Title

The Consistent Calvinism Of The New Divinity Movement

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-1984

Publication Title

William & Mary Quarterly

Department

History

Abstract

The New Divinity theologians opposed compromise with Arminianism, and held fast to the doctrine that God's sovereignty did not excuse sinners from responsibility for their own damnation. Discusses disagreements among Calvinists over atonement, original sin, and moral agency. The New Divinity resisted the enthusiasm of the Great Awakening. The aggressive defense of Calvinism and the quest for a reconciliation of freedom and necessity contributed to a new spirit among the New England clergy.

Volume

41

Issue

2

pp.

241-264

ISSN

0043-5597