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New Haven Theology

(Taylorism). New Eng. Calvinism* (see also New England Theology) modified by a group of men chiefly of Yale U., New Haven, Connecticut, background, including L. Beecher,* T. Dwight* (1752–1817), E. T. Fitch,* C. A. Goodrich,* and N. W. Taylor*; held that freedom to choose as well as to do is the only possible basis for responsibility; defined sin as voluntary transgression of known law, and total depravity as the occasion but not the cause of sin.


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