AnonymousDeleted UserOctober 16, 2020 at 6:43 pm
I agree with you, Rachael (and many above) the “should, ought, must” is over the top. It’s not just Calvin, it’s 16th century polemic–Catholic, Protestant, Radical Reformation– often accompanied by “and if you don’t, you’ll burn…” It’s odious (and grimly comic). I try to read ancient sources with compassion, but it always take work. But I’m always glad to have gone there, to hear what they were saying. And way to jump ahead and read BOTH articles!