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Scholasticism Protestant and Catholic: Medieval Sources and Methods in Seventeenth Century Reformed Thought

By W.J. van Asselt


It is a curious phenomenon that the post-Reformation period of Reformed theology is one of the least known in the history of Christian thought and, at the same time a period in the interpretation of which there are many hidden agendas. The former is primarily due to the fact that Post-Reformation Reformed theology for too long has been a victim of the attempt of modern historians and theologians to claim the Reformers as the forerunners of modernity, whereas post-Reformation theology itself was presented as a highly obscure period characterized by the return of medieval dialectic and Aristotelian logic to the Protestant classroom and, therefore, as a distortion or perversion of Reformation theology

Topics: Godgeleerdheid
Year: 2004
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