His theology was predicated on the God-given power of human reason yet equally on revelation, miracles, and the Gospel message of salvation; it was inspired by Arminian
theology, Cartesian philosophy, and the moderation ("latitudinarianism") of the Church of England.
Revivalism thus tends to lean theologically in an Arminian
or even Pelagian direction with the implicit suggestion that man saves himself through choice.
Theologically, a difference in valuing hierarchy seems to correspond to a Calvinistic emphasis on God as sovereign and transcendent, whereas equality seems to correspond to an Arminian
emphasis on God as loving and immanent.
24) The Arminian
Standard Confession of 1660 notes that sinners are "justified .
47) While Hale's views on soteriology later moved in an Arminian
direction, most of the doctrine relating to law in the Discourse continued into his later thought, including the Law of Nature.
The Twelve Articles, however, include many creative theological ideas, particularly in the shift in ideas from Calvinistic to Arminian
, universalist and ecumenical.
Anti-prelatical but Arminian
in terms of his soteriology, Milton was also less inclined to look for signs of election than were many of his Puritan contemporaries, and was confident of the expansive scope of God's Grace.
He suggests two possible reasons for the "anomaly" Milton's Arminian
views and his preference for the ethical proofs of classical rhetoric.
In the eighteenth century, Arminian
(mostly latitudinarian Anglican) critiques of predestination filtered into the colonies, even into New England, producing a predestinarian backlash that colored the revivalism of the Great Awakening.
Herrero Brasas respectfully reports Kuebrich's view that "Whitman's drive for the moral reform of individual men and women and of society as whole stems from his absorption of Arminian
Their topics include the problem of intellectual reform, synchronic contingency and the significance of Cornelis Elleboogius' Disputationes de Tetragrammato to the analysis of his life and work, Melanchthonian thought in Gisbertus Voetilus' scholastic doctrine of God, justification by faith and the early Arminian
controversy, omniscient and eternal God, Edwardsian theodicy, and why a trinitarian dynamics requires open scholasticism.
These hymn writers had crafted lyrics to articulate Arminian
theology (that Jesus died for all people, not just the elect).