Antedating of "Scholasticism"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Jul 27 02:15:03 UTC 2006

scholasticism (OED 1756-82)

1706 Brocklesby, Richard. _An explication of the Gospel-theism and the
divinity of the Christian religion_ preface (Eighteenth Century
Collections Online)  With this Idea of the Holy Ghost, _An Idea of the
Nature of the Holy Scriptures_ is connex'd, which demonstrateth, that they
are Aliens from Scholasticism, and consequently our Theology of the
Godhead and the Persons thereof ought to be of another kind and Character
than Scholastic.

Fred Shapiro

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