See also:term apparently coined by
See also:Luther to stigmatize Johannes
See also:Agricola (q.v.) and his following, indicating an
See also:interpretation of the
See also:anti-thesis between
See also:law and
See also:gospel, recurrent from the earliest times . Christians being released, in important particulars, from conformity to the Old Testament polity as a whole, a real difficulty attended the settlement of the limits and the immediate authority of the
See also:remainder, known vaguely as the moral law . Indications are not wanting that St Paul's
See also:doctrine of
See also:justification by faith was, in his own
See also:day, mistaken or perverted in the interests of immoral licence . Gnostic sects approached the question in two ways . Marcionites, named by
See also:Clement of Alexandria Antitactae (revolters against theDemiurge) held the Old Testament
See also:economy to be throughout tainted by its source; but they are not accused of licentiousness . Manichaeans, again, holding their spiritual being to be unaffected by the
See also:action of
See also:matter, regarded carnal sins as being, at worst, forms of bodily disease . Kindred to this latter view was the position of sundry sects of
See also:English fanatics during the
See also:Commonwealth, who denied that an elect
See also:person sinned, even when committing acts in themselves
See also:gross and evil . Different from either of these was the Antinomianism charged by Luther against Agricola . Its starting-point was a dispute with
See also:Melanchthon in 1527 as to the relation between repentance and faith . Melanchthon urged that repentance must precede faith, and that knowledge of the moral law is needed to produce repentance . Agricola gave the initial place to faith, maintaining that repentance is the
See also:work, not of law, but of the gospel-given knowledge of the love of
See also:God . The resulting Antinomian controversy (the only one within the Lutheran
See also:body in Luther's lifetime) is not remarkable for the precision or the moderation of the combatants on either side .
Agricola was apparently satisfied in
See also:conference with Luther and Melanchthon at
See also:December 1527 . His eighteen Positiones of 1537 revived the II controversy and made it acute .
See also:Random as are some of his statements, he was consistent in two
See also:objects: (I) in the
See also:interest of solifidian doctrine, to place the rejection of the Catholic doctrine of
See also:works on a sure ground; (2) in the interest of the New Testament, to find all needful guidance for Christian
See also:duty in its principles, if not in its precepts . From the latter
See also:part of the 17th century charges of Antinomianism have frequently been directed against Calvinists, on the ground of their disparagement of " deadly doing " and of " legal preaching." The virulent controversy between Arminian and Calvinistic Methodists produced as its ablest outcome
See also:Fletcher's Checks to Antinomianism (1771–1975) . See G . Kawerau, in A . Hauck's Realencyklopadie (1896); Riess, in I . Goschler's Dict . Encydop. de la theol. cath . (1858); J . H . Blunt .
Dict. of Doct. and Hist . Theol . (1872); J . C . L .Gieseler, Ch . Hist . (New
See also:York ed . 1868, vol. iv.) .
ANTIMONY (symbol Sb, atomic weight 120.2)
ANTINOMY (Gr. avri, against, v6uos, law)
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