Review of Trent Et Quarante: Natural Theology
Trent Et Quarante is the origin of the term Trent. It is a delightful treatise about biblical naturalism in origination of its title. This book is a response the naturalism of seventeenth-century church fathers and the Reformation, which denied the doctrine of salvation by grace alone. Et Quarante argues, through this book, that grace is a work for free will and faith is a job for predestination. We choose to believe the way we will.
The book's most important section is divided into three sections, each one dealing with one of three main theologies: original sin, grace, or merit. Parts 1 through 3 focus primarily on the doctrine of original sin. This book contains a number insightful conversations between contributors. Some of these conversations are surprisingly honest about how they relate religious belief to their daily lives. Some conversations are quite poignant, given the subject matter.
Parts two through three deal primarily with the doctrine of merit. Et Quarante offers an interesting argument against the notion of original sin. He argues that those who subscribe to this view do it because they have a misunderstood what it means. Et Quarante and John Locke, his co-writers, claim that the doctrine about original sin gives rise to the idea of merit. Locke holds that original sin is a belief that a person can be reunited with all the consequences of their actions. According to Et Quarante, his co-writers, following Locke's view of merit would make one a sinner at the end.
Et Quarante however points out that there are more merits than this. We must also remember that we are saved not because we have committed sins but because we have been born in the likeness and image of God. There is therefore nothing outside of our union with God. This is Et Quarante’s metaphysics of original Sin and the core of his message. He presents salvation as a mystery, and it is difficult to understand.
Et Quarante tells another interesting story about David and Bathsheba. They were the daughters of Absorption. David had rejected the proposal of Bathsheba the daughter of Esdragel for divorce because she was unfaithful. David was ready to marry Bathsheba, the daughter of Esdragel, because she was so beautiful. This was why he chose her to undo the damage that he had done. David could not consummate their marriage because of the metaphysics of original sin. He was bound by God's commandments and the Law of Moses.
Et Quarante draws heavily from the works of Robert Edward Grant, Hugh Walker, and Anthony Coady in explaining the philosophy of merit and demerit. However, he acknowledges the debt he owes to older works. Trent Et Quarante has many commentaries on the works Basil and Origen. This is a sign of his interest in medieval natural religion. These writers all support the doctrine of creation and divine providence. There are many passages that echo these arguments. Many references to biblical scriptures and interpretation details are included in the book.
안전놀이터 This book is one of my favorite books on natural theology. Trent Et Quarante gives a clear and concise explanation on this important subject. This guide is a great resource for anyone who wants the faith to be protected.
From Joseph cornell-levine, (eds. A Manual for the Creation of Christian Knowledge. The New Series' First Book. Copyright (c), 2005 Joseph T. Trent. All rights reserved.