By G. J. R. Parry
This ebook offers with the concept of William Harrison, a well known Elizabethan highbrow, whose rules are major mainly simply because they can be consultant of the thoroughgoing Protestantism which tailored continental reformed principles to the conditions of Tudor England. The booklet explains how the mentality of Harrison, a university-trained Protestant, unearths a coherent worldview dependent upon a specific view of background which he utilized to many components of latest problem: the entire reformation of the church, the development of society, the removing of monetary injustice, the reorientation of sensible existence and the restraint of the harmful hypothesis present in normal philosophy. Dr Parry attracts upon a special and formerly unknown manuscript resource, Harrison's interpretation of worldwide historical past, which supplies strangely unique information regarding how one person interpreted the area.
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79 Therefore Harrison found it essential to believe that the Church of Cain, through which Satan incessantly tried to subvert the True Church, was now represented by popery, and that the * semi-reformed' Elizabethan Church could not be purified of this infection until all its members completely obeyed God's commands revealed in the history of the True Church. This required a standard of behaviour qualitatively different from that sanctioned by the Natural Law. Harrison's ' Chronology' by its very nature and content militated against any connected discussion of the relationship of the Natural Law to unchanging true doctrine.
Just as those reformations agreed with the Catholic faith for all time, so Melanchthon believed in the congruence between the Wittenberg and Augustinian Reformations, whose identical characters sprang from their return to original faith, reflected in their teachings and practices and transcending our equivalence between time and change. This did not mean that at Wittenberg truth had finally triumphed over error, but that the means of that triumph had been created by a clear separation of truth and error.
T . R. Glover (London, 1931). p. 93. T . B o m a n , Hebrew Thought Compared with Greek, trans. J. L. Moreau (London, i960), p. 170, argues that our insight into the m o v e m e n t o f history o w e s more t o the Greeks than the Hebrews, but over-emphasises the contrast between the t w o historiographies. H e b r e w history could be non-teleological, the prophets interpreted this raw material teleologically. Brandon, Time and mankind, p. 97. 22 A Protestant Vision action. The failure to maintain this historical insight contributed to Satan's seduction of the people into idolatry.