Bibliography: Christopher Haigh on “Socinians and “Antinomians” in Restoration England

Christopher Haigh, "'Theological wars': 'Socinians' v. 'Antinomians' in Restoration England," Journal of Ecclesiastical History 67:2 (2016), pp. 325-50. Christopher Haigh's most recent publication focuses on exchanges between conformists and nonconformists in the 1660s and 1670s. Appealing for toleration outside the national church (following Owen) or comprehension within it (following Baxter), dissenters were repudiated as antinomians, and responded…

The “Reverend Doctor” John Owen?

“Can any man think that ... I should thank him for calling me 'reverend author' or 'reverend doctor,' or be troubled for his not using these expressions? Can the mind of an honest man be thought to be conversant with such mean and low thoughts? For the title of 'reverend,' I do give him notice that…

Bibliography: De Freitas and Raath on Rutherford and the protection of religious freedom

Shaun de Freitas and Andries Raath, "Samuel Rutherford and the protection of religious freedom in early seventeenth-century Scotland," Westminster Theological Journal 78 (2016), pp. 231-48 [this article is available on open access here] In this article, De Freitas and Raath, who are professors of law at the University of the Free State, South Africa, set out to…

Bibliography: Pederson on “Reformed orthodoxy in Puritanism”

Randall J. Pederson, "Reformed orthodoxy in Puritanism," Perichoresis 14:3 (2016), pp. 45-59. [This essay is available on open access.] Focusing on Richard Baxter, John Goodwin, and John Owen ("who typifies a rigorous and eclectic Reformed orthodoxy," p. 47), Randall Pederson's new essay complicates older accounts of the theological formation of English puritanism by illustrating significant patterns of…

Bibliography: Gaine’s reply to McDonald on Aquinas, Owen and the beatific vision (2016)

Simon Francis Gaine, OP, "Thomas Aquinas and John Owen on the beatific vision: A Reply to Suzanne McDonald," New Blackfriars (2016) One of the most interesting trends in recent work on John Owen has been a reconsideration of the Catholic sources of his theology. Sebastian Rehnman's Divine Discourse: The Theological Methodology of John Owen (2002) and Carl R. Trueman's John Owen: Reformed, Catholic,…

Bibliography: Svensson on Owen, Locke, confessionalism and toleration (2016)

Manfred Svensson, "John Owen and John Locke: Confessionalism, doctrinal minimalism, and toleration," History of European Ideas (2016) Manfred Svensson's recent article on "John Owen and John Locke: Confessionalism, doctrinal minimalism, and toleration" connects two individuals who likely first met as dean and undergraduate student in Christ Church, Oxford, in the 1650s. Svensson notes that both Owen and Locke published on…