From CSL’s Introduction to 16th Century English Literature: Dickens’s Mrs Clennam, trying to expiate her early sin by a long life of voluntary gloom was doing exactly what the first Protestants would have forbidden her to do. They would have thought her whole conception of expiation papistical. On the Protestant view one could not, and […]
In a 2007 article for an Irish Anglican publication, Alister McGrath evaluates the merits of Anglo-Catholicism in light of history and leading contemporary scholarship. He concludes that any narrative which attempts to explain Anglicanism as being an alternative to Protestantism is, “historically indefensible.” Dr. McGrath gives some specific pieces of evidence: Many Anglican writers sympathetic […]
Recently some of our friends and associates got into a minor dust-up over women bishops, intellectual empathy, and the overall posture which conservatives ought to take towards middling-to-liberal evangelicals in their midst. We think there’s something to all of this, but first a little bit of a summary of the events which lead into it.
King James VI of Scotland and I of England has a split reputation among Christians. Some have nearly divinized him because of his association with the Authorized Version of the Bible. Others, typically those taking themselves to be heirs of the stricter Puritans, have reacted strongly against this portrait, going out of their way to […]
As a part of our resourcement project, we have categorized a number of the Reformation churches and schools under the heading “Evangelical Centers of Learning.” Part of our rationale for this approach is our conviction that the identity of the Reformed churches was not simply drawn from abstract theology- not even distinctive theological positions and […]
Anthony Milton includes John Davenant’s “On the controversy among the French Divines” in his The British Delegation and the Synod of Dort (Boydell Press, 2005) 397-402. This is a particularly interesting and helpful source because it shows a classic “Anglican” perspective on issues at the heart of the atonement debate. Written during the Synod of Dort […]