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Published: 08 May 2014

256 Pages


ISBN: 9780198708254

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Aquinas and Calvin on Romans

God's Justification and Our Participation

Charles Raith II

  • Analyzes a medieval and a Reformation era commentary on Romans, contributing to understanding the reception history of Paul's letter to the Romans
  • Reveals that Calvin's criticisms of the schoolmen fail to find a target in Aquinas's thought, clarifing the relationship of Calvin to his scholastic predecessors
  • Illuminates the both the participatory and nonparticipatory dimensions of Calvin's soteriology, providing an alternate voice among recent scholarship highlighting Calvin's participatory theology and illustrating how Aquinas can enhance Calvin's thought
  • Revisits Calvin's criticisms of the Council of Trent, investigating the scriptural basis for Calvin's criticisms of Trent and how his nonparticipatory thought contributes to these criticisms
  • Contributes both historically and ecumenically by clarifying the relationship between Aquinas's and Calvin's thought on the book of Romans

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