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Maccovius (1588–1644) on the Son of God as ἀυτόθεος

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The character of the Second Person of the Trinity as eternally ἀυτόθεος, developed especially in the context of polemics with Antitrinitarians, is an important, albeit somewhat neglected, element in Calvin’s Christology. This article sets forth how, one theological generation later, Johannes Maccovius, the famed Polish Reformed theologian at Franeker, forcefully taught this doctrine within the context of his interactions with the followers of Arminius who denied this teaching, of whom he was one of their fiercest opponents. Maccovius dealt with this christological issue in a variety of works ranging from his work on theological aphorisms to his disputations and classroom lectures. Through a vast array of definitions, distinctions, and arguments, Maccovius is able to demonstrate his excellent qualities as an exegete, dogmatician, and polemicist, illustrating how he in his own writings strengthened and built on Calvin’s thought as a scholastic theologian from the period of early Reformed Orthodoxy.

Affiliations: 1: Yale University


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