Evaluating Ames

Section I: Introductory matters
Chapter 3: Ames and the Marrow of Theology
Ames' Influence
Pages 53-55

William Ames had the most influence among Puritans in New England like Jonathan Edwards and the Mathers.

He was read in the Netherlands, too, but many differed with his congregational polity and his emphasis on the will over the intellect.

Beeke/Jones commend Ames' revitalization of "experimental theology," the old phrase for doctrine that leads to or includes piety.  This is a central aim of theirs, I believe, and that's good.

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