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The beginnings of American theology : John Cotton, Thomas Hooker, Thomas Shepard and Peter Bulkeley

Author: James William Jones
Publisher: Providence : Brown University, 1970.
Dissertation: Ph. D. Brown University 1970
Series: Religion in America.
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Named Person: John Cotton; Thomas Hooker; Thomas Shepard; Peter Bulkeley; Peter Bulkeley; John Cotton; Thomas Hooker; Thomas Shepard
Material Type: Thesis/dissertation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James William Jones
OCLC Number: 2636267
Reproduction Notes: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich., University Microfilms, 1976. 1 reel. 35 mm. (Religion in America, Reel 22:1).
Description: vi, 346 leaves ; 1970
Contents: I. John Cotton --
Part one --
Early writings --
Christocentrism mitigated --
Contractualism --
Conditional Reprobation and Christocentrism --
Synergism and the Holy spirit --
Preparation and the place of the law --
The first use of the law --
the order of conversion --
The first use of the law --
The order of conversion --
the third use of the law and sanctification --
The Christian life --
The covenants --
In Perkins --
In Ames --
In relation to Miller's thesis --
Part two: Mature writings --
Increased Christocentrism --
Preparation and the order of conversion --
The nature of faith --
In Perkins --
In Ames --
Synergism, effectual calling, and a passive faith --
The place of the law and sanctification --
Part three: Later writings --
The covenant: the will of man and the sovereignty of God --
Union with Christ and the Holy Spirit II. Thomas Hooker --
Christocentrism affirmed --
Christocentrism: The atonement --
The Anselmic model --
The ontological model --
Christocentrism: Union with Christ --
Preparation --
The nature of preparation --
The law of sanctification --
Christocentric preparation: five issues --
In Perkins --
In Ames --
The covenant and the nature of faith --
Synergism and the church ordinances --
In Perkins --
In Ames --
Hooker's volitionalism and Miller's thesis --
III. Thomas Shepherd --
The contexts of theology --
Christocentrism: The atonement --
Theocentrism: creation and providence --
Preparation --
The nature of preparation, relation to Cotton --
Christocentric preparation and Miller's thesis --
Synergism and inherent graces --
The covenant: Unconditional conditions --
The ambiguous nature of faith --
Faith and humiliation --
Faith and humiliation --
Faith and preparation --
Effectual calling --
The Spirit and His activity --
Faith as a condition or instrument --
Faith as union --
Justification, sanctification, and assurance --
Shepard's relation to Miller's thesis --
IV. Peter Bulkeley --
The covenant of grace opened --
the covenant of grace closed --
Contractualism --
Inherent graces and habits of faith --
Anthropocentrism and Miller's thesis --
V. The Antinomian controversy --
Preparation and Christocentrism --
Christocentrism: The order of salvation --
Christocentrism: Christ in Himself, Christ in men --
Sanctification, justification --
And the Holy Spirit --
Sanctification, free grace and the covenant of works --
The witness of the Spirit --
Inherent graces --
The nature of faith --
Summary --
VI. Abel being dead, yet speaketh --
Theocentrism and anthropocentrism --
The nature of faith: Two strands of Puritanism --
The nature of faith: Anthropological locus --
The relation of the divine and human will: The divine purpose --
The relation of the divine and human will: The problem of freedom --
Summary.
Series Title: Religion in America.
Responsibility: James William Jones III.

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