Of the Efficient Causes of Excommunication  885

3. Of the Object, or Subject of Excommunication  889

4. Of the Mode of Excommunication  909

5. Of the Effects of Excommunication  922

6. Of the Ends and Uses of Excommunication  929

7. Of Repentance and the Restitution of [Recovering Persons From?] Excommunications  930

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Book 4, Tract 4

Of the Opposites of Discipline

1. On Erastians, the Adversaries of Church Discipline  936

2. Of Some of the Repugnant Things in the Usurping of Discipline in the Papacy; First, of the Bodily Afflictions of the External Man  943

3. An Enumeration of the Many Abuses and Repugnant Things in the Ecclesiastical Discipline which has been Instituted in, or Observed by the Papacy  953

4. Various Abuses are Recounted which Ought to be Referred to the Power of the Church in General or to Censures in Specific  969

The End

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Select Theological Disputations, vol. 12345  (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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Table of Contents, vol. 1

1. Disputation on Human Reason in the Things of Faith  1
2. Of Scholastic Theology  12
3. Of This Question: How Far the Authority of Scripture Extends Itself  29
4. Of the Discrepancies (so Called) of Scripture  47
5. Of the Apostles’ Creed  64
6. Of the Fathers, or the Doctors of the Ancient Church, Part 1  74
7. Part 2  87
8. The New Jesuit Skepticism about the Principles of the Christian Faith  108
9. Of Atheism  114
10. Of the Same, Part 2  135
11. Of the Same, Part 3  149
12. Of the Same, Part 4  166
13. Of the One & Most Simple Essence of God  226
14. Of the Knowledge [Scientia] of God  246
[?] 15. Of the Conditions or Means of the Knowledge in God  264
16. Of the Same, Part 2  273
17. Of the Same, Part 3  285
18. Of the Same, Part 4  309
19. Of the Right & Justice of God  339
20. Of the Same, Appendixes, Part 1  364
21. Part 2  379
22. Of the Power [Potentia] of God  402
23. Of the Same, Part 2  410
24. Of the Same, Part 3  410
25. Of the Same, Part 4  422
26. Prescriptions & General Antidotes for Christianity Against the Socinans  434
27. A Treatise of Francis Gomarus on Christ, Autotheos [Of Himself God], with Notes  442
28. Of the Necessity & Utility of the Doctrine of the Most Holy Trinity  466
29. Of the Same, Part 2  489
30. Of the Question: Is Christ to be Worshipped as Mediator?  520
31. Of the Same, Appendix Part 1  536
32. Of Creation  552
33. Of the Same, Part 2  551
34. Of the Same, Part 3  597
35. Of the Same, Part 4  617
36. Of the Same, Part 5  635
37. Of the Same, Part 6  652
38. Of the Same, Part 7  699
39. Of the Same, Part 8  726
40. Of the Same, Part 9  754
41. Of the Same, Part 10  775
42. Of the Same, Appendix 1  808
43. Of the Same, 2  831
44. Of the Same, 3  851
45. Of the Same, 4, Containing Some Corollaries  869
46. Of the Heavenly Hierarchy & of Guardian Angels  882
47. Of the Nature & Operation of Demons  906
48. Of the Same, Part 2  933
49. Of Ghosts [Spectris]  985
50. Of Energumenis [Some kind of bad spirits or energies?]  1018
51. Of the Same, Part 2  1036
52. Of the Uses of Sin, by Accident [In the Aristotelian sense]  1059
53. Of the Propagation of Original Sin  1078
54. Orderly Responses to Extracts & Calumnies about being the Author of Sin  1118
55. Some Appended Notes [to the previous disputations]  1137

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Table of Contents, vol. 2

1. Disputation on the Time of the Nativity of Christ  1
2. Of the Same, Part 2  13
3. On Gen. 49:10, on the Coming of the Messiah  51
4. Of Judaism  77
5. Of the Same, Part 2  93
6. Of the General Conversion of the Jews, on Rom. 11:25-27  124
7. Of the Same, Appendix  143
8. What Kind of Faith did Christ Have & of What Manner was it with regards to the Sacraments?  155
9. Of the Agony & Desertion of Christ, Lk. 22:41-45; Mt. 27:46  164
10. Of the Same, Appendix on Sweating Blood  172
11. Of the Same, a Short Appendix on the Descent to Inferos [Grave, Nether World, Hell]  188
12. Of the Piercing of the Side of Christ, Jn. 19:34-37  195
13. Of the Same, an Addition on the Piercing of the Side of Christ  218
14. Problems about the Merit of Christ  228
15. Of the Same, Part 2  238
16. Of the Same, Part 3  255
17. Of the Same, Part 4  268
18. Of the Same, Part 5  277
19. Of Indulgences  286
20. Of the Same, Part 2  291
21. Of the Person of Christ the Mediator  304
22. Of the Same, Part 2  313
23. Of the Same, Part 3  324
24. Of the Same, an Appendix of Some Questions  341
25. An Explanation of Declarations[?] & Restrictive Formulas in Theology  362
26. Of the Same, Part 2  383
27. Of the State of the Elect Before Conversion  402
28. Of the Same, an Appendix of Questions on the Deaf & Lunatics[?]  424
29. Of Regeneration  432
30. Of the Same, Part 2  447
31. Of the Same, an Appendix on [secundo?] the Moment of Conversion  465
32. Of Simplicity & Hypocrisy  468
33. Of the Practice of Faith  496
34. Of Fundamental Articles & Errors  511
35. On Prejudices of the True Religion  539
36. Of the Planters of Churches  552
37. Of the Same, an Appendix on the Builders of Church Buildings, the Erectors of Colleges[?] & the Founders of Redituum[?]  573
38. Of Gentilism & the Calling of the Gentiles  579
39. Of the Same, Part 2  601
40. Of the Same, Part 3  621
41. Of Islam  659
42. An Inventory of the Roman Church, or the Papacy  684
43. The Discerning Note of the Papacy  687
44. Of the Evolution[?] [Translatione] of the Papacy from Peter to the Pope  698
45. An Orderly Presentation [Method] Warding Off the Presumption, Succession, Antiquity & Catholicity of the Papacy  724
46. Of the Same, a Short Appendix, a an Orderly Presentation Demonstrating the Novelty of the Papacy  724
[?] 47. The Papacy itself Throws out the Force of Truth for the Assertion of the Fundamentals of Christianity, and of Salvation Through the Mercy of God Alone in Christ  726
48. Of the Same, Part 2  742
49. Of the Same, Part 3  756
50. A Query on the Faith of Papists: Is it Saving or Damning?  776
51. An Inventory of Controversies, of the Temporal Power of the Pope  791
52. Of the Same, Part 2  807
53. Question: Is the Roman Throne Compatible with Reformed Governments?  827
54. Of the Same, an Appendix of Some Problems  856
55. Of the Donation of Constantine  868
56. A Historical-Theological Query on the Official [Imperii] Translation from Greek into French  882
57. Of Signs, First, of Miracles, Wonders & Portents[?] of Nature  902
58. Of the Same, Part 2  922
59. Of the Same, an Appendix on the Panic of Terror  936
60. Of the Same, Second, which is of Signs of the Times and Forebodings of Death  943
61. Of the Same, Third, which is of Miracles, First  964
62. Of the Same, Second  979
63. Of the Same, Appendix on the Faith of Miracles  984
64. Of the Same, Third  993
65. Of the Same, Fourth  1012
66. Of the Same, an Appendix on the Girl Aurelianensi[?]  1031
67. Of the Same, Fourth, which is of Prophecy  1036
68. Of the Same, an Index of Materials and a Catalogue of Some Prophecies and Prophets  1055
69. Of the Same, Fifth, which is of Spiritual Gifts [Charismatis]  1086
70. Of the Same, Sixth, which is on the Testing of Spirits  1100
71. Of the Same, Part 2  1133
72. ‘A Narration of the Wonderful Acts of the Spirit ad Posonium Gestae‘ [a RC book from 1643, on WorldCat & GB]  1141
73. An Exercitation[?] on Thomas, Part 1, Question 12, Article 1, ‘Of the Vision of God, According to the Essence’  1193
74. Of the Same, Part 2  1203
75. Exercitation on Thomas, Part 1, Part 2 [?], Question 3, Article 4, ‘Of the Subject of Blessedness and of [its?] the Formal Act’  1217
76. Of the Same, Part 2  1228
77. Of the Purgatory of the Papists  1240
78. On Rev. 20:4-6, of the Millennial Reign  1248
79. Appendix to the Disputation on the Millennial Reign  1266
80. Addenda [End-Notes on the Disputations]  1272

