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  Calvinism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Calvinist theology is often identified in the popular mind as the so-called "five points of Calvinism," which are a summation of the judgments (or canons) rendered by the Synod of Dort and which were published as a point-by-point response to the five points of the Arminian Remonstrance (see History of Calvinist-Arminian debate).
Barth was an important Swiss Reformed theologian who began writing early in the 20th century, whose chief accomplishment was to counter-act the influence of the Enlightenment in the churches, especially as this had led to the toleration of Nazism in the Germanic countries of Western Europe.
The Barmen declaration is an expression of the Barthian reform of Calvinism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Calvinism   (3346 words)

 What Is Reformed Theology?
Those churches in the "Reformed tradition" are regarded as being in the line of churches that grew from the Reform in certain Swiss free cities and cantons, in non-Lutheran Germany, and in Hungary, Bohemia, and southern France in the early and mid sixteenth century.
Reformed theology is, then, first and foremost a Christian Theology, not meant to cast away the ancient learning of the church, but to draw it close and renew appreciation and allegiance to it.
Reformed theologies take the ministry potential of the laity very seriously, and many Reformed groups (not all) have the peculiar tradition of ordaining certain lay members to participate in the ministry of the church as elders and deacons, but not making them members of the clergy.
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 Reformed churches - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Reformed Church of France survived under persecution from 1559 until the Edict of Nantes (1598), the effect of which was to establish regions in which Protestants could live unmolested.
After the protestant resistance failed, the Reformed Church of France reorganized, and was guaranteed toleration under the Edict of Nantes until the final revocation of toleration in 1685 (Edict of Fontainebleau).
United Reformed Church (URC) in the United Kingdom is the result of the union of Presbyterian, Congregational and Church of Christ churches.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Reformed_churches   (1988 words)

 Reformed Theology - what is it?
Reformed theology came out of the Reformation and in particular the theology of Calvin (1509-1564), although its roots go back to Augustine (345-430), it was formulated by the puritans, especially in the Westminster confession of faith (1646).
Reformed theology holds to the five points of Calvanism, although not all Calvanists would be reformed.
According to R C Sproul reformed theology is sometimes called covenant theology being based on the covenants of redemption (within the trinity), works (made with Adam) and grace (made with sinners).
www.apocalipsis.org /reformed.htm   (1544 words)

 Evangel Presbyterian Church ~ Wichita, KS: What is Reformed Theology?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Reformed theology gets its name from the sixteenth century Protestant Reformation, with its distinct theological emphases, but it is theology solidly based on the Bible itself.
Reformed Christians hold to the doctrines characteristic of all Christians, including the Trinity, the true deity and true humanity of Jesus Christ, the necessity of Jesus' atonement for sin, the church as a divinely ordained institution, the inspiration of the Bible, the requirement that Christians live moral lives, and the resurrection of the body.
Reformed theology also emphasizes the cultural mandate, or obligation of Christians to live actively in society and work for the transformation of the world and its cultures.
www.evangelpca.org /rtheology.html   (1183 words)

 Reformed Theology
Reformation Theology Blog a community of confessing believers from various backgrounds with solidarity in Reformed Theology.
Reformed theology, the faith of the Protestant Reformation, is grounded on the biblical principle that the Holy Scripture is the sole authority over the human conscience.
Reformed theology, though expressed clearly in God's word, came to its doctrinal form in the 16th and 17th centuries.
www.monergism.com /thethreshold/articles/topic/reformed.html   (1254 words)

 What is Reformed Christianity?
Reformation Theology in many ways was synonymous with "Biblical Theology." That is to say, most of the doctrines that the Reformed Church held were grounded solidly in the law of God.
Reformation Theology (in its faithful sense) is important because it recognizes God in His Proper position, and consequently, man in his.
Reformation Christianity was not someone's opinion about a needed change in doctrine, was an exhortation to "follow" the doctrines that were already written in scriptures, and have been the authority of the Church for centuries.
www.mountainretreatorg.net /reading/article.cgi?id=55   (4157 words)

The denomination known as "The Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America" until 1867, when the present name was adopted, asserts with Protestants generally the sole sufficiency of the Scriptures as a rule of faith.
In 1910 the Dutch Reformed Church numbered 728 ministers, 684 churches, and 116,815 communicants (statistics of Dr. Carroll in the "Christian Advocate", New York, 26 Jan., 1911; this statistical authority is cited throughout for the United States).
As a representative of conservatism the "Reformed Church in South Africa" was organized in 1859 by the Rev. D.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12710a.htm   (1525 words)

