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This chapter provides a historical-theological context of the topic of faith. It examines Petrus van Mastricht's method of explicating the locus and definition of faith. The chapter also examines the relationship between exegesis, doctrine, and praxis and, in respect to the elenctic part, the use of a scholastic method. For Mastricht, faith is discussed in the systematic theology part of the TPT. Love, according to Mastricht, deals with the obedience of faith as discussed in his Idea Theologiæ Moralis. Faith is an entry point for the covenant of grace, the doctrine of God, and the remainder of the system of doctrine. Mastricht expounds the biblical text from the original language in two parts. The first part is about unbelief and is divided into three aspects. The second part is about faith and is divided into two sections with three aspects each.

Keywords: biblical text; doctrine; Faith; God; Petrus van Mastricht



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