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Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Historical Theology

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Deuteronomy 7:7-8; Matthew 18:20;


In order to discuss intelligently the peculiar form which the Calvinistic Theology assumed in America, and to which it later developed, it obviously becomes necessary to set up a standard by which the American form of Calvinism is to be judged. It is the object of this paper to show, after a fashion, to what extent the theologians of New England of the 17th and 18th centuries deviated from Old Calvinism. For this purpose we must dwell briefly on the work of the Reformer, John Calvin, and on the chief tenets of the Calvinistic or Reformed Theology. In respect to John Calvin's place in the work of the Reformation, probably the line of least resistance for the potential Lutheran theologian would be, to set up a contrast between Calvin and Luther. We shall proceed to do that.

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