Bénédict Pictet

Recent research on Genevan theologian Benedict Pictet (1655–1724) concludes that he is a “transitional” theologian between the high Reformed orthodoxy of his uncle, Francis Turretin, and the “enlightened orthodoxy” of his cousin (and son of Francis) Jean-Alphonse Turretin. This essay shows that Pict...

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Main Author: Wolfe, Stephen (Author)
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Brill 2017
In: Journal of reformed theology
Year: 2017, Volume: 11, Issue: 3, Pages: 203-222
IxTheo Classification:KAH Church history 1648-1913; modern history
KBC Switzerland
KDD Protestant Church
Further subjects:B Pictet rationalism Turretin Reformed orthodoxy scholasticism
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Summary:Recent research on Genevan theologian Benedict Pictet (1655–1724) concludes that he is a “transitional” theologian between the high Reformed orthodoxy of his uncle, Francis Turretin, and the “enlightened orthodoxy” of his cousin (and son of Francis) Jean-Alphonse Turretin. This essay shows that Pictet is remarkably consistent with Francis on the issues of the relationship of faith and reason and natural theology, and thereby calls into question Pictet’s place in the typical narrative of Reformed orthodoxy’s small steps towards rationalism.
ISSN:1569-7312
Contains:In: Journal of reformed theology
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1163/15697312-01103013