Free Online Bible Library | Abraham Calov

We also have classes for: provides a comprehensive biblical education from world-class professors
to encourage spiritual growth in the church, for free.

Would you do us the favor of answering this two question poll so we can know how to serve you better? You will also be given the opportunity to join our team tasked with how to make better. Thank you.  --Bill Mounce


Abraham Calov

IUS) (1612-1686. German theologian. Born at Mohrungen, he was largely self-taught in his youth, but graduated from the University of Königsberg. Here he taught for a time, moving later to Rostock and Danzig, and in 1650, at the invitation of the elector, to Wittenberg, where he spent the rest of his life. A strenuous defender of rigid Lutheran orthodoxy, he attacked the Syncretistic School of Helmstedt and his Königsberg followers, and later wrote against Calixtus* and his school. He assailed Roman Catholicism, Arminianism, Socinianism, Pietism, and Calvinism, even intervening in the internal controversies of the Calvinist divines. He drew up the Consensus repetitus fidei verae Lutheranae in an attempt to exclude all Syncretists from the Lutheran Church, but the state authorities were by now tired of controversial divinity and imposed a silence so thorough that Calovius's own account of the Syncretistic Controversy (1682) was published anonymously. He wrote against the liberal critical views of Grotius* in Biblia Illustrata (1672-76) and against Boehme* (1684). Calovius always maintained that he deplored controversy and preferred constructive theology-and indeed his great twelve-volume Systema locorum theologicorum (1655-77) ranks with the work of Gerhard* as the leading expression of seventeenth-century Lutheran scholasticism.

Biblical Training

The BiblicalTraining app gives you access to 2,300 hours of instruction (129 classes and seminars). Stream the classes, or download and listen to them offline. Share classes via social media, email, and more.