This is a book about antinomianism. It discusses the conviction that living out of God’s grace in Christ is incompatible with obligations of the moral law. In Chapter 1 the author surveys antinomian debates in the Reformation and post-Reformation eras. He ends with the so-called Marrow Controversy in the eighteenth century. The following incidents are noted: Martin Luther and Melanchton’s controversy with Johann Agricola, the antinomian movement in England during the seventeenth century that accused the Puritans of legalism, the controversy in New England in the 17th century involving John Cotton, Henry Vane, and Anne Hutchinson, and finally the Marrow Controversy in the Church of Scotland.
Source: Antinomianism: Reformed Theology's Unwelcome Guest? (P & R Publishing, 2013), 1-18.
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