Leven en werk[ bewerken brontekst bewerken ] Prof. Witsius werd in te Enkhuizen geboren. Hij studeerde aan de universiteiten van Groningen , Leiden en van Utrecht. Na zijn studie werd hij predikant achtereenvolgens in de plaatsen Westwoud , Wormer , Goes en Leeuwarden.
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Economy of the Covenants Between God and Man 2 volumes This, his magnum opus, is a reflection of some of the most fruitful and mature thinking on federal theology during the seventeenth century, and still holds a preeminent place in our own day. Reformed theology has always understand the biblical doctrine of the covenant to be the theological framework which best unifies Scripture, making it a consistent hermeneutic. In this work, Witsius, presents the reader with a fully biblical and experiential doctrine of the divine covenants; opening up their nature, stipulations, curses, and blessings.
Anyone interested in Reformed theology should read this book, for it is Reformed theology at its best. In both tone and substance Witsius draws the reader into a deeper understanding of and love for the truths most central to the Christian faith.
Sound biblical exegesis and practical doctrinal substance, this book represents the cream of Reformed theology. A brilliant and devout student, he was fluent in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew by the age of fifteen, when he entered the University of Utrecht.
He was ordained at twenty-one and served in several pastorates, filling both the pulpit and the academic chair over the course of his life. Endorsement "It is works such as these that take us beyond milk to the meat of the Word. If you want to know what confessional Reformed theology and piety looks like and how we understood Scripture before Barth turned the tradition upside down there are few authors whose work will repay your investment of time and money more completely than Herman Witsius.
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Life[ edit ] He was born at Enkhuizen. He studied at the University of Groningen , Leiden , and Utrecht. He was ordained in the ministry, becoming the pastor of Westwoud in and afterwards at Wormer, Goes , and Leeuwarden. He became professor of divinity successively at the University of Franeker in and at the University of Utrecht in Witsius became Chancellor of Utrecht University in In he was appointed to the University of Leiden as the successor of the younger Friedrich Spanheim.
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