Marcus Friedrich Wendelin's "Christian Theology"

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Who Was Marcus Friedrich Wendelin? and Why Translate His Christian Theology?

 

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Jesus' lily, the Church, has ever grown up among the twin thorns of persecution and heresy.

Wendelin gives us a lovely meditation on Song of Solomon 2:2.

 

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Get familiar with the Reformed of Germany! and the challenges they faced from Theosophy and Mysticism!

 

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In the third and final installment of his Dedication, Wendelin gives some insight into the genesis of his "Christian Theology".

 

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Wendelin previews for his readers his method and influences in the composition of his Systematic Theology!

Fascinating!

 

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Wendelin begins his "Christian Theology" by defining "Theology"...both the term and the academic discipline...

Here, his chapter outline whets our appetite...

 

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Perhaps you have seen the term "Prolegomena" at the beginning of a Systematic Theology, and wondered what it meant.

Wendelin briefly explains...

 

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Wendelin's presentation of the Doctrine of Scripture is an organizational masterpiece! worthy of careful study and attention!

*Bonus material (in the "Comments"): De Moor on the Apocrypha!

 

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Wendelin defends the authenticity and integrity of the Hebrew and Greek originals, and the legitimacy of translation.

Fascinating!

 

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Wendelin defends the ultimate authority of Scripture, and then, as a German Reformed theologian, wrestles with the Lutherans over subordinate standards.

Fascinating!

 

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Theology is both theoretical (there is a body of informational content that needs to be mastered) and practical (the doctrine needs to be brought into the practical realm of life).

See Wendelin, and De Moor at greater length in the "Comments"...

 

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The proper work of Theology is the contemplation of God Himself...a contemplation unto adoration and worship. Precious.

Wendelin whets our appetite for this most blessed science...

 

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Scripture is clear: God is incorporeal Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable.

So, what are we to make of the anthropomorphisms in the Bible?

Wendelin explores...

 

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Is the Doctrine of Divine Simplicity Biblical? or a mere construct of the Schoolmen?

Wendelin defends the ancient view...

 

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Next installment of Wendelin's treatment of the Incommunicable attributes is just days away... Almost there...
 

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The first 100 pages of Wendelin are available here!

 

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"In God's sight all things are open and manifest; His knowledge is infinite, infallible, and independent upon the creature, so as nothing is to Him contingent, or uncertain."

Wendelin explores this profound truth...

 
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