The Peril and Promise of Christian Liberty

Richard Hooker, the Puritans, and Protestant Political Theology

Author: W. Bradford Littlejohn

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 1467447021

Category: Religion

Page: 314

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How do Christians determine when to obey God even if that means disobeying other people? In this book W. Bradford Littlejohn addresses that question as he unpacks the magisterial political-theological work of Richard Hooker, a leading figure in the sixteenth-century English Reformation. Littlejohn shows how Martin Luther and other Reformers considered Christian liberty to be compatible with considerable civil authority over the church, but he also analyzes the ambiguities and tensions of that relationship and how it helped provoke the Puritan movement. The heart of the book examines how, according to Richard Hooker, certain forms of Puritan legalism posed a much greater threat to Christian liberty than did meddling monarchs. In expounding Hooker's remarkable attempt to offer a balanced synthesis of liberty and authority in church, state, and conscience, Littlejohn draws out pertinent implications for Christian liberty and politics today.
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Calvin and the Resignification of the World

Creation, Incarnation, and the Problem of Political Theology in the 1559 ‘Institutes'

Author: Michelle Chaplin Sanchez

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108473040

Category: History

Page: 338

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Provides the first extended study of Calvin's 1559 Institutio in conversation with critical theorists of religion, modernity, sovereignty, and political theology.
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Cultures of Calvinism in Early Modern Europe

Author: Crawford Gribben,Graeme Murdock

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190456302

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Scholars have associated Calvinism with print and literary cultures, with republican, liberal, and participatory political cultures, with cultures of violence and vandalism, enlightened cultures, cultures of social discipline, secular cultures, and with the emergence of capitalism. Reflecting on these arguments, the essays in this volume recognize that Reformed Protestantism did not develop as a uniform tradition but varied across space and time. The authors demonstrate that multiple iterations of Calvinism developed and impacted upon differing European communities that were experiencing social and cultural transition. They show how these different forms of Calvinism were shaped by their adherents and opponents, and by the divergent political and social contexts in which they were articulated and performed. Recognizing that Reformed Protestantism developed in a variety of cultural settings, this volume analyzes the ways in which it related to the multi-confessional cultural environment that prevailed in Europe after the Reformation.
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The Independent

Author: Leonard Bacon,Joseph Parrish Thompson,Richard Salter Storrs,Joshua Leavitt,Henry Ward Beecher,Theodore Tilton,Henry Chandler Bowen,William Hayes Ward,Hamilton Holt,Fabian Franklin,Harold de Wolf Fuller,Christian Archibald Herter

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Minutes

Author: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). General Assembly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

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