June 18, 2009

Sources for Amyraut (1596-1664) Studies

Since I just sent this information to someone in an email, I decided that it might be good to make some of it public as well, in case anyone else is engaging in Amyraut studies.

Primary works in French, Latin, and German:

Post-Reformation Digital Library listings for Moïse Amyraut

Primary works in English:

1) Richard Lum's translation of A Brief Treatise on Predestination by Moyse Amyraut. This was done in partial fulfillment for his doctoral degree at Dallas Theological Seminary in June, 1985. Dr. Curt Daniel sells copies of this, but I don't know if he will be in the bookselling business for much longer.

2) Matthew Scott Harding's translation of Amyraut's A Brief Treatise on Predestination is also available to purchase at Amazon.

3) Moyses Amyraldus, A Treatise Concerning Religions, in Refutation of the Opinion Which Accounts all Indifferent; Wherein is Also Evinc'd the Necessity of a Particular Revelation, and the Verity and Preeminence of the Christian Religion Above the Pagan, Mahometan, and Jewish Rationally Demonstrated (London: Printed by M. Simmons for Will. Nealand bookseller in Cambridge and are to be sold there and at the sign of the Crown in Duck-lane, 1660). This can be obtained online at the following links:


4) Moses Amyraldus, A Discourse Concerning the Divine Dreams Mentioned in Scripture, trans. Ja. Lowde (London, Printed by A.C. for Walter Kettilby, at the Bishops-head in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1676). This work is available on Early English Books Online.

5) Moses Amyraldus, The Evidence of Things not Seen, or Diverse Scriptural, and Philosophical Discourses; Concerning the State of Good and Holy Men After Death (London, Printed for Tho. Cockrill at the Sign of the Three Legs, in the Poultry, 1700). This work is available on Early English Books Online.

6) Matthew Paul Harmon, Moyse Amyraut’s Six Sermons: Directions for Amyrauldian Studies (Th.M. thesis, Westminster Theological Seminary, 2008). Dr. Daniel sells copies. Check WorldCat for nearby libraries that may have it.

Important Secondary works:

1) John Quick, Synodicon in Gallia Reformata (London: Printed for T. Parkhurst and J. Robinson, 1692). Good editions of this work are available on Early English Books Online, as well as at the Post-Reformation Digital Library. Dr. Curt Daniel also sells copies of this, but I have read that some of the print is poor in his editions. I'm not sure.

2) Brian G. Armstrong, Calvinism and the Amyraut Heresy: Protestant Scholasticism and Humanism in the Seventeenth-Century France (Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2004). This should still be in print. This is a revised copy of his dissertation entitled The Calvinism of Moise Amyraut: The Warfare of Protestant Scholasticism and French Humanism (Ph.D. diss., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1967). UMI ProQuest sells copies of the dissertation HERE.

3) Frans Pieter Van Stam, The Controversy Over the Theology of Saumur, 1635-1650 (APA-Holland University Press, 1988). Dallas Theological Seminary has a copy of this dissertation (possibly obtained through Dr. Curt Daniel). I don't know where else one might get this very important and excellent work. One might check WorldCat for libraries nearby that may have it.

4) Lawrence Proctor, The Theology of Moïse Amyraut Considered as a Reaction Against Seventeenth-Century Calvinism (Ph.D. diss., University of Leeds, 1952). Dr. Curt Daniel sells copies of it. Check WorldCat for libraries nearby that may have it.

5) Donald Davis Grohman, The Genevan Reactions to the Saumur Doctrine of Hypothetical Universalism, 1635-1685 (Ph.D. diss., Knox College, Toronto, 1971). Dr. Curt Daniel sells copies of it. Check WorldCat for nearby libraries that may have it.

6) Roger Nicole, Moyse Amyraut (1596-1664) and The Controversy on Universal Grace: First Phase (1634-1637) (Ph.D. diss., Harvard University, 1966). Dr. Curt Daniel sells copies of this dissertation. Otherwise, it is hard to obtain dissertations done at Harvard. Check WorldCat for nearby libraries that may have it.

7) Matthew Paul Harmon, Moyse Amyraut’s Six Sermons: Directions for Amyrauldian Studies (Th.M. thesis, Westminster Theological Seminary, 2008). Dr. Daniel sells copies of this. Check WorldCat for nearby libraries that may have it.

Other sources for information:

Lectures by the Amyraldian Association at Norwich Reformed Church can be obtained HERE.

Dr. A. C. Clifford's contact information is HERE.

Dr. Curt Daniel can be contacted HERE, though he may no longer be selling old books.

Dr. Curt Daniel's church website is HERE.

2 comments:

Jenson said...

Thank you very much for this post. I was researching into this area a few months ago and found very little printed information on this.

Amyraldianism was (and still is) a big theological ideology here in England. But thank you for pointing out the publications.

YnottonY said...

You're welcome, Jenson.