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Drawing on scholarly literature, three decades of fieldwork, and ample historical documents-most of which have never before been made accessible to English-speaking readers-this is the first book to offer a comprehensive look at this unlikely linguistic success story.
Sympathetic Puritans places sympathy at the heart of Puritanism and challenges the literary history of sentimentalism. It argues that a Calvinist theology of fellow feeling shaped the politics, religion, rhetoric, and literature of seventeenth-century New England, influencing the development of American culture.
In the Enlightenments it was often argued that moral conduct, rather than adherence to theological doctrine, was the true measure of religious belief. The author argues that this "enlightened" emphasis on conduct in religion relied less on arguments from reason alone than has been believed.
This title explores organic motif found throughout the writings of Dutch Calvinist theologian Herman Bavinck. Noting that Bavinck uses this motif at key points in the most important loci of theology, it seems that one cannot read him without particular attention to his motif of choice.
God is a Communicative Being: Divine Communicativeness and Harmony in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards
A fresh macroscopic look at Edwards describing his distinctive theology divine communicativeness and lifelong project the interpretation of harmony.
This is an English-language biography of the highly influential and astonishingly multifaceted Abraham Kuyper 1837-1920 - theologian, minister, newspaper editor, educational innovator, politician, Calvinist reformer, and prime minister of the Netherlands from 1901 to 1905.