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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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Truretin were selected under each question which seemed most relevant to our topic of Bible Preservation. For if once the authenticity authentia of the Scriptures is taken away which would result even from the incurable corruption of one passagehow could our faith rest on what remains?

A command is not more efficacious than the inspiration of the things to be written; nor does a faithful ambassador ever depart from his instructions. Since God has seen fit for weighty reasons to commit his tureetin to writing. Therefore the foundation of the purity and integrity of the sources is not to be placed in the freedom from fault anamartesia of men, but francus the providence of God which however men employed in transcribing the sacred books might possibly mingle various errors always diligently took care to correct them, or that they might be corrected easily either from a comparison with Scripture itself or from more approve manuscripts.

François Turrettini

All of us believe with Turretin in the inspiration of the entire Bible, and it’s profitability for doctrine, reproof, correction, and instruction in righteousness. If it is asked whence or from what I believe, I answer from the Holy Spirit who franccis that belief in me.

Yurretin Turretin was born October 17,son of Benedict and Louise. Finally, the practice of the Jews preserved the same 39 book canon we still accept. Or are there any inexplicable alyta passages which cannot be explained and made to harmonize?

Turrettini’s doctrine of freedom appears to be francs to that of Scotus in that both of them endorse Aristotelian logic: Turretin said, “Three things particularly prove the necessity of the Scripture: The former is strictly divine work and is absolutely and in every way self-credible autopiston. In order to lessen turrretin authority and perfection of the Scripturethey teach not only that it is not so very necessary and that the church could do without it, but also that it was not delivered to the church by the express command of God, but only in peculiar circumstances; that Christ neither commanded the apostles to write nor did the apostles think of writing the gospel with a primary intention, but only with a secondary and occasional intention Bellarmine, VD 4.

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Along the lines of Reformed theology, Turrettini argues that after the fall human beings did not lose the faculty of will itself. On the other hand, Christians would immediately have noticed any changes made by the Jews since the time of Christ. In it he defended the view that the Bible is God’s verbally inspired word.

For the surname, see Turretin surname.

François Turrettini – Wikipedia

This English translation of the Institutio “spanned eight thousand handwritten pages. The word “Scripture” is used in two senses: 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 Francis received his educational training in philosophy at the Academy in Gerrit Keizer. Hence arises this question concerning the perfection of the Scriptures between us.

The consequence holds good from the preached to the written word because there is the same reason for both and the same arguments which induced the apostles to preach in turreitn native tongue prove the necessity of versions We affirm the former and deny the latter.

His Institutio Theologiae Elencticae 3 parts, Geneva, — was the culmination of Reformed scholasticism. His careful rejection crancis the notion of indifference in the doctrine of freedom creates a big gap between his doctrine and that of Scotus. Therefore they are not suspended upon any condition outside of God.

We deny against the papists. But it is not turrtin that account equal to it because it is only a human and not a divine method of setting it forth. The secondarily authentic writings are all the copies accurately and faithfully taken from the originals by suitable men Turretin explains the function of the church in relation to the Scriptures: No rational beings are indifferent to good and evil.

Are the books of the Old Testament still a part of the canon of faith and rule of practice? Amyraut taught the doctrine of hypothetical Universalism: Like his great predecessor, John Calvin, Turretin entitled his scholastic work Institutio. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Since the papists claim the same 27 book canon or the New Testament we do, and add their apocryphal books to the Old Testament, Turretin dealt at length in defense of the 39 book canon of the Old Testament.

Therefore, under this relation scheseithey may be exposed to errors and admit of corrections, but nevertheless are authentic as to the doctrine they contain which is divine and infallible. In the former sense as we said beforewe hold it to be necessary simply and absolutely, so that the church turrdtin never spar it. They still have liberty which is not repugnant to certain kinds of necessity.


The Spirit is the teacher; Scripture is the doctrine which he teaches us.

Francis Turretin on The Holy Scriptures

Turretin said “Papists” insisted “upon the corruption of the original so as to bring authority to their Vulgate version. We mean their apographs which are so called because they set forth to us the word of God in the franfis words of those who wrote under the immediate inspiration of the Holy Spirit. The Institutes was widely used as a textbook, up to its framcis at Princeton Theological Seminary by the Princeton theologians only to be replaced by Charles Hodge ‘s Systematic Theology in the late 19th century.

Earlier under question two he spoke of this division: 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 this 21st century. Thus faith depends not on the authority of the interpreter or minister, but is built upon the truth and authenticity authentia of the things contained in the versions. The controversy carried on previously with the papists about the authentic edition sufficiently confirms it.

We have reproduced all 20 questions answered by Turretin and identify each Turretin quote under the context of the appropriate question. We maintain that primarily and principally the Bible is believed by us to be divine on account of itself or the marks impressed upon itnot on account of the church.

We maintain the former; the papists the latter, holding that “unwritten traditions pertaining to faith and practice are to be received with the same regard and reverence as the Scriptures. We do not speak here of authenticity in the former sense for we do not deny this to versions when they agree with the sourcesbut only in the latter which belongs to the sources alone. Turretin said, “Whatever is called the pillar and stay of the truth is not therefore infallible There is no new theology.

Turretin says, “The providence of God proves that the sources have not been corrupted. Turrettini develops the discussion on necessity and relates it to his argument about human freedom of choice.