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By Stephen Hampton

This e-book is a examine of the Anglican Reformed culture (often inaccurately defined as Calvinist) after the recovery. Hampton units out to revise our photo of the theological global of the later Stuart interval. Arguing that the significance of the Reformed theological culture has usually been underestimated, his learn issues to a community of conforming reformed theologians which integrated a few of the so much famous churchmen of the age. Focusing really on what those churchmen contributed in 3 hotly disputed components of doctrine (justification, the Trinity and the divine attributes), he argues that the main major debates in speculative theology after 1662 have been the results of the Anglican Reformed resistance to the starting to be effect of continental Arminianism. Hampton demonstrates the power and adaptability of the Reformed reaction to the constructing Arminian college, and indicates that the Reformed culture remained a attainable theological choice for Anglicans good into the eighteenth century. This research for that reason offers an important bridge linking the Reformed writes of the Elizabethan and early Stuart classes to the Reformed Evangelicals of the eighteenth century. It additionally exhibits that, all through its formative interval, Anglicanism used to be now not a monolithic culture, yet relatively a contested floor among the competing claims of these adhering to the Church of England's Reformed doctrinal history and the insights of these who, to various levels, have been ready to discover new theological avenues.

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Barlow, MS QCL 233, pp72–3. 19 I am grateful to Dr Richard Cross for his assistance with the technicalities of causation. 20 Edwards uses this example. J. Edwards, The Doctrine of Faith and JustiWcation set in a True Light (London, 1708), p320. A Timely Antidote 45 In the speciWc context of the seventeenth-century debate on justiWcation, yet another cause was added to this list, namely the meritorious cause. This cause was understood to be a type of instrumental cause which contributes to the desired eVect, by rendering the eVect worthy to take place.

P214. , pp218–19. ‘Gilbert Sheldon’ and ‘George Morley’. 12 Bull was granted a prebend in Gloucester in 1678, partly because of his eVorts during the justiWcation controversy. v. ‘George Bull’. 13 Nelson, Life, p224. 42 Anti-Arminians T H E C AU S A L I T Y O F S A LVAT I O N The modern interpretation of Bull’s work has been decisively shaped by Charles Allison’s study of seventeenth-century soteriology, The Rise of Moralism. Allison tells a story in which the originally Reformed teaching of the English Church was gradually eclipsed, as the century wore on, by a novel understanding of justiWcation in which good works played an unhealthily signiWcant part.

Pp218–19. ‘Gilbert Sheldon’ and ‘George Morley’. 12 Bull was granted a prebend in Gloucester in 1678, partly because of his eVorts during the justiWcation controversy. v. ‘George Bull’. 13 Nelson, Life, p224. 42 Anti-Arminians T H E C AU S A L I T Y O F S A LVAT I O N The modern interpretation of Bull’s work has been decisively shaped by Charles Allison’s study of seventeenth-century soteriology, The Rise of Moralism. Allison tells a story in which the originally Reformed teaching of the English Church was gradually eclipsed, as the century wore on, by a novel understanding of justiWcation in which good works played an unhealthily signiWcant part.

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