Reformed thought on freedom the concept of free choice in early modern reformed theology

Introduction -- Free choice : the fate of the reformed tradition -- Continuity of medieval method in post-Reformation reformed theology -- The nature and genres of reformed scholastic texts -- Reverent exposition -- Conceptual analysis -- Different genres -- Clarification of terms and concepts -- On...

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Other Authors: Asselt, Willem J. van 1946-2014
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Grand Rapids, Mich. Baker Academic 2010
Series/Journal:Texts and studies in Reformation and post-Reformation thought
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Reformed theology / Free will
Further subjects:B Collection of essays
B Liberty Religious aspects Christianity History of doctrines
B Reformed Church Doctrines
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Summary:Introduction -- Free choice : the fate of the reformed tradition -- Continuity of medieval method in post-Reformation reformed theology -- The nature and genres of reformed scholastic texts -- Reverent exposition -- Conceptual analysis -- Different genres -- Clarification of terms and concepts -- Ontological concepts -- Anthropological terms -- Logical distinctions -- Survey of chosen texts -- Always free, but not always good : Girolamo Zanchi (1516-1590) on free will -- Translation of the texts -- The free choice of our first parents before the fall -- Free will in unregenerated man after the first sin -- Structure of the text -- Terminological clarification -- Nature and object of free will -- Different kinds of freedom -- Freedom and necessity -- Free will in the different states -- Zanchi's final definition -- Evaluation : Zanchi's place in the tradition -- An image of its maker : theses on freedom of Franciscus Junius (1545-1602) -- Translation of the text -- Structure of the text -- Terminological clarification -- The subject of free choice (theses 2-7) -- The proper attribute of free choice (theses 8-16) -- Analogical attribution of freedom to the will (theses 13-16) -- The definition of free choice -- The subject of free choice -- The object of free choice -- The act of free choice : explaining freedom -- Application of the definition to various subjects -- God as subject of free choice (theses 25-29) -- Man and angels (theses 30-58) -- Free choice of man before the fall (theses 30-37) -- The three states after the fall -- State of corruption (theses 43-49) -- State of regeneration (theses 50-57) -- State of glory (thesis 58) -- Undisputed freedom : a disputation of Franciscus Gomarus (1563-1641) -- Translation of the text -- Structure of the text -- The definition of free choice -- Free choice in its four states -- Free choice before the fall -- Free choice after the fall and before conversion -- Free choice in conversion -- Free choice after conversion -- Evaluation : Gomarus' s place in the tradition -- The will as master of its own act : a disputation rediscovered of Gisbertus Voetius (1589-1676) on freedom of will -- Translation of the text -- Structure of the text -- Definition of freedom by the Jesuits -- Definition of freedom by Voetius -- Compatibility of the essence of freedom with hypothetical necessity -- Hypothetical necessity arising from the divine decree -- Hypothetical necessity arising from the physical premotion -- Hypothetical necessity arising from the practical judgment of the intellect -- Beyond indifference : an elenctic locus on free choice by Francesco Turrettini (1623-1687) -- Translation of the text -- Structure of the text -- Freedom and necessity -- Will and intellect -- Structural freedom -- Statebound freedom -- Clear and distinct freedom : a compendium of Bernardinus de Moor (1709-1780) in a cartesian context -- Translation of the texts -- The compendium of Christian theology of John Marck -- The continuous commentary by Bernardinus de Moor -- Structure of the text -- Essential and accidental freedom -- The faculties of the soul -- The judgment of the intellect -- Intellect and will -- Freedom as autonomy or absolute indifference -- Freedom as rational spontaneity -- Necessity and freedom
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:080103521X