The hallowing of logic : the trinitarian method of Richard Baxter's Methodus theologiae /

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Author / Creator:Burton, Simon J. G.
Imprint:Leiden : BRILL, 2012.
Description:1 online resource (430 p.).
Series:Brill's series in church history ; v. 57
Brill's series in church history ; v. 57.
Subject:Baxter, Richard, -- 1615-1691. -- Methodus theologiæ Christianæ.
Theology -- Methodology.
Trinity -- History of doctrines.
Salvation -- Christianity -- History of doctrines.
RELIGION / Christian Theology / Systematic
RELIGION / Christianity / General
Salvation -- Christianity -- History of doctrines.
Theology -- Methodology.
Trinity -- History of doctrines.
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ISBN:9789004226418 (electronic book)
9789004226418 (electronic bk.)
9004226419 (electronic bk.)
Notes:1. Introduction.
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Summary:Drawing on Baxter's medieval and early modern sources, this study examines the roots and manifold ramifications of his Trinitarian, exemplaristic logic, placing him within a scholastic paradigm of 'faith seeking understanding' and demonstrating his indebtedness to Scotist and Nominalist thought.
Other form:Print version: Burton, Simon J.G. Hallowing of Logic : The Trinitarian Method of Richard Baxter's Methodus Theologiae Leiden : BRILL, c2012 9789004226401
Standard no.:10.1163/9789004226418
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Prologue; 2. Approaching Baxter's Theology; 3. Purpose, Rationale and Methodology; Chapter One Touchstones of Theology; 1. Introduction; 2. Historical and Theological Background of Catechising; 3. Baxter's Catechetical Practice; 4. Baxter's Catechetical Theology; 4.1. Essentials of the Christian Religion; 4.2. Theology as Scientia-Affectiva-Practica; 5. Trinitarian Catechetical Theology; Chapter Two The Quest for Method; 1. Introduction; 2. The Exaltation of Method; 2.1. Ramist Logic; 2.2. Lullist Logic.
  • 2.3. The Theo-Political Method of George Lawson3. Baxter's Response to Scholastic and Ramist Logic; 3.1. Baxter and Scholastic Logic; 3.2. Baxter and Ramist Logic; 4. The Hallowing of Logic; 4.1. The Political Method of the Triune Baptismal Covenant; 4.2. Trinitarian and Exemplaristic Logic; 5. A Primer of Hallowed Logic; Chapter Three The Physics and Metaphysics of the Vestigia Trinitatis; 1. Introduction; 2. Historical and Intellectual Context; 3. Baxter's Response to the Atomists; 4. Tenets of Baxter's Ontology; 4.1. The Hexaemeral Ground of Baxter's Ontology.
  • 4.2. Baxter's Metaphysical Epistemology4.3. Trinitarian Metaphysics of Divine Principles; 4.3.1. Efficient Cause; 4.3.2. Final Cause; 4.3.3. Constitutive Cause; 5. The Ladder of Triune Being; Chapter Four The Soul as the Imago Trinitatis; 1. Introduction; 2. The Soul and its Faculties; 2.1. The Vegetative Soul; 2.2. The Sensitive Soul; 2.3. Man the Microcosm; 3. Powers of the Soul; 4. Triune Faculties of the Soul; 4.1. Vital-Active Virtue; 4.2. Intellective Virtue; 4.3. Volitional Virtue; 4.3.1. Freedom of the Will; 4.3.2. Free Choice; 4.3.3. Synchronic Contingency; 5. Image of God.
  • Chapter Five Metaphysics of the Trinity1. Introduction; 2. The Centrality of the Triune Baptismal Covenant; 3. Theology of Attribution; 4. The Analogy of Being; 4.1. Scriptural and Scotist Grounds of Analogy; 4.2. Via Eminentiae; 4.3. Self-Knowledge in Christ; 5. Scholastic Dimensions of Baxter's Trinitarian Thought; 5.1. Divine Attributes; 5.2. Divine Persons and Supposita; 5.3. Divine Relations; 6. Robert Holcot and the Logic of Faith; 7. The Trinity of Principles and Persons Compared; Chapter Six The Eternal Foundations of Divine Government I: Divine Power, Understanding and Will.
  • 1. Introduction2. Divine Power; 3. Divine Understanding; 4. Divine Will; 5. The Debate over Instants of Nature; Chapter Seven The Eternal Foundations of Divine Government II: Predestination and Foreknowledge; 1. Introduction; 2. The Trinitarian Ground and End of Divine Predestination; 3. The Constitutive Shape of Predestination; 4. The Asymmetric Decree of Election and Reprobation; 4.1. Election; 4.2. Reprobation; 5. Summary of Baxter's Relation to Reformed and Arminian Theology; 6. Augustinian and Scholastic Roots of Baxter's Doctrine of Predestination; Chapter Eight Theo-Politics.