The purpose of this dissertation is to construct a bridge between the Middle Ages and the Reformation by comparing Scholastic (Nominalistic) views of God and covenant with those of Calvinistic theology in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Both traditions are seen to emphasize the freedom of a divine will which subsumes the work of Christ under its acceptance or intent, imputes righteousness to a sinner who has not been made righteous, and, what is of most concern to our study, rewards a subject ex pacto (from covenant) beyond what would be otherwise due through strict justice. Beside this principal concern over the relationship between Scholastic and Calvinistic doctrines of covenant, a secondary blessing is procured as a history of the covenant during the period in question, even regardless of its specific connection to the problem at hand.
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«...the book is well written, and even if one has only an elementary knowledge of the divine voluntarism of nominalism, it is easy reading. ...because the development of covenant theology is important both in the western tradition as well as in how we approach the Bible, such a book is desperately needed.» (Robert C. Doyle, Reformed Theological Review)
«This is a work of immense importance, not only in laying bare the formative roots of the theology of many of us in Protestant evangelicalism today but also as a further step in the mutual recognition and understanding between the varieties of covenant and dispensational theologians... This work is a veritable library of the development of Reformed thought in its relation to scholasticism.» (John D. Morrison, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society)
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Book Description Lang, Peter Bern, 01.08.1988., 1988. Book Condition: Sehr gut. 418 Seiten Sehr frisches Exemplar. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 608 22,4 x 15,5 x 2,5 cm, Taschenbuch. Bookseller Inventory # 61969