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How Should We Distinguish God's Attributes?

Article by   November 2019
There are many ways to think about God's attributes. They can be divided between those that say something positive about God and those that deny something negative about him, those that are communicable to creatures and those that are incommunicable, and those that are expressed ad intra and ad extra, among other possible divisions. Today, I will consider a related issue: Whether the divine attributes are distinct in God--as opposed to being one and the same thing--and how we out to describe that distinction, if indeed it exists. continue

Results tagged “Scholasticism” from Reformation21 Blog

Making Distinctions

Article by   November 2019
There are many ways to think about God's attributes. They can be divided between those that affirm something about God and those that deny something about God, those that are communicable to creatures (i.e. can exist in or be communicated to... continue

Discussing God's Attributes

Article by   October 2019
Is the conversation about God's attributes "old fashioned" and "western"?  Regarding systematic theology, one often encounters the critique that the logical ordering of various topics is "western" or "Greek" or "academic"--all of which are really meant as synonyms for "bad"... continue

How One Book Changed My Life (Part 3)

Article by   October 2018
Previously I discussed how Petrus van Mastricht, in the recently translated prolegomena of his Theoretical-Practical Theology, taught me to submit to the Word of God (part 1), and how he gave me a biblical and balanced view of the... continue

How One Book Changed My Life

Article by   September 2018
Books are marvelously powerful. Thomas Aquinas is said to have feared the "man of one book," and no wonder: a great book has great power to transform the soul. And in my own life, the recently translated prolegomena volume... continue

Van Mastricht on the Scholastics

Article by   August 2018
While reading through Petrus Van Mastrichts' Theoretical-Practical Theology, I was intrigued to find his thoughts concerning scholastic theology. In his section on "the Nature of Theology," Van Mastricht wrote: "It is asked, must theology be taught according to a certain... continue

We Distinguish: The Importance of Theological Distinctions

Article by   August 2015
If I had my way regarding theological training, I'd attempt to help students master the basic theological distinctions from the era of Protestant scholasticism. Those who think "scholastic" is a bad word probably don't know much about scholasticism. Truth be... continue
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