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Table of Contents, vol. 3

1. A Disputation on Practical Theology  1
2. Of the Same, Part 2  11
3. Of the Same, Part 3  21
4. Of the Same, Part 4  31
5. Of the Same, Part 5  42
6. Of the Same, Part 6  51
[?] 7. Of Precision in the Illustration of the Catechism Questions #94, 113, 115  59
8. Of the Love of God  79
9. Of Superstition  91
10. Some Addenda [to Superstition]  126
11. Historical Appendix – Of the Theology of Sneezing [sometimes it was considered to be an omen]  132
12. Added Unto the Disputation on Superstition, where is Treated of Genuflection at the Name of Jesus and unto the Table, or Altar  139
13. Part 2  163
14. Part 3  179
15. Part 4  201
16. Part 5  214
17. Of the Kabbalah  226
18. Of Indirect Idolatry and of Participating in Idolatry  234
19. Of the Same, Part 2  245
20. A Short Appendix on Prayer to the East  269
21. Of the Same, Part 3  278
22. Appendix  317
23. A Question Proposed from the Classis [Presbytery] of Gorinchem to the Theological Faculty of Utrecht [with an answer, regarding whether reformed persons may be joined with Papists under certain conditions] 358
24. Notes & Observations of Albaspinus on Canons 2-4, 40, 55, 56, 59 of the Council of Eliberin [on Indirect Idolatry]  368
25. Of the Canonization of Saints  386
26. Of the Same, Part 2, 393
27. Of the Same, Part 3, 400
[?] 28. Of the Patronhood, Keeping & Overseeing of the Saints  415
29. Of the Same, Part 2  426
30. Of the Same, Part 3  436
31. Of the Same, Part 3, Section 2  456
32. Of the Deities[?] or Some Chimerical Saints, the First, which is of Ursula [d. 383], etc.  472
33. Of the Same, Part 2 of the First  482
34. Of the Same, Part 3 of the First  492
35. An Index of the Chimerical Saints  503
36. Of the Same, Part 3  509
37. Appendix to the Disputations on Superstition and Idolatry  532
38. Of Magic  539
39. Of the Same, Part 2  562
40. First Appendix  612
41. Second Appendix  623
42. Of Ignorance  632
43. Of the Same, Part 2  642
44. Of the Same, Part 3  652
45. Of Being [?] Taught Ignorance  668
46. Of the Same, Part 2  681
47. Of Error and Heresy  692
48. Of the Same, Part 2  703
49. Of the Same, Part 3  713
50. Of the Same, Part 4  722
51. Of the Same, Part 5  736
52. Of the Same, Part 6  750
53. Of the Same, Part 7  768
54. Of the Same, Part 8  791
[?] 55. Of the Latent Mark & Heresies of the Anti-Trinitarian Serpent
56. Of Faith, Conscience & Dubious Theology  825
57. Of the Same, Part 2  834
58. Appendix on Philosophical Doubt  847
59. The Status of the Inficialis [Staining?] Question of the Worship of Images in the Papacy  870
60. Of Cross-Worship, or the Worship and Abuse of the Cross  884
61. Of the Same, Part 2  893
62. Of the Same, Part 3  900
63. An Addition to the Disputations on Cross-Worship and Indirect Idolatry  931
64. Of the Lamb of God  934
65. Of the Pseudo-Mortifications of the Papacy  946
66. Of Processions  960
67. Of Pilgrimages Compostellanis [?]  987
68. First Short Appendix on Pilgrimages to Jerusalem  999
69. Second Short Appendix on Relics  1002
70. Third Short Appendix on Pilgrimages to the Blood of Boxtelensa [?]  1003
71. Of Pseudo-Prayers, Rosaries, Litanies, Canonical Hours & the Offices of the Roman Church  1013
72. Of Little-Bead[?] Prayers  1023
73. Of Pseudo-Prayers, etc., Part 2  1037
74. Of Litanies  1049
75.   Of Pseudo-Prayers, etc., Part 3  1056
76. Appendix on the Office, or the Canonical Hours of Blessed Mary  1068
77. Of Benedictions, Consecrations & Sacraments  1076
78. Appendix of Some Problems [8 Problems & Answers]  1090
79. Of a Religious Vow  1100
80. Of the Same, Part 2  1113
81. Of the Same, Part 3  1123
82. Of Exorcism  1135
83. Of the Same, Part 2  1150
84. Appendix on the Exorcism of Baptized Infants  1173
85. Second Appendix  1188
86. Of Divination and Other Abuses of the Divine Name  1194
87. Of Citation to the Judgment of God  1201
88. Of Idle Words and Deeds  1215
[Irregular Numbering]
92. A Short Appendix on the Cup of Salvation and Every Good  1219
93. Of the Sabbath Day and Festival Days  1227
94. Of the Same, Part 2  1252
95. Appendix on the Gentile’s First Day of January, Birthdays and Civil Festivals  1281
96. Appendix of Festivals and the Extra Quasi-Festivals the Papacy Observes  1314
97. A Short Appendix on Ecclesiastical Computation and the Correction of the Gregorian Calendar  1346
98. On the [Roman Catholic] Jubilee [involving a release from Purgatory, etc.] 1354
99. A Short Appendix on the Jesuit Jubilee  1381
100. Of the Fortieths [?] & of the Bacchanalia Festivals  1383
101. Addenda [End-notes to the Disputations]

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Table of Contents, vol. 4

1. Disputation on Arguments of Theology from an Absurd Consequence  1
2. Of the Law and Gospel, Part 1  17
3. Of the Same, Part 2  30
4. Of the Same, Part 3  47
5. Of the Court of the Municipality and of Oneself, Part 1  62
6. Of the Same, Part 2  75
7. Of the Judgments of God, Part 1  91
8. Of the Same, Part 2  102
9. Of the Love of [Your] Neighbor  113
10. Of a Good Example and its Imitation and Opposite, Scandal, Part 1  124
11. Of the Same, Part 2  132
12. Of the Same, Part 3  141
13. Of the Same, Part 4  147
14. Of the Offices of Love [Charitatis] Towards a Near Sinner [proximum peccantem, a sinful neighbor?], Part 1  157
15. Of the Same, Part 2  167
16. Of the Blind Obedience of the Papists, Part 1  182
17. Of the Same, Part 2  194
18. Of the Political Magistrate  206
19. Of the Kingly Right of the Hebrews  211
20. A Disquisition on the Author of ‘Defences [of Liberty] Against Tyrants’ [Stephen Junius Brutus, Basel, 1579]   231
21. Of the Murder and Hurting of Oneself, even of Voluntary Flagellation  244
Appendix 1, on Problems  270
[?] Appendix 2, of the Burning of a Particular Ship  281
22. Of the Plague, or on the Spiritual Antidote of a Plague  292
23. Of the Vanities [Excelsis] of the World, on the Seventh Commandment of the Decalogue, the First, which is of Dances  325
24. Of the Same, Second Disputation, of Comedies  356
25. Of the Same, the Other Part  367
26. Of the Same, Third Disputation, which is of Abuses in Food & Feasts  385
27. Of the Same, Fourth Disputation, which is of Luxury and Vanity in Clothes, Houses and Goods[?]  403
28. Of the Same, Part 2  417
29. Of the Same, Fifth Disputation, which is of the Decoration of the Face and Hair  429
30. Of the Same, Part 2  444
31. Of the Same, Part 3  453
32. Of Intoxication  493
33. Of Simony, Part 1  515
34. Of the Same, Part 2  523
35. Of the Same, Part 3  533
36. Of the Same, Part 4  540
37. Of Usury, Part 1  555
38. Of the Same, Part 2  557
Of Money-Lenders  575
[?]39. Of a Lender of False-Money  590
40. Of Restitution  608
Appendix of Some Special Questions
41. Some Problems about the Ninth Commandment of the Decalogue, of Lying, a False Appearance and of Disguising, Part 1  631
42. Of the Same, Part 2, of Deceit, Equivocation & Mental Reservation  640
43. Of the Same, Part 3, of Falsehood  661
44. Of the Same, Part 3, of Falsehood, Part 2  681
An Appendix of Some Questions  695
45. Of Calumny, Detraction and Clamor [Abuse?], Part 1  702
46. Of the Same, Part 2  715
47. Disquisition on Thomas, Part 2, Part 1, Questions 68-70, of Blessed Gifts and the Fruits of the Spirit  729
48. An Explanation of Eccl. 9:11  739
49. A Disputation Containing Some Miscellaneous Positions  745
50. A Syllabus of Questions on the Whole Decalogue  763
51. Addenda  825

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Table of Contents, vol. 5

1-5  Problems of Scripture  1
1-9  Of God  48
1-10  Of the Divine Persons  136
1-3  Of Angels  241
.        3.  Is Christ’s Saving the Elect by the Special Grace of Regeneration
and Faith Meritorious?  270
1-6  Of Justification  277
1-5  On Psalm 103:3
1  Of the Church  383
1-2  Of the Communion of the Saints  387
1  Of the Spiritual Man, on 1 Cor. 2:15  408
1  Of Judgment and the Rule of Faith  419
1  Of the Roman Proteus [the god of ‘elusive sea change’, according to the constantly changing nature of the sea; Proteus comes the adjective protean, with the general meaning of “versatile”, “mutable”, “capable of assuming many forms”], or a Setting Forth [Defensio] of the Reasons [Causae] that Rome is Always Changing [Mutata Mutanda]   435
1  A Gleaning unto a Historical Discussion of the Popess Joan [Ioannes Anglicus, A.D. 855-857]  444
1-6  Of the Modes of Knowing God  455
1  Of the Sacrifice[?] of Melchizedek in Gen. Gen. 14:18  526
1  Of the State of Souls After Death  533
1  Of the Soul of Trajan Liberated from Hell [Inferno]  538
1-12  Of the Gestures of Praying  550
1-5  Of Subsequent Grace  716

[The below is written in the table of contents, but this appendix is not included in the volume on GB]

Johannem Beverovicium, An Epistolic Dissertation on the End of Life  1

Andrea Libavi, A Declamation on the Comets of 1604  137

Gisbert Voetius, From an Exercitation on the Signs of Comets  141

Prolegomena on Dr. Libavi’s, Declamation on the Comets of the Year 1604, Seen in October  141

1. That it is Right, according to Libavi, for You to Draw out of the Stars, yea, even the Comets, Special Divinations, is Exploded  151

[?] 2. Are Any and All Signs of Comets, being Seen, to be Discarded?  154

[?] 3. Preliminary Considerations and the Rightly Ordered State of the Controversy:  Thus far is the Consensus of All the Peoples and Wisdom Displayed, Even out of Foolishness and Superstition to be Looking for Some Foreboding in the Appearance of Comets.  165

4. What of Fear from the Apparition and Sighting of Comets?  Is it the Beginning of the Judgment?  190

5. The Universal Consensus of the Peoples and Wisdom is Confirmed by the Judgments[?] on the Signs of Comets  201

6. Objections are Responded to  227

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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)

