Basel’s Samuel Werenfels (1657–1740) & Theology of Inspired Perseverance

Hermeneutics & Dogmatics in Early Modern Basel, Followed by Basel Enlightenment Era Contrasts in Leonhard Euler and Simon Grynäus V

by Roy K McCall



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/26/2017

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 234
ISBN : 9781524575328
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 234
ISBN : 9781524575304
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 234
ISBN : 9781524575311

About the Book

What created our future—sovereign grace or free choice? What happened to the sixteenth-century reformation and the counter-debate two centuries later? Did it fade into the Aufklärung / le Siècle des Lumières, promoting natural theology over revealed theology? Samuel Werenfels (1657–1740), with a category-5 tailwind of theology heritage from Grynäus and Buxtorf dynasties, attacked disputations in academic Latin. Yet with Basel’s French refugees, he radiated fervent revival preaching on Holy Spirit–inspired perseverance. Innovative Basel also launched contrasting enlightenment scholars in mathematics messiah Leonhard Euler and Shakespeare translator Simon Grynäus V, minister of Basel’s St. Peter.

About the Author

Roy K McCall CFA recently published Confucius and the Enlightenment’s Wolff. He graduated from Davidson College and Harvard University.