Translations of Reformed writings in academic journals

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  1. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritan Board Doctor

    Earlier today, I ran across this translation of a section from one of Leonard van Rijssen's books in the Mid-American Journal of Theology. I am on the lookout for translations, albeit brief ones, of Reformed writings not previously translated into English. I realise that translations frequently occur in CPJ, but if you know of any in other journals then please let me know in the below comments.
     
  2. greenbaggins

    greenbaggins Administrator Staff Member

    MAJT has put several translations of Reformed writings not previously available. One of the issues has Witsius on baptism, for instance, a piece that is not in his other works. I don't know of any other journals that regularly have such things, besides CPJ, which you already know about.
     
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  3. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    When I was planning The Confessional Presbyterian journal 2003-2005, one of the regular annual features I pitched upon was a translation into English from Dutch, Latin, etc. The other was a feature called Antiquary, sort of a catch all for notices about old books, discovered manuscripts and first time transcriptions from manuscript. I think both features/departments present some of the overlooked gems of the whole series, if I do say so myself.
     
  4. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritan Board Doctor

    Thanks for this information, Lane. I will do a trawl through the back issues of MAJT in due course.
     
  5. Reformed Bookworm

    Reformed Bookworm Puritan Board Sophomore

    Is MAJT available in Logos?
     
  6. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritan Board Doctor

    I do not think that they are, but they post PDFs of the articles for free on their website.
     
  7. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritan Board Doctor

    Here is the extract from Herman Witsius to which Lane referred. I am also just after reading a sermon by Peter Du Moulin in MAJT; while not a translation, it was a useful transcription of a source that is hard to obtain.
     
  8. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritan Board Doctor

    Oh yes, I forgot to mention that the Davenant Institute's Ad Fontes journal regularly publishes translations of extracts from previously untranslated writings.
     
  9. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritan Board Doctor

    Does anyone know why MAJT stopped publishing translations? Perhaps there was no reason, but I wish they would start publishing them again as the ones that they did publish were outstanding. The last one that I can find was one from Robert Rollock published in 2009. @Alan D. Strange might be able to help us out here?
     
  10. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritan Board Doctor

    Actually, I am mistaken. The latest volume to go online (2016) has another translation of Robert Rollock. :cheers:
     
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