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The Independents and the ‘Religion of Thomas Hobbes’

JEFFREY R. COLLINS

in The Allegiance of Thomas Hobbes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199237647
eISBN:
9780191708442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237647.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter continues the reconstruction of Hobbes's life and reception in Interregnum London. It examines the response of the Independents themselves to Hobbes's Erastianism. Whereas the ... More


Polemical and Practical? The Trinitarian Spirituality of Francis Cheynell and John Owen in Context

Paul C. H. Lim

in Mystery Unveiled: The Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195339468
eISBN:
9780199979097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339468.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter presents the two major proponents of Trinitarian spirituality among the Puritans, John Owen and Francis Cheynell. The first part of the chapter situates the context of Francis Cheynell's ... More


John Owen (1616–83)

Alan C. Clifford

in Atonement and Justification: English Evangelical Theology 1640–1790: An Evaluation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261957
eISBN:
9780191682254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261957.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the significance, the life, and the contributions of John Owen. Dr John Owen has an honoured place in the annals of the Christian church. He was ‘the Calvin of England’ to a ... More


The Verdict of Scripture

Alan C. Clifford

in Atonement and Justification: English Evangelical Theology 1640–1790: An Evaluation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261957
eISBN:
9780191682254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261957.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter examines scriptural evidence with a view to reaching an authoritative verdict regarding atonement. By comparing the textual comments of John Owen, John Wesley, and Richard Baxter, it ... More


Conclusion

Alan C. Clifford

in Atonement and Justification: English Evangelical Theology 1640–1790: An Evaluation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261957
eISBN:
9780191682254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261957.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter summarizes the discussion in the preceding chapters. It argues that Owen's particularism and Wesley's universalism are alike one-sided accounts of the gospel. At their best, both men may ... More


Authentic Calvinism

Alan C. Clifford

in Atonement and Justification: English Evangelical Theology 1640–1790: An Evaluation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261957
eISBN:
9780191682254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261957.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter begins with a discussion of the Calvinist—Arminian controversy, the most divisive issue which has hindered theological consensus and unity amongst evangelicals. The recent resurgence of ... More


The Meaning of the Cross

Alan C. Clifford

in Atonement and Justification: English Evangelical Theology 1640–1790: An Evaluation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261957
eISBN:
9780191682254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261957.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter considers how the Calvinist—Arminian controversy raised questions about the nature of the atonement, and how two emerging theories contributed to conflicting theologies of grace. It ... More


The Obedience of Faith

Alan C. Clifford

in Atonement and Justification: English Evangelical Theology 1640–1790: An Evaluation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261957
eISBN:
9780191682254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261957.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Calvin's theological contribution was employed as a point of reference throughout this book to advertise the belief that his exegesis provides an accurate, balanced, biblical exposition of the issues ... More


Doctrinal Dilemmas

Alan C. Clifford

in Atonement and Justification: English Evangelical Theology 1640–1790: An Evaluation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261957
eISBN:
9780191682254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261957.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter argues that neither Owen nor Wesley could solve their theological dilemmas without resorting to a dualistic conception of grace, this vindicating Richard Baxter's via media. His scheme ... More


The Reformation Heritage

Alan C. Clifford

in Atonement and Justification: English Evangelical Theology 1640–1790: An Evaluation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261957
eISBN:
9780191682254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261957.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

Both Owen and Wesley regarded themselves as champions of Reformed Anglicanism, but they interpreted Anglican doctrine differently. Whereas Owen declared, ‘the Church of England is in her doctrine ... More


Christ's Righteousness and Ours

Alan C. Clifford

in Atonement and Justification: English Evangelical Theology 1640–1790: An Evaluation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261957
eISBN:
9780191682254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261957.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the objections of John Owen, John Wesley, Richard Baxter, and John Tillotson to the doctrine of the imputed righteousness of Christ. It shows that, judged from a 16th-century ... More


Introduction

Crawford Gribben

in John Owen and English Puritanism: Experiences of Defeat

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199798155
eISBN:
9780190469948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199798155.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter serves to introduce the project. It provides a brief biographical account of Owen’s life, before discussing the ways in which his legacy has been shaped. It emphasizes Owen’s role as an ... More


Paul and James

Alan C. Clifford

in Atonement and Justification: English Evangelical Theology 1640–1790: An Evaluation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261957
eISBN:
9780191682254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261957.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter considers the apparent conflict between the apostles Paul and James in their teachings on justification, an exegetical embarrassment which has never ceased to cast its shadow over the ... More


Richard Baxter (1615–91)

Alan C. Clifford

in Atonement and Justification: English Evangelical Theology 1640–1790: An Evaluation

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261957
eISBN:
9780191682254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261957.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter discusses the significance, the life, and the contributions of Richard Baxter. Baxter was ‘the outstanding figure among ejected ministers’. He is justly famous for his energetic pastoral ... More


Atonement and Justification: English Evangelical Theology 1640–1790: An Evaluation

Alan C. Clifford

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198261957
eISBN:
9780191682254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261957.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This book examines and compares the theological views of Dr John Owen (1616–83), the Puritan pastor and theologian, and John Wesley (1703–91), the evangelist and founder of Methodism. Protracted ... More


Apprentice Puritan

Crawford Gribben

in John Owen and English Puritanism: Experiences of Defeat

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199798155
eISBN:
9780190469948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199798155.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter situates Puritanism within the history of the Church of England, describing the extent to which the religious environment into which John Owen was born had already been shaped by the ... More


John Owen and English Puritanism: Experiences of Defeat

Crawford Gribben

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199798155
eISBN:
9780190469948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199798155.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

John Owen (1616–83) was the most significant theologian in seventeenth-century England, and a key player in the revolution that created the English republic (1649–60). Rising from humble origins, he ... More


The Experience of Dissent: John Owen and Congregational Life in Revolutionary and Restoration England

Crawford Gribben

in Church Life: Pastors, Congregations, and the Experience of Dissent in Seventeenth-Century England

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198753193
eISBN:
9780191814822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753193.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter examines developments in John Owen’s thinking about church government, church membership, and the observation of the sacraments. It will outline his experiments in ecclesiology in the ... More


Conclusion

Crawford Gribben

in John Owen and English Puritanism: Experiences of Defeat

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199798155
eISBN:
9780190469948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199798155.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology

John Owen made no substantial contribution to English Reformed theology, despite his ambition to extend its limits. After his death, his reputation was reshaped by competing parties within the ... More


The feigned epitaph

James Doelman

in The Epigram in England, 1590-1640

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096440
eISBN:
9781526115218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096440.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 11 explores how the main conventions of the epitaph, and in particular their connection with the tomb of the dead, were adapted in “feigned” or satiric epitaphs. Here, widely circulating ... More


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