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Kalwina koncepcja wolnej woli i usprawiedliwienia
Calvin’s conceptions of free will and justification

Author(s): Dawid Nowakowski
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: Calvin; conceptions of free will; justification; free will;

Summary/Abstract: Calvin in popular imagination functions as a radical antagonist of rationalism and as an extreme advocat of predestination. This article, primarily on the base of analysis of Institutio Christiane religionis, shows that his doctrines are neither so distant from the theological and philosophical traditions, or so devoid of logical structure, as is commonly believed. When Calvin's conceptions of free will and justification are placed in a broader epistemological and anthropological perspective, a detailed analysis of his thought system shows that the idea of predestination is not his objective, but rather a logical extension.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 26
  • Page Range: 35-51
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Polish