"As I was weeping and begging on the high road, a minister from Kingston took me in, instructed me in the Calvinistic
faith, taught me all he knew himself and aided me in my researches after my family."
Having fairly well advanced his own affairs Angel listened in a willing silence, as they jogged on together through the shady lanes, to his father's account of his parish difficulties, and the coldness of brother clergymen whom he loved, because of his strict interpretations of the New Testament by the light of what they deemed a pernicious Calvinistic
Throughout there was a strange bitterness; an absence of consolatory gentleness; stern allusions to Calvinistic
doctrines--election, predestination, reprobation--were frequent; and each reference to these points sounded like a sentence pronounced for doom.
Once more he saw himself the young banker's clerk, with an agreeable person, as clever in figures as he was fluent in speech and fond of theological definition: an eminent though young member of a Calvinistic
dissenting church at Highbury, having had striking experience in conviction of sin and sense of pardon.
What have I gained, that I no longer immolate a bull to Jove or to Neptune, or a mouse to Hecate; that I do not tremble before the Eumenides, or the Catholic Purgatory, or the Calvinistic
Judgment-day,--if I quake at opinion, the public opinion, as we call it; or at the threat of assault, or contumely, or bad neighbors, or poverty, or mutilation, or at the rumor of revolution, or of murder?
But where it departs from the Calvinistic
Christianity and exhibits him as the defier of Jove, it represents a state of mind which readily appears wherever the doctrine of Theism is taught in a crude, objective form, and which seems the self-defence of man against this untruth, namely a discontent with the believed fact that a God exists, and a feeling that the obligation of reverence is onerous.
He argues that there was no tension between Regular Baptists' Calvinistic
theological heritage and the revivalism of the Great Awakening, and that they had a revival spirituality before the Separate Baptists arrived in the South.
Michael Haykin's conclusion to his book on the Calvinistic
Baptists--William Kiffin, Hanserd Knollys, and Benjamin Keach--articulates this view explicitly: "In [modeling their confession after the WCF and Savoy], the Baptists were explicitly declaring their essential solidarity with other Reformed groups in England and Wales.
This year marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Williams, who played a key part in the Methodist Reformation of the 18th century which led to the creation of the Welsh Calvinistic
In a nation so contorted at times by its Calvinistic
impulses, public assistance has come to be seen not as a hand-up to struggling families but as a paternalistic mechanism for "takers" and "abusers" that contributes to so-called cycles of poverty.
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.
This led some Separatists to move to the Netherlands, where their Calvinistic
Reformed theology was preached and practiced.