Anti-Arminians: The Anglican Reformed Tradition from Charles by Stephen Hampton

By Stephen Hampton

This booklet is a examine of the Anglican Reformed culture (often inaccurately defined as Calvinist) after the recovery. Hampton units out to revise our photograph of the theological global of the later Stuart interval. Arguing that the significance of the Reformed theological culture has often been underestimated, his learn issues to a community of conforming reformed theologians which incorporated a number of the such a lot in demand churchmen of the age. Focussing relatively on
what those churchmen contributed in 3 hotly disputed components of doctrine (justification, the Trinity and the divine attributes), he argues that the main major debates in speculative theology after 1662 have been the results of the Anglican Reformed resistance to the turning out to be impact of
continental Arminianism.

Hampton demonstrates the power and suppleness of the Reformed reaction to the constructing Arminian university, and indicates that the Reformed culture remained a conceivable theological choice for Anglicans good into the eighteenth century. This research for this reason presents an important bridge linking the Reformed writes of the Elizabethan and early Stuart classes to the Reformed Evangelicals of the eighteenth century. It additionally indicates that, all through its formative interval, Anglicanism used to be no longer a monolithic
tradition, yet fairly a contested floor among the competing claims of these adhering to the Church of England's Reformed doctrinal background and the insights of these who, to various levels, have been ready to discover new theological avenues.

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