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dc.contributor.authorWeir, Thomas Edwarden
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-14T10:16:59Z
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dc.date.issued1960en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/30042
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dc.description.abstractThe theology of pastoral care maintained by the Church of Scotland in the seventeenth century, although complex and involving nearly the whole of Christian doctrine may be summarized as follows. The elect are redeemed by the unchangable decree of God before the founding of the world. In a similar fashions the reprobate are condemned. This salvation or condemnation is accomplished by God alone and no human efforts however powerful or persuasive# can change the decree. God's justice demands that the reprobate be given ample opportunity to accept His. offer of salvation. Go. dis mercy requires -that the elect; otherwise condemned to their natural state of sin and blind to their conditions be called to regeneration, and new life. Therefore, God calls all men, elect and reprobate-alike, through His Word. The elect man through the-grace and work of the Holy Spirit hears the Word and accepts the offer of Christ. The reprobate of his own free will declines the same offer of'salvation held forth in the Word and is, therefore guilty of repudiating the Holy Spirits the unpardonable sin.en
dc.description.abstractAlthough the effectual calling of the elect is dependent in no way upon human activity, God has seen fit to use men - especially the ministers of the Word - as the instruments by which he calls the elect and allows the reprobate no excuse. Through the methods of pastoral care - preaching$ administration of the sacraments, discipline, the private labors of the ministry, and related activities of the Church - Christ, the Word of God, is truly represented to all.en
dc.description.abstractNot only must the elect be called to regeneration, but because of the weakness of the flesh,, the spiritual life of the elect and of the Church must be sustained by the Word through pastoral care.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
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dc.subjectAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2018 Block 18en
dc.titlePastoral care in the Church of Scotland in the seventeenth centuryen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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