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Introduction

Keith D. Stanglin and Thomas H. McCall

in Jacob Arminius

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199755660
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979493 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755660.003.0001
Introduction

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After briefly reflecting upon the strange scholarly neglect of the theology of Jacob Arminius, the Introduction offers a brief review of common portrayals of this theology: Arminius the Pelagian or anti-creedal heretic; Arminius the saintly hero fighting against oppression; Arminius the anti-scholastic theologian; Arminius the anti-predestinarian opponent of Reformed theology. The chapter then calls for a “new perspective on Arminius,” one that is contextually sensitive, historically accurate, and comprehensive.

Keywords: neglect of Arminius; new perspective; contextual and historical; Arminianism; historiography

Chapter.  9408 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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