Archive Nota Bene Steven Wedgeworth

Calvin: Pastors Are Like Blind Isaac

Calvin’s commentary on Genesis 27 is full of intriguing observations, and I would like to give a more full treatment of them at a later time. But for now, this part was too good to pass up. Explaining how it is that God would use Isaac’s blindness and ignorance to transmit the blessing of the […]

Archive Nota Bene Philosophy Steven Wedgeworth

Thomism or Calvinism?

Too often historians and philosophers will use the terms “Thomism” and “Calvinism” as contraries. While there are certain important points of difference between individual Thomists and Calvinists (isn’t that about the blandest of qualifications?), when it comes to the question of divine sovereignty and foreordination, the difference really is non-existent. To demonstrate, I only ask […]