Amstelodami [i.e. Amsterdam]. Apud Joannem Janssonium, 1641. Editio Nouissima [i.e. new edition].
12mo. , 408pp. With an engraved title page. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities discoloured, some light scoring. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, very occasional light browning.
The magnum opus of Puritan divine and theologian William Ames (1576-1633). In two parts, following Ramist methodology, the work provides a summation of systematic religion; the first, 'faith' summarises the doctrines of Calvinist religion, the second 'observance' delves into moral application. A short version of Medulla theologica was printed in 1623, followed by the full edition in 1627. An edition in English (Marrow of theology) appeared in 1642.£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref: 19556