Close
You have no items in your shopping cart.
Search
Filters

Reading Doctrines as Theological Images in Reformed Protestantism


The book focuses on four doctrines recommended to readers as “theological images” which, given their theoretical and practical importance, turn out to be genuine patterns for Reformed Protestantism. The four theological images investigated throughout the book—the image of marriage, the image of worship, the image of God, and the image of Moses (as pointing to salvation)—were extracted from the works of Reformed theologians belonging to the French/French Swiss and the English traditions: Guillaume Farel and Jean Calvin, John Bradford and Richard Hooker respectively.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-4632-0594-2
  • *
Publication Status: In Print

Publication Date: Apr 29,2016
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 289
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0594-2
$155.00
$93.00

The book focuses on four doctrines recommended to readers as “theological images” which, given their theoretical and practical importance, turn out to be genuine patterns for Reformed Protestantism. The four theological images investigated throughout the book—the image of marriage, the image of worship, the image of God, and the image of Moses (as pointing to salvation)—were extracted from the works of Reformed theologians belonging to the French/French Swiss and the English traditions: Guillaume Farel and Jean Calvin, John Bradford and Richard Hooker respectively. The organizing principle of the book is primarily dogmatic in the sense that the focus was placed on doctrine rather than on other issues, but it also has a historical component since the four theologians selected for the study were approached in a chronological order and some historical facts were mentioned occasionally. While reading the book, the readers will get a reasonable grasp of certain pivotal issues of the Protestant Reformation in England and French-speaking Switzerland as they were presented in some key sixteenth-century documents penned by Farel, Calvin, Bradford, and Hooker.

Corneliu C. Simuţ is professor of historical and systematic theology at Emanuel University of Oradea (Romania) and postdoctoral research fellow in religious studies at the University of Pretoria (South Africa). His recent publications include books and articles on religious secularization, theological radicalism, philosophical idealism, theosophical esotericism, Eastern Orthodox nationalism, and African indigenous religions.

The book focuses on four doctrines recommended to readers as “theological images” which, given their theoretical and practical importance, turn out to be genuine patterns for Reformed Protestantism. The four theological images investigated throughout the book—the image of marriage, the image of worship, the image of God, and the image of Moses (as pointing to salvation)—were extracted from the works of Reformed theologians belonging to the French/French Swiss and the English traditions: Guillaume Farel and Jean Calvin, John Bradford and Richard Hooker respectively. The organizing principle of the book is primarily dogmatic in the sense that the focus was placed on doctrine rather than on other issues, but it also has a historical component since the four theologians selected for the study were approached in a chronological order and some historical facts were mentioned occasionally. While reading the book, the readers will get a reasonable grasp of certain pivotal issues of the Protestant Reformation in England and French-speaking Switzerland as they were presented in some key sixteenth-century documents penned by Farel, Calvin, Bradford, and Hooker.

Corneliu C. Simuţ is professor of historical and systematic theology at Emanuel University of Oradea (Romania) and postdoctoral research fellow in religious studies at the University of Pretoria (South Africa). His recent publications include books and articles on religious secularization, theological radicalism, philosophical idealism, theosophical esotericism, Eastern Orthodox nationalism, and African indigenous religions.

Write your own review
  • Only registered users can write reviews
  • Bad
  • Excellent
Contributor Biography

Corneliu C. Simut

Corneliu C. Simut (PhD Aberdeen, ThD Tilburg, Dr. Habil. Debrecen) is Professor of Historical and Dogmatic Theology at Emanuel University, where he currently serves as Rector. Professor Simu? is also the Editor-in-Chief of «Perichoresis», the theological journal of Emanuel University, which he has published for over a decade.

  • Table of Contents (page 5)
  • Acknowledgments (page 7)
  • Introduction (page 9)
  • The Image of Marriage in Guillaume Farel (page 19)
    • The Distortion of Priesthood and Marriage (page 19)
    • The Sacralization of Marriage (page 30)
    • The Desacralization of Marriage (page 42)
    • Restoring the Sanctity of Marriage (page 52)
    • Instructions for Husbands and Wives (page 64)
    • Instructions for All God's Children (page 74)
  • The Image of Worship in Jean Calvin (page 85)
    • Worship from the Heart (page 85)
    • The Inner Temple (page 90)
    • The Word of God (page 96)
    • Reason and Feelings (page 103)
    • Earnestness and Moderation (page 110)
    • Inner Edification (page 117)
  • The Image of God in John Bradford (page 141)
    • God's Relationship with Christ as God (page 141)
    • God's Relationship with Christ as Savior (page 150)
    • Man's Relationship with Christ for Eternal Life (page 154)
    • Man's Relationship with Christ in History (page 162)
    • Man's Relationship with Himself (page 172)
    • The Benefits of God's Image in Man (page 184)
  • The Image of Moses in Richard Hooker (page 197)
    • Moses as Image of Salvation (page 197)
    • Moses as Image of God (page 204)
    • Moses as Image of Rationality (page 215)
    • Moses as Image of Spirituality (page 222)
    • Moses as Image of the Law (page 230)
    • Moses as Image of Scripture (page 239)
  • Conclusion (page 253)
  • Bibliography (page 265)
Customers who bought this item also bought

The New Syriac Primer, 2nd Edition

Series: Gorgias Handbooks 9
ISBN: 978-1-59333-325-6
A truly useful introduction to the Syriac language is a rare find. This practical initiation to the study of this ancient language of the Christian church speaks with clarity and authority. A fruitful integration of scholarly introduction and practical application, this primer is more than a simple grammar or syntactic introduction to the language. Writing in a style designed for beginners, Kiraz avoids technical language and strives for a reader-friendly inductive approach. Readings from actual Syriac texts allow the student to experience the language first hand and the basics of the grammar of the language are ably explained. The book comes with downloadable material so that readers may listen to all reading sentences and text passages in the book.
$48.00

The Syriac Dot

A Short History
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0425-9
The dot is used for everything in Syriac from tense to gender, number, and pronunciation, and unsurprisingly represents one of the biggest obstacles to learning the language. Using inscriptions, early grammars, and experiments with modern scribes, Dr. Kiraz peels back the evolution of the dot layer by layer to explain each of its uses in detail and to show how it adopted the wide range of uses it has today.
$25.20

Pocket Gorgias Syriac-English Dictionary

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0707-6
The Pocket Dictionary is both a convenient academic resource and a door into the world of Modern Literary Syriac. With 13,000 entries drawn from the major existing works, it is a practical tool for all but the most specialized Classical Syriac texts.
$45.00

Reconstruction of a Source of Ibn Isḥāq’s Life of the Prophet and Early Qurʾān Exegesis

A Study of Early Ibn ʿAbbās Traditions
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0659-8
This important work is a source-critical study of a group of traditions (aḥādīth) found in Ibn Isḥāq's Biography (Sīra) of the prophet Muḥammad, widely considered one of the most important early historical texts on the Prophet's life. Through a meticulous isnād-cum-matn analysis, the author reveals that Ibn Isḥāq relied on Muḥammad b. Abī Muḥammad, a hitherto undocumented source of his. Important new light is also shed on problems with Ibn Hishām’s recension of Ibn Isḥāq’s Sīra.
$28.20