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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Covenant Concepts in Dr. The word “Scripture” is turretij in two senses: Are the books of the Old Testament still a part of the canon of faith and rule of practice in the church of the New Testament?

In other projects Wikimedia Commons. 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. But we prove the Spirit from the Scriptures as the object and argument on account tueretin which we believe.

For Turrettini, freedom does not arise from an indifference of the will.

We hold it to be necessary simply and absolutely, so that the church can never spare it 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 Turreti Atonement to replace it with a kind of Universalism.

Moreover, the Scotistic ideas about necessity and indifference differ greatly from those of Turrettini.

Francis Turretin on The Holy Scriptures

Or are there any inexplicable alyta passages which cannot be explained and made to harmonize? After describing a strict and wide use of the word canon, Turretin spoke of the ” two-fold aspect ” of the canon: 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 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 turtetin.


The former is strictly divine work and is absolutely and in every way self-credible autopiston. Boldness added for emphasis. Such perfection is in the word carried over into the versions. Turretin reminded us again that the Holy Scriptures though proved by the work of the Holy Spirit, are also self-authenticating. Turretin said, frqncis Our opinion is that the Hebrew of the Old and the Greek of the New Testament have always been and still are the only authentic versions by which all controversies of faith and religion and all versions ought to be approved and tested.

Hodge’s systematic theology classes. Although their utility is great for the instruction of believers, yet no version either can or ought to be put on an equality with the original, much less be preferred to it.

François Turrettini – Wikipedia

His last years spent summing up his remarkable career by preparing what he taught and defended for years-Genevan orthodoxy. Some are also taken from pieces of his works translated and posted on the internet in passed resources which now have disappeared.

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. Turretin explained how to reconcile copyists and printer errors from divine preservation: Although a private person may be ignorant of the languages, he does not cease to gather the fidelity of a version as to the things themselves from the analogy of faith and the connection of the doctrines: Is the Scripture a complete and adequate rule of faith and practice or only a partial and inadequate rule?

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 He is not given to us in order to introduce new revelations, but to impress the written word on our hearts; so that here the word must never be separated from the Spirit.

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.


François Turrettini

Turretin, inwas called to the chair of philosophy at the Turretim Academy. The former relates to the substance of doctrine which constitutes the internal form of the Scriptures. We deny against the papists. Over all these this law obtains – that they ought to be referred to the authentic writing and if they vary from it, to be corrected and emended.

Francis Turretin (1623-1687)

Pleading his commitment to the Italian congregation, he declined, even as he declined a call from the church in Lyons the year before. Turretin not only believed the original text was still used at that time by both Jews and Christians, but added: Finally, if I am asked by what means or instrument I believe it, I will answer through the church which God uses in delivering the Scriptures to me.

Turretin filled the pulpit there for a time. That writing is primarily authentic which is autopiston ‘of self-inspiring confidence” and to which credit is and ought to be given on its own account Turretin warns of the danger of conjectures on the sacred text: For since nothing false can be an object of faith, how could the Scriptures be held as authentic and reckoned divine if liable to contradictions Turretin was planning a major revision of the work when he died.

This page was last edited on 9 Novemberat The Institutio was published seriatim: Together with his duties as pastor in the Italian church, he would hold this position until his death in Turrettini’s teaching of contingency emphasizes the sovereign act of God in the process of conversion, whereas Scotus’s contingency theory blurs it.

The latter is a human work and there liable to error and correction – to which indeed authority can belong, but only human according to the fidelity and conformity with the original textnot divine.