Here’s a little article I put together on the doctrine of deification in the Reformed tradition. It’s just meant to be an introduction, but it should get you started. The really important thing to notice is Calvin’s emphasis on the deified Adam.
As I mentioned earlier, I will be presenting a paper for the Southern Political Science Association this Saturday in New Orleans, LA. This will be at the Hotel InterContinental, and so if you’re in the area please come on.
My panel is called “Philosophy, Rhetoric, and the Common Good,” and you can check it out by going here and clicking “browse the program” and then clicking on “Saturday.” I’m at 1:15. To get at philosophy and the common good, I examine a dispute among early American Presbyterians about natural law and religious freedom. The paper overlaps with the political discussions we’ve had here, and it shines a clear light on the old-guard disciplinarian and Presbyterian view of “the two kingdoms.” Here is the abstract: Continue reading