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Christ's Righteousness and Ours

Alan C. Clifford

in Atonement and Justification

Published in print April 1990 | ISBN: 9780198261957
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682254 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198261957.003.0011
Christ's Righteousness and Ours

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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 perspective, much that was taught by Baxter, Tillotson, and Wesley may be rehabilitated and regarded as a legitimate expression of Reformation theology. If their views are not entirely satisfactory, the same must be said of Owen, whose high Calvinist orthodoxy cannot be traced to the biblical theology of Calvin and his fellow Reformers.

Keywords: John Owen; John Wesley; Richard Baxter; John Tillotson; imputation; justification; righteousness of Christ; Calvinism; antinomianism

Chapter.  6756 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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