Vol. 2, Table of Contents

111. Of the Sects of the Jews, and First of the Pharisees

112. Of the Pharisees, the next part

113. Of the Pharisees, last part

114. Of the Sadducees

115. Of the Essenes

116. Of the Herodians

117. Of the Sect of the Samaritans

118. Of the Abrogation of the Law

119. Of the Abrogation of the Law, the next part

120. Of the Abrogation of the Law, the third part

121. Of the Satisfaction of Christ, the first part

122. Of the Satisfaction of Christ, the second part

123. Of the Satisfaction of Christ, the third part

124. Of the Satisfaction of Christ, the fourth part

125. Of the Satisfaction of Christ, the fifth part

126. Of the Satisfaction of Christ, the sixth part

127. Of the Satisfaction of Christ, the seventh part

128. Of the Satisfaction of Christ, the eighth part

129. Of the Resurrection of Christ, against the Socinians, the first part

130. Of the Resurrection of Christ, against the Socinians, the second part

131. Of the Resurrection of Christ, against the Socinians, the third part

132. Of the Unique Ascension of Christ, against the Socinians

133. Of the Church

134. Of the Church, the next part

135. Of the Church, the third part

136. Of Purgatory

137. Of the Limbo of the Fathers

138. Of the Limbo of Infants

139. Of the Calling of Ministers of the Divine Word

140. Of Ecclesiastical Discipline

141. Of Ecclesiastical Discipline, the second part

142. Of Ecclesiastical Discipline, the third part

143. Of Ecclesiastical Discipline, the fourth part

144. Of Ecclesiastical Discipline, the fifth part

145. Of Anathema

146. Of the Genus of Excommunication, which they call the Ban

147. Of Bishops

148. Of Presbyters

149. Of the Head of the Church

150. Of the Head of the Church, the second part

151. Of the Head of the Church, the third part

152. Of the Antichrist, the first part

153. Of the Antichrist, the second part

154. Of the Antichrist, the third part

155. Of the Antichrist, the fourth part

156. Of the Antichrist, the fifth part

157. Of the Antichrist, the sixth part

158. Of the Antichrist, the seventh part

159. Of the Antichrist, the eighth part

160. Of the Antichrist, the ninth part

161. Of the Antichrist, the tenth part

162. Of the Antichrist, the eleventh part

163. Of the Antichrist, the twelfth part

164. Of the Antichrist, the thirteenth part

165. Of the Antichrist, the fourteenth and last part

166. Of the Sacraments in General, the first part

167. Of the Sacraments in General, the second part

168. Of the Sacraments in General, the third part

169. Of the Sacraments in General, the fourth part

170. Of the Sacraments in General, the fifth part

171. Of the Sacraments in General, the sixth and last part

172. Of False Sacraments, the first part, which is of Confirmation

173. Of False Sacraments, the second part, which is of Confirmation, the next part

174. Of False Sacraments, the third part, which is of Penance

175. Of False Sacraments, the fourth part, which is of Extreme Unction

176. Of False Sacraments, the fifth part, which is of Ordination

177. Of False Sacraments, the sixth part, which is of Marriage

178. Of False Sacraments, the seventh part, which is of Marriage, the next part

179. Of Baptism, the first part

180. Of Baptism, the second part

181. Of Baptism, the third part

182. Of Baptism, the fourth part

183. Of Paedobaptism

184. Of Anabaptism

185. Of Anabaptism, the next part

186. Of the Baptism of Inanimate Things

187. Of the Lord’s Supper, the first part, which is of its names

188. Of the Lord’ Supper, the second part, which is of the Host and Bread

189. Of the Lord’s Supper, the third part, which is of being Unleavened and Fermentation

190. Of the Lord’s Supper, the fourth part, which is of Wine and Water

191. Of the Lord’s Supper, the fifth part, which is of [Communication in] Both Kinds

192. Of the Lord’s Supper, the sixth part, which is of [Communication in] Both Kinds, the next part

193. Of the Lord’s Supper, the seventh part, which is of Consecration

194. Of the Lord’s Supper, the eight part, which is of the True Sense of the Words of Christ

195. Of Transubstantiation, the first part

196. Of Transubstantiation, the second part

197. Of Consubstantiation, the first part

198. Of Consubstantiation, the second part

199. Of Consubstantiation, the third part

200. Of the Carnal Chewing of the Body of Christ

201. Of the Oral Chewing of the Body of Christ, the second part

202. Of the Ubiquity of the Body of Christ, the first part

203. Of the Ubiquity of the Body of Christ, the second part

204. Of the Communication of Properties, the first part

205. Of the Communication of Properties, the second part

206. Of the Communication of Properties, the third part

207. Of the Communication of Properties, the fourth part

208. Of the Properties of the Body of Christ, the first part

209. Of the Properties of the Body of Christ, the second part

210. Of the Mass, the first part

211. Of the Mass, the second part

212. Of the Mass, the third part

213. Of the Mass, the fourth part

214. Of the Mass, the fifth part

215. Of the Mass, the sixth part

216. Of the Mass, the seventh part

217. Of the Mass, the eighth part

218. Of the Mass, the ninth part

219. Of the Mass, the tenth and last part

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.

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Spanheim, Frédéric, Sr – Miscellaneous Theological Disputations, vol. 12 (Geneva, 1652)  There is a table of contents at the beginning of each volume

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Spanheim (1600-1649)

Vol. 1, Table of Contents

1. Of Sacred Theology  1
2. The Compendium of Theology Exhibited  5
3. Of Theological Miscellany  9
4. Of Sacred Scripture  12
5. Of the Written Word of God in its species and origin  21  (Francis Turretin)
6. Of the Authority of the Written Word of God  26
7. Of the End of Sacred Scripture, the first part  31
8. Of the End of Sacred Scripture, the second part  35
9. Of God, the first part  38
10. Of God, the second part  42
11. Of the Sacred Trinity  45
12. Of the Attributes of God in General  53
13. Of the Incommunicable Attributes of God in Specific  57  (Jacob Trigland)
14. Of the Decrees of God in General  61
15. Exhibiting an Epitome of Socinian Theology  66
16. Of the Providence of God  72
17. Of the Actual Providence of God  82
18. Of the Works of Creation  87
19. Of the Angels  91
20. Of the Creation of Man and the Image of God  100
21. Of the State of Man, first in Integrity, then in Corruption  105  (Francis Burman)
22. Of Sin in General  117
23. Of the Fall of Adam  126
24. Of Sin, of the Origin, the first part  136
25. Of Sin, of the Origin, the second part  148
26. Of Sin, of the Origin, the third part  157
27. Of Sin, of the Origin, fourth part  161
28. Of Original Sin  169
29. Of Actual Sin  174
30. Of Predestination  178
31. Of Predestination  195
32. Of Predestination, the Extent & Efficacy of the Death of Christ, of the Cause of our Conversion to God and its mode, and of the Perseverance of the Saints  208
33. Of Universal Grace  330
34. Of Free Choice  237
35. Of the Perseverance of the Saints  240
36. Of the Perseverance of the Saints  253
37. Of the Person of Christ, the first part  259
38. Of the Person of Christ, the second part  263
39. Of the Office of Christ & its twofold State  268
40. Of the State of the Humiliation of Christ  272
41. Of the Justification of a Sinner before God  277
42. Of Justification  282
43. Of Religion  286
44. Of Christian Liberty  290
45. Of the Calling and Functions of Ministers  297
46. Of Schismatic Names, the first part  300
47. Of Schismatic Names, the second part  309
48. Of Schismatic Names, the third part  316
49. Of the False Church  325
50. Of the Antichrist, the first part  330
51. Of the Antichrist, the second part  335
52. Of Antichrist, the third part  341
53. Of Miscellaneous Questions and Theorems  346
54. Of Baptism  349
55. Of Baptism  354
56. Of the Sacred Supper  359
57. Of Glorification, the Resurrection & the Judgment  364
58. Of the Consummation of the World & the Last Judgment  368

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.

Table of Contents

Of the good and bad of human actions
Of the Law of Nature
Of the Origin of the Signification of Words
Of the fixing of water which now obtains
Of the providence of God
Of that which is above nature
Of the diversity of the precepts of the Law of Nature
Of the law binding marriage, that one eat and that one drink in the state of innocency
Of the law of covering nudity after sin, of the use of clothing and of the giving of alms
Of the things of Paradise
Of the invention of iron implements
Of natural and political honesty
Of the reason of the whole of physics, and a part
Of the Law of Nations
Of custom [consuetudine]
Of the ways which Nature teaches
Of objective and subjective conviction
Of philosophy
Of natural inclination
Of honesty, being considered in common
Of prudence about the household [oeconomica] and politics
Of convenience and inconvenience
Of the use of headcoverings amongst the Corinthians, and the practice of prostitutes and young men and women among them  (pp. 246-253)
Of headcoverings and calotis [beautiful ears?] of ministers
Of things necessary and indifferent
Whether divine councils oblige?
Of the [Greek] term, ‘of knowing’ and 1 Cor. 7
Of the ecclesiastical constitutions of the apostles, viz. whether they are human?
Of the varied rule [ratione] of indifferent things
Of the circumstances of human actions
Of contempt
On the walking of a woman on the right side of the man
Of the natural signs of dignity, arbitrary things, and by accident
Of the variety of ecclesiastical constitutions
Of scandal
Whether, and in what way, it is said that one is able to break the law in necessity?
Of ceremonies
Of the office of judges
Of invincible ignorance
Of the possession of things
Of prayer for ignorant persons
Of that which is not out of faith
Of the legal sacrifices
Of the study of new things in the care of the body
Of the law of modest humility and of the nearest edification, whether either is from the Law of Nature?
Of the double subjection of a woman
And of many others

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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.)

Table of Contents

1. The Sum of this Work, its Division & an Explanation of the First Part of Gen. 3  1
2. Of Evil in General  6
3.  Of the Evil of Guilt, or of Sin in General  12
4. Of Original Sin in General  30
5. Of Original Sin in the Regenerate  64
6. Of Free-Will in the Unregenerate  87
7. Of the Strength of Free-Will in the Regenerate  136
8. Of Actual Sin  161
9. Of the Sin Against the Holy Spirit  172
10. Of the Law in General  185
11. Of the Decalogue  221
12. Of the First Precept  234
13. Of the True Religion & Worship & its Parts  273
14. Of the Second Precept  362
15. Of Images  380
16. Of the External Worship of God  411
17. Of the Corruptions of the External Part of True Worship  498
18. Of the Third Precept  547
19. Of the Fourth Precept  661
20. Of the Fifth Precept  856
21. Of the Sixth Precept  858
22. Of the Seventh Precept  859
23. Of the Eighth Precept  860
24. Of the Ninth Precept  861
25. Of the Tenth Precept  862
26. Of the End of the Divine Law  862
27. Of the Use & Office of the Law  867
28. Of the Observation of the Law  871

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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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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)

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Table of Contents

Book 1

1. What Theology is, & Whether the Total Doctrine of Salvation is Contained in the Sacred Letters?  6
2. The Division of Theology & of Faith  10
3. Of God  12
4. Of God the Father & his Omnipotence  16
5. Of the Creation of the World  18
6. Of the Fall of the Angel[s] & of Man  22
7. Of the Providence of God  25
8. Of Predestination  28
9. Of Jesus Christ the One Son of God, our Lord  33
10. Of the Conception & Nativity of Christ  41
11. Of the Life of Christ from the Nativity to the Passion  43
12. Of the Passion, Cross & Death of Christ  46
13. Of the Burial of Christ  53
14. Of Christ’s Descent to ‘Inferos’  54
15. Of the Resurrection, Ascension & Last Judgment  58
16. Of the Ascension into Heaven  61
17. Of the Session to the Right Hand of the Father  63
18. Of the Last Judgment  67
19. Of the Holy Spirit  69
20. What is the Church of God & How has it been Sanctified?  75
21. What is the Catholic Church?  78
22. Of the Communion of the Saints  80
23. Of the Remission of Sins  83
24. Of the Resurrection of the Flesh  85
25. Of Eternal Life  89

