17th Century

A Brief Overview of the Puritan Movement

By Nick Healey The term Puritan originated in sixteenth-century England, and it was initially a term of abuse towards nonconformist clergy in the Church of England because they insisted on the need to purify the Church. These nonconformists “preferred to think of themselves as the ‘godly’, because they sought to more…

Jacob Arminius: The Humble Reformer and his Theology

by Matt Goodale Jacob Arminius is well known for his dissension with the Calvinist doctrine of predestination and for his resultant rejoinder which incited the Arminian view of predestination to oppose the Calvinist doctrine. However, while his predestination theology is well studied and commonly known, Arminius is one of the more…