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  • The Protestant Doctrine of the Church and its Rivals

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    The Protestant Doctrine of the Church and its Rivals

    This article is taken from the first issue of Ad Fontes: a Journal of Protestant Resourcement. Subscriptions to the print edition are available for $5/month. This is one of two articles in our inaugural issue and is written by Bradley Belschner. Belschner is a systems analyst at Emsi, a determined generalist, and an enthusiast of […]

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  • The Origins of Politics According to Althusius

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    The Origins of Politics According to Althusius

        This is one of the articles in the second issue of our journal Ad Fontes. Where did society come from? How did politics come about? Why do people live together? Perhaps these aren’t questions that you’ve ever asked before. But political thinkers from Plato through to Rawls have tackled questions about the social nature […]

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  • Jerome Zanchi (1516-1590): A Life in Exile – Part 1

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    Jerome Zanchi (1516-1590): A Life in Exile – Part 1

    Part One: From Italy to Exile (Part Two is in our November issue. You can also read it online. -Ed.) If you listen carefully, you can already hear Protestant pastors and Reformation scholars girding up in preparation for the five hundredth anniversary of Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses (1517). They’ll treat us to lectures, conferences, books, and […]

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  • How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria (and Mary, and Mary, and Elizabeth) ?

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    How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria (and Mary, and Mary, and Elizabeth) ?

    How Do You Solve a Problem like Maria (and Mary, and Mary, and Elizabeth) ? Sean Morris This is one of the articles from the third issue of our journal Ad Fontes. For many, the name “John Knox” probably evokes some association with authoritarianism, misogyny, or at least an overbearing, severe personality. Indeed, when I […]

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  • Jerome Zanchi (1516-1590): A Life in Exile – Part 2

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    Jerome Zanchi (1516-1590): A Life in Exile – Part 2

    The Scholar in Exile Part Two (Part One of this biographical and critical profile appeared in our October issue. You can also read it online. -Ed. ) Late 1551 began a protracted period of exile for Zanchi. His immediate destination was the city of Chiavenna near the Swiss border. He visited only briefly, but was there […]

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  • Pentecost as Ecclesiology

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    Pentecost as Ecclesiology

    Alastair Roberts This is an article from the fourth issue of our journal Ad Fontes. As sources for our ecclesiology, the narrative portions of Scripture may be deemed to be relatively unpromising, especially when compared to the New Testament epistolatory literature. Yet much of the New Testament teaching concerning the Church occurs first in the […]

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  • John Owen: Prayer as Politics By Other Means

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    John Owen: Prayer as Politics By Other Means

    John Owen: Prayer as Politics By Other Means Daniel Hyde This is an article from the fifth issue of our journal Ad Fontes. Carl von Clausewitz, the 19th century Prussian military theorist, famously described war as “the continuation of politics by other means.”  Widely appropriated, the aphorism continues to pop up in pop culture and […]

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  • Pragmatism and Principle: John Calvin and Female Government

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    Pragmatism and Principle: John Calvin and Female Government

    Pragmatism and Principle: John Calvin and Female Government By David Talcott This is an article from the fifth issue of our journal Ad Fontes. Calvin’s views on women in government are not as notorious as John Knox’s. This is perhaps surprising given his strong, principled opposition to female rulers. In a letter to Sir William […]

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  • Richard Hooker on Festival Days

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    Richard Hooker on Festival Days

    Richard Hooker on Festival Days Translated/modernized by W. Bradford Littlejohn from the text of Book V of Richard Hooker’s Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie. See original here. This is an article from the sixth issue of our journal Ad Fontes. If you’d like to receive the full issue, subscribe here. Book V.69: Of festival days and the natural […]

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  • “Covenant” and Polity in the Thought of the Early Reformers

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    “Covenant” and Polity in the Thought of the Early Reformers

    This article by Simon P. Kennedy of the University of Queensland appeared in the February issue of our Ad Fontes magazine. To subscribe to receive full issues in your inbox, click here. The idea of “covenant” is prominent in Reformed political thought. Indeed, early Reformed thinkers who wrote about politics often used the concept of covenant to illustrate […]

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