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On the Character of the True Divine: An Inaugural Oration, Delivered at Franeker, April 16, 1675

On the Character of the True Divine: An Inaugural Oration, Delivered at Franeker, April 16, 1675

HERMAN WITSIUS

| James Wood | 1856

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Witsius covers what makes a Divine, or a faithful and knowledgeable Christian, in this short yet valuable exposition. He addresses what it means for various stages of life, such as student and teacher. Witsius conveys the practical and spiritual aspects of what it means to follow Christ.

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Hermann Witsius (1636– 708), Dutch theologian, was born at Enkhuisen, North Holland, and studied at Groningen, Leiden and Utrecht. He was ordained to the ministry, becoming pastor at Westwoud in 1656 and afterwards at Wormeren, Goesen, and Leeuwaarden, and became professor of divinity successively at the University of Franeker in 1675 and then at the University of Utrecht in 1680. In 1698 he went to the University of Leiden as the successor of the younger Friedrich Spanheim (1632–1701), where he died.