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Philosophical and theological treatises of William Ames

Author: William Ames; Lee W Gibbs
Publisher: Lewiston, NY : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2013.
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This volume is a translation from Latin into English of some of the most important shorter philosophical and theological treatises of the English Puritan, William Ames (1575-1633), better known in Europe by his Latin name, Guilielmus Amesius and justifiably called "the spiritual father of the New England churches."
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Named Person: William Ames; William Ames
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Ames; Lee W Gibbs
ISBN: 077344324X 9780773443242
OCLC Number: 841229114
Description: xviii, 407 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Life and works --
Two major foci of Ames's thought: Ramism and Calvinism --
Influence in America --
Technometry --
Another delineation of technometry --
Theological disputation against metaphysics --
Theological disputation against ethics --
Demonstration of true logic --
Logical theses --
The preface to English Puritanism --
Sermon on first Corinthians 2: 4-5 --
Theological assertions concerning the light of nature and of grace --
Disputation repeated and vindicated concerning the nature of true faith --
Four academic orations delivered at the University of Franeker: Urim and Thummin, inaugural oration when Ames was installed as professor of theology. An exhortation (Paranesis) to the students of theology. for Christ and the Church, the inaugural oration when Ames was inducted to the honorary Office of Rector Magnificus. The watchman on the wall, inaugural oration delivered when Ames handed on his Office of Rector Magnificus to his Successor.
Responsibility: edited, translated, with introduction and notes by Lee W. Gibbs ; with a foreword by Rudolph P. Almasy.

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