By G. J. R. Parry

ISBN-10: 0511560761

ISBN-13: 9780511560767

ISBN-10: 0521329973

ISBN-13: 9780521329972

ISBN-10: 0521522188

ISBN-13: 9780521522182

This ebook offers with the idea of William Harrison, a widely known Elizabethan highbrow, whose rules are major mainly simply because they can be consultant of the thoroughgoing Protestantism which tailored continental reformed principles to the conditions of Tudor England. The booklet explains how the mentality of Harrison, a university-trained Protestant, unearths a coherent worldview dependent upon a selected view of background which he utilized to many components of latest challenge: the total reformation of the church, the advance of society, the elimination of financial injustice, the reorientation of functional existence and the restraint of the harmful hypothesis present in average philosophy. Dr Parry attracts upon a different and formerly unknown manuscript resource, Harrison's interpretation of global heritage, which supplies strangely specified information regarding how one person interpreted the area.

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48 Piecing together their insights according to the Scriptural doctrinal pattern would create 'a perfite reformation'. Because he felt that he shared this unchanging godly insight, Harrison believed that he could resurrect the full experience of the earliest moments of time, that in his experiences God 'set furth such things as passed before time in men of like condition'. 49 For he stood at the end of the prophetic covenant line, linked to its beginning by his inheritance of true doctrine. , fo.

2 3 3 . F. C . H a b e r , The Age of the World, Moses to Darwin ( B a l t i m o r e , 1959), p . 2 5 , See also B a l e : ' Like as h e aforetime b o t h t a u g h t a n d p r o m i s e d b y his peculiar chosen servants the prophets. N o t i m e shall b e after this, b u t that w h i c h will be o f all t i m e t h e e n d ' (Image of Both Churches, ed. Christmas, p . 374). Calvin, Commentaries on the Book of the Prophet Daniel, trans. T. Myers (London, 1852-3), ii, p. 16; and see below, pp. 74-6 for Harrison's interpretation of Daniel.

The immense contrast between election through human merits and through undeserved grace meant that Joshua had to resolve the question, as one of the divine messengers through whom God repeatedly revealed the doctrinal meaning and inner purpose of historical events. Like Joshua, the covenant line of prophets received the power to interpret contemporary events in the light of God's actions in Israel's past, and on that basis chastised contemporary sins by the threat of future punishment. 55 53 T C D M S 165, fo.

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