By G. J. R. Parry
This e-book bargains with the concept of William Harrison, a widely known Elizabethan highbrow, whose principles are major mainly simply because they can be consultant of the thoroughgoing Protestantism which tailored continental reformed rules to the situations of Tudor England. The booklet explains how the mentality of Harrison, a university-trained Protestant, finds a coherent worldview established upon a selected view of historical past which he utilized to many parts of up to date obstacle: the entire reformation of the church, the development of society, the removing of monetary injustice, the reorientation of useful lifestyles and the restraint of the damaging hypothesis present in common philosophy. Dr Parry attracts upon a different and formerly unknown manuscript resource, Harrison's interpretation of worldwide background, which gives surprisingly particular information regarding how one person interpreted the area.
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In Harrison's view Isaiah enjoyed an understanding perfected by grace, which 57 TCD MS 165, fo. 8iv. The Two Churches 25 revealed to him the whole course of history and therefore the significance of Israel's apostasy in forsaking the True Church, and its faith in the God of history, for the satanically-inspired nature religions of the Church of Cain. This insight explained both the vehemence and the perfection of his interpretation. In that Isaiah not only understood the dualistic pattern of history but also in his life and actions formed part of that pattern, he represented an ideal of immense contemporary relevance to Harrison.
For 'the light of understanding being extinguished', said Calvin, the natural man 'is not capable of reason', 83 84 Bullinger, The Olde Fayth, sigs. C 8 v - D i r , D 6 r - v , E4V, C71:, E5V, and T C D M S 165, fo. 1 i o v . Aquinas saw n o contradiction between the idea that 'a virtuous person, through the disposition given b y virtue, has a right judgement about what is in keeping with his virtue' and the w a y that a Christian 'through the light o f faith divinely infused, gives assent to what is o f faith and not to the opposite' (Summa Theol.
This purpose informed his preaching and teaching, as it did that of other Protestants who found in the Scriptural account of the True Church a complete blueprint for the contemporary Reformation. , fo. , fos. 8or—v). , fo. 68v; cf. 2 Sam. i o . 1-5. The Two Churches 27 contribute towards the end of building up the True Church. That could never be subordinated to the demands of unaided reason, but remained autonomous from reason and gave special meaning both to Scriptural actions and those later events which apparently fulfilled Scriptural prophecy.
A Protestant Vision: William Harrison and the Reformation of Elizabethan England by G. J. R. Parry