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Practical Predestinarians in England, c. 1590-1640

Author: Leif Dixon
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2014.
Series: St. Andrews studies in Reformation history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The belief that God eternally and unalterably decrees the election of one part of humankind and the reprobation of the rest has not aged well, but in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the doctrine of predestination was publicised and popularised to an extent unparalleled in the history of Christianity. Why was this? How successfully was the doctrine able to mix with other ideas, and to what effect? And did  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Dixon, Leif.
Practical Predestinarians in England, c. 1590-1640.
Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leif Dixon
ISBN: 9781409463870 1409463877 9781409463863 1409463869
OCLC Number: 863824474
Description: 1 online resource (398 pages).
Contents: Predestination in early modern culture: contexts and concepts --
William Perkins and the search for certainty --
God and godliness in the thought of Richard Greenham and Richard Rogers --
Thomas Wilson: an impractical predestinarian? --
Robert Sanderson and the politics of predestination --
Preaching predestination, c.1603-c.1625 --
The theology of death and dying: predestination versus the ars moriendi?
Series Title: St. Andrews studies in Reformation history.
Responsibility: Leif Dixon.

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The belief that God eternally and unalterably decrees the election of one part of humankind and the reprobation of the rest has not aged well, but in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the  Read more...

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