Gisbertus Voetius (1589–1676) on God, Freedom, and Contingency: An Early Modern Reformed Voice is the first study in English entirely devoted to the theology of Voetius, a leading figure of Reformed scholasticism. Andreas J. Beck examines Voetius’s life and his concept of theology. Moreover, he provides a fresh and detailed analysis of Voetius’s views on God, freedom, and contingency in the context of related early modern debates. Special attention is given to transconfessional relations and relevant backgrounds in patristic theology, medieval scholasticism, and the European Reformations. This study also advances our knowledge of scholarly practices in theological education at early modern Reformed universities in the Low Countries.
Readership: Scholars and students in historical and systematic theology; all those interested in intellectual history of the Early Modern period, its medieval background, and the interaction between Christianity and philosophy. (E-Book: ISBN 9789004504394; Hardback: ISBN 9789004504387; XVI + 616 pag.)
Beck, Andreas J. Gisbertus Voetius (1589–1676) on God, Freedom, and Contingency: An Early Modern Reformed Voice. Brill’s Series in Church History and Religious Culture 84. Leiden: Brill, 2022.