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Analytical Outline of Freedom of the Will

Terminology: Will: that by which the mind chooses anything (1.1). Act of will: act of choosing.  JE identifies volition with the prevailing act of the soul; what other writers call “voluntary.” Determined: under some influence to a fixed object. Thesis: … Continue reading

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Outline Thomas Aquinas Treatise on Law

Question 90: Of the essence of law law is a rule and measure of acts The principal and object in practical matters is the last end, beatitude. Question 91: Of the various kinds of law There is an eternal law. … Continue reading

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Outline Althusius Politica

Thesis 1: The rights of sovereignty are proper to the realm, not the magistrate (7). The general elements of politics Polity Politics is the art of associating men for the purpose of establishing, cultivating, and conserving social life. Althusius calls … Continue reading

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Outline Owen Mortification of Sin

https://faculty.gordon.edu/hu/bi/ted_hildebrandt/SpiritualFormation/Texts/Owen_MortificationOfSin.pdf Foundation of the Discourse The relationship between justification and mortification is cause and effect (Owen 6). Our duty: The choicest believers, who are assuredly freed from the condemning power of sin, ought yet to make it their business all … Continue reading

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Rutherford’s Scotist Ethics

“Samuel Rutherford’s Euthyphro Dilemma” in Reformed Orthodoxy in Scotland by Simon J. G. Burton Cameron’s Thesis: Things that are good in themselves have a much stronger binding authority than adiaphora. Rutherford’s Rejoinder: Constitution of the divine image is dependent on the … Continue reading

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Outline of Beeke’s Puritan Spirituality

This isn’t an outline of the whole book, but of what I found most helpful. The book is vintage Beeke. While not a collection of independent essays, most of them can be read independently, although the essays on the Erskines … Continue reading

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Review and Outline of Lex, Rex

This is Samuel Rutherford’s response to the prelate Maxwell who advocated absolute obedience to monarchs in all respects. This book is a point by point refutation (and reads like it). Rutherford’s Key argument: “I reduce all that I am to … Continue reading

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