Book 2  [Of the Decalogue]

1. Of Justification by Faith & of Free-Will  96
2. Of the Preface of the Law  100
3. Of the First Precept, unto the Worship of God  104
4. Of the Second Precept, Against Idolatry  111
5. Of the Third Precept, Against a Vain Oath  124
6. Of the Fourth Precept, unto the Sanctification of the Sabbath  133
7. Of the Fifth Precept, unto Honoring Parents  143
8. Of the Sixth Precept, Against Murder  152
9. Of the Seventh Precept, Against Adultery  161
10. Of the Eighth Precept, Against Stealing  172
11. Of the Ninth Precept, Against Lying  180
12. Of the Tenth Precept, Against Covetousness  187

Book 3  [Of Prayer]

1. How Does Prayer Wash Away Law-Offences & What Great Power Does it Have?  203
2. How is Prayer the Gift of God & How by it were the Hebrews, through the Glory of God, & Christians, by Christ Informed?  205
3. Of the Form of Prayer & its Division  211
4. Why at the Beginning is God Adored in the First & Second Petitions?  213
5. Of the Sanctification of the Divine Name, According to the Third Petition  217
6. Of the Petition for the Pure Kingdom of God in the World, According to the Fourth Petition  219
7. Of the Prayer for Bread, According to the Petition of the Second Table  225
8. Of the Remission of Sins, Against the Allowing of Part of the Prerogatives of the Law, Where is Treated of Repentance  236
9. Of Temptation, According to the Tenth Precept  244
10. Of the Epilogue of the Prayer, of the Praise of God  248
11. Of the Place, Time & Way of Prayer  250

Book 4

1. What is a Sacrament?  257
2. Of the End of the Sacrament out of the Old Testament  261
3. Further, of the End of the Sacrament from a Military Seal [Sacramento]  264
4. What the Two Sacraments Are, Baptism & the Supper  268
5. Of Baptism & its First End  271
6. Of the End of Baptism out of the Old Testament  278
7. Of the End of Baptism from the Dialogue of Christ & Nicodemus  280
8. What is the Supper  284
9. The First End of the Supper  290
10. Of the End of the Supper by the Interpretation of Christ Himself  196
11. The First Refutation of the Bodily Presence, by its incompatibility with the First Supper  305
12. The Second & Third Refutations of the Bodily Presence, out of it being of the Same Kind as Baptism, & from the Analogy to the Hebrew Passover  310
13. The Fourth Refutation of the Bodily Presence, by the Consensus of the Primitive Church  314
14. Against the Fall-Back Argument from the Figures of the Sacrament  317
15. Against the Other Fall-Back Argument from the Omnipotence of God about Physical Bodies  323
16. Against the Third Fall-Back Argument, from the Incomprehensible Mode of the Body of Christ & of the Bodily Presence  330
17. Of the Papal Mass  335
18. Of the Calumnies Against Christians in the Issue of the Supper, namely, of Bread-Worship, being Exotic & of it being from Humanly Devised Words  340
19. Exhortation to a Consensus for Christian Peace  343

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, Containing the Most Powerful Heads of Christian Doctrine, Giving Again the Orthodox Confession of the Palatinate Churches  (Heidelberg, 1600)

Table of Contents

[89] Theses of True Religion
Augustine on True Religion

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

Table of Contents

Contra Arians
Contra Pelagians & Semi-Pelagian, Papist Monks
Contra Ubiquitarians
.      The Exceptions of Ubiquitarians

Theological Assertions Contra Anti-Trinitarians: Without Contradiction God is Said to be Three & One (Heidelberg, 1593)  90 Theses

Theological Assertions which Briefly Display the Roman Church (Heidelberg, 1601)  19 Theses

Theological Axioms Contra the Sacrifice of the Mass, Chiefly Taken out of the Epistle to the Hebrews, with a Brief Refutation of the Exceptions of the Jesuits (Smesmannus, 1591)  109 Theses

Theological Axioms on the Sacraments in General (Heidelberg, 1600)  26 Theses

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

Table of Contents

On the Lord’s Supper

In the Saxony & Misnica Visitation were these Theses from Some Ubiquitarian Doctors, Here They are Orderly Displayed & in Some Places Edited  [6 Theses]

Affirmative Theses of the Orthodox on the Lord’s Supper Opposite Them  [16 Theses]

Negative Theses by Ubiquitarians on the Lord’s Supper  [6 Theses]

Negative Theses of the Orthodox on the Lord’s Supper Contra the Errors of the Ubiquitarians  [10 Theses]

On the Person of Christ

Affirmative Theses of the Ubiquitarians on the Person of Christ  [4 Theses]

Affirmative Theses of the Orthodox on the Person of Christ  [5 Theses]

Negative Theses of the Ubiquitarians Contra the False & Erroneous (They Say) Doctrine of the Calvinists, Chiefly About the 3rd & 4th Articles  [6 Theses]

Negative Theses of the Orthodox on the Person of Christ  [15 Theses]
.       Cyril to Theodosius on the Right Faith

On Baptism

Affirmative Theses on Baptism by the Ubiquitarians  [6 Theses]

Affirmative Theses of the Orthodox on Baptism  [9 Theses]

Negative Theses on Baptism by the Ubiquitarians on this False & Erroneous Doctrine (the Visitors say) of the Calvinists  [6 Theses]

Negative Theses of the Orthodox on Baptism  [10 Theses]

On Election & Predestination

Four Articles of the Saxo-Misnica Visitation on Gratuitous Election & Eternal Predestination.  Affirmative Theses by the Ubiquitarians  [4 Theses]

Affirmative Theses of the Orthodox on Election & Predestination  [10 Theses]

Negative Theses of the Ubiquitarians on Election & Predestination Contra them which are Called the Calvinists  [4 Theses]

Negative Theses of the Orthodox on Predestination.  These Errors We Reject.  [9 Theses]

Theological Theses on the Papacy, Which is Averse to the Evangelical Church (Heidelberg, 1598)  [75 Theses]

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.  Has a commendation by Beza.

Chandieu (1534-1591)

Tilen – An Ordered Arrangement of Theological Disputations held in the Academy of Sedan, vol. 12  (1607, 1611)

Tilen  (1563-1633)

Table of Contents, vol. 1

1. Overview Theses of the Whole Work
2. Origin of the Sacred Scripture
3. Authority of the Sacred Scripture
4. Number of the Canonical Books & Notes of Apocryphal Works
5. Perfection of Sacred Scripture & the Detriments & Testing of Unwritten Traditions
6. Interpretation of the Words of Sacred Scripture
7. Interpretation of Things, or of the Varied Sense of Sacred Scripture
8. Right & Authority of Interpreting Sacred Scripture
9. God
10. Divine Attributes in General
11. Incommunicable Attributes
12. Communicable Attributes, & Firstly of the Life, Knowledge & Truth of God
13. Will of God
14. Love, Grace & Compassion of God
15. Justice, Wrath & Hatred of God
16. Power of God
17. Providence of God
18. Predestination
19. God, One Essence, Three Persons
20. God the Father & Son
21. Holy Spirit
22. Creation in General
23. Angels in General
24. Good Angels
25. Evil Angels
26. Creation of Bodily Things
27. Man
28. Faculties of a Rational Soul
29. Origin of a Rational Soul
30. Immortality of a Rational Soul
31. Image of God in Man
32. Original Righteousness
33. External State of the First Man
34. Law in General
35. Mosaic Law
36. Preface of the Decalogue
37. The First Precept of the Decalogue, First Disputation, which is of Faith
38. The Same, Second Disputation, which is of Hope
39. The Same, Third Disputation, which is of Love
40. Second Precept
41. Third Precept, First Disputation
42. The Same, Second Disputation, which is of Vows
43. Fourth Precept
44. Fifth Precept
45. Sixth Precept
46. Seventh Precept, First Disputation
47. The Same, Second Disputation, which is of Marriage
48. Eighth Precept
49. Ninth Precept
50. Tenth Precept
51. Ceremonial Law
52. Judicial Law
53. Sin in General
54. The First Sin of the Devil & of Man
55. Original Sin
56. Actual Sin
57. Free-Will of Man in General
58. The Same, in Specific
59. Of the Bad of Punishment

Table of Contents, vol. 2

1. Incarnation of the Son of God  1
2. Effects of the Hypostatic Union  15
3. Nativity of Christ out of the Virigin  25
4. Obedience to the Mosaic Law out of Christ Having been Presented [at the Temple]  36
5. The Baptism, Passion & Death of Christ  47
6. The Descent to ‘Inferos’  58
7. Resurrection of Christ  70
8. Ascension of Christ into Heaven  80
9. Session of Christ at the Right-Hand of the Father  90
10. Office of Christ in General  98
11. Prophecy of Christ  108
12. Priesthood of Christ  115
13. Kingdom of Christ  121
14. Of the Church: What is its Nature?  128
15. Of the Church: Is it Able to Fall Away or Err?
16. Authority of the Fathers  147
17. Note of the Church  168
18. Government of the Church: Of Extraordinary Ministers  177
19. Of Extraordinary Ministers  188
20. Of Ordinary Ministers  198
21. Of Ordinary Ministers: Presbyters & Deacons  208
22. Origin & Growth of Good Churches  217
23. Celibacy of Ecclesiastical Ministers  228
24. Immunity of Ecclesiastical Ministers  238
25. Common Government of the Church: the Calling of Ministers  249
26. Power of the Church in Judging Controversies of Faith  260
27. Power of the Church in how it Ought to Constitute Good Order  271
28. Power of Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction  281
29. Power of Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction: Polemical  291
30. Councils: Of the Nature of Them  305
31. Councils: Of the Authority of Them  315
32. Political Government of the Church  324
33. Private Government of the Church  335
34. The False Church: the Uncovered Hosts of Christ  345
35. The False Church: the Dissimulating Hosts of Christ  355
36. Antichrist: 1. What is Antichrist?  365
37. Antichrist: 2. What is Antichrist  377
38. The Body of Antichrist, or the Antichristian Church  394
39. The Calling of Men to Salvation  416
40. Justifying Faith  428
41. Justification: of its Efficiency & End  442
42. Justification: of its Matter & Form  456
43. The Certainty, Immutability & Equality of Justification  469
44. Christian Liberty  484
45. Sanctification  493
46. The Necessity & Perfection of Good Works in the Justified  506
47. Works of Supererogation  518
48. The Merits of Good Works  532
49. Prayer  544
50. Prayer: Polemical  557
51. Lord’s Prayer  573
52. Place & Time of Prayer  585
53. Fasting  596
54. The Covenant  610
55. Sacraments in General  620
56. Effects of the Sacraments  635
57. The Similarity & Difference of the Sacraments of Both Testament  653
58. Number of the Sacraments  668
59. Baptism  683
60. Baptism: Polemical  694
61. The Supper of the Lord  711
62. The Errors about the Efficiency & End of the Lord’s Supper  725
63. Errors about the Matter & Form of the Lord’s Supper  744
64. Sacrifice of the Mass  764
65. Purgatory  780
66. Resurrection  795
67. Last Judgment & the State of the Future World  810
68. Eternal Life  829

