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Institutes of Elenctic Theology by Francis Turretin review by Tony Reinke (4/9/07) We’ve all seen the creative Apple computer. “The larger availability in English of Turretin’s complete Institutes is a welcome Francis Turretin (–87) has been called “the best expounder of the doctrine. STEPHEN NICHOLS: We’re in Dr. Sproul’s library again, and this time we’ve pulled Francis Turretin’s three-volume Institutes of Elenctic.

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Unlike the irrationalists Anabaptists, Lutherans, Eastern Orthodoxreason can function as a principia in theology. I am institutea he has some stellar and very thorough sections but I don’t believe God intends for us to do theology like science Rome places concupiscence before the fall; Protestants place it after the fall.

This necessity is one of consequence—it secures the action and result of a cause. Should be interesting once I get around to it.

Institutes of Elenctic Theology

God progressively reveals His covenant to men in order that He may be a God to them. He excites and applies second causes to acting 4. Generally speaking, pages per day is what you should aim to read and 25 is really pushing it.

Books by Francis Turretin. The elect in that covenant are certainly saved, however, the external administration of the Covenant of Grace allows for the gospel hypocrite to seal the maledictions of the covenant to himself since he openly professes Christ, and covenants with God, but is devoid of saving grace.


Caleb rated it it was amazing Nov 09, He also argued for infralapsarianism and federal theology. Nick Batzig rated it it was amazing Jul 19, I have now finished my second reading of the first volume of Francis Turretin’s Institutes.

Romans says the wages of sin is death. Turretin, instead, institute divides the Covenant of Grace into two sections the same division that the Westminster Assembly made in the Westminster Confession of Faith.


Turretin, instead, followed the line of thought in keeping to a single Covenant of Grace, but made further precise definitions within that covenant to ascertain exactly the relationship between the Father and the Son from eternity, and the relationship between God and men in time.

Institutes of Elenctic Theology, Three Volume Set

In any case, this could be avoided, and more easily taught if Turretin would have taken a different approach in structuring his Covenantal concepts through his works.

Yes, death is the enemy. Those in the Old Testament were fully saved by the turretin blood and sacrifice that New Testament Christians are saved. Retrieved from ” https: Institutes of Elenctic Theology 3 books.

Institutes of Elenctic Theology, 3 Volumes

Each time the Scriptures speak of predestination, and ordination of the Mediator before the foundation of the world, the student must recognize the pact between the Father and the Instituyes. This rejection, plain and simple, precludes any possibility of a so-called Manicheanism. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

A future contingent implies both certainty of event and mode of production. Topics Topic I: All of Life to the Glory of God by C. Institutes of Elenctic Theology, 3 Volumes Loading sample In terms of perfection, the Old Testament did not have the accidental perfection of degree, though it did have the perfection as to substance.

After reading another systematic theology by a different author, I look forward to re-reading volume two. And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, being designated by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek. Turrettini greatly influenced the Puritansbut until recently, he was a mostly forgotten Protestant scholastic from the annals of church historythough the English translation of his Institutes of Elenctic Theology is increasingly read by students of theology.


Turretin is especially known as a zealous opponent of the theology of the Academy of Saumur embodied by Moise Amyraut and called Amyraldianismas an earnest defender of the Calvinistic orthodoxy represented by the Synod of Dort, and as one of the authors of the Helvetic Consensus, which defended the formulation of double predestination from the Synod of Dort and the verbal inspiration of the Bible.

In terms of amplitude, the Old Testament was more restricted to one nation, where the New Testament is indiscriminate to every nation. He determines them to acting 5. After setting down the attributes of God, he explains the manner of the divine will and sets forth predestination in both His elective and reprobative decrees. Scholasticism was used as a method of articulating knowledge, but the thoughts were consistently Reformed.

His Institutio Theologiae Elencticae, first published inwas the first of some thirty years’ teaching at the Academy of Geneva. Refresh and try again. The Old Testament administration is still of the substance of the Covenant of Grace but in various degrees of its external administration.

Kaiwin Su rated it it was amazing Mar 13, John Gerstner called Turrettini “the most precise theologian in the Calvinistic tradition. For example, the turrretin player is the cause of music, but not of the dissonance plucked from the strings. Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 3: This book is not yet featured on Listopia.