(9) He notes correctly that in order for antinomianism
to "make sense," the one to invert cultural norms must be well established on the socially acceptable side of this duality.
As Lincoln argued in the Lyceum Address, (49) antinomianism
(which acknowledges no authority other than the individual conscience) threatens not just law and order but law and justice.
's stress on faith rather than positive commandments offered Jewish women their first opportunity to partake in religious life as equals to men, even as celibate holy virgins, for they were no longer viewed as merely material beings.
Facing life that is an ambiguous mixture of freedom and fallenness, Christians wanting to avoid antinomianism
on the one hand can fall into legalism on the other, and in either case, the presenting obscurity persists.
As much as the Puritans feared native peoples, they guarded constantly against antinomianism
, the belief that faith alone, not moral law, can help the individual achieve salvation, a tenet that undercut the authority of Puritan ministers.
never really went away; it went into a Powerpoint presentation.
Godwin was at this stage at the height of his notoriety, under heavy attack from many sources for, essentially, poisoning the morals of the middle-class youth of the period, who were uneasy with the plebeian road to revolution indicated by Paine and Thelwall but happy to consider the more individualistic rebellion associated with the evident antinomianism
, and even sexual liberation, of some parts of Godwin's ethics.
The epistle is clearly a knee jerk reaction to the fear of antinomianism
in congregations that took Paul's remarkable theology at face value.
Roy Bathenhouse understands the event as the personification of Marlowe's hero as a "flouting of Divine Law" and as "a bold proclamation or religious antinomianism
, even though the Qur'an, of course, is not a Christian scripture" (Ibrahim 1996:43).
Children ask first of all: "Is it a true story?" They ask this of the storyteller, but they ask of the story what they ask of a dream: that it satisfy their wishes, (Jarrell 1967,140) Jarrell states the problem of such a wishing antinomianism
allegorically, as the catalyst for narrative change once activated by the listener's or reader's desire.
, the release from obedience to religious law, became the basis for new Sabbatcan customs.
As we shall see, in Hogg's hands Antinomianism
becomes a metaphorical weapon by means of which he critiques two intimately related practices of Romantic periodicals: intemperate denunciations of the literary productions of those organs' perceived ideological foes, and shameless "puffing" of the works of their political allies and personal friends.