Theology and Piety in the Reformed Thought of William Perkins and John Preston (Distinguished Dissertations)

Theology and Piety in the Reformed Thought of William Perkins and John Preston (Distinguished Dissertations)

By: Young Jae Timothy Song (author)Hardback

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This study seeks to identify the "loci" motifs in the federal thought of two eminent Puritans, William Perkins and John Preston, and thereby present Puritan "loci" federalism as a biblically sanctioned alternative to the historical method. It reinterprets the diversity within the Reformed Federal thought based on a methodological distinction of loci/history rather than a dogmatic division of grace/ethics.


Introduction: interpretations of puritan federalism - two tradition theory; single tradition theory; diversity within unity theory; evaluation; Loci approach. Loci federalism of William Perkins: system and history in federalism; two biblical patterns of federalism; William Perkins and English federalism; covenant and Ordo Salutis; decree and covenant; unity of law and grace ramism and covenant. System and piety in William Perkins: piety and system; covenant and casuistry; conscience and decree; conscience and covenant; Loci federalism and casuistry; covenant and sacraments; immanence of Ex Opere Operato; transcendence of ex Opere Operantis; Operato-in-Operantis; covenant and assurance; transcendence of faith immanence of assurance; covenant and law; transcendence of grace; immanence of law; covenant and preparation; transcendence of effectual call; immanence of general call. federal thought of John Preston - a flowering of Perkinsian synthesis: system and history; Perkins and Preston covenant as outward means of decree covenant and Ordo Salutis; predestination and preparation; double decree; gospel and decree; generality of gospel call; bilateral covenant; grace and law; summary of Preston's federal thought. Conclusion; bibliography.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773422391
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 254
  • ID: 9780773422391
  • ISBN10: 0773422390

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