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Reformed Thought on Freedom

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Reformed Thought on Freedom begins with an introductory discussion of free choice and the Reformed tradition and then moves on to examine the concept of freedom in the work of six early modern Reformers. It fills a significant gap in...


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Reformed Thought on Freedom begins with an introductory discussion of free choice and the Reformed tradition and then moves on to examine the concept of freedom in the work of six early modern Reformers. It fills a significant gap in Reformed knowledge by presenting sources in translation and commentary on works of major importance to the Protestant tradition that have been neglected for centuries.
^This book makes a major contribution to historical scholarship on the problem of free choice and to contemporary debates over determinism and divine foreknowledge of future contingencies. In recent debates on these subjects, Protestant and evangelical philosophers and theologians have argued about modern issues, but they have often misunderstood or dismissed the past--specifically, older Calvinism. This volume shows the philosophical sophistication of the older Calvinist or Reformed position, particularly its positive assessment of the issue of human free choice. The contributors demonstrate that traditional Calvinism cannot be easily dismissed as a form of philosophical determinism.


^^Reformed Thought on Freedom will be valued by Reformation scholars, professors and students, and research and theological libraries.


^About the series: The Texts and Studies in Reformation and Post-Reformation Thought series recognizes the need for careful, scholarly treatment of the Reformation and of the era of Protestant orthodoxy, seeking to present the varied and current approaches to Protestantism's rich heritage and to stimulate interest in the roots of the Protestant tradition.
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Reformed Thought on Freedom makes a major contribution to historical scholarship on the problem of free choice and to contemporary debates over determinism and divine foreknowledge of future contingencies. It fills a significant gap in Reformed knowledge by presenting sources in translation and commentary on works of major importance to the Protestant tradition that have been neglected for centuries."The issue of human freedom and agency was a vexed topic in Christian thought from the time of Augustine and Boethius in the early church, and debates continued apace throughout the Middle Ages. This excellent volume demonstrates how the Reformed Orthodox of the seventeenth century were part of this ongoing debate and how they appropriated the insights of the past as tools in the present. An excellent contribution to the current remapping of the relationship of early modern Protestantism to late medieval theology."--Carl R. Trueman, Westminster Theological Seminary"The Reformed tradition is alleged, even by some Reformed scholars, not to have a place for genuine human freedom. This group of fine scholars from the University of Utrecht sets the record straight. Refusing to adopt the posture of the Reformed tradition's critics--Jesuits, Remonstrants, and Socinians--the authors use thorough historical scholarship and clear analysis of key texts by Zanchi, Junius, Voetius, Turretin, and de Moor to develop a persuasive case against the dominant stream of conventional scholarly wisdom. Since the implications are enormous for Reformed philosophical anthropology and the doctrines of predestination, total depravity, unconditional election, irresistible grace, and the preservation of the saints, the academy and the church alike owe the authors a large debt."--John Bolt, Calvin Theological Seminary
-Publisher

This book makes a major contribution to historical scholarship on the problem of free choice and to contemporary debates over determinism and divine foreknowledge of future events. It fills a significant gap in Reformed knowledge by presenting sources in translation and commentary on works of major importance to the Protestant tradition that have been neglected for centuries. The book begins with an introductory discussion of free choice and the Reformed tradition and then moves on to examine the concept of freedom in the work of six early modern Reformers: Girolamo Zanchi, Franciscus Junius, Franciscus Gomarus, Gisbertus Voetius, Francesco Turrettini, and Bernardinus de Moor. It will be valued by all students of Reformed theology.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 285367
  • Product Code 9780801035210
  • ISBN 080103521X
  • EAN 9780801035210
  • Pages 272
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Jan 2010
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 18mm
  • Weight 0.435kg

Asselt Wilem Van (Ed)

Willem J. van Asselt (Ph.D., University of Utrecht) is associate professor in the history of Reformed theology at Utrecht University in the Netherlands and also professor at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit in Leuven. He has written numerous articles and books on Reformed history, including The Federal Theology of Johannes Cocceius (1603-1669)

  • 1. Introduction<br>2. Always Free, But Not Always Good: Girolamo Zanchi (1516-1590) On Free Will<br>3. An Image Of Its Maker: Theses On Freedom Of Franciscus Junius (1545-1602)<br>4. Undisputed Freedom: A Disputation Of Franciscus Gomarus (1563-1641)<br>5. The Will As Master Of Its Own Act: A Disputation Rediscovered Of Gisbertus Voetius (1589-1676) On Freedom Of The Will<br>6. Beyond Indifference: An Elenctic Locus On Free Choice By Francesco Turrettini (1623-1687)<br>7. Clear And Distinct Freedom: A Compendium Of Bernardinus De Moor (1709-1780) In A Cartesian Context<br>8. Conclusion

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