At Long Last!

We have been waiting for a long time for this theologian’s major works to be translated. Now, thanks to David Noe, we have an excellent beginning. Junius was an extremely important and well-known theologian during the time of Protestant Scholasticism. His debate with Arminius is not without irony, since, at the time, it was Junius who was well-known, while Arminius was a nobody. Now, everyone thinks it is the other way around. It is time to resurrect Junius and put him back in the mainstream of the Protestant canon of authors. This particular treatise is very important because of two main reasons: Junius clearly and eloquently articulates the archetypal/ectypal distinction in theology. Secondly, it was Junius’s Prolegomena here that formed the foundation for most prolegomena to follow. Tolle Lege.

2 Comments

  1. roberty bob said,

    January 21, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    ” . . . while Arminius was a nobody.” — green baggins

    Had he been content with being Jacob Hermenszoon, that Jacobus Arminius fellow might have turned out to be somebody.

    It reminds me of this quote from Bob Dylan, another famous name changer, “Y’know, if I’d listened to everybody who told me how to do stuff, I might be somewhere by now.”

  2. roberty bob said,

    January 22, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Franciscus Junius [born Francois du Jon] was a compatriot of John Calvin [born Jehan Cauvin]. Their lives intersected at Geneva, where Junius studied theology, the Queen of the Sciences.


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