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A Comfortable Doctrine: John Bunyan's Theology of Grace

Michael Davies

in Graceful Reading: Theology and Narrative in the Works of John Bunyan

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199242405
eISBN:
9780191602405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242402.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Examines Bunyan’s soteriology as propounded in his doctrinal writings, concentrating on works in which Bunyan’s position on justification, election, antinomianism, and the role of human will in ... More


 Baptism

Crawford Gribben

in God's Irishmen: Theological Debates in Cromwellian Ireland

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195325317
eISBN:
9780199785605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195325317.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter documents Irish Cromwellian debates about baptism. Those on the radical left of Puritanism, such as Quakers and Seekers, argued that baptism was redundant in the age of the Spirit. ... More


Graceful Reading: Theology and Narrative in the Works of John Bunyan

Michael Davies

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199242405
eISBN:
9780191602405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242402.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Bunyan’s theology is not obsessed with a forbidding Calvinist doctrine of predestination. Rather, his is a comfortable doctrine, in which the believer is encouraged to accept salvation through the ... More


‘Sweet Fiction and Sweet Truth’: Theology and Narrative in The Pilgrim's Progress

Michael Davies

in Graceful Reading: Theology and Narrative in the Works of John Bunyan

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199242405
eISBN:
9780191602405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242402.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The theological frame of The Pilgrim’s Progress is one defined not by election and reprobation but by Bunyan’s covenant theology. Through characters such as Christian and Faithful, Despair and ... More


The Religion of Israel

J. Day

in Text in Context: Essays by Members of the Society for Old Testament Study

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198263913
eISBN:
9780191601187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198263910.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This is the last of six chapters on the Old Testament and its authors, and its subject is the religion of Israel. The introduction to the chapter briefly reviews previous work on this subject. The ... More


The Content of the Covenant of Works

Harrison Perkins

in Catholicity and the Covenant of Works: James Ussher and the Reformed Tradition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197514184
eISBN:
9780197514214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197514184.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This chapter outlines definitional issues concerning Ussher’s doctrine of the covenant of works, showing the convergence of various strands of doctrinal thinking into one complex doctrine. This ... More


The Standing Order's Corporate Vision 1783–1795

Jonathan D. Sassi

in A Republic of Righteousness: The Public Christianity of the Post-Revolutionary New England Clergy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195129892
eISBN:
9780199834624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019512989X.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

During the 1780s and 1790s, Congregationalism predominated on the religious landscape of southern New England. Compared to other denominations, the Congregationalists enjoyed a tax‐supported ... More


James Ussher, Covenant Theology, and Theological Contexts

Harrison Perkins

in Catholicity and the Covenant of Works: James Ussher and the Reformed Tradition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197514184
eISBN:
9780197514214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197514184.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This chapter outlines the arguments of the book and sets them within the context of the expanding scholarly interest in both James Ussher and Reformed covenant theology. This chapter surveys the ... More


An Overlooked Term in Old Testament Theology—Perhaps

David J. Reimer

in Covenant as Context: Essays in Honour of E. W. Nicholson

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199250745
eISBN:
9780191697951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250745.003.0016
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter presents an essay which explores notions of divine freedom found in the Hebrew Bible in the context of the covenant by following the thread of references sharing the Hebrew term ... More


Bunyan's Exceeding Maze: Doctoring and Doctrine in Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Michael Davies

in Graceful Reading: Theology and Narrative in the Works of John Bunyan

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199242405
eISBN:
9780191602405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199242402.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Assesses Bunyan’s presentation of religious experience in his spiritual autobiography, Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, and addresses psychological, medical, and psychoanalytic ... More


The Covenant of Works and the Doctrines of Salvation

Harrison Perkins

in Catholicity and the Covenant of Works: James Ussher and the Reformed Tradition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197514184
eISBN:
9780197514214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197514184.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This chapter ties together lingering threads of argument by showing how Ussher used the covenant of works to explain various aspects of salvation. He used this covenant as a premise for preaching, in ... More


Exploring the Backgrounds to Union with Christ

Grant Macaskill

in Union with Christ in the New Testament

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684298
eISBN:
9780191764943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684298.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter surveys the relevant backgrounds to union with Christ in the New Testament, and particularly the developments that have taken place in each area in recent decades. The problems ... More


Union with Christ in the New Testament

Grant Macaskill

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684298
eISBN:
9780191764943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684298.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This book is a study of the union between God and those he has redeemed, as it is represented in the New Testament. In conversation with historical and systematic theology, it is argued that the ... More


Participation in Lutheran and Reformed Theology

Grant Macaskill

in Union with Christ in the New Testament

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684298
eISBN:
9780191764943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684298.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter examines the treatment of union with Christ in the Reformed tradition, particularly Calvin (and the later Reformed Scholastics) and Barth, and also in the interpretation of Luther ... More


Introduction

J. V. Fesko

in The Covenant of Works: The Origins, Development, and Reception of the Doctrine

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190071363
eISBN:
9780190071394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190071363.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

This chapter introduces the topic of the history of the early modern Reformed doctrine of the covenant of works. It first defines the doctrine and then provides a state of the question through a ... More


Covenantal Origins

Benjamin T. Lynerd

in Republican Theology: The Civil Religion of American Evangelicals

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199363551
eISBN:
9780199363582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363551.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

When republican theology first came to dominate the American pulpit in the 1770s, it displaced covenant theology, the idea that societies form for the purpose of extending God’s redemptive kingdom on ... More


Conclusion

Harrison Perkins

in Catholicity and the Covenant of Works: James Ussher and the Reformed Tradition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197514184
eISBN:
9780197514214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197514184.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This concluding chapter summarizes the arguments of the entire book and draws together the implications for understanding Ussher and his relationship to early modern theology more broadly. It ... More


The Book of Mormon and the Reshaping of Covenant

Terryl Givens

in Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190221928
eISBN:
9780190221959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190221928.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, Church History

The Book of Mormon can be situated within the context of a tradition of covenantal rhetoric. The book is introduced by its editor as assurance to an American remnant of Israel of “the covenants of ... More


Catholicity and the Covenant of Works: James Ussher and the Reformed Tradition

Harrison Perkins

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780197514184
eISBN:
9780197514214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197514184.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This book analyzes James Ussher’s doctrine of the covenant of works and argues that he composed his view by interacting with the broad Christian tradition, used it to integrate his theology, and ... More


Josephus’ Land Theology: A Reappraisal

Michael Avioz

in The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199959808
eISBN:
9780199366408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959808.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In 1981, Betsy Halpern–Amaru published a paper entitled “Land Theology in Josephus' Jewish Antiquities”, arguing that Josephus downplayed the nationalist dimensions of a covenant theology that ... More


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