Reformation and Scholasticism: An Ecumenical Enterprise

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Historical theologians have commonly held that no close connection exists between the two major intellectual movements of the sixteenth century -- the Reformation and Protestant Scholasticism. Recent scholarship, however, has brought to light a number of theological misconceptions and historical inaccuracies, leading some researchers to claim that Scholasticism is not a betrayal but a continuation of the Reformation heritage.

This book brings together papers by thirteen highly ...

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Historical theologians have commonly held that no close connection exists between the two major intellectual movements of the sixteenth century -- the Reformation and Protestant Scholasticism. Recent scholarship, however, has brought to light a number of theological misconceptions and historical inaccuracies, leading some researchers to claim that Scholasticism is not a betrayal but a continuation of the Reformation heritage.

This book brings together papers by thirteen highly respected European and American church historians presented during a colloquium at Utrecht University. These essays focus on both the backward-looking relationship between the Reformation and Medieval Scholasticism and the forward-looking relationship between the Reformation and Protestant Scholasticism.

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Willem J. van Asselt and Eef Dekker are faculty members at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. Dr. van Asselt is lecturer in church history and Dr. Dekker is lecturer in philosophical theology. Both have been widely published in the academic community.

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Table of Contents

Series Preface 7
Contributors 8
Abbreviations 9
Introduction 11
Pt. 1 General Discussion
1 The Problem of Protestant Scholasticism - A Review and Definition 45
2 Wittenberga contra Scholasticos 65
3 Reformation and Scholasticism 79
Pt. 2 Scholasticism and Middle Ages
4 Scholasticism and Reformation 99
5 Thomism in Zanchi's Doctrine of God 121
Pt. 3 Counter-Reformation and Post-Reformation Scholasticism
6 An Ecumenical Debate between Reformation and Counter-Reformation? Bellarmine and Ames on liberum arbitrium 141
7 Traces of the Rise of Reformed Scholasticism in the Polemical Theologian William Whitaker (1548-1595) 155
Pt. 4 Samples of Reformed Scholasticism
8 John Owen: A Reformed Scholastic at Oxford 181
9 Gisbertus Voetius (1589-1676): Basic Features of His Doctrine of God 205
10 Gocceius Anti-Scholasticus? 227
11 Puritan Theology as Historical Event: A Linguistic Approach to the Ecumenical Context 253
Pt. 5 Scholasticism and Present-Day Theology
12 Scholasticism and Contemporary Systematic Theology 277
13 Scholasticism and Hermeneutics 295
Index 307
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2001

    Highly recommended for all students of Church History

    Reformation and Scholasticism brings together papers presented at a colloquium in May 1997 at Utrecht University by thirteen highly respected European and American church historians, including Dr. Willem van Asselt, Dr. Cornelis Augustijn, Dr. Andreas J. Beck, Dr. Frits G. M. Boreyer, Dr. Luco J. van den Brom, Dr. Eef Dekker, Dr. Harm Goris, Dr. Bernt Loonstra, Dr. Richard A. Muller, Dr. Sebastian Rehnman, Dr. Willem van't Spijker, Dr. Carl Trueman and Dr. Antonie Vos. These essays focus on both the backward-looking relationship between the Reformation and Medieval Scholasticism and the forward-looking relationship between the Reformation and Protestant Scholasticism. Historical theologians have commonly held that no close connection exists between the two major intellectual movements of the sixteenth century--Reformation and Calvinist Scholasticism. Recent scholarship, however, has brought to light a number of theological misconceptions and historical inaccuracies leading some researchers to claim that Calvinist Scholasticism is not a betrayal, but a continuation of the heritage of the Reformation. This collection of recent scholarship provides important considerations for scholars, students, and historians of the Reformation and the sixteen and seventeenth centuries.

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