 What is Reformed Theology?
Of course, the Reformers themselves traced their doctrine to scripture, as indicated by their credo of “sola scriptura,” so Reformed theology is not a “new” belief system but one that seeks to continue apostolic doctrine.
Reformed theology teaches that the Bible is the inspired and authoritative Word of God, sufficient in all matters of faith and practice.
Reformed theology teaches that Christians are in the world to make a difference, spiritually through evangelism and socially through holy living and humanitarianism.
www.gotquestions.org /reformed-theology.html   (491 words)

 Reformed Theology: What it is and what it is not
The theology of the Reformation of Zwingli and Calvin
Reformed theology, as opposed to Lutheran theology, is the system of religious thought held by those who sought to reform the church according to the word of God even more thoroughly than did Martin Luther.
In fact, the best Reformation theology is derived from the whole counsel of God, interpreting unclear Scripture in terms of clearer Scripture, not from individual passages taken out of context.
dawningrealm.org /reign   (1623 words)

 PressieChurch.org Australian Home of Covenant Theology
Covenant theology is Biblical theology, at its best, it's inherently sensitive to redemptive history and as a consequence provides the redemptive lens in which the various covenants in the Old Testament are understood to be fulfilled through the person and work of Jesus Christ our righteousness.
PressieChurch.org is committed to the teachings of covenant theology and in particular its vociferous commitment to the active obedience of Christ as our law keeper and our righteousness, and as a consequence the basis of our acceptance and assurance as the people of God.
"In biblical theology the principle is one of historical, in systematic theology it is one of logical construction.
www.pressiechurch.org   (1092 words)

 Reformed Christian Discussion Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Reformed Women is a group of Christian women dedicated to the Bible and reformed theology (Calvinism).
This is a discussion group for the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, for Christians dedicated to the Bible and reformed theology.
Reformed Message board who's primary goal is to exalt God as He has revealed Himself and the Lord Jesus Christ, the only Saviour of sinners.
members.aol.com /mariostz/christian/1electronic.html   (1021 words)

 Covenant Theology Illustrated, by S. M. Baugh
Covenant theology is as vast as any systematic theology, touching on all the standard theological loci (topics), because it is simply systematic theology focused on the Bible's own organizing principle of covenant.
Other theologies display the structure of more parochial interests -- for example, liberation theology or feminist theologies -- but Covenant theology is an attempt to capture the theology of the whole of Scripture.
In biblical theology, this substitution is the act of a federal representative, or using biblical terms, a "Mediator" or "Guarantor of the new covenant" (Heb.
www.modernreformation.org /sm00covenant.htm   (3112 words)

 Reformed Theology
This conviction has given reformed believers the courage to stand against tyranny and has made reformed theology a revolutionary force in society.
Reformed theology stresses that Jesus actually atoned for the sins of those the Father had chosen.
Reformed people have had various views in this area, depending on the extent to which they believe such a transformation possible But on the whole they agree on two things.
www.graceonlinelibrary.org /etc/printer-friendly.asp?ID=596   (1104 words)

 JOLLYBLOGGER: Reformed Theology vs. the Reformed Attitude
All of them were committed to the reformed tradition and all of them knew that the reformed tradition wasn't the last word in Christianity.
Reformed for me covers those parts of the system that I am still exploring, whereas Calvinist seems to connote that I have accepted every jot and tittle.
Those in the reformed camp tend to be intellectual and doctrinally oriented and there is the pride that comes from knowledge.
jollyblogger.typepad.com /jollyblogger/2004/10/reformed_theolo.html   (3428 words)

 The Challenge And Promise Of Reformed Theology
The Reformed community is well equipped to offer a serious challenge to this collapse of God into the human community, and to suggest a promising new direction for theology as we enter the new millenium, both in terms of our understanding of God, and our understanding of human dignity.
Reformed theologians such as Edwards and Barth have argued that the Trinity also testifies that the action of God in relation to the world is rooted in the eternal being of God itself.
Since John Calvin and Theodore of Beza, the founder of the reformed orthodoxy in the 17th century, "Calvinism" is famous on the one hand and notoriously accused on the other hand for the doctrine of double predestination: Humanity is divided into the elected here and the rejected there.
jmm.aaa.net.au /articles/9269.htm   (3209 words)

Reformed Theology arose out of turmoil in the 16th Century
There are other streams flowing into the river of Reformed faith to note as well: Schleiermacher, not just Barth and Torrance, the prophetic voice of Lesslie Newbigin and the teaching and scholarship of David Bosch.
A 2002 Theology of Mission for the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand
www.schoolofministry.ac.nz /reformed/theology.htm   (298 words)

