Faith that works

Edwards emphasizes that faith must do in order to be faith at all in this arresting formulation ( The Miscellanies, 833-1152 , #856): “The acts of holy Christian practice do as much belong to . . . . Continue Reading »

God Most Moved

Grotius ( Defensio Fidei Catholoicae: De Satisfactione Christi Adversus Faustum Socinum Senensem , 10.1-2) agrees with Socinus that Christ’s death is an “expiatory sacrifice . . . for . . . . Continue Reading »

Scapegoat

Socinius says that the scapegoat doesn’t bear punishment for the sins of the people. Grotius ( Defensio Fidei Catholoicae: De Satisfactione Christi Adversus Faustum Socinum Senensem , 1.28) . . . . Continue Reading »

Angry love

Grotius ( Defensio Fidei Catholoicae: De Satisfactione Christi Adversus Faustum Socinum Senensem, 7.4) defines wrath as the desire to inflict punishment, and he insists that God is wrathful toward . . . . Continue Reading »