A fascinating glimpse into the arguments following the Arminian-Calvinist debate

Triumphus crucis sive Fides Catholica de satisfactione Domini Nostri Iesu Christi, asserta, & vindicata ab exceptionibus atque objectionibus Socinianis : nominatim verò ab illis, quæ Iohannes Crellius Francus in responsione suā ad librum celeberrimi veri Hugonis Grotii de eodem argumento, protulit.

Amsterdam: Elzevir, 1649.

[20], 560, [36]pp. 4to. A fascinating glimpse into the arguments following the Arminian-Calvinist debate. Bound in full 18th century maroon french morocco, gilt stamped spine, a.e.g, rolled gilt turn-ins, French curl marbled endpapers Item #318177

The first major work by Andreas Essenius (1618-1677), arguing against Socianianism, a Radical Reformation set of ideas by Lelio and Fausto Sozzini, denying the pre-existence of Christ (going beyond the Italian Antitrinitarian Council of Venice in 1550). Essenius argues against Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) and Johannes Crellius (1590-1633) specifically, both of whom were proponents of aspects of Socianianism. A member of the Dutch Second Reformation, Essenius was essentially a Calvinist and staunch Puritan, inasfar as Puritanism can be applied to the Netherlands.

This book is essential for anyone involved in the study of post-Reformation theological politics in Northern Europe, especially scholars of Calvinism and branches of Pietism and Puritanism that stemmed from some of the controversies of this period.

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