Turretin is especially known as a zealous opponent of the theology of Saumur ( embodied by Moses Amyraut, and called Amyraldism), as an earnest defender of . STEPHEN NICHOLS: We’re in Dr. Sproul’s library again, and this time we’ve pulled Francis Turretin’s three-volume Institutes of Elenctic. About Turretin, he added, “If you want to find sound theology, here it is.” So who is this giant from the past? Francis Turretin spanned most of the.

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Francis Turretin

There is no new theology. There are new books published every month. Therefore they are not suspended upon any condition outside of God.

Some franvis also taken from pieces of his works translated and posted on the internet in passed resources which now have disappeared. Some quotes were also taken from the work below which we have updated and published. Francis Turretin was born October 17,son of Benedict and Louise.

As his father lay on his deathbed inthe children were summoned for a parting blessing. Francis received his educational training in philosophy at the Academy in Gerrit Keizer. He completed his studies at Geneva in and prepared to go abroad. After nine months of study in Paris with the Church Historian David Blondel, Turretin was immersed into the conflict of reformed theology and the theology of Moise Amyraut Amyraut was to give rise to Amyraldianism, a highly deviant aspect trying to stem out of Reformed theology which attempted to take the doctrine of Limited Atonement to replace it with a kind of Universalism.


Amyraut taught the doctrine of hypothetical Universalism: Turretin, inwas called to the chair of philosophy at the Geneva Academy. Pleading his commitment to the Italian congregation, he declined, even as he declined a call from the church in Lyons the year before. InLyons renewed it call following the untimely death of their pastor.

Turretin filled tyrretin pulpit there for a time. On his return to Geneva, Turretin was appointed successor of his mentor Theodore Tronchin in the chair of theology.

Francis Turretin (1623-1687)

Together with his duties as pastor in the Italian church, he would hold this position until his death in He died at la maison Turrettini on Franfis, September 28, His last years spent summing up his remarkable career by preparing what he taught and defended for years-Genevan orthodoxy. The Institutio was published seriatim: Turretin was planning a major revision of the work when he died. This massive work of Reformed scholasticism extends to nearly pages in the Latin edition of Like his great predecessor, John Calvin, Turretin entitled his scholastic work Institutio.

This word suggests foundational or basic instruction.

François Turrettini

Yet, if a typical layman were to read this book today, he would undoubtedly become overwhelmed by its depth and preciseness, its theological and philosophical treatises, and its thoroughly biblical expositions.


It was used as thrretin catechism. And if more disciples of Jesus Christ were to pick this work up and read it, then live it, the church would a force to be reckoned with in turgetin 21st century. Institutes of Elenctic Theology.

His Institutio Theologiae Elencticae 3 parts, Geneva, — was the culmination of Reformed scholasticism. He also argued for infralapsarianism and federal theology. Of his other disputations, his most important are De Satisfactione Christi disputationes and De necessaria secessione nostra ab Ecclesia Romana et impossibili cum ea syncretismo published in Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from A Puritan’s Mind, as well as coupons and our newest books published by Puritan Publications.

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