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Calvin Today: Reformed Theology and the Future of the Church

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However, Henry allowed few doctrinal changes and very little changed in the religious life of the common English worshipper. So the question that needs to be examined here is: Why would the staff of a Reformed pastor, who refers to himself as a Calvinist, even want us reading a likely unregenerate—and unquestionably highly ecumenical—Quaker mystic to learn about Christian spirituality? But far greater than its effect on literature or social phrase was the effect of the Bible on the character of the people at large. .. (Hist. of the English People, chap. viii, 1).

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The Church Transforming: What's Next for the Reformed

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I will treat the terms “Reformed” and “Calvinist” as being synonymous. There is no doubt that Augustine, bishop of Hippo (354-430AD) became the major theological 'heavyweight' whose writings largely influenced and fashioned not only Roman Catholicism, but also Protestantism, and - through that route - modern evangelicalism. Church attendance in France is among the lowest in the world, with surveys showing that only about 5% of the total population, i.e. less than 10% of those who are nominally Catholics, now attend weekly mass....

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The Young Man's Guide to the Harmonious Development of

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There are only a relative handful of evangelicals (conservative and progressive) who challenge the system of increasingly harsh sentencing. That doesn't mean they'll focus solely on saving souls, but the increasing concern will be how to keep secularism out of church, not stop it altogether. The law tells God’s children what will please their heavenly Father. Eastern Orthodoxy should not be considered either a unified church or a Protestant deriviative.

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Select Writings of William Cunningham

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Sproul, “Willing to Believe: The Controversy Over Free Will” (fifth printing). Waldensians and Anglicans are Protestants in the Reform tradition. Protestant consciousness (and, with it, distinctive confessional identities) was probably the achievement of the seventeenth century, rather than the sixteenth century. Protestants generally trace their separation from the Roman Catholic Church to the 1500's, which is sometimes called the magisterial Reformation because it initially proposed numerous radical revisions of the doctrinal standards of the Roman Catholic Church (called the magisterium).

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The New Life in Christ Jesus

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Mell found it in a sad state of confusion. God’, grace. therefore, is invincible; it never fails to result in the salvation of those to whom it is extended. And around 1500, a couple of the sailors, named Luther and Calvin and Knox, said hey, there're so many barnacles on the ship that we'd better scrape them off before the ship sinks. Protestantism has no way of settling doctrinal issues definitively. In a letter of 21 May 1515 to Leo X, Erasmus declared his intention to encourage the re-emergence of Jerome as the Christian theologian.

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Westminster Larger Catechism

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It is aesthetic as well—not just a matter of topics and themes, but something woven into her style: the luminosity of her carefully crafted sentences, the attentive attention to detail, the respect with which she describes the small movements of character and conversation. Romeyn's credentials and to install him as pastor on the last Tuesday in May. Compare the Vulgate Latin translation from the middle of the second century, (universally received by the Church at that time and declared as authentic by the Council of Trent) to translations of Scripture Protestant churches use today.

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THE NECESSITY OF ATONEMENT AND THE CONSISTENCY BETWEEN THAT

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The upshot of Luther's theses was that Christians are saved by faith, and faith alone, and that no amount of works (including the purchase of indulgences) made any difference at all. Arminianism is based on theological ideas of the Dutch Reformed theologian Jacobus Arminius (1560–1609) and his historic supporters known as Remonstrants. Five percent agree a person can lose their salvation. "There appears to be a lot of concern among Southern Baptist pastors on the impact of Calvinism, but the beliefs in these doctrines, at least measured by these questions, show quite a mix of beliefs," Stetzer said.

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Christianity and Liberalism

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Khoo quotes Matt. 1:21, which says Jesus will "save His people from their sins," but this does not say that Jesus died for the elect only. "His people" here refers to the Jews, and we know that Jesus did not die only for the Jews. Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained." Leithart’s project as a whole, this way of looking at things is already deeply in accord with the best of what he has to say.

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Christ's Churches Purely Reformed: A Social History of

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Martin Luther (1483–1546) — In 1517, nails his 95 Theses onto a Wittenberg Church door. In turn, Pareto also, with some sarcasm, predicts that modern official Catholicism will continue to be repressive or theocratic by predicting that “our neo-Catholics would be liable to send [Galileo] back to prison right away!” [8] Popper (1973:268) describes political anti-egalitarianism as authoritarian and “just criminal”, even ultimately used to “justify murder”, in that it provides a “justification of the attitude that different categories of people have different rights; that the master has the right to enslave the slave; that some men have the right to use others as their tools.” [9] Breen and Jonsson (2005:233-4) review and find that comparative empirical analyses of inter-generational (father-to-son) income mobility “show the United States to be noticeably more rigid than the countries with which it has been compared (mostly the Nordic countries).” For example, they cite the findings that father-to-son correlations (or elasticities) are 0.45 in the US (and England), while 0.13 in Sweden, 0.28 in Finland, and 0.34 in Germany.

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An Exposition of Hebrews (Unabridged)

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One of his most often quoted statements on page 87 is "often I don't think Jesus would be caught dead as a Christian where he physically here today." But McLaren has such a way of cutting right to the heart of issues very directly and simply, but doing it in a gentle and loving way. "A Generous Orthodoxy" is really about why labels are too limiting - and when we accept a label and claim it as defining us, we are almost always selling ourselves short. This is the only way to create the world that Jesus told us we should seek: In building this inclusive community, the Protestant Church plays a vital, if provisional, role.

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