Jan Paul Heering, Ph.D. (1992), University of Leiden, is now solicitor at the Dutch Supreme Court (Hoge Raad der Nederlanden) and partner of the law firm Barents & Krans in The Hague.
All those interested in intellectual history, the history of Renaissance thought, the history of the Church, Christian apologetics, as well as theologians, legal historians and philophers of religion.
'...Grotius takes the very Erasmian stance that religious truth is witnessed not by dogmatic purity but by peace and unity and it was to this end that he built his argument...that made De veritate so useful for later thinkers attempting to defend religion in Europe from a rationalized, often Neo-Stoic, latitudinarian, or "Arminian" position, or attempting to convert followers of other religions.'
Wood Bouldin, Renaissance Quarterly, 2005.
‘This work is a very fundamental, careful piece of scholarship and will be of great help to Grotius scholars in the English-speaking world.’
Jeremiah Hackett, University of South Carolina, Sixteenth Century Journal
Table of contents
List of Abbreviations
1. Bewijs van den waren godsdienst
b. The writing of the apologetic work (Bewijs)
2. De veritate religionis christianae
a. Latin editions
b. Development of the text
3. The contents
Book 1. On God and religion
Book 2. The truth and excellence of the Christian religion
Book 3. The credibility of the Bible
Book 4. Against paganism
Book 5. Against Judaism
Book 6. Against Islam
4. Intention and method
6. The Notes
c. Editions and translations after 1645
Sources and literature
I. The Bible
II. Classical and Patristic Works
III. Medieval and Humanist Works
IV. Works of Grotius
V. Contemporary Works
Index of Names
Index of Subjects