Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Heretics Within: Anthony Wotton, John Goodwin, and the Orthodox Divines
Foyalty 197

Heretics Within: Anthony Wotton, John Goodwin, and the Orthodox Divines (Hardback)

Usually despatched in 14+ days.


When, early in the seventeenth century, the puritan pastor Anthony Wotton started to circulate manuscript statements of his theological revision, he was courting danger. Wotton was at once bold and subtle, a provocation to clerical brethren yet a skilled exponent of their technical disciplines. He addressed matters of fundamental importance: Christs redemptive suffering and the imputation of justifying righteousness, Gods saving grace and the moral law, faith and works, the gracious covenant and the legal covenant. Crucially important, for Wotton, was the interpretation of St. Pauls epistles in relation to the justification of sinners. This book examines Wottons revisionary writings and the bitter doctrinal controversy that they stimulated, and traces the Wottonian complexion of the theology of John Goodwin, who became, over the course of a period of thirty years, a prolific exponent of unorthodox notions -- perhaps the most provocative of Englands learned heretics and blasphemers in the age of the Long Parliament and the Interregnum.

Contemporary responses to Wotton and Goodwin reveal how fixed were the core positions of orthodoxy and how worrisome were the challenges posed to them. Wotton and Goodwin trespassed -- often in the name of John Calvin -- upon some of the borderlands at which unusual uses of technical language became intolerable to the custodians of Calvinist truth. At these points, the contingency of theological language was uncomfortably exposed, and interlocutors discovered how rubbery were the signifiers of doctrine and how unstable the communication of truth could be.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian theology Publisher: Sussex Academic Press Publication Date: 14/05/2014 ISBN-13: 9781845196325  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Usually despatched in 14+ days. Login for Quick Checkout Add to Basket

David Parnham gained a masters degree from the University of Sussex and a Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne, and is an independent scholar living in Australia.

More books by David Parnham

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

The Reckless Love of God: ...
Alex Early
The Fame of C. S. Lewis: A...
Stephanie L. Derrick
A Theology of the Christian Bible:...
Denis Farkasfalvy
Christian Middle Way, The: The case...
Robert M. Ellis
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close