 The Dangers of Reformed Theology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Reformed theologian, John Gerstner, described him as being as far away from dispensationalism as anyone can be and still be called a dispensationalist (from a taped message given at Geneva College, September 27, 1986).
He was a reformed theologian but in his study of prophecy he came to realize that the Bible, in both the Old and New Testaments, did not teach one general resurrection.
Protestant theology is for the most part thoroughly Galatianized, in that neither the law or grace is given its distinct and separate place as in the counsels of God, but they are mingled together in one incoherent system.
www.middletownbiblechurch.org /doctrine/dangerso.htm   (8414 words)

 Berith.org -- Essays -- The Covenant of Works: A Litmus Test for Reformed Theology?
Reformed creeds of the 16th century such as the French Confession (1559), the Scottish Confession (1560), the Belgic Confession (1561), the Thirty-Nine Articles (1562), the Heidelberg Catechism (1563), and the Second Helvetic (1566) do not exhibit any such construction of the Edenic institution.
Frequently the Reformed churches have used the wording "the covenant of works" as applying before man's fall into sin, and "the covenant of grace" referring to God's gracious and just deeds and promises after and in response to the fall.
Until Reformed churches do attain a united confession in this area, it does not promote the Reformed faith to cast aspersion on those who disagree with us, denying their right to be regarded as Reformed or implying that they are undermining the Reformed faith.
www.berith.org /essays/litmus   (1812 words)

 Reformed Theology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
While Reformed theology gets its name from the sixteenth century Protestant Reformation, its theology is solidly based on the Bible itself.
Believers in the reformed tradition are indebted to the work of such people as Martin Luther, John Knox, and John Calvin.
Thus, reformed theology is different from both monasticism and simple humanitarianism.
www.bartow-arp-church.org /Ref_theo.html   (1060 words)

 Reformed Theology and Puritan Books from Grace and Truth Books
Reformed Theology books for the serious student of the Word of God.
Whether you hold to Reformed Theology or not, you cannot help but be blessed by the careful attention to scripture and dedication to God's Word displayed in these works.
Today, reformed Baptists world-wide hold this Confession in high esteem and many churches continue to regard it as their official statement of faith.
www.graceandtruthbooks.com /puritans/theology.asp   (1544 words)

 What is Reformed Theology? by R.C. Sproul
You've heard of Reformed theology, but you're not certain what it is. Some references to it have been positive, some negative.
In this insightful book, R. Sproul will walk you through the foundations of the Reformed doctrine and explain how the Reformed belief is centered on God, based on God's Word, and committed to faith in Jesus Christ.
Sproul will explain the five points of Reformed theology and will make plain to you the reality of God's amazing grace.
www.monergismbooks.com /whatreformed5593.html   (166 words)

 Reformed Theology Resource Center: Dedicated to the Reformed Faith
If you would like more information about the Reformed Faith please visit "What is the Reformed Faith".
IN the beginning of the blessed Reformation, our wise and pious ancestors took care to set forth an order for redress of many things, which they then, by the word, discovered to be vain erroneous, superstitious, and idolatrous, in the publick worship of God.
Sundry good Christians have been, by means thereof, kept from the Lord's table; and divers able and faithful ministers debarred from the exercise of their ministry, (to the endangering of many thousand souls, in a time of such scarcity of faithful pastors,) and spoiled of their livelihood, to the undoing of them and their families.
www.rtrc.net   (4797 words)

 Reformation Theology
Even though we may have differences on non-essential matters, we are all committed to the Biblical and Christ-exalting truths of the Reformation such as the five solas, the doctrines of grace, monergistic regeneration, and the redemptive historical approach to interpreting the Scriptures.
Dr. Curt Daniel of Faith Bible Church is a knowledgeable student and teacher of Reformed theology and history.
This series of posts does not presume to be that biblical theology of mission; but it is my desire that they may at least serve to highlight a need for more extensive work in that area, as well as provide a few rough ideas for a direction to pursue toward that end.
www.reformationtheology.com   (2261 words)

 Hall of Church History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
The last infallible book of theology was written nearly two thousand years ago.
Their theological line of descent is clearly traceable from the Reformers, to Augustine, to the Apostle Paul, to Isaiah, to Abraham—all the way back to the first promise God made to Adam in the Garden (Gen. 3:15).
We have named this corridor "Berean Hall," in honor of those noble recipients of the apostolic message, who "received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so" (Acts 17:11).
www.spurgeon.org /~phil/hall.htm   (393 words)

 goDutch.com :: Book Topics :: Reformed Christian Theology and Doctrine
A towering figure in the Reformation and prolific scholar and theologian, the author not o...
Reformed theology today seems to be subject to contrary developments.
The author explains the Reformed doctrines that are often referred to by the acronym Tulip...
www.godutch.com /catalogue/topic.asp?id=23   (1831 words)

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