Heidelcast For July 24, 2022: Every Tribe, Tongue, And Nation (9): Second Head Of Doctrine (1)

In this episode Dr Clark continues his series on the the Canons of Dort where we are looking at the Second Head of Doctrine of the Canons of Dort on the atonement. Synod was responding to Remonstrant criticisms that the orthodox Reformed view limited the efficacy of Christ’s death. Synod responded by affirming clearly that Christ’s death was sufficient for all but intended, by divine decree, to satisfy divine wrath for the elect.  Dr Clark gives a brief history of the doctrine of the atonement. It turns out that the Reformed inherited an ancient way of talking about the atonement. The opening audio clip comes from Erick Erickson.

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  1. Dr. Clark,

    From Heidelcast for 24th, can post the list of the pro-Augustinian believers after Augustine? I listen to your show in the car, and rarely do I get a chance to write them down afterwards….plus, I am not quite sure how to spell some of those names 😉
    Love the show and keep up the good work.

    • Bridger,

      1. You can replay the episodes. They’re all here.

      2. There were lots of theological Augustinians after Augustine but some would be Prosper of Aquitaine, Fulgentius, Isidore, Gottschalk, Giles, Gregory of Rimini, and Bradwardine. Check out the essay on limited atonement in the resources for more on this. There was always a neo-Augustinian minority in the W. Church after Augustine but the movement blossomed in the late-medieval period, just before the Reformation, which helped the Reformation considerably. All the magisterial Reformers were Augustinians (even Melanchthon, despite what you might read). Without the neo-Augustinians, there would have been no Reformation.

      Be sure to distinguish between the theological Augustinians and those who belonged to one of the Augustinian monastic orders, which were not necessarily following Augustine in the doctrine of salvation. Unfortunately, the adjective “Augustinian” gets used in a variety of ways and authors are not always careful to say how they are using it.

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