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Ramism in William Perkins' Theology

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Donald K. McKim

This is a comprehensive study of the philosophy of Peter Ramus (1515-1572) as it was used in the theology of the English Puritan, William Perkins (1558-1602). The work shows that Perkins' use of Ramist method was substantial and that nearly all his theological works were constructed along the lines of the Ramist method. The significance of this use of Ramus by Perkins is explored and the importance of Ramism for English Puritanism in general is then shown.
Contents: This is a study of the philosophy of Peter Ramus as used by the English theologian William Perkins - It shows the use of Ramism for Perkins' theological method.