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Via Moderna and federal

perspectives

Perspectives on Christianity & culture without the Reformed philosophical

ideologies

Approaches to Christianity and culture that are not tied to the philosophical traditions like neocalvinism, to one of the apologetics systems or to millennial systems we are called here by the old medieval name of the via moderna, which rejected the Thomist synthesis of the divine with Greek cosmic realism. Those earlier thinkers had also dropped the burden of the systems, in their case Aristotle, and did philosophy in a newer but Christian theistic manner. “Theology is not a science in the sense that physics is a science. Theology may present its postulates in a systematic and logical form, but in the final analysis it rests on faith and persuasion. The great thirteenth-century scholastics all knew this. None the less, and doubtless for valid historical reasons, scholastic theology gradually was absorbed into becoming part of an organized system of studying and teaching which was more suited to promoting the ends of ecclesiastical bureaucracy or the administration of ecclesiastical law than to inducing in mankind the motivation and behavior that would presumably cure their souls for this life and lead them to salvation in the next.” “It was the very great intellectual and historical contribution of fourteenth-century nominalism to prove by the very same methods within the self-same establishment of universities and religious orders that not only the methodology but also the metaphysical content of the predecessor’s thought was irrelevant for the basic goals of the Christian religion, salvation and life according to the Gospels.” Charles Trinkaus, In Our Image and LIkeness: Humanity and Divinity in Italian Humanist Thought (University of Notre Dame Press, 1970, 1995) pp. 556-557. As a separate topic, by federal we are interested in the bottom-up, representational and law-based ideas of government that were associated with the Conciliarist Movement, and taken up by latter opponents of state absolutism.

Federalism

Ruben Alvarado Fountainhead of Liberalism (Review of Fountainhead of Federalism by Charles S. McCoy and J. Wayne Baker George Buchanan De Juri Regni Apud Scotos — Title and PrefaceIntroduction by Charles Flinn ArrowoodText From of the THE POWERS OF THE CROWN IN SCOTLAND by George Buchanan, translated by Charles Flinn Arrowood, notes and Introductory Essay by Charles Flinn Arrowood, Copyright © 1949 by the Board of Regents of the University of Texas. This book is being made available on the internet by permission of the University of Texas Press. According to the University of Texas Press, "A search of the Copyright Office in Washington, DC has determined that no renewal application was completed. Apparently, the book is now in public domain." 25 May 1999. Original page numbers are enclosed in [brackets] for those who wish to cite the work Robert Macfarlan translation Forthcoming: overview of Francis Oakley on The Conciliarist Tradition Via Moderna John Knox on Rebellion Against Evil Authority Thomas Reid, Foundationalism, and Presuppositionalism The Glover Thesis on the Origins of Modernity The Origins of Freemasonry and Occult Practices in Relation to Reformation Thought Three Theories of Power and Bits of Others (Review of Authority in the Christian Life by Jean- Marc Berthoud) Review of Resistance to Tyrants: Romans 13 and the Christian Duty to Oppose Wicked Rulers, by Gordan Runyan Review of The Establishment and Limits of Civil Government: An Exposition of Romans 13:1-7 by James M. Willson Review of Patterns in History: A Christian Perspective on Historical Thought, by David Bebbington Review of Natural Rights Theories: Their origin and development by Richard Tuck Natural Law and Natural Rights Before Liberalism - Two books by Francis Oakley The Manent Thesis That Natural Rights Political Theories Were Created Against Christianity No Dispensationalism Before Darby, Review of Dispensationalism Before Darby by William C. Watson Pufendorf On Civil Religion and the Church as a Mere Association
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Via Moderna and

federal perspectives

Perspectives on

Christianity &

culture without the

Reformed

philosophical

ideologies

Approaches to Christianity and culture that are not tied to the philosophical traditions like neocalvinism, to one of the apologetics systems or to millennial systems we are called here by the old medieval name of the via moderna, which rejected the Thomist synthesis of the divine with Greek cosmic realism. Those earlier thinkers had also dropped the burden of the systems, in their case Aristotle, and did philosophy in a newer but Christian theistic manner. “Theology is not a science in the sense that physics is a science. Theology may present its postulates in a systematic and logical form, but in the final analysis it rests on faith and persuasion. The great thirteenth-century scholastics all knew this. None the less, and doubtless for valid historical reasons, scholastic theology gradually was absorbed into becoming part of an organized system of studying and teaching which was more suited to promoting the ends of ecclesiastical bureaucracy or the administration of ecclesiastical law than to inducing in mankind the motivation and behavior that would presumably cure their souls for this life and lead them to salvation in the next.” “It was the very great intellectual and historical contribution of fourteenth-century nominalism to prove by the very same methods within the self-same establishment of universities and religious orders that not only the methodology but also the metaphysical content of the predecessor’s thought was irrelevant for the basic goals of the Christian religion, salvation and life according to the Gospels.” Charles Trinkaus, In Our Image and LIkeness: Humanity and Divinity in Italian Humanist Thought (University of Notre Dame Press, 1970, 1995) pp. 556-557. As a separate topic, by federal we are interested in the bottom-up, representational and law-based ideas of government that were associated with the Conciliarist Movement, and taken up by latter opponents of state absolutism.

Federalism

Ruben Alvarado Fountainhead of Liberalism (Review of Fountainhead of Federalism by Charles S. McCoy and J. Wayne Baker George Buchanan De Juri Regni Apud Scotos — Title and Preface Introduction by Charles Flinn ArrowoodText From of the THE POWERS OF THE CROWN IN SCOTLAND by George Buchanan, translated by Charles Flinn Arrowood, notes and Introductory Essay by Charles Flinn Arrowood, Copyright © 1949 by the Board of Regents of the University of Texas. This book is being made available on the internet by permission of the University of Texas Press. According to the University of Texas Press, "A search of the Copyright Office in Washington, DC has determined that no renewal application was completed. Apparently, the book is now in public domain." 25 May 1999. Original page numbers are enclosed in [brackets] for those who wish to cite the work Robert Macfarlan translation Forthcoming: overview of Francis Oakley on The Conciliarist Tradition Via Moderna John Knox on Rebellion Against Evil Authority Thomas Reid, Foundationalism, and Presuppositionalism The Glover Thesis on the Origins of Modernity The Origins of Freemasonry and Occult Practices in Relation to Reformation Thought Three Theories of Power and Bits of Others (Review of Authority in the Christian Life by Jean-Marc Berthoud) Review of Resistance to Tyrants: Romans 13 and the Christian Duty to Oppose Wicked Rulers, by Gordan Runyan Review of The Establishment and Limits of Civil Government: An Exposition of Romans 13:1-7 by James M. Willson Review of Patterns in History: A Christian Perspective on Historical Thought, by David Bebbington Review of Natural Rights Theories: Their origin and development by Richard Tuck Natural Law and Natural Rights Before Liberalism - Two books by Francis Oakley The Manent Thesis That Natural Rights Political Theories Were Created Against Christianity No Dispensationalism Before Darby, Review of Dispensationalism Before Darby by William C. Watson Pufendorf On Civil Religion and the Church as a Mere Association
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