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Witsi, Hermanni (Hermann Witsius)
De Oeconomia Foederum Dei Cum Hominibus, Libri Quatuor
Franciscum Halman; Guglielmum vande Water, Trajecti ad Rhenum (Utrecht), 1694. Quarto (9 5/8 x 8"). [36], 919, [17]pp (Index). Original full calf with gold lettering and tooling to spine. Title page in red and black lettering. Title vignette. Decorative head-, tailpieces, and initials. Third edition of Hermann Witsius'* magnum opus "De Oeconomia Foederum Dei Cum Hominibus" (The Economy of the Covenants between God and Man), a reflection of some of the most constructive and thorough thinking on covenant theology** during the 17th century. Divided into four books, "this work presents the reader with a fully biblical and experiential doctrine of the divine covenants; opening up their nature, stipulations, curses, and blessings" (Ligonier). Witsius was motivated to publish this work by his sorrow at the controversies between Voetians (adepts of Dutch Calvinist theologian Gisbertus Voetius) and Cocceians (adepts of Dutch theologian Johannes Cocceius). Includes an extensive Index at rear. Binding darkened and partly rubbed on covers and along edges. Closed tear to upper and lower front joint. Gold tooling mostly faded. Ex-library bookplate on inside of front cover. Previous owner's stamp at outer margin of title (not affecting lettering). Moderate foxing to endpapers anf fly leaves. Some offsetting to pages. Text in Latin. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in good to good+ condition. * Hermann Witsius (1636-1708) was "Professor of Divinity in the Universities of Franeker, Utrecht, and Leyden. A brilliant and devout student, he was fluent in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew by th … [Click Below for Full Description]
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