historical theology

  1. B.L.

    Development of the Catholic Mass and Orthodox Divine Liturgy

    Morning Friends, Does anyone know of any resources (printed, audio, electronic) that discusses the elements of the Catholic Mass and the Orthodox Divine Liturgy? I'm specifically looking for something in the historical theology vein that covers liturgical developments and the doctrine/beliefs...
  2. SebastianClinciuJJ

    On the forgivness of post-baptismal sins

    While I was reading Michael Horton's treatment on the history of Justification, I came across Origen's doctrine. Horton writes of Origen's Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans, "When Origen affirms justification by grace (even by the gift of Christ's merits), it is always with respect to sins...
  3. SebastianClinciuJJ

    Was Augustine's doctrine of predestination infra- or supra-?

    Hello, What was St. Augustine's view on this very controversial topic? Basic definitions to work by from Wikipedia: "Supralapsarianism (also called antelapsarianism, pre-lapsarian or prelapsarian) is the view that God's decrees of election and reprobation logically preceded the decree of the...
  4. SebastianClinciuJJ

    Alister McGrath’s interpretation of Augustine

    Hello, I am reading McGrath’s Iustitia Dei and I came across something strange. In his analysis of Augustine’s concept of free will, he writes: “According to Augustine, the act of faith is itself a divine gift, in which God acts upon the rational soul in such a way that it comes to believe...
  5. Travis Fentiman

    Rutherford's Due Right of Presbyteries: Subject Index

    What is the definitive work in Church history arguing and delineating classic presbyterianism? Samuel Rutherford’s The Due Right of Presbyteries. Rutherford answers every detailed point of ecclesiology (things about the Church) that you ever thought of, and many, many more. The problem...
  6. Travis Fentiman

    Resources Available: Historical Theologies

    Historical theology is seeing and analyzing the recognition and development of the doctrines of God's Word through the development of the history of the Church. Historical theology is of the utmost value as most teachings of God's Word have already been hammered out in greater earnestness and...