Tuesday, November 10, 2009

More Indebted to Thomas Than Peter

Daniel Featley has the distinction of serving both as one of the translators of the 1611 King James Bible and as a member of the Westminster Assembly of Divines.

Daniel Featley, Καταβαπτισταὶ καταπτυσταί. The Dippers dipt: or, the Anabaptists duck’d and plung'd over head and ears, at a Disputation in Southwark. Together with a large and full Discourse of their (1) Originall, (2) Severall sorts, (3) Peculiar Errours, (4) High Attempts against the State, (5) Capital punishments: with an application to these times (1645), p. 199:

As S. Gregorie said, plus debeo Thomae, quam Petro, I am more indebted to Thomas then [sic] Peter (see Gregory, In Evangelia Homilae, Hom. 26 in Opera (1615), tom. 3, cols. 83-84 (PL 76: 1201-1202 [sects. 7-9]), because his doubting of Christ's resurrection occasioned a more sensible demonstration thereof then otherwise we should have had: so truly I may say, we are much beholding to him, who first moved the scruple concerning the imputation of Christ's sole satisfaction, for it hath occasioned the resolution, not onely of that doubt, but of many other concerning the communicatio idiomatum, the effects of the hypostaticall union, the nature of the law, and the faithful title to heaven.

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