All Blog Posts With Tag: predestination
The doctrine of election is a controversial doctrine that is rooted in Pauline theology (and the Mark-Matthew tradition), initially developed by Augustine's doctrine of predestination and later developed by John Calvin's doctrine of double predestination. Traditionally, the doctrine of election begins with God's pre-temporal absolute decree (decretum absolutum) that sorts […]
In Karl Barth's Doctrine of Election, Jesus Christ is the only elected individual, and no other individual is elected like Jesus (Act 4:12), but in him (c.f. Eph 1:4) all people are included in his election (1 Cor 15:22). Since Barth was not a Universalist, this syllogism indicates that there may be individuals […]
In 1922, Karl Barth loved John Calvin so much that he wrote a letter to his friend Eduard Thurneysen to confess that he could spent the rest of his life with Calvin alone! (♥) This short letter, which I've quoted below, has become so famous that anytime Calvin and […]
Orthodox and Modern: Studies in the Theology of Karl Barth, by Bruce L. McCormack
Friedrich Schleiermacher was a Calvinist, and although he is known as the father of Liberal Protestantism for his definition of god as "a feeling of absolute dependence", he was nevertheless a Calvinist and John Calvin was his […]
Saint Caesarius of Arles presided overthe Second Council of Orange 529 A.D.
The Second Council of Orange (529A.D.) is an anomaly in Denzinger's Sources of Catholic Dogma because it is a surprising twist and turn where not only the Pelagians are anathamized, but also the Semi-pelagians! The Second Council of Orange was […]