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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Romans says the wages of sin is death. No trivia or quizzes yet. God gives grace to men so that they may fulfill the condition of the Covenant of Grace — faith and repentance. Adam in the garden failed to do this, and Christ, incarnate, accomplished it.

For example, the harp player is the cause of music, but not of the dissonance plucked from the strings. God progressively reveals His covenant to men in order that He may be a God to them. With regard to the third period, Turretin takes up a short mentioning of the incarnation of Christ.

Paul Barth rated it it was amazing Nov 05, Without such a foundation, there would be no decreed counsel. Return to Book Page. He is not describing, at this point, the relationship between The Father and Son, which will be a later revision and administration in his mind.

The covenant of works, which promises life to the doer, and the covenant of grace which promises salvation to the believers.

Despite th I know the importance of this work. Dabney assigned the Institutes to their students. The Law requires perfect obedience that which Christ alone upholds but the Covenant of Grace requires evangelical faith.

This rejection, plain and simple, precludes any possibility of a so-called Manicheanism. And, it isn’t for the faint of heart. Joel rated it really liked it Nov 15, Jan lnstitutes, Richard marked it as to-read.


Return to Book Page. I’ve heard this book described as “intellectual vanity,” but I thought it was devotional, warm, and rewarded perseverance.

François Turrettini – Wikipedia

This is Francis Turretin’s magnum opus, a massive work of Reformed scholasticism. If Reformed seminaries are not teaching through this book, then their students will not be prepared to face challenges from Rome and neo-Socinians. Through the Mediator, who is Christ, men are reconciled back to God. Scholasticism was used as a method of articulating knowledge, but the thoughts were consistently Reformed. Other books in the series. Matthew McMahon Creationism or Traducianism? About Westminster Bookstore Westminster Seminary.

This writer believes Turretin made a grave mistake in not separating, or using proper terminology, in differentiating the Covenant of Redemption and the Covenant of Grace. In it he defended the view that the Bible is God’s verbally inspired word.

Institutes of Elenctic Theology, 3 Volumes

As to the ubiquity of the body tureetin Christ, we reject this doctrine both philosophically and theologically, because it is absurd and contradicts the first principles of theology and philosophy. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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He is also known for a firm advocate of infralapsarianism. His careful rejection of the notion of indifference in the doctrine of freedom creates a big gap between his doctrine and that of Scotus.

As to sweetness, in the Old Testament the law was urged more thrretin, where in the New Testament the sweetness of the Gospel is urged, though not to the exclusion of the law.

Returning to his native city, he was made pastor of the Italian church there from toof the French congregation fromand professor of theology at the University of Geneva in He influences ministers and priests to do his will, creates types and shadows for future prophecies, and manifests Himself to the fathers of the covenant. Open Preview See a Problem? Commentaries Old Testament New Testament.


This substantiates the nature of the divine promise since, as God so swore by Himself, so He, in time, begins to demonstrate the substance of the covenant through outward accidens. Michael Wade Jones rated it really liked it May 27, The Remonstrants Arminian sect in Netherlands were heavily interacted by Turretin. There are many other better places to spend your money and your time This is a most critical juncture in his thought process for the foundation of election i.

Institutes of Elenctic Theology

He also argued for infralapsarianism and federal theology. They, then, make grave mistakes in creating the Covenant of Grace as coextensive with salvation in every way, which is often the Baptistic interpretation of Jeremiah 31 and the logical outworking of how the New Testament is different than the Old Testament.

Reprobates may be covenanted with God outwardly, but not inwardly as to the substance of election. Turretin will not take this up until the thirteenth topic subsequent to this topic. Lists with This Book. Bobby Crenshaw rated it really liked it Jan 02, Caleb rated it it was amazing Nov 09, Thanks for telling us about the problem.

The Scripture affirms that he does. Dennison turrerin undertaken the monumental task of editing, documenting, and indexing that translation of Turretin’s timeless classic for the benefit of readers today.

Salvation is the ends and Christ is the means to that end. Rather, the work of Christ procures it but it is the decree of God that causes it.