“Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) noted that some theologians, such as Petrus van Mastricht (1630-1706), slightly expanded Ames’s definition to “the doctrine of living to God by Christ.” This is indeed an excellent definition of theology, for it emphasizes divine revelation of theology (“doctrine”), its object (“God”), its mediatorial character (“by Christ”), and its aim (“living to God”).”

The quote above is from pages 56-57 in the Reformed Systematic Theology Volume 1: Revelation and God by Joel R. Beeke and Paul M. Smalley. Here is a link to Reformation Heritage Books where one may purchase the book.

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