Double Justification in Reformed Orthodoxy

I have not completed my series on double justification(s) in Reformed Orthodoxy, somewhat because I continue to find more and more examples of it.  I did think it would be helpful to list the ones that I have completed so far.  It would be an interesting project to place these thinkers in chronological order and trace the development of the doctrine.

So far I have:

John Calvin

John Diodati

Benedict Pictet

Herman Witsius

John Preston

Gataker-Gouge-Downame (from their Annotations)

I’ve also read (and will post when I can) Turretin, Sibbes, Ussher, Davenant, Baxter, and Polhill on this topic.  I can tell you that they do not all agree with one another, yet similar strands of thought run through the various names, sometimes in surprising ways (for instance, Gataker &c.’s Annotations reference Diodati’s earlier work as an influence, yet they take a different interpretation of double justification).  By the time you get to Polhill, what you find is simply a combination of all of the earlier views.

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About Steven Wedgeworth

Steven Wedgeworth is the associate pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church in Vancouver, British Columbia. He writes about theology, history, and political theory, and he has taught Jr. High and High School. He is the founder and general editor of The Calvinist International, an online journal of Christian Humanism and political theology, and a Director for the Davenant Institute.

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