Chamier, Daniel

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

Chamier (1564–1621)

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Table of Contents

Book 1

1. Name of Theology & its Genera  1
2. Theological Science is Revealed  2
3. Subject & End of Theology  3
4. Heresy
5. Existence of God  4
6. Revelation of Mysteries  6
7. Use of Revelation  7
8. Authority of Revelation, Canonical & Apocryphal Books  8
9. Are the Scriptures God-Breathed?  9
10. The Authority of Scripture is from Where?  11
11. Is Scripture a Rule of Faith?  14
12. Is the Church a Rule of Faith  17
13. Is the Pope a Rule of Faith  20
14. Perfection of Scripture  23
15. Necessity of Traditions  25
16. Number of the Canonical Books  28
17. Apocryphal Books  30

Book 2

1. The Scriptures are to be Collected from All [into a Canon]  36
2. Are the Sacred Books to be Translated into Vulgar Languages?  41
3. The Authority of the First Edition  48
4. The Authority of the Septuagint & Latin Editions  51
5. Sense of Scripture  56
6. The One Sense of Scripture  57
7. The Harmonious Sense of Scripture  59
8. Perspicuity of Scripture  61
9. Interpreter of Scripture  66
10. The Literal & Etiological Explication of Scripture  69
11. The Causes of Various Senses  69
12. General Interpretive Rules  70
13. Interpretation of Single Places  71
14. Interpretation out of the Context  73
15. Of Clear Places  74
16. Of Similar Places  75
17. The Analogy of Faith  76
18. The External Interpretative Rule  77
19. Application  79

Book 3

1. Various Grades of Knowing God  81
2. Of the Mode of Grasping God  82
3. Names of God  83
4. Of the One God  84
5. What is God  85
6. Attributes of God  87
7. Intellect of God  87
8. The Particular & Universal Knowledge [Cognitione] of God  88
9. According to What Mode is the Knowledge of Things in God?  89
10. Contingencies, by what Mode are they Known by God?  90
11. Will of God  92
12. The Efficacious Will of God  93
13. Providence & Predestination  96
14. Omnipotence of God  98
15. Blessedness of God  100
16. Trinity  100
17. Of the Mode of Speaking of the Trinity  101
18. Person  103
19. Consubstantial  104
20. Three Persons  106
21. Distinction of Persons  109
22. Of the Word & Image  111

Book 4

1. Creatures  114
2. Of a Place  115
3. Free-Will  120
4. Angels  123
5. Creation of Man  125
6. Image of God & the Nature of a Soul  127
7. Origin of the Soul  132
8. Of Good & Evil  133
9. The Sin of Angels & Men  135
10. Original Sin  137
11. Concupiscence  141
12. Punishments  143
13. The inequality of Sins  147
14. The Virgin  149
15. The Providence of God About Evil  152
16. The Predestination of God in General  156
17. Reprobation  159
18. The Highest Cause of Predestination  164

Book 5

1. Of the Natures of the Mediator  167
2. Hypostatic Union 170
3. Communication of Properties  172
4. The Properties of Human Nature  176
5. Of Faith & the Knowledge of Christ  178
6. The Mediator  182
7. Of the Mediator, According to Which Nature?  183
8. Of the Efficacy of the Mediator  190
9. Imputation of the Righteousness of Christ  193
10. The Descent of Christ to ‘Inferos’  204
11. Of Christ the Only Mediator  211
12. The Merits of Christ  220
13. Whether Christ Merited Anything Himself?  221
14. In What Manner Christ Merited for All?  222
15. Limbo of the Fathers  225
16. Definition of Sanctification  228
17. Cause of Sanctification  230
18. Of Concupiscence in the Regenerate  233
19. Of the Fulfillment of All the Precepts  236
20. The Imperfection of Single Good Works  239
21. Repentance  243
22. Faith  246
23. Faith in the Intellect  248
24. Faith in the Will  250
25. Faith & Works  251
26. Hope of Salvation  254
27. The Abiding of Faith  261

Book 6

1. What Then are Good Works?  265
2. Obedience of the Moral Law  266
3. The Ceremonial & Political Law  268
4. The Human Political Law  270
5. Whether the Political Power is Subjugated to the Ecclesiastical Power?  274
6. Of the Power of the Church in Upholding its Laws  280
7. Vows in General  284
8. Of Religious Undertakings Due to a Vow  287
9. Of the Vow of Poverty  290
10. Of Monastic Obedience  293
11. Of the Vow of Chastity  294
12. Christian Righteousness  299
13. Merit  302
14. Congruous Merit  305
15. Condign Merit  306
16. The Name of Justification  310
17. Imputed Righteousness  317
18. Justification by Faith Alone  320
19. Remission of Sins  324
20. Retention of Punishments  326
21. Of Satisfactions  330
22. Of Blessedness  333
23. State of Souls  336
24. Purgatory  338
25. Suffrages [for the Dead]  349
26. Of the Testimonies of the Fathers for Purgatory  352
27. Of the Returning of Souls [as Ghosts]  355
28. Resurrection  357

Book 7

1. Name & Properties of a Sacrament  360
2. Definition of a Sacrament  365
3. Of the Genera of the Sacramental Signs  368
4. Of the Spoken & Consecratory Word  369
5. Of the Intention of the Minister  371
6. Of the Efficacy of the Sacrament  373
7. Of the Character  380
8. Of the Efficacy of the Old Sacraments  382
9. Of the Number of Sacraments  387
Confirmation  388
Repentance  389
Extreme Unction  392
Ordination  395
Marriage  397
10. Baptism  400
11. Efficacy of Baptism  402
12. Necessity of Baptism  406
13. Of the Obligation of Baptizing Infants  410
14. Of the Ministry of Baptism  411
15. The Baptism of John  413
16. The Baptism of Heretics  417
17. The Rites of Baptism  418
18. Names of the Eucharist  419
19. Of the Matter of the Eucharist Having Been Removed  421
20. Of the Private Mass  423
21. Of Breaking Bread & Giving into the Hands  428
22. Of Which Kind?  [Both Kinds]  429

Index of Things & Words

Jesuit Epistles  [To & From]

Panstratiae Catholicae, or a Body of the Controversies of Religion Against the Papists, vols. 1 (Canon), 2 (God, Worship of God), 3 (Man), 4 (Sacraments), 5 (Church)  (Frankfurt, 1627-1629)

Table of Contents

Vol. 1

Locus 1, The Canon

Inquiry 1, What Should be the Rule [Canon]?

Book 1, Scripture  1
Book 2, Not the Church:  Papal Arguments  14
Book 3, Not the Pope:  Papal Arguments  24

Inquiry 2, Of the Parts of the Canon

Book 4, Of the Apocryphal Books:  Papal Arguments  45
Book 5, Catholic Arguments  52

Of the Nature of the Canon

Inquiry 1, From where is the Authority of the Canon?

Book 6, From Only Itself  72
Book 7, Papal Arguments  89

Inquiry 2, of the Perfection of Scripture

Book 8  101
Book 9  Papal Arguments  134

Of the Use of the Canon

Book 10, of Reading the Scriptures  178

Of Understanding Scripture

Book 11, of Translating the Scriptures  190
Book 12, of the Authority of the First Edition of the Sacred Books  207
Book 13, of the Septuagint Edition  224
Book 14, of the Vulgate Edition  242

Of the Interpretation of Scripture

Book 15, of Various Senses & the Perspicuity of Scripture  261
Book 16, of the Interpreters of Scripture  287

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Vol. 2

Locus 2, of God & the Worship of God

Part 1, of God

Book 1, of the Trinity  1
Book 2, of the Attributes of God: Omnipotence, Providence, Contingency & Necessity  19
Book 3, of the Author of Sin  36

Of the Incarnation

Book 4, of the Person, Human Nature, Nativity, the Soul of Christ  55
Book 5, Of the Descent to Inferos & the Resurrection of Christ  74
Book 6, of the Body of Christ  100

Of the Office of Mediator

Book 7, of the Mediation according to the Natures & the Mediator for Whom?  121
Book 8, of the One Mediator  133

Of Ecumenicity

Book 9, Whether it is Anything?  146
Book 10, Catholic Arguments  171

Hypothesis 1

Book 11, of Peter the Apostle  192
Book 12, Papal Arguments  236

Hypothesis 2, of the Pope

Book 13, of the Authority of the Pope in the Church  251
Book 14, Catholic Arguments  287
Book 15, of the Authority of the Pope in the Republic  309
Book 16, of the Antichrist  318
Book 17, Papal Arguments  361

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Part 2, Of Worship

Book 18, of the Calumnies of the Papists  378
Book 19, Inquiry 1, Whether Religious Worship is able to Consist with Creatures  391
Book 20, Inquiry 2, of the Invocation of the Saints; Inquiry 3, of Relics  401

Inquiry 4, of Images

Book 21, of Images of God & the Veneration of Images  413
Book 22, of the Cross & Images in Church Buildings  439

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vol. 3

Of Man: Corrupt & Restored

Book 1, Inquiry 1, of Sin  1
Book 2, Question 2, of Free Choice, Human Choice & Controversy 1: the Power of Choice in Civil Things  9
Book 3, Controversy 2, of the Power of Choice unto Good, Theologically  20
Book 4, Catholic Arguments  42
Book 5, of the Original Sin of those born of the Faithful & of the Controversy about the Virgin Mary  55
Book 6, Question 3, of the Punishments of Sin, of the Punishment of Original Sin, & of Venial & Mortal Sin  79

