Scholastic Discourse

Scholastic Discourse
W.J. van Asselt e.a.


This book presents a new critical Latin edition and an English translation of Johannes Maccovius’ (1588–1644) seminal and fascinating work on theological and philosophical distinctions. Considered one of the sharpest theological minds of his time, Maccovius played an important role in ongoing debates on seventeenth-century theology, particularly in terms of his contribution to logic and metaphysics.
During the first half of the seventeenth century, his book on distinctions was a very popular class textbook used at Reformed universities and academies from England to Transylvania. It explained the main topics of early seventeenth-century Reformed theology and its basic conceptual framework and tools.
For the modern reader, it provides an answer to the intriguing question: What did seventeenth-century scholastic discourse in theology and philosophy mean in its own context? Therefore, the Distinctiones are still immensely helpful for today’s students of Post-Reformation theology who try to understand Protestant scholastic discourse in light of its own concerns and vocabulary. Moreover, the English translation of this work will allow greater access to a seminally important corpus of writings that has by now become obscure to most students.
This book is the outcome of several years of scholarship on the works of Maccovius by individuals in Europe and the United States of America.

Publications of the Institute for Reformation Research 4

ISBN: 9789079771059
Titel: Scholastic Discourse. Johannes Maccovius (1588–1644) on Theological and Philosophical Distinctions and Rules
Auteur: Willem J. van Asselt, Michael D. Bell, Gert van den Brink, Rein Ferwerda
Aantal pagina's: 378
Bindwijze: paperback
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