Item description for Dictionary of Latin and Greek Theological Terms: Drawn Principally from Protestant Scholastic Theology by Richard a. Muller...
Overview A dictionary of Latin and Greek terms that often appear in theological works.
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Studio: Baker Book House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.25" Height: 9" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 1996
Publisher Baker Book House
ISBN 0801020646 ISBN13 9780801020643
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More About Richard a. Muller
Richard A. Muller (PhD, Duke University) is P. J. Zondervan Professor of Historical Theology Emeritus and senior fellow of the Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research at Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has authored numerous books, including Divine Will and Human Choice and the multivolume Post-Reformation Reformed Dogmatics.
Reviews - What do customers think about Dictionary of Latin and Greek Theological Terms: Drawn Principally from Protestant Scholastic Theology?
Worth every penny Apr 19, 2008
Muller's dictionary is a tremendous work and tool for those who need or desire to know what all of those italicized words really mean. First published in 1985, my edition is from 2006 and says it is the seventh printing. There are (many) reasons for this. First, Muller's preface provides a helpful bibliographical list for further reading. This is easily overlooked. Furthermore, each entry is not limited to a mere definition but provides context to each term. Muller even adds historical examples to help connect the word to more concrete ideas. Some entries are only a few sentences, whereas others occupy a few pages (e.g. "persona"). There is even an index that allows the reader to look up English words/phrases and points you to the correct Latin or Greek word. As Muller states, "The object of this volume is to provide an introductory theological vocabulary which will help students to overcome the difficulties inherent in current English-language works that use Latin and Greek terms and even to move somewhat beyond the vocabulary of those works" (9). There is a noted limitation to this reference tool: as the subtitle explains, these terms are mostly drawn from Protestant Scholastic Theology. Nevertheless, this is a valuable tool and worth the investment.
Very Helpful Tool! May 27, 2005
This is one of the most helpful tools in my library. Muller defines key Latin theological terms that you will read in key importantant works of dogmatics. He doesn't just give the simply definition, but also writes about its historical significance in the development in the history of doctrine. At the end of entry Muller gives significant cross-references of other Latin terms. This work opens up the rich history of thought in the church and is easily understood. This is a great tool for any student of theology, layman or pastor. You don't need to know Latin to profit by this book. I highly recommend this book!
Quick Review Jun 8, 2000
Want to know what those technical words of Greek and Latin are? Tired of having terms tossed around and not knowing what they are? This will definitely help!
A very handy resource for understanding more advanced theological writings and discussions.
Written from an Protestant point of view, it also includes a gracious comparison with differing definitions and doctrinal view points.