Geoffrey Parker, writing at The Chronicle of Higher Education, points out that quite aside from questions of climate change caused by man, the world has grand seasons and, as always, the 17th century has grand lessons; in this case, the teacher is Tokugawa, Japan.
Over at the Junius Institute, Todd Rester provides a brief biography of the Institute’s namesake: Franciscus Junius (1545–1602) is a significant figure in the development of Reformed theology in the era of early Reformed orthodoxy. Junius studied under John Calvin in Geneva, pastoring churches throughout Europe and serving on the theological faculties of two of […]
Eric Nelson writes of the close identity between Erastians and Hebraists among 17th-cent. English Protestants: The troika of Hebraism, Erastianism, and toleration, forged so powerfully in the Dutch Remonstrant controversy, would resurface almost identically in the ecclesiological debates surrounding the English Revolution. When the Westminster Assembly of Divines convened in July of 1643 (in defiance […]
It is common to hear of ecumenical dialogue between Anglicans and Orthodox. Unfortunately, this now is usually a one-sided conversation, with certain Anglicans trying mightily to show their Eastern credentials. Some even cite the Anglican Reformers’ dialogue with the Orthodox and use of the church fathers as evidence for the specious claim that the Anglicans […]