Monday 13 February 2006

Scottish Journal of Theology

The new issue of the Scottish Journal of Theology is out now. This issue has a special focus on historical theology: it includes one of my own articles on Milton’s theology (send me an email if you’d like an offprint), as well as excellent articles on Athanasius, Calvin, Edwards, Rutherford and Pannenberg. The full contents are available online to subscribing libraries. Here are the contents:

The biblical historical structure of Calvin’s Institutes
Stephen Edmondson

Jonathan Edwards: advice to weary theologians
Melanie Ross

Samuel Rutherford’s supralapsarianism revealed: a key to the lapsarian position of the Westminster Confession of Faith?
Guy M. Richard

Image of God as both fount and destiny of humanity: how Herderian is Pannenberg?
Kam Ming Wong

Predestination and freedom in Milton’s Paradise Lost
Benjamin Myers

God’s trinitarian substance in Athanasian theology
John R. Meyer


Rory Shiner said...

Cool. I am a subscriber to the Scottish Journal of Theology. I'll look forward to reading your article (it hasn't arrived in Perth yet).

Michael F. Bird said...

Well done Ben!

Alan Bandy said...

Nicely done!
Could you tell me, in a nutshell, what is Milton's view of predestination?

Anonymous said...

Hey, Ben, on Sunday night the British arts programme The South Bank Show had an interview with Armando Iannucci. As reported in the Independent, Iannucci spoke about how he abandoned his PhD on Milton after reading a scholarly paper that described God's lighter moments as "Jehovialities" - and went in for raido and television comedy instead!

Iannucci also pointed out that the opening lines of Paradise Lost can be sung to the Flintstones theme! Spin that into your next paper!

Ben Myers said...

Hi Alan. Well, here's a snippet from the article's abstract:

"Moving beyond the framework of post-Reformation controversies, Milton emphasises both the freedom and the universality of electing grace, and the eternally decisive role of human freedom in salvation. He erases the distinction between an eternal election of some human beings and an eternal rejection of others, portraying reprobation instead as the temporal self-condemnation of those who wilfully reject their own election and so exclude themselves from salvation. While election is grounded in the gracious will of God, reprobation is thus grounded in the fluid sphere of human decision. Highlighting this sphere of human decision, Milton depicts the freedom of human beings to actualise the future as itself the object of divine predestination."

Alan Bandy said...

Thanks Ben!

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