Of the Restoration of Man, of the Chief Cause

Book 7, Of Predestination  98
Book 8, Of the Cause of Predestination & of the Cause of Reprobation  109

Of the Sub-alternate Cause of the Restoration by Christ

Book 9, Of the Merits of Christ by Compact & of the Efficacy of the Death of Christ  124

Of the Nature of the Restoration in Particular: of Sanctification & Justification

Book 10, Of Sanctification & Justification, & of Concupiscence  134
Book 11, of the Fulfillment of the Whole Law & of the Imperfection of Works  156

Of the Parts of Sanctification

Book 12, Of Faith, of the Knowledge of Faith, of the Tie of Faith & Works  183

Of the Object of Faith

Book 13, Of the Application of Justification, of the Certainty of Faith & of the Proper Faith of the Elect  197
Book 14, Of the Merit of Works  226
Book 15, Of the Necessity of Works, of Christian Liberty & of the Constitutions of the Church  252

Laws Concerning Marriages

Book 16, Of the Celibacy of Priests  271
Book 17, Papal Arguments  302
Book 18, Of the Grades of Impediments to Marriage, of Free-Persons & of Repudiations  324
Book 19, Laws of Fastings & of the Time of Fasting  350
Book 20, Of Vows, of Continency, of Councils  369

Part 2, of Justification

Book 21, What it is; Inquiry 1, of Inhering; of Imputation  418
Book 22, Of Faith Alone Justifying  455
Book 23, Of the Pardon of Punishments & Proper Satisfactions  478
Book 24, Of the Satisfactions of Others; Inquiry 1, Whether Some may Satisfy for Others; Inquiry 2, Of the Treasury of Indulgences  517
Book 25, Of the Effects of Restoration & the Limbo of the Fathers  545
Book 26, Of Purgatory  559

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Vol. 4

Locus 4, Of the Sacraments

Book 1, Of the Sacraments in General  1
Book 2, Of the Efficacy of the Sacraments  25
Book 3, Of the Strength & Efficacy of the Old [Testament] Sacraments  54
Book 4, Of the Number of the Sacraments, of Confirmation, of Penance, of Extreme Unction, of Ordination, of Marriage  69
Book 5, Of Baptism  115
Book 6, Of the Eucharist & of the Elements  145
Book 7, Of the Adoration of the Eucharist  165
Book 8, Of Both Species: Catholic Arguments  197
Book 9, Papal Arguments  228

Of the Thing Signified

Book 10, Of the Enunciation of the Sacrament, & Firstly of the Boundaries [of the Words]; Then of the Interpretation of the Enunciation  253
Book 11, Of Corporal Chewing  289-332

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Maresius, Samuel

A Theological Colloquium, or, a Brief System of Universal Theology, Comprehending Eighteen Disputations Held in Gronigen (2nd ed. Groningen, 1649)  The table of contents is at the end.

Maresius (1599-1673)

Table of Contents

1. Of the Nature of Theology & its Chief Principle: even Scripture  1
2. Of the Nature & Attributes of God  12
3. Of the Sacrosanct Trinity  24
4. Of the Decrees, Providence & Predestination of God  38
5. Of the Creation of the World, Angels & Men  50
6. Of Sin & the Punishment of Sin  63
7. Of the Law of God  77
8. Of the Covenant of Grace & the Free-Will of Man  95
9. Of the Person & State of Jesus Christ  111
10. Of the Office of the Mediator  127
11. Of Calling, Faith & Justification  145
12. Of Sanctification & Good Works  167
13. Of Repentance & Christian Liberty  185
14. Of the Glorification of the Saints & the Condemnation of the Ungodly  200
15. Of the Name & Parts of the Church  219
16. Of the Form, Notes & Adjuncts of the Church  242
17. Of the Contraries to, & Hosts of the Church  263
18. Of the Sacraments  274

The Orthodox Federated States of Belgium, or An Exegesis of the Confession of the Belgic Churches (Groningen, 1652)  The table of contents is at the end.

A New Synopsis of Elenctic Theology, or an Index of the Controversies of Faith out of the Sacred Scriptures, vol. 12  (1646-7)

The Hydra of Socinianism Expunged, vol. 1 (God & Attributes, Works of), 2 (Christian Religion, Precepts of Christ), 3 (Groningen, 1651)  Tables of contents: 12 (vol. 3 has no table of contents, though it does have indexes)

A Syllabus of Further Select Disputations, vol. 12  (Groningen, 1660/1663)  The tables of contents are at the end.

A Small Bundle of Myrrh (Groningen, 1660)  Table of contents

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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.

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Table of Contents

1. Of Theology  1
2. Of the Actions of God  4
3. Of the Corrupted Condition of Things  32
4. Of the Covenant of God & of Christ  39
5. Of the Divine Administration After the Fall  51
6. Of the Divine Administration in the Family  89
7. Of the Divine Ecclesiastical Administration  105
8. Of the Legal Divine Administration  122
9. Of Evangelical Discipline  161
10. Of the Last Judgment  173

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

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

Table of Contents

I.  22 Theological Readings

1. Of the Absolute Decree of Reprobation  1
2. Of Middle Knowledge  14
3. Of Universal Grace  39
4. Of the Mode of Conversion  40
5. Of Justification  53
6. Of the Perseverance of the Saints  68
7. Of the Certainty of Salvation  82
8. Of the Salvation of the Nations  99
9. Of the Visibility of the Church  113
10. Of Jesuit Equivocation  129
11. Of the Antichrist  144
12. Of the Origin of the Hebrew Points  160
13. Of the 1,000 Years of the Apocalypse  176
14. Of the Use of Logic in Theology  190
15. Of the Invocation of the Saints  204
16. Of the Sacrifice of the Mass  218
17. Of the Holy Trinity  232
18. Of the Deity of Christ  245
19. Of the Satisfaction of Christ  260
20. Of the Deity & Personality of the Holy Spirit  273
21. Of Original Sin  288
22. Of the Authority of the Church in the Things of Faith  304

II.  12 Inaugural Orations

1. Of the Two Witnesses, Rev. 11:3-5  324
2. Of the Vestments of Aaron  334
3. Of Gog & Magog  344
4. Of the Book of Life  352
5. Of Tenths [Tithes], Gen. 14:18-20  360
6. Of the Calling of the Jews  368
7. Of the Sabbath  376
8. Of the Calling of Ministers  386
9. Of Pseudopigraphia  394
10. Of Spiritual Seducers  404
11. Of the Lies of Imposters  414
12. Of Hypocrisy  423
13. Of the Canonization of Saints  428

III.  6 Sermons

1. Of the Wisdom of the Egyptians  441
2. Of the Adolescence of Christ  453
3. Of the Teaching of Apollos  463
4. Of the Zeal & Practice of Apollos  465
5. Of the Religious Bond of the Vow  491
6. Of the Visible Ladder to the Invisible Things, Rom. 1:20  508

IV.  A Bundle of Theological Controversies

Introductory Inquiry: Of the Existence of God  531
1. Of the Scripture  533
2. Of the Knowledge of God  559
3. Of Sin  584
4. Of the Church  602
5. Of Redemption  665
6. Of the Sacraments  679
7. Of the Last Things  692

V.  A Synopsis of Councils

1. Of Synods in General  707
2. Of the Jewish Councils  708
3. Of the Apostolic Councils  709
4. Of Approved Ecumenical Councils  710
5. Of the Latin Ecumenical Councils  714
6. Of Controversial Councils  715
7. Of Rejected Councils  723
8. Of National Councils  727
9. Of Colloquies  731

VI.  A Mnemonic System of Scholastic Theology

1. Of God  736
2. Of the Works of God  737
3.  Of Sin  739
4. Of Redemption  741
5. Of Grace  745
6. Of the Sacraments  747
7. Of the Last Things  749

Tully, Thomas – A Manual of the Principal Didactic Heads of Theology  (5th ed., Oxford, 1700)  No table of contents

Tully (1620-1676)

Baxter, Richard – A Method of Christian Theology: 1. of the Nature of Things, 2. of Sacred Scripture, 3. of Practice  (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.

Brief Table of Contents

Part 1

1. A Table of the First Part: the General Method  1
2. Of God the Creator, as far as his Nature & Attributes  28
3. Of the Active Constitution of the Reign of Nature, i.e. of Creation  124
4. The Nature, Order & End of Beings; a Whole Compendium of Philosophy, etc.  129
5. Of Man  153
6. Of the Active, Vital Power [Virtute] of the Mind, or what is vulgarly called, Power [Potentia]  176
7. Of the Intellectual Power of the Mind  185
8. Of the Third Faculty of the Mind, the Will  197
9. Of the Executed Acts of the Three Conjoined Faculties  217
10. Of the Soul as Sensitive  223
11. Of the Vegetative Nature of the Soul  233
12. Of the Passive Constitution of the Reign of Nature, where is of the Relations of God & Man in turn  243
13. Of the Divine Government antecedent to the Reign of Nature  256
14. Of the State & Conducting of Man under this Reign  268
15. Of the Subsequent Divine Government (in the Kingdom of Nature)  334

Part 2

1. Of the Initial Constitution of the Universal Kingdom of Grace  381
2. Of the First, Initial, Preceding Government of the Universal Reign of Grace  386
3. Of the Deeds of the Subjects under this Government  400
4. Of the First Divine Government Following in the Initial, Universal Kingdom of Grace  404
5. Of the Second Preceding Government of the Initial, Universal Kingdom of Grace, namely, after the Flood  407
6. Of the Preceding Particular Government of the Initial Kingdom of Grace: of the Things of Abraham  411
7. Of the Deeds of the Subjects under this Particular Administration of the Kingdom of Grace  414
8. Of the Subsequent Government under the Abrahamic Government  417
9. Of the Constitution of the Judaic Polity, that is, the Particular State of the Kingdom of Grace being Confirmed  419
10. Of the Preceding Administration of the Judaic Polity, that is, of the Particular Kingdom of Grace being Confirmed, or of the Second Edition  421
.      Of the Fundamental Mosaic Law, or of the Covenant Itself  422
11. Of the Deeds of the Subjects Under this Administration  446
12. Of the Administration Following in the Judaic Polity  448

