Category Archives: Charles Partee

Responding to a Sleight in Michael Allen’s Book, Sanctification: The Torrances and Charles Partee as Calvin Scrubs

I am continuing to read Michael Allen’s new book, Sanctification. I am going to register a little gripe in regard to what might seem nit-picky, but it bothered me; it’s a rather nerdy-editorial observation, but it says something to me—and … Continue reading

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How John Calvin Found Comfort in Regard to His Physical Frailty and Sicknesses: And Application of that to My Cancer Diagnosis and Human Suffering in General

Sickness, disease, suffering, death, and evil, among other such trifles, are all things that Christians have a capacity to face, before and because of God, with an utter sense of hope and sober trust. Often evil, and all of its … Continue reading

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From “evangelical” Salvation to Evangelical Salvation

[T]he real advance has obviously been made when we come to the INSTITUTIO of 1559, in which unio cum Christo [union with Christ] has become the common denominator under which Calvin tried to range his whole doctrine of the appropriation … Continue reading

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The Imago Dei Imago Christi in the Theology of John Calvin

Here is Charles Partee on Imago Dei (image of God) and Imago Christi (image of Christ) in the theology of John Calvin: Having praised the original creation of human understanding and will, Calvin concludes that God is comprehended in Christ alone (II.6.4) until … Continue reading

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Something Really Important to Understand If You are Going to Read Karl Barth and Thomas Torrance [oh, And Calvin Too!]

… They both were Dialectic Theologians. Which means that they both were willing to live with what Analytical or Scholastic Theologians would consider probable if not necessary contradictions internal to certain held theological trajectories and beliefs. George Hunsinger helps us how to appreciate this when … Continue reading

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John Calvin contra ‘two wills in God’ Methodology

Here is J.K.S. Reid in his Introduction to his translation of John Calvin’s Concerning The Eternal Predestination of God. He is concerned with underscoring Calvin’s procedure of thought and method per his “system” of things. Calvin’s appropriation by the post-Reformed (those who followed Calvin, … Continue reading

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From “Evangelical” Salvation to ‘Evangelical’ Salvation

[T]he real advance has obviously been made when we come to the INSTITUTIO of 1559, in which unio cum Christo [union with Christ] has become the common denominator under which Calvin tried to range his whole doctrine of the appropriation … Continue reading

Posted in 5 Point Calvinism, Charles Partee, Evangelical Calvinism, Historical Theology, John Calvin, Karl Barth, Reformed Theology, Soteriology, Trinity, Vicarious Humanity | 13 Comments