- Disputations on Holy Scripture
- The Church and the Bible by John Owen (Vol 16)
- Truth's Victory Over Error
- Critical Dissertation on God Manifest
- Letters on the Authenticity of the Comma Johanneum
- Logos autopistos, or, Scriptures self-evidence by Thomas Ford
- Scripture Light the Most Sure Light
- English Bible Translations: By What Standard?
- Three Modern Versions: A Critical Assessment of The NIV, ESV and NKJV
- God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible
- Thou Shalt Keep Them
- The King James Version Defended
- On Holy Scriptures from Elenctic Theology Vol 1to 3
- Select Works of Robert Rollock Vols 1 & 2
- William Twisse's The Scripture's Sufficiency
- The Divine Triunity
- An Introduction to the Controversy on the Disputed Verse of St. John
- Further Proof of the Authenticity of 1 John, v. 7
- A Vindication of 1 John, v. 7
- 13 Sermons concerning the Doctrine of the Trinity
- Revised Version of the 1st 3 Gospels Considered
- R.L. Dabney's Discussions
- Exercitations Divine
- A Scholastical History of the Canon
- Divine Authority of the New Testament
- A Treatise of the Corruption of Scripture by Rome
- The printed Hebrew text of the OT vindicated
- A Body of Divinity: Sum & Substance of the Christian Religion
- The Authenticity and Inspiration of the Holy Scriptures
- Pious Annotations Upon the Holy Bible
- Clavis Bibliorum: The Key of the Bible
- A Treatise of Divinity by Edward Leigh
- New criticisms on the celebrated text, I Jn5:7
- In Further Proof of the Authenticity of 1 Jn 5v7
- The British Magazine
- The British Critic, vol IV, 1794
- Letters to Edward Gibbon by George Travis
- A New Plea
- The Genuineness of the Text of the First Epistle of Saint John, Chap. V.v.7
- Francis Turretin Disputatio Theologica
- The Believing Bible Study
- A Critical Dissertation Upon the Seventh Verse of the Fifth Chapter of St. John's 1st Epistle
Chapter 1 is available as a pdf download
This is an excerpt dealing with Turretin's view of Scripture which formed the view of the Second Helvetic Confession.
This is Francis Turretin's magnum opus, a massive work of Reformed scholasticism. Written originally in Latin with sentences frequently lasting nearly a half a page, Turretin's Institutes are at once familiar, profound, erudite, thorough and precise, detailed, comprehensive, historically significant, and truly Reformed, etc. Turretin organized his Institutes into 20 topics (loci) that range from "Prolegomena" (that is, very necessary introductory considerations) to "The Last Things." Each topic (locus) is organized by specific questions. The work is Elenctic (polemic or argumentitive), for a large chunk of this work is written against the Roman Catholics, Arminians, Socinians, Anabaptists, Molinists and others.
Turretin was concerned about the relation between the theoretical ("to look at") and application ("to do") in theology. In light of this pragmatism, we return to an ancient question: Is the study of theology theoretical or practical? Turretin answers, "We consider theology to be neither simply theoretical [to see] nor simply practical [to do], but partly theoretical, partly practical, as that which at the same time connects the theory of the true with the practice of the good. Yet it is more practical than theoretical" (1:21). Theology is the joint that connects what is true and what is practiced.
In theology the theoretical and the practical are inseparable. So Turretin simply called the study of theology "theoretico-practical."
Turretin more clearly defines and distinguishes between the theoretical and practical. "A theoretical system is that which is occupied in contemplation alone and has no other object than knowledge. A practical system is that which does not consist in the knowledge of a thing alone, but in its very nature and by itself goes forth into practice and has operation for its object" (1:21). Theology is then theoretical (sometimes terminating in a vision of the divine mysteries) but also (and most commonly) practical in nature.