After Calvin: Studies in the Development of a Theological Tradition

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This is a sequel to Richard Muller's The Unaccomodated Calvin OUP 2000). In the previous book, Muller attempted to situate Calvin's theological work in their historical context and to strip away various twentieth-century theological grids that have clouded our perceptions of the work of the Reformer. In the present book, Muller carries this approach forward, with the goal of overcoming a series of nineteenth- and twentieth-century theological frameworks characteristic of much of the scholarship on Reformed orthodoxy, or what might be called "Calvinism after Calvin."
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"Muller's book is well worth reading for anyone interested in the history of Reformed Theology and for clarity on numerous issues in its theological heritage...this book is a clear refutation in certain areas of the older scholarship, which sought to drive a wedge between Calvin and Reformed Scholasticism."--Journal of Northwest Theological Seminary

"As usual, Muller's scholarship is impeccable. This will be the standard woek on the scholarship of the two periods for some time." --Religious Studies Review

"The program argued for in After Calvin is sane, thorough, balanced, and careful....Muller's concern for things like context, genre, and understanding of relevant concepts surely brings intelligence and clarity to the treatment of the transition from the Reformation to the post-Reformation periods and exposes problems inherent in some earlier treatments."--Sixteenth Century Journal

"A valuable overview of the best work being done in the area of Protestant scholasticism to date."--Renaissance Quarterly

"[Muller's] mastery of these sources is on full display here. His powerful presentations make his voice now the dominant one in assessing the period 'after Calvin.'"--Theological Studies

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Table of Contents

1 Approaches to Post-Reformation Protestantism: Reframing the Historiographical Question 3
Pt. I Reframing the Phenomenon-Definition, Method, and Assessment
2 Scholasticism and Orthodoxy in the Reformed Tradition: Definition and Method 25
3 Ad fontes argumentorum: The Sources of Reformed Theology in the Seventeenth Century 47
4 Calvin and the "Calvinists": Assessing Continuities and Discontinuities between the Reformation and Orthodoxy, Part 1 63
5 Calvin and the "Calvinists": Assessing Continuities and Discontinuities between the Reformation and Orthodoxy, Part 2 81
Pt. II Scholastic Protestantism - Foundational Perspectives
6 Calling, Character, Piety, and Learning: Paradigms for Theological Education in the Era of Protestant Orthodoxy 105
7 Vera Philosophia cum sacra Theologia nusquam pugnat: Keckermann on Philosophy, Theology, and the Problem of Double Truth 122
8 Scholasticism Protestant and Catholic: Francis Turretin on the Object and Principles of Theology 137
9 The Debate over the Vowel Points and the Crisis in Orthodox Hermeneutics 146
10 Henry Ainsworth and the Development of Protestant Exegesis in the Early Seventeenth Century 156
11 The Covenant of Works and the Stability of Divine Law in Seventeenth-Century Reformed Orthodoxy: A Study in the Theology of Herman Witsius and Wilhelmus a Brakel 175
Afterword 191
Notes 195
Index 259
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