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Perfect Will Theology: A Basic Outline

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The Reformed model of divine agency centers on divine will, resulting in a Perfect will theology. A nice introduction is presented by Melchior Leydecker, in his The Truth of the Gospel Triumphant and On the Truth of the Reformed or Evangelical Religion. In this series, Leydecker systematically explains Reformed theology. The first part deals with natural theology, discussing divine being, and providence, whereas the second deals with the doctrine of the Trinity and the history of salvation. For our purposes, the first part especially, gives a unique insight into the nature of Reformed theology. Natural theology centers on the concept of divine nature as the Best Possible Person, in this way entailing necessary and independent existence as the highest mode of existence and free and independent agency as the most perfect mode of agency.

Keywords: divine agency; Melchior Leydecker; natural theology

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