Most Influential Puritan

Some information about the pernicious and pervasive influence of William Perkins according to Dr. Curt Daniel:

William Perkins (1558-1602). Anglican. The most influential of all Puritan theologians and the leading Cambridge Calvinist. A close follower of Beza; Ames was his closest disciple. Opposed by Arminius. Prolific writer on systematic and experimental theology. His The Golden Chain was the standard work on ‘High’ Calvinism. A major Supralapsarian. His famous chart on the order of the decrees and of historical salvation was the classic. Fervent opponent of Romanizing tendencies in the Church of England. Very logical and ordered, somewhat Scholastic. Wrote Cases of Conscience on ethics, Experimentalism.

Advertisements