Archive Michael Lynch Reformed Irenicism Sacred Doctrine

An Apology for John Davenant: Answering an Acrimonious Critic

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Synod of Dort. Thus, I was not surprised to come across another article on its Canons. I am always one who is encouraged to find popular Reformed authors defending the Reformed confessions of the 16th and 17th centuries. In fact, if there is one document which defines […]

Archive Nota Bene Steven Wedgeworth

Introductions to Hypothetical Universalism

Our friend Michael Lynch is studying at Calvin Seminary and quickly positioning himself as one of the world’s foremost experts on Hypothetical Universalism. You can listen to a lecture he gave on the topic for the Junius Institute here. He’ll be giving another talk, this time focusing on Davenant, at 3:30pm (Eastern) today, and you […]

Archive Ecclesiastical Polity Sacred Doctrine Steven Wedgeworth

John Davenant, the Saumur Theology, and Reformed Identity

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 […]