But might there be a pacifist antinomianism
, one in which the only rule is love?
A reader not familiar with the concepts of enthusiasm and antinomianism
, as they relate to Protestant thought generally and the theosophical tradition in particular, will find these early chapters most valuable, as they are crucial to a proper understanding of Blake and his times.
"crucial" to the Paterian aesthetic, Donoghue claims that "Pater had an interest in finding, below the surface of an apparently unified society, intimations of visionary dissent" (134).
Although Scholem was a connoisseur of heresy, he was not that much of a heretic himself, in spite of his fascination with more radical forms of antinomianism
Any faith premised on an unmediated relationship to God necessarily sows the seeds of some kind of individualism--this is the always present threat of antinomianism
, and those of us who still worry about making such links can draw a more or less direct line from Winthrop's contemporary Anne Hutchinson to Emerson.
Walicki has observed that Soloviev categorically rejected "religiously-inspired legal nihilism," as represented by Tolstoy's antinomianism
The genocidal King Philip's War, after all, raged alongside the Salem trials; a few decades earlier, as Anne Hutchinson and other heretics went to trial for Antinomianism
, New Englanders (led by the same men opposed to Hutchinson) wiped out the Pequot Indians in a burst of crusading zeal.
However, there is evidence in the letter that Paul had opponents (probably Jewish Christians) who accused him of antinomianism
(3: 8; 6: 1) and of relativizing Israel's election (Romans 9-11).
associates her with Ann Hutchinson, in whose footsteps Hawthorne places her, and also with such strong Quaker dissidents as Mary Dyer.
, and Anti-Trinitarianism--including varieties within each--have characterized the spectrum of Baptist thought concerning the nature of the personhood of God.
Pooley explains the opposition between salvific and moral antinomianism
in Bunyan's thought, and Achinstein wonders why nonconformists did not make more of a fuss over Bunyan's death in 1688, since funerals of ministers after the Restoration were often occasions for dissenters to render mutual encouragement.
Heschel argues convincingly that this incident was not on a Friday night, and had nothing to do with antinomianism