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John Davenant's Hypothetical Universalism: A Defense of Catholic and Reformed Orthodoxy

Michael J. Lynch


AAaJohn Davenant’s hypothetical universalism has consistently been misinterpreted and misrepresented as a via media between Arminianism and Reformed theology. This study examines Bishop Davenant’s hypothetical universalism in the context of early modern Reformed orthodoxy. In light of the various misunderstandings of early modern hypothetical universalism, including English hypothetical universalism, as well as the paucity of studies touching on the theology of Davenant in particular, this book gives a detailed exposition of Davenant’s doctrine of universal redemption in dialogue with his unde ... More

Keywords: John Davenant, Synod of Dordt, hypothetical universalism, Reformed theology, death of Christ, covenant theology, predestination, will of God

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197555149
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197555149.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael J. Lynch, author
Classical Languages, Theology, and Humanities teacher, Delaware Valley Classical School