A Companion to Reformed Orthodoxy


This book reflects and comprises the latest in research on the history and theology of Reformed Orthodoxy (± 1550-1750) and is at the same time a work in progress, which makes this volume in the Companion series unique. The reason for this is not only the quality of the authors and the chapters they have produced, but also the fact that the study of Reformed Orthodoxy has in recent years taken an entirely new approach and has received renewed and spirited attention, whose results have so far not been brought together in one book. The renewed interest and reappraisal of this period in intellectual history is reflected in this work in which an international team of renowned scholars give an oversight of this fascinating period in intellectual history. Contributors include Willem van Asselt, Aza Goudriaan, Irena Backus, Mark Beach, Christian Moser, Anton Vos, Tobias Sarx, Andreas Mühling, Carl Trueman, Graeme Murdock, Joel Beeke, Sebastian Rehnman, Scott Clark, John Fesko, Luca Baschera, Maarten Wisse, Hugo Meijer, Pieter Rouwendal, and John Witte.
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Biographical Note

Herman J. Selderhuis (1961), Professor of Church History at the Theological University Apeldoorn, Director of Refo500, Academic Curator John a Lasco Library Emden

Table of contents

Herman Selderhuis: Introduction PART I: RELATIONS Reformed Orthodoxy: A Short History of Research Willem J. van Asselt Theology and Philosophy Aza Goudriaan Theology and the Church J. Mark Beach Reformed Orthodoxy and Patristic Tradition Irena Backus PART II : PLACES Reformed Orthodoxy in The Netherlands Antonie Vos Reformed High Schools in Sixteenth-Century Germany Andreas Mühling Reformed Orthodoxy in Switzerland Christian Moser Reformed Protestantism in France Tobias Sarx Reformed Orthodoxy in Britain Carl R. Trueman Reformed Orthodoxy in East-Central Europe Graeme Murdock Reformed Orthodoxy in North America Joel R. Beeke PART III: TOPICS The Doctrine of God in Reformed Orthodoxy Sebastian Rehnman Christ and Covenant: Federal Theology in Orthodoxy R. Scott Clark The Doctrine of Scripture in Reformed Orthodoxy John V. Fesko Pneumatology: Tradition and Renewal Maarten Wisse and Hugo Meijer Ethics in Reformed Orthodoxy Luca Baschera The Doctrine of Predestination in Reformed Orthodoxy Pieter Rouwendal Law, Authority, and Liberty in Early Calvinism John Witte Jr.


All those interested in intellectual history, the history and theology of Reformed Protestantism as well as church historians ad theologians in general.