Arminius on the Assurance of Salvation: The Context, Roots, by Keith D. Stanglin

By Keith D. Stanglin

Even though scholarship has taken care of, at the one hand, a few features of Jacobus Arminius' theology, and nevertheless, the doctrine of insurance within the Reformed theologians of early Protestant orthodoxy, however right cognizance has now not but been given to the intersection of those themes: Arminius' doctrine of insurance. With particular realization to formerly ignored basic assets, this e-book bargains stimulating insights into the tutorial context of Arminius, and, besides a comparative research of his colleagues at Leiden collage, explores new horizons in his doctrines of salvation and coverage. Arminius' look for precise coverage of salvation emerges as a decisive consider his well-known dissent from Reformed theology.

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20 The curators wanted Arminius to be the replacement for Junius. Many inÁuential people supported this decision, including Johannes Uytenbogaert, Arminius’s good friend and pastor in The Hague and future Remonstrant leader. However, Arminius’s imminent arrival drew opposition from several ministers. More importantly, his proposed appointment was opposed by his step-uncle Kuchlinus, the regent of the Staten College. Speaking before the curators, Kuchlinus exclaimed, “Pray, what shall I, an old man, do?

The word ƣȸƵɝƪƧưƳ is not mentioned, but it could come up in objections to thesis iv on the fons divinitatis, or a number of other places. In LA, p. 262, C. Brandt then mentions this disputation on the person of the Son separately. The best solution is to see this controversy beginning with Disp. pub. V in 1605, with Arminius then reporting it in the 1606 letter, a comment probably due to the increasing chatter among the students, conÀrmed by Arminius’s repeated defenses in his Ànal years. 59 Dec.

33 Ep. ecc. 74, p. 141. 34 Exam. Gom. See also his description of Gomarus’s disputation in Ep. ecc. 74, p. 141. 35 Arminius and Gomarus, Twee disputatien vande goddeliicke predestinatie (Leiden, 1610). 31 arminius and his academic context 27 being prompted by Arminius, and Gomarus then defended his own theses against the objections. 36 About this same time, Kuchlinus was taking action of his own against Arminius’s teachings. ”37 Consistent with his statement before the curators that he did not want his students to hear Arminius, Kuchlinus moved to change the hour of his own lectures on the Belgic Confession to eight in the morning, the same hour as Arminius’s lectures.

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