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Reason and Religion in the English Revolution

Reason and Religion in the English Revolution

The Challenge of Socinianism

  • Author: Sarah Mortimer
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139486292
  • Category: History
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This book provides a significant rereading of political and ecclesiastical developments during the English Revolution, by integrating them into broader European discussions about Christianity and civil society. Sarah Mortimer reveals the extent to which these discussions were shaped by the writing of the Socinians, an extremely influential group of heterodox writers. She provides the first treatment of Socinianism in England for over fifty years, demonstrating the interplay between theological ideas and political events in this period as well as the strong intellectual connections between England and Europe. Royalists used Socinian ideas to defend royal authority and the episcopal Church of England from both Parliamentarians and Thomas Hobbes. But Socinianism was also vigorously denounced and, after the Civil Wars, this attack on Socinianism was central to efforts to build a church under Cromwell and to provide toleration. The final chapters provide a new account of the religious settlement of the 1650s.

The Origins of Anglican Moral Theology

The Origins of Anglican Moral Theology

  • Author: Peter H. Sedgwick
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004384928
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 440
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The Origins of Anglican Moral Theology shows how Anglican moral theology draws on Abelard, Aquinas, Scotus, Luther and Calvin. Perkins, Hooker, Sanderson and Taylor express its flowering from 1590 to 1670.

John Owen and Hebrews

John Owen and Hebrews

The Foundation of Biblical Interpretation

  • Author: John W. Tweeddale
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 0567685055
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 200
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John W. Tweeddale reappraises John Owen's work as a biblical exegete, offering the first analysis of his essays, or “exercitations,” on Hebrews. Owen is frequently acknowledged as a leading figure of the puritan and nonconformist movements of the seventeenth century. However, while his reputation as a statesman, educator, pastor, polemicist, and theologian is widely recognized, he is not remembered as an exegete of Scripture. Yet throughout his life, Owen engaged in the task of biblical interpretation. His massive commentary on Hebrews in particular represents the apex of his career and exemplifies many of the exegetical methods of Protestants in early modern England. Although often overlooked, Owen's writings on Hebrews are an important resource for understanding his life and thought. Beginning with an evaluation of the state of research on Owen's commentary, as well as suggesting reasons for its neglect in current scholarship, Tweeddale then places Owen's work on Hebrews within the context of his life. What follows is a consideration of the function of federal theology in Owen's essays, and how his hermeneutic fits within the broader scope of reformed discussions on the doctrine of covenant. Tweeddale further examines Owen's attempts to resolve the challenge posed by a Christological reading of the Old Testament to a literal interpretation of Scripture. He then explores how Owen's essays represent a refining of the exegetical tradition of the Abrahamic passages in Hebrews, and how his exegesis distinguishes himself from the majority of reformed opinion on the Mosaic covenant. By focusing on the relationship of Christology, covenant theology, and hermeneutics in his commentary, this book argues that neither Owen's biography nor theology can be fully understood apart from his work on Hebrews and efforts in biblical interpretation.

The Promise of the Trinity

The Promise of the Trinity

The Covenant of Redemption in the Theologies of Witsius, Owen, Dickson, Goodwin, and Cocceius

  • Author: B. Hoon Woo
  • Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
  • ISBN: 364755281X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 317
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The doctrine of the pactum salutis (covenant of redemption) offers the idea of a covenant between the very persons of the Trinity for the redemption of humanity. The doctrine received most of its attention in seventeenth-century Reformed theology, and has been criticized and almost totally forgotten in dogmatics since the eighteenth century. Most recent Reformed dogmatics tend to ignore the doctrine or disparage it from biblical, trinitarian, christological, pneumatological, and soteriological perspectives-namely, the doctrine lacks scriptural basis; it is tritheistic; it leads to subordination of the Son; it omits the role of the Holy Spirit; and it applies a deterministic idea for the Christian life. The theologies of Witsius, Owen, Dickson, Goodwin, and Cocceius portray a very robust form of the doctrine. Witsius argues with the help of a peculiar methodology of cross-referencing and collation of related scriptural texts that the doctrine is firmly based on biblical exegesis that was passed on from the patristic era. The doctrine formulated by Owen endorses the doctrines of inseparable operations and terminus operationis so as to give deep insight into the Trinity. In Dickson's doctrine, the Son's voluntary consent and obedience to the will of the Father are highly emphasized. Likewise, Goodwin's depiction of the Holy Spirit secures the divinity of the Spirit as well as his indispensable role for the transaction and accomplishment of the pactum. The doctrine in the theology of Cocceius sheds much light on the vibrant dynamic of the Christian life in accordance with the ordo salutis. The doctrine of the pactum salutis of the five Reformed theologians clearly shows that the doctrine is both promised and promising for theology and the life of faith.

The Ashgate Research Companion to John Owen's Theology

The Ashgate Research Companion to John Owen's Theology

  • Author: Mr Mark Jones,Mr Kelly M Kapic
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1472466969
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 352
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As a revival in Owen studies and reprints has taken place, this much-needed Companion by an international group of leading scholars, helpfully explores key questions related to Owen's method, theology and pastoral practice. Examining his thought through such topics as his epic work on the Holy Spirit, his developed view of faith and reason, and his contribution to the place of toleration, this book offers an authoritative exploration of Britain's greatest theologians.

Charles I and the People of England

Charles I and the People of England

  • Author: David Cressy
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191018007
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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The story of the reign of Charles I — told through the lives of his people. Prize-winning historian David Cressy mines the widest range of archival and printed sources, including ballads, sermons, speeches, letters, diaries, petitions, proclamations, and the proceedings of secular and ecclesiastical courts, to explore the aspirations and expectations not only of the king and his followers, but also the unruly energies of many of his subjects, showing how royal authority was constituted, in peace and in war — and how it began to fall apart. A blend of micro-historical analysis and constitutional theory, parish politics and ecclesiology, military, cultural, and social history, Charles I and the People of England is the first major attempt to connect the political, constitutional, and religious history of this crucial period in English history with the experience and aspirations of the rest of the population. From the king and his ministers to the everyday dealings and opinions of parishioners, petitioners, and taxpayers, David Cressy re-creates the broadest possible panorama of early Stuart England, as it slipped from complacency to revolution.

John Locke

John Locke

Resistance, Religion and Responsibility

  • Author: John Marshall
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 9780521466875
  • Category: History
  • Page: 485
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This book provides a major new historical account of the development of the political, religious, social and moral thought of the political theorist and philosopher John Locke. It offers reinterpretations of several of his most important works, particularly the Two Treatises, and includes extensive analyses of his unpublished manuscripts. Professor Marshall's arguments challenge many other scholars' interpretations of the character and influences of Locke's moral, social and religious thought and provide an alternative account.

History Today

History Today

  • Author: Peter Quennell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
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Problems in the historical anthropology of early modern Europe

Problems in the historical anthropology of early modern Europe

  • Author: R. Po-chia Hsia,Robert W. Scribner
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Anthropology
  • Page: 378
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Socinianism and its role in the culture of 16. to 18. centuries. (Conference [held in] Warsaw, Sept. 25-27, 1979). Ed. by Lech Szczucki, Zbigniew Ogonowski, Janusz Tazbir.

Socinianism and its role in the culture of 16. to 18. centuries. (Conference [held in] Warsaw, Sept. 25-27, 1979). Ed. by Lech Szczucki, Zbigniew Ogonowski, Janusz Tazbir.

  • Author: Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii (Polska Akademia Nauk),Instytut Historii (Polska Akademia Nauk)
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9788301030513
  • Category: Europe
  • Page: 239
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