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John Frederick Osterwald’s A Compendium of Christian Theology is a broad treatise on the Christian life, addressing topics ranging from the character and nature of God to the role of the minister and utilization of sacraments. Published in 1788, it was considered a cornerstone textbook of theology for the Swiss Reformed Church. This eighteenth-century volume is one of Osterwald’s main theological works, and the result of thirty years of lectures. It provides a rich resource for dogmatic study, delving into Osterwald’s views on church life and relationship with God.

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  • Translated from the original Latin
  • Includes a preface by translator John McMains
  • Covers a broad range of theological topics such as the character and nature of God, the uses of sacred scripture, approaches to theological study, and more!
  • Title: A Compendium of Christian Theology
  • Author: John Frederick Osterwald
  • Translator: John McMains
  • Publisher: Hartford. Nathaniel Patten
  • Publication Date: 1788
  • Pages: 406
Jean-Frédéric Ostervald

Jean-Frédéric Osterwald (1663–1747) was a Swiss Reformed pastor, and an informal member of the “Swiss triumvirate” along with J.A. Turretini and Samuel Werenfels. He studies theology at Orleans, Paris, and Geneva, and was rumored to embrace Socinianism and Arminianism. He wrote A Compendium of Christian Theology.


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