- Apr 10, 2009
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The first thing to note is that there isn't a single Calvinism, but rather Calvinisms, and which stream you're interacting with will get different results. The Dutch Reformed tradition (vis-a-vis the Hiedelberg Confession and catechism) and the Knox Presbyterian stream (preserved in the classic Westminster Confession and catechism) are different flavors but are more or less in agreement with each other and are substantially close to what we'll call Calvin Classic. It's really an entire system of theology that is much wider than the famous TULIP, incorporating covenantal and sacramental theology. Very few people read the Institutes these days.RobS said:I would really like someone to tackle Calvinism if they have the time...
The other schools I can think of off the top of my head include but aren't limited to Kuyperian Calvinism (A Dutch stream), the New Calvinists (guys with gelled hair and skinny jeans), Reformed Baptist Calvinism (Calvinism: Now without all that sacramental talk!), the Federal Vision ("We're trying to take sacramental theology seriously!") and hyper-Calvinism (which is what most people here seem to go to first when discussing Calvinism).
EDIT: Beebert — Please join in if you want, but don't just dump a bunch of random quotes culled from the internet with the usual commentary about how evil everyone you're quoting is.