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The Structure Of The Doctrine Of God

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The doctrine of God moves from the divine existence to the divine essence, and is subdivided into the divine names and attributes, to the discussion on the Trinity, and shared by other seventeenth-century Reformed theologians. A brief excursus on the doctrine of God in the writings of several of these theologians contribute to the understanding of Petrus van Mastricht's exposition of the doctrine of God. The teaching of the doctrine of God was expressed in works of exegesis (Scripture commentaries and homily), doctrine (systematic theology and catechetical instructions), polemic (exegetical-elenctic, doctrinal-elenctic) and praxis (systematic theology). This chapter examines the existence, name, essence, and attributes of God. It discusses about a polemic section refuting the atheists, Manicheans, Anthropomorphists, and idolatry.

Keywords: Anthropomorphists; atheists; doctrine; exegesis; God; idolatry; Manicheans; Petrus van Mastricht; praxis; Trinity



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