Calvinism and Arminianism
have shaped historic sets of theological debates among Protestant Christians.
As a moderate Puritan and an opponent of Laudian Arminianism
, Wilkins may be signalling a deficiency that had worsened as a result of the Laudian statutes received at Oxford in 1636.
46-48; Nicholas Tyaeke, Anti-Calvinists: The Rise of English Arminianism
reflecting an Asian mission situation
Though orthodox, Vernet assimilated aspects of Arminianism
, Cartesian philosophy, and Anglican moderatism, and arrived at a middle way similar to that of Warburton, with an accent on Christian ethics and practice rather than doctrine.
successfully contends that Wesley's words are best understood at face value; that Wesley was a faithful "Church of England man," especially by virtue of his commitment to the Trinity and the sacraments; and that his covenantal Arminianism
is the key to interpreting him as committed to constitutional monarchy as well as to the doctrine of universal atonement.
, and Europe; Jacobus Arminius (1559/60-1609).
75) Though he showed no inclination toward religious Arminianism
, the Prince adopted a strategy of political Arminianism
during the first eight years of his governance.
is the belief that human beings have free will and are not predestined to salvation or damnation, as John Calvin taught.
Their examination of wills and other forms of bequest reveal the extent to which lay attitudes reflected a lay understanding of theological disputes on salvation, sacramentalism, Calvinism and Arminianism
, and images.
Social Darwinism melds with Protestant Arminianism
to produce the message that God shows favor to the deserving faithful in the form of wealth.
To appreciate a poet who is both "agile" and "daring," both "nuanced" and "commanding," White traces her and her family's move from Presbyterianism into a nonconformist position characterized theologically by Arianism (Christ was neither simply man nor an equal person in a Trinitarian God) and morally by Arminianism
(an anti-Calvinist critique of predestined election and damnation that viewed human moral and emotional capacities more positively).
The perspective of this study is interesting, for while the nature of Arminianism
has been the subject of many studies, focusing in particular on the tensions between strict Calvinists and more liberal forces in the Netherlands and England, the thought of Arminius himself has received considerably less detailed attention.
The analysis of De Doctrina Christiana and Paradise Lost is particularly illuminating on the subject of Milton's Arminianism
John Cosin (Turnstone Ventures, 1997); Nicholas Tyacke, Anti-Calvinists: the rise of English Arminianism