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Arminian 'covenant' theology

Discussion in 'Church History' started by Poimen, Oct 12, 2005.

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  1. Poimen

    Poimen Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Do you know of any resources that detail the classical Arminian (Remonstrant) view(s) on the covenant? Considering the fact that Arminianism came out of the Reformed churches, it seems likely to me that they held to some kind of covenant theology.
     
  2. Poimen

    Poimen Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    According to Dr. Clark, the Arminians rejected the Covenant of Works, but I wonder what their articulation of the covenant of grace and covenant of redemption would be?

    http://spindleworks.com/library/CR/clark.htm


    [Edited on 10-12-2005 by poimen]
     
  3. PuritanCovenanter

    PuritanCovenanter Moderator Staff Member

    Well, since they don't believe in Predestination and deny irresistible grace I bet you would find their argument to go along the lines of Arminius or Erasmus.
     
  4. PuritanCovenanter

    PuritanCovenanter Moderator Staff Member

    They would have to deny Covenant Theology.

    [Edited on 10-12-2005 by puritancovenanter]
     
  5. Poimen

    Poimen Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    Yes and no. I assume they would have affirmed a covenant theology but denied Reformed covenant theology.
     
  6. R. Scott Clark

    R. Scott Clark Puritan Board Senior

    Daniel,

    See Richard A. Muller, "The Federal Motif in Seventeenth Century Arminian Theology," Nederlands Archief voor Kerkengescheidnis 62 (1982): 102-22

    You can probably get it through inter-library loan. Most public libraries do this at no additional cost (to the taxes you pay already). Failing that, email me and I can perhaps help.

    rsc
     
  7. Poimen

    Poimen Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    You have an e-mail.
     
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    Poimen Puritan Board Post-Graduate

  9. Puritan Sailor

    Puritan Sailor Moderator

    Berkhof has a good review of the Arminian view in his Systematic Theology.
     
  10. Arminius' writings would be a good source as well.
     
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