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Shapers of English Calvinism, 1660-1714: Variety, Persistence, and Transformation (Oxford Studies in Historical Theology)

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Dewey Wallace tells the story of several prominent English Calvinist actors and thinkers in the first generations after the beginning of the Restoration. He seeks to overturn conventional clichés about Calvinism: that it was anti-mystical, that it allowed no scope for the ancient theology that characterized much of Renaissance learning, that its piety was harshly predestinarian, that it was uninterested in natural theology, and that it had been purged from the established church by the end of the seventeenth century.

In the midst of conflicts between Church and Dissent and the intellectual challenges of the dawning age of Enlightenment, Calvinist individuals and groups dealt with deism, anti-Trinitarianism, and scoffing atheism--usually understood as godlessness--by choosing different emphases in their defense and promotion of Calvinist piety and theology. Wallace shows that in each case, there was not only persistence in an earlier Calvinist trajectory, but also a transformation of the Calvinist heritage into a new mode of thinking and acting. The different paths taken illustrate the rich variety of English Calvinism in the period.

This study presents description and analysis of the mystical Calvinism of Peter Sterry, the hermeticist Calvinism of Theophilus Gale, the evangelical Calvinism of Joseph Alleine and the circle that promoted his legacy, the natural theology of the moderate Calvinist Presbyterians Richard Baxter, William Bates, and John Howe, and the Church of England Calvinism of John Edwards. Shapers of English Calvinism, 1660-1714 illuminates the religious and intellectual history of the era between the Reformation and modernity, offering fascinating insight into the development of Calvinism and also into English Puritanism as it transitioned into Dissent.

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Professor of Religion, The George Washington University

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. English Calvinism in a New Era

2. Peter Sterry: Calvinist Mystic

3. Theophilus Gale: Calvinism and the Ancient Theology

4. Joseph Alleine: Evangelical Calvinism

5. Baxter, Bates, and Howe: Calvinist Natural Theology and "Evidences"

6. John Edwards: Church of England Calvinist

Conclusion

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199744831
Author:
Wallace, Dewey D.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Wallace, Dewey D.
Author:
null, Dewey D.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Theology | History of Christianity | Reformation
Subject:
Counter-Reformation
Subject:
Religion & Theology | History of Christianity | Reformation & Counter-Reformation
Subject:
General-General
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
6.4 x 9.3 x 1.3 in 1.4 lb

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