3 volumes in 4 bindings, (14) 1000 (60), (8) 970 (53), (12) 1139 (43), (16) 982 (34) p. Contemporary blind-stamped Vellum with raised bands, 4° (Occasionally some browning, the spines of all volumes are partly restored, the final part is slightly loose in the binding. Including the folding table in volume three. One of the major works about ecclesiastical life by the Dutch reformed theologian Gisbertus Voetius (1589-1676). Voetius was one of the frontmen of the Dutch Second Reformation. He wrote influential scholastic works (against Arminianism), served as a delegate to the Synod of Dordrecht in 1618/1619 and established himself as a write of practical piety. For thirty-six years, he served as a preacher and pastor in addition to carrying a full teaching load at the Academy of Utrecht as a professor of systematic theology, ethics and church polity. Though he did not create a new theology, Voetius was a competent systematizer who influenced thousands. He was instrumental in training hundreds of ministers who followed him in striving to maintain harmonious union between orthodox doctrine and vital piety. This extensive work contains material on church polity which provides a fine representation of the ecclesiastical ideals of the Dutch Second Reformation.)
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