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The Resource Faith, reason, and revelation in Theodore Beza, 1519-1605, Jeffrey Mallinson

Faith, reason, and revelation in Theodore Beza, 1519-1605, Jeffrey Mallinson

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Faith, reason, and revelation in Theodore Beza, 1519-1605
Title
Faith, reason, and revelation in Theodore Beza, 1519-1605
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Mallinson
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Language
eng
Summary
"Theodore Beza's (1519-1605) role in the development of religious epistemology is a subject of current interest to modern Reformed theological and philosophical schools. Unfortunately, contemporary concerns often contribute to anachronistic historiography and misperceptions of Beza's thought. Reconsidering Beza's epistemology in its original context, Mallinson contends that Beza struck a balance between the subjective and objective aspects of religious belief, thereby continuing the Reformed epistemological programme. He shows that Beza fortified the objective aspect of belief in the face of scepticism and fideism, without subverting the subjective emphases dear to predecessors such as John Calvin. He suggests that this was only possible because Beza integrated the volitional and intellectual aspects of faith. Beza's academic career encouraged him to emphasize the reasonableness of Christian belief. Likewise, the constraints of Pyrrhonic Counter Reformation polemics led him to highlight evidential arguments for the religious authority of Scripture." "Nevertheless, his doctrine of faith allowed him to explain that, while all men recognize (cognitio) that God exists, their sinful natures do not allow them willing assent, to this truth (agnitio). Beza holds that Scripture is objectively historical and authentic, something demonstrable even to those who wilfully reject it. For Beza, however, nothing avails without the subjective response demanded by the Gospel. Thus, though true faith presupposes knowledge (such as knowledge of God's existence) and assent (such as assent to the evidence for Scripture), nothing is to be called faith that lacks a subjective application of Christ's promises. Through this programme, Beza integrates objectivity and subjectivity, intellect and will."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
231/.042/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BX9419.B4
LC item number
M35 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oxford theological monographs
Label
Faith, reason, and revelation in Theodore Beza, 1519-1605, Jeffrey Mallinson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Beza's academic challenge -- Beza's polemic challenge -- The uses and abuses of natural revelation -- The nature and mode of special revelation -- The authentication of scripture -- Beza's doctrine of faith -- Conclusion
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9780199259595
Lccn
2004296711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)51964794
Label
Faith, reason, and revelation in Theodore Beza, 1519-1605, Jeffrey Mallinson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-263) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Beza's academic challenge -- Beza's polemic challenge -- The uses and abuses of natural revelation -- The nature and mode of special revelation -- The authentication of scripture -- Beza's doctrine of faith -- Conclusion
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
267 pages
Isbn
9780199259595
Lccn
2004296711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)51964794

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