Chapter

Conclusion

Ashley Null

in Thomas Cranmer’s Doctrine of Repentance

Published in print April 2001 | ISBN: 9780198270218
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683954 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270218.003.0008
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Throughout his life, Thomas Cranmer only sought a true understanding of God and repentance; as an archbishop, he never thought to abuse his power, but instead used it to promote God's teachings. Cranmer's Reformed theology emphasized the ‘right-will’ associated with justification. Repentance, according to Cranmer, is turning to God to be turned by God, an act that both humbles man and glorifies God. As an academic, he understood presuppositions and conflict. As a preacher, he realized how hard it was to admit error because of his view changes. As a sinner, he also struggled to put God first instead of his human interests. Cranmer was able to commit his life to God's love and God's plans.

Keywords: God; love; repentance; justification; sinner; preacher; academic; reform; theology; Thomas Cranmer

Chapter.  2125 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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