Peter van Mastricht (Translating Project :Theologia Theoretico-Practica)

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Puritan Board Junior
Already for a pretty long time iam asking and informing around if there are projects in the reformed world, if there is a transelation from latin into english of :

Peter van Mastricht :
Theologia Theoretico-Practica (Theoretical and
Practical Theology)

Jonathan Edwards once said of this book:
"This book is much better than any other book in the
world, excepting the Bible, in my opinion."
He even like it more than Francis Turretin.

Iam really hoping that this huge work (4-volumes) ,and
goldmine of theological work by this great theologian will be printed.

I send a mail to Soli Deo Gloria if they knew something about it, and Dr. Don Kistler wrote to me that he heard that at the Westminster Theolocical Seminary at Philidelphia, that they are working on the transelation, but for the rest he hath no more information about it. So i send a mail to them and iam looking for the a repley.

Actually it should be really great if this work get be transelated , and iam really looking foreward to study the great theological work by a great reformerd theologion!

Scott Bushey

Puritanboard Commissioner
I understand that Van Mastrichts "Treatise on Regeneration" is an excerpt from Theoretico-Practica. That can be purchased from S.D.G.


Puritan Board Junior
Originally posted by Scott Bushey
I understand that Van Mastrichts "Treatise on Regeneration" is an excerpt from Theoretico-Practica. That can be purchased from S.D.G.

You are right, but i mean the whole works (in Dutch i thought is like 3000 pages)


Puritan Board Junior
Is there a good biography of Peter van Mastricht available somewhere?

The front of the SDG ed. of his treatise on Regeneration. What I remember from it was that Van Mastricht was born in Cologne German, was a minister and professor in the Dutch Reformed church, a proponent of Dutch puritanism and the orthodox views of Voetius and opponent of the liberalism of Coccieus and rationalism of Descartes. Jonathan Edward's said he liked him better than Turretin on systematics. His definition of regeneration as merely a capacity might have laid the foundations for presumptive regeneration.

[Edited on 12-26-2005 by Peter]

C. Matthew McMahon

Christian Preacher
Peter, you are right.

I think reading his work on "Regeneration" is one of the best "things" to read theologically in print today. No wonder why SDG printed at least that piece.

R. Scott Clark

Puritan Board Senior
Originally posted by Jeff_Bartel

Did you ever hear from Westminster PA as far as the reprint is concerned?

The DRTS is GR is doing it.

Don't hold your breath. It will take a while.

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