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The Obedience of Faith

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/9780198261957.003.0012
The Obedience of Faith

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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 in question. On the subject of justification, Calvin's teaching meets all the objections of Tridentine Romanism without being unduly provocative. This chapter argues that of the four main theologians in this study, Tillotson is nearest to Calvin. His lucid exposition of the issues amounted to a conciliatory critique of Reformed high orthodoxy on the one hand, and Roman and Socinian heterodoxy on the other. Faced by the ‘errors of Popery’ and ‘the luscious doctrines of the antinomians’, he pursued the true via media of the Protestant Reformation.

Keywords: Protestant Reformation; justification; John Owen; John Wesley; Richard Baxter; John Tillotson; gospel; faith; via media

Chapter.  7643 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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