Part 3

1. Of the Constitution of the Universal Kingdom of Grace in the Perfect State, that is, of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Christ Incarnate  1
2. A General Explication of the Preceding Administration (or Government) of the Universal Kingdom of Grace in the Perfect State (namely, after Christ’s Incarnation)
3. Of this Administration, even about [its] threefold object, namely, 1. about the World, 2. about those baptized, and those that are Christians as far as their mouth, 3. about the truly faithful  65
4. Of this administration under a threefold period, namely, 1. under the Administration of the Person of Christ before his Ascension, 2. under the Apostles after his Ascension, 3. from the apostles to the end of the world  70
5. Of the Gospel, even under a threefold form:  1. Even of the Donation, or Testament  78
6. 2. Of the Gospel, even the Doctrine of Christ the Teacher  83
7. 3. Of the Gospel as the Law of the Kingdom of Christ  88
8. Of the Gospel in a threefold Formula: 1. a Most Binding Contract in the Covenant of the Sacrament:  Where is, I. of the Covenant itself (and from thence of the ways of covenanting)  93
9. Of the Ways of Covenanting: I. of Baptism  97
10. II. Of the Sacrament of Communion, or of the Lord’s Supper  101
11. III. Of the Gospel in Three Summaries: I. of the [Apostle’s] Creed of Faith  107
12. By the Creed Expositing on the Divine Christian Faith itself  114
13. II. Of the Lord’s Prayer, a Small Sum of what ought to be willed or sought for  134
14. III. Of a Small Sum, that is, expositing by the Decalogue that which ought to be done, & confirming it from Christ; where is especially I. of the Love of  God, II. of Love to Neighbor, III. of Righteousness & Right, IV. Of Love Owed to Oneself  142
15. III. Of the Gospel in a most broad formula, that is, by the Sacred Scriptures  197
16. Of a Threefold Help; I. Of the Help of the Holy Spirit  211
17. II. Of the Objective Helps in Divine Works  221
18. III. Of Suasive Ministerial Help; where is of the threefold ministry: I. Of the Economic Ministry, & of the Home  224
19. II. 1. Of the Ecclesiastical Ministry, or of the Ministers of Christ  228
.          2. Of Particular Churches as far as the constitution  230
.          3. Of the Administration of a Particular Church  232
.          4. Of Associated Churches  236
.          5. Of Councils  238
20. III. Of the Civil Ministry, that is, of the Magistrate, where is
.           1. Of a Constitution of a Republic  241
.           2. Of a Civil Magistrate Himself  242
.           3. Of the Government of a Republic, where is of Laws & Judgment  244
.           4. Of Government as far as the threefold end: 1. the Conservation of
.                   the Republic, 2. its Perfection, 3. its Restoration  246
21. Of the Threefold Enemy: I. of the Flesh Working  247
22. II. Of the World, the Objective Enemy  250
23. III. Of the Devil, the Suasive Enemy (& of his Ministers)  254
24. Of Human Actions in the Kingdom of the Incarnate Christ; I. of the Faithful  257
25. II. Of Infidels & the Ungodly, & of their Sin Against Christ  260
.        Here for the Easy Consideration of the Reader, are 50 Questions brought together on the State of the Faithful & Infidels, on the Operation of the Holy Spirit & of Man & on the Causes of Holiness & of Sin, which have been elucuidated hitherto in chs. 16-18, etc.
26. Of the Subsequent Government of the Incarnate Christ; where is I. of the Judgment of Christ in General  295
27. II. Of the Specific Judgments of Christ: Justification & Condemnation; 1. of Justification; where is I. of Righteousness  298
28. 1. of Execution in General  351
.     2. of Rewards in General  351
.     3. Of Punishments in General  352
29. Of Divine Judgment, Justification & Condemnation in this life  354
30. Of the Punishments of the Present Life in Specific  357
31. Of the Rewards of the Present Life in Specific  361
32. Of the Remission of Sinners in Specific  363
33. Of the Future Judgment, Justification & Condemnation  366

Part 4, of the Kingdom of Glory

1. Of the Constitution of the Kingdom of Glory  371
2. Some Preliminary Notes on the Government of the Kingdom of Glory  375
3. On the Government of the Kingdom of Glory itself  377
4. Of the State of Souls Before the Resurrection of the Body  379
5. Of the Resurrection & the Subsequent State of Glory  382
6. Of Hell [Inferis] & the State of the Damned  391
7. Of the Life of Faith Resting in Prospect of Glory  397
8. Of the Life of Hope Resting out of the Prospect of Glory  401
9. Of the Life of Love Resting out of the Prospect of Glory  411

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A Theological Collection of all that which is Extant, including Theological Theses through Common Places in the Academy of Franeker  (Franeker, 1641)

Maccovius (1588-1644)

Table of Contents

First Part:  a Collection

1. Of Predestination  1

1. God does not will for all & every person to be saved  1
2. Of the Will of Sign  4
3. Of the Conditional Will of God  8
4. Whether there may be granted in God to be an antecedent & consequent will?  11
5. Of the Effective & Approving Will, so far  13
6-7. Of the Permissive & Effective Will  15
8. No Ineffectual Will of God  22
9. Of Middle Knowledge  24
10. Whether Christ, insofar as He is the Mediator is the Cause of our Election  28
11. Whether out of Foreseen Faith we may be Elect?  30
12. Whether Christ Died for All & Everyone?  34
13. Of the Kinds of Men  37
14. Of the Perseverance of the Saints  41
15. Of the Power of God in the Conversion of a Sinful Man  46
16. Liberty is able to Stand with Necessity  50
17. Contains three questions on Predestination  55

1. Whether the term ‘predestination’ is able to be given to reprobation?  55
2. What then is then is the object of predestination?  56
3. Whether reprobation has a cause outside of God?  58

18. The Right of God is Either of Lordship or of Judgment  60

2. Of the First State of Man Before the Fall  65

1. The Principle Parts & Accidents of Man are Considered  65
2. Whether God Joined Certain Supernatural Gifts to Man in the State of Integrity?  68
3. Whether God Established Man in Righteousness & Perfect Holiness?  70
4. Whether faith, even that which Justifies and which is called Saving, may have been in Adam with regards to his nature before the Fall?  73
5. Whether Original Righteousness & Holiness was a Natural or Supernatural Gift to Primeval Man?   76
6. Whether Man would have Died if had persisted in the state of integrity?  79
7. In What Consisted the Image of God which was in the First Man?  82
8.  Whether Man in the State of Integrity had so persisted if he had lacked the special help of God, or whether this would have been sufficient to stand if it had not been withdrawn?  84
9. Whether a state of integrity or restoration is able to be obtained in this life?  87

3. Of the Providence of God  89

1. Whether the Providence of God Extends to All Good?  89
2. Whether the Providence of God Extends to All Particular Things  93
3. Whether the Providence of God Turns About Contingencies?  97
4. Whether the Providence is Employed about Voluntary Things  100
5. Whether Good is Able to be From Bad Things in this Life, and Bad from Good Things?  103
6. Whether the Providence of God is Employed about Evil Things, or Sins, and How?  107
7-8. Whether God May Sometimes Punish Sins by Sins?  110
9. Whether an Act as an Act is Sometimes Sin [as Arminius holds]?  117
10. Whether God at Anytime May Execute His End? [No, contra Arminians]  120
11. Whether frustration may be produced by the work in a thing, which by the Absolute Decree of God is Definite?  124

4. Of Justification  128

1. Of the Circumstances of Temporal, Active Justification, or out of the Part of God  128
2. Whether God May Have Been Able to Remit Sinners without Accepting a Satisfaction?  131
3. Whether Because of the Death of Christ Sins are Remitted for the Faithful?  134
4. Whether the Death of Christ is able to speak of Obedience, Righteousness and Merit?  141
5. Whether Our Justification Consists solely in the Remission of Sins?  144
6. Whether God by One Act Justifies Men?  147
7. Of the Perseverance of Justification  150
8. Of that in which Passive Justification Consists  153
9. Whether we are Justified Solely by Faith?  156
10. Whether our Faith is Properly Imputed for Righteousness?  158
11. Whether Justifying Faith Consists in Trust & Understanding?  166
12. Whether a believer is Able to be Certain of his Salvation?  168
13. Whether Faith & Good Works may be Distinguished?  170
14. Whether God at One Time Instituted Another Mode of Justification than that which exists in the New Testament Now?  173
15. Whether Justifying Faith Ceases in the Future Life? [‘We affirm’]  177

5. Of the Mediator  179

1. Whether Christ Existed before He became a Man?  179
2. Whether Christ so Existed Before He Became Man, that He was Truly Eternal God?  185
3. Christ, True God, Assumed Human Nature in Union to Himself  193
4. In Christ are Two Natures, Divine & Human  206
5. Of the Personal Union of Christ  210
6. Whether it Behoove the Mediator to be True God & True Man?  216
7. From this, Because Christ Assumed a Human Nature in Union to the Logos, it is said in the Scriptures that God was crucified, & also that God purchased the Church by his Blood  221
8. Of those who were given to Christ  226
9. That Christ was Head & Mediator not only of the New Testament Church, but also that of the Old Testament, and thus of all the Faithful  228
10. Whether the Sacrificial Laws Prefigured the Death of Christ & his Sacrifice?  232
11. Christ is Properly Said to be a Priest  236
12. That Christ Offered a Sacrifice in the Earth and was a Priest  240
13. Christ Made Satisfaction for us in that He Redeemed us by his Precious Blood  247
14. Christ made Satisfaction for our Sins in that because of our Sins & for Sinners He Died  251
15. Christ Satisfied for our Sins Because He endured Punishments for our Sins & Reconciled God to us  250
16. Christ vicariously sustained our Temporal Death  261
17. Christ sustained Eternal, or a Hellish, Death for us  265
18. Out of These, this Disputation maintains: 1. That Christ Suffered, and all this Endured so that we might be redeemed from the wrath of God; and not truly as Socinus judges, that Christ suffered such and so much for this primary reason, that he may enter into his glory  269
19. It is Maintained Second out of these Disputations that Christ be our Redeemer, not as Socinus puts forth, that he may announce, confirm and point out the way of our salvation…  271
20. Whether the gracious remission of sins contends with satisfaction?  274
21. Of the Intercession of Christ  283
22. Not only the Death of Christ, but also his obedience which He made to the Law of God, is Imputed to us for Justification  292
23. Christ has always had equal divine Power with God  302
24. That Christ the Mediator had full and perfect power before his death and yet was still mortal  310
25. Of the Kingly Power of Christ  317
26. Of the Kingdom of Christ  321
27. Christ, insofar as He is Mediator, this Kingdom He reigns even internally & externally, yet this kingdom of Christ is distinguished into internal & external  322
28. Of the Internal Governance of Christ  328
29. Of the External Governance of Christ  332
30. Of the Power of the Church in Establishing Laws  339
31. Whether the Church has a Right of Imposing Punishment?  344
32. Out of these Disputations is already maintained that Ecclesiastical & Political Government are mutually separate from themselves in many ways  351
33. The Ecclesiastical Polity pertains to the Kingly Office of Christ  354
34. The Mediatorial Kingdom of Christ will Cease from the Day of Judgment  359
35. Christ Merits Divine Worship, not by the principle of created power, nor by the principle of the Office of Mediator, but only by the Uncreated Principle, which, one with the divine nature, He has communicated to Himself, and by which He is God  362
36. Whether Christ ought to be Furnished with divine & religious worship on account of the Mediatorial Office & Power?  Or whether Christ, as He is the Mediator, ought to be worshipped with Religious Worship?  369
37. Whether Christ, as Mediator, is Adored with Religious Worship, is returned to again and vindicated from some Objections  378
38. The Adversaries that Affirm that Christ is to be Worshipped with a Religious Worship due to the Mediatorial Office & Power, variously contrive so that they are able to be loosed from the arguments in the Scriptures that teach to give the same worship to Christ which is given to God  386

6. Miscellaneous Questions are Pulled Together  396

1. Of a Previous Preparation to Regeneration  396  Two Related Questions:

Whether the Word of God is Savingly Heard Before Regeneration?  406

Whether those which teach that the will necessarily follows the judgment of the intellect ought to decline to that absurdity which from that is seen to follow (gifts having been infused are not consequently necessary for the will), rightly they may say that gifts poured in the will by the benefit of the illustrating of the mind are as much as the means of some intervention  408

2. Whether a man is able to do more good than he does, and to omit more evil than what he omits?  410
3. Contains [13] Miscellaneous Theses, one with the attacks on them and the response to those attacks  419

1. The Satisfaction of Christ is distinguished from his merits  419
2. The Merit of Christ is not called the absolute principle of God, but out of Compact  420
3. The Sufferings of Christ are not obedience itself, but the effects of the obedience of Christ  421
4. As long as Passive Obedience is spoken of (his sufferings being understood), so some theologians well note therefore that it is improperly called obedience  421
5. The Act of Faith whereby you put trust in Him is prior to believing that Christ is one’s Savior  422
6. Faith is not so much in trust, but consists in understanding [notitia]  423
7. This Understanding [notitia] is not the same as that which falls unto reprobates, but is of a wholly different genus  423
8. Active Justification is other than passive Justification  423
9. Active Justification is done when God promises to us in the Mediator, Christ  423
10. Passive Justification is not other than the sense of it  425
11. Active Justification is therefore individual by a single act; passive is not the same  427
12. The Sufferings of Christ are not our Righteousness, nor are they imputed for righteousness, but unto justification  427
13. The Holy Life of Christ is our Righteousness, and is imputed to us for righteousness  428

Corollary 1. None is bound to worship with a religious worship, except that which is God, and except under this formal principle: as God  428

Corollary 2. Christ by the Principle of the Office of Mediator is Unequal to God  430

4. Whether that which one is bound to believe, that is all true?  431

[Maccovius “became involved in another controversy at Dort with his subsequent colleague William Ames by asserting that all things that must be believed are not necessarily true…” – Wikipedia]

5. In What Consists our Justification before God?  444
6. Whether the Will Always Follows the Leading of the Intellect? [No]   454
7-8. Of Romans 7  466
9. Of Romans 9  489
10. Whether Christ was properly Resuscitated from the Dead by his own Power?  502
11. Of that which is the Socinian Christ, they neither recognize as True God, nor as True Man  509
12. Whether the name ‘Son of God’ may signify something essential to Christ, that is, the divine nature or person, or true office  518
13. Of that, that Christ according to the flesh or human nature is never called ‘the Son of God’, but only according to the divine nature  521
14. Whether Martyrs will be Resurrected a Thousand Years Before the Universal Resurrection of the Dead and Whether they will reign in this World with Christ  532
15. Whether the Heavens will Perish at the Coming of Christ and will return to nothing?  537
16. Whether souls after death may sleep without consciousness up to that Great Judgment Day, or Last Judgment, being drenched perpetually with a deep slumber and drowsiness?  541
17. Whether Heavenly Doctrine, or Theology, may be held to be Judged according to the Rule of Reason?  Or whether human reason ought to be settled as the Judge of Theological Controversies?  544

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Another Part: Theological Theses through Common Places

Part 1

1. Of the Nature of Theology  1
2. Of the Subject of Sacred Scripture, or of the Canonical Books  9
3. Of the Editions of Sacred Scripture  21
4. Of the Authority of Sacred Scripture  30
5. Of the Perfection of Sacred Scripture  38
6. Second, of the Perfection of Sacred Scripture  44
7. Of the Perspicuity of Sacred Scripture  51
8. Of the Interpretation of Sacred Scripture  59
9. Of the Mode of Moving, or of the Causality of Sacred Scripture  68
10. First, of the Moral Law  74
11. Second, of the Moral Law  78
12. Third, of the Moral Law  83
13. Fourth, of the Moral Law  93
14. Of the Judicial Law  102
15. Of the Ceremonial Law  111
16. Of the Gospel  117
17. Of the Names of God  128
18. Of the Absolute Attributes of God  139
19. Of the Attributes of God in Specific  146
20. Of the Omnipotence of God  158
21. Of the Relative Attributes of God , and in Specific of the Power of God in Creatures  162
22. Of the Immensity of God  168
23. Of the Knowledge [Scientia] of God  172
24. Of the Punishing Justice of God  179
25. Of the Grace of God, & in Specific of his Mercy [Misericordia]  194
26. Of the Will of God  202
27. Of Predestination  221
28. Of the Eternal Election of God  227
29. Of Reprobation  240
30. Of the Improper Attributes of God, or of Figures  245
31. Of the Plurality of Divine Persons in the Essence of God  248
32. Of the Sacrosanct Trinity  259
33. Of the Deity of Christ  291
34. Of the Son of God  328
35. Of the Personality of the Holy Spirit  343
36. Of the Deity of the Holy Spirit  355
37. Of the Holy Spirit Proceeding from the Father & the Son  370

Part 2

1. Of the Names of God relating to the Creature  1
2. Of the Causes of Creation  6
3. Of the Object of Creation in General  13
4. Of the angels in general  15
5. Of the good angels in specific  20
6. Of the bad angels in specific  26
7. Of Bodies  30
8. Of the Creation of Man  33
9. Of the Supernatural Gifts which Man had in the state of integrity  38
10. Of the Natural Qualities of the First Man  43
11. Of the Image of Go  47
12. Of the Actual Providence of God  51
13. Whether Necessity is able to consist with Contingency & Liberty  55
14. Of the Providence of God about Sin, & of Original Sin  61
15. Of Actual Sin  66
16. Of the Punishment of Sin  73

Part 3

1. Of the Person of Christ the Mediator  78
2. Of the Two Natures in Christ  85
3. Of the Effects of the Union of Natures in Christ  85
4. The First on the Covenant of God  91
5. The Second on the Covenant of God  97
6. Of the Mediator in General  102
7. Of the Prophetic Office of Christ  107
8. Of the Priestly Office of Christ  112
9. Of Sacrifices  117
10. Of the Satisfaction of Christ  121
11. Whether Christ Vicariously Sustained our Temporal Death  127
12. Whether Christ Vicariously Sustained our Hellish Punishments  132
13. Of the Intercession of Christ  138
14. Of the Kingly Office of Christ, First  143
15. Of the Kingly Office of Christ, Second  149
16. Of the Active Justification of Man  154

Part 4

1. Of Regeneration  163
2. Whether dispositions in unregenerate men may furnish Regeneration?  163
3. Whether a man may cooperate with God in his regeneration, or whether his self may merely, passively accept [habeat] it?  168
4. Whether any may savingly hear the Word of God who is not regenerate?  173
5. Of the Power of God which is used in our Regeneration  178
6. Of the Effects of Regeneration, and in Specific of Faith  183
7. The Second, of Faith  188
8. Of the Perseverance of Faith  194
9. Of Passive Justification  200
10. Of the Certainty of Justification  207
11. Of Good Works  213
12. Of the Church-Triumphant  219
13. Of the Church-Militant  225
14. Of the Notes of the Church  230
15. Of the Sacraments in General  236
16. Of the Circumcision & the Paschal Lamb  241
17. Of Baptism  244
18. Of the Lord’s Supper  254
19. Of Schism  259
20. Of a Particular Church  267
21. Of Upright Laws & Judgments of the Church in General  273
22. Of Excommunication  280
23. Of the Grades of Excommunication which were used in the Jewish Church  285

Part 5

1. Of the Antecedents to our Glorification  290
2. Of the Renovation of the Universe  295
3. Second, of the Renovation of the Universe  301
4. Of the Resurrection of our Bodies  308
5. Of the Change of the Bodies of those that will be living at the Coming of Christ  312
6. Of the Last Judgment  318
7. First, of Glorification  324
8. Second, of Glorification  329
9. Third, of Glorification  333
10. Fourth, of Glorification  342
11. First, of the Opposite of Glorification  352
12. Second, of the Opposite of Glorification  357

Theological Common Places  (Franeker, 1650; 1658)  This is different from the Theological Theses through Common Places above

Table of Contents

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

Table of Contents

1. Of the Sacred Scripture  1
2. Of the Law  24
3. Of the Gospel  32
4. Of God  38
5. Of God the Father  51
6. Of Creation  61
7. Of Predestination  70
8. Of the Providence of God  78
9. Of Free-Choice  86
10. Of Sin  89
11. Of the Person of Christ & his Office  103
12. Of the Covenant  121
13. Of Justification  124
14. Of Regeneration  129
15. Of Good Works  135
16. Of the Church  137
17. Of the Sacraments  141
18. Of the State of Souls Before the Resurrection  144
19. Of the Resurrection  147
20. Of the Renovation of the World  150
21. Of Glorification  154
22. Of Condemnation  155
23. A Set of a Hundred General Distinctions  157

A Theological Collection of Miscellaneous Questions Publicly Disputed in the Franeker Academy, 1620 & 1621  (Franeker, 1632)

A Theological Collection of Miscellaneous Questions, publicly Disputed in the Franeker Academy, 1622  (Franeker, 1631)

Johannes Maccovius Revived, or Manuscripts of His  (Amsterdam, 1659)  The first work in this volume is his Distinctions & Rules, but otherwise the other numerous works contained in it are different than any above.

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