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Apologist for the Church of England

W. B. Patterson.

in William Perkins and the Making of a Protestant England

October 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity; Christian Theology. 10482 words.

William Perkins, usually identified as a Puritan, devoted much of his career to making the teachings of the established Church better known and appreciated. He regarded Puritan as a ‘vile’...

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The Appeal of Newman

Andrew Meszaros.

in The Prophetic Church

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity; Christian Theology. 16054 words.

Chapter 2 discusses why Newman was attractive to theologians such as Congar. The two fundamental reasons why Newman is for Congar a real theological source are Newman’s attention to history...

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“As Oil Poured Forth”

Boyd Taylor Coolman.

in Knowledge, Love, and Ecstasy in the Theology of Thomas Gallus

January 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology; History of Christianity. 5337 words.

This chapter considers Gallus’ unique teaching on the descent or descending valence of divine revelation from seraphic union into the lower parts of the soul. It focuses especially on the...

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Attacked and Defended

W. B. Patterson.

in William Perkins and the Making of a Protestant England

October 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity; Christian Theology. 9262 words.

This chapter deals with a major controversy, which occurred soon after Perkins’s death in 1602. William Bishop, a Roman Catholic priest and scholar, educated at Oxford, Rome, Rheims, and...

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Baptists Along the Congregational Way

Matthew C. Bingham.

in Orthodox Radicals

February 2019; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity; Christian Theology. 10575 words.

After deconstructing Baptist historiography in chapter 1, chapter 2 builds upon this foundation by advancing a more helpful way of viewing the subject. It suggests that so-called Particular...

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Basic Characteristics of Catholicism

Gerald O’Collins, S.J. and Mario Farrugia, S.J..

in Catholicism

December 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity; Christian Theology. 6057 words.

Any list of the characteristics of Catholic Christianity should include five features. First, Ignatius of Antioch, Gertrude the Great, and innumerable other men and women have embodied a...

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“Becoming a Throne for God”

Boyd Taylor Coolman.

in Knowledge, Love, and Ecstasy in the Theology of Thomas Gallus

January 2017; p ublished online February 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology; History of Christianity. 4665 words.

This chapter analyzes Gallus, view of the faculties and acts of the soul that he associates with the order of the “Thrones” (the seventh rank or level in the human soul). In particular, it...

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“Between Us and the Compleat Anabaptists”

Matthew C. Bingham.

in Orthodox Radicals

February 2019; p ublished online January 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity; Christian Theology. 11902 words.

Chapter 3 explains and analyzes why the first Baptists rejected infant or paedobaptism, rooting the rejection of paedobaptism in the prior embrace of a congregational ecclesiology, thus...

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Biblical Preaching and English Prose

W. B. Patterson.

in William Perkins and the Making of a Protestant England

October 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity; Christian Theology. 8980 words.

Perkins’s Prophetica (1592), translated from Latin into English as The Arte of Prophecying (1607), was the first major work by an English author on preaching. Perkins was himself a powerful...

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Calvin, the Prophet

Jon Balserak.

in John Calvin as Sixteenth-Century Prophet

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology; History of Christianity. 15294 words.

This chapter builds on the findings of the previous chapter to argue that Calvin believed himself to be a prophet. It finds Calvin within a non-mystical, non-apocalyptic prophetic tradition...

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Calvin, the Prophets, and the French (Holy) Wars

Jon Balserak.

in John Calvin as Sixteenth-Century Prophet

February 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Christian Theology; History of Christianity. 11426 words.

This chapter explores the character of Calvin’s prophetic authority by examining his involvement with the French Wars of Religion. Calvin began training and sending ministers into France in...

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The Catholic Church and its Mission

Gerald O’Collins, S.J. and Mario Farrugia, S.J..

in Catholicism

December 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity; Christian Theology. 16168 words.

By gathering disciples and calling ‘the twelve’, Jesus created some minimal organization, which grew after Pentecost into the ‘one, holy, catholic, and apostolic’ Church of the...

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Catholic Moral Life and Teaching

Gerald O’Collins, S.J. and Mario Farrugia, S.J..

in Catholicism

December 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity; Christian Theology. 12959 words.

This chapter begins by tracing developments in Catholic moral teaching—from Jesus, Paul, Augustine, Gregory the Great, and Thomas Aquinas, through to Vatican II and its moral ‘Magna Carta’,...

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Catholicism

Gerald O'Collins, S. J. and Mario Farrugia, S. J..

December 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Book. Subjects: History of Christianity; Christian Theology. 448 pages.

After two chapters on the rise and history of Catholic Christianity, the book explains systematically how the beliefs and practices of Catholicism came to be what they are. A chapter on...

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The Charismatic Church

Ian Ker.

in Newman on Vatican II

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity; Christian Theology. 9247 words.

The rediscovery of the charismatic dimension of the Church in the first two chapters of Lumen Gentium has been distorted or neglected after Vatican II, but Newman, both as an Anglican and a...

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Christianity and History

Andrew Meszaros.

in The Prophetic Church

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity; Christian Theology. 16989 words.

Chapter 4 seeks to continue unpacking the relationship between the two overarching themes of the book: the subject and history. The first section discusses the subject as a historian, and...

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Christological Exegesis and the Interpretation of Metaphors in Old Testament Prophecy

G. Sujin Pak.

in The Reformation of Prophecy

July 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity; Christian Theology. 20186 words.

In identifying the history of Christ and the Gospel as the prime content of sacred history, Luther exhibited widespread Christological exegesis of the Old Testament prophets. Calvin read...

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Common Priesthood in the Early English Reformation

Malcolm B. Yarnell III.

in Royal Priesthood in the English Reformation

December 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity; Christian Theology. 17381 words.

Discussions of royal priesthood in the early English Reformation revolved around the doctrine’s potentially volatile social consequences. Erasmus prepared for more radical applications...

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Conclusion

Ian Ker.

in Newman on Vatican II

August 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity; Christian Theology. 1030 words.

Newman was repeatedly asked without success to attend Vatican I as a theological adviser. His absence was felt then as much as his presence was felt at Vatican II, where he would have...

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Conclusion

Andrew Meszaros.

in The Prophetic Church

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Christianity; Christian Theology. 1588 words.

The concluding reflections defend the necessity and efficaciousness of doctrine. The doctrine of the incarnation is key to understanding how the human milieu can be an efficacious...

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