The New Divinity (or Hopkinsianism, after Samuel Hopkins) is a system of Christian theology that was very prominent in New England in the late 18th century. Its roots are embedded in the published and unpublished writings of Jonathan Edwards; hence it has also been call the "Edwardean Divinity." It modifies several tenets of Calvinism, most notably the notion of free will and original sin, the nature of the atonement of Jesus, and His righteousness being imputed to believers. Traditional New England Calvinists, such as Edward Dorr Griffin, president of Williams College and minister of Park Street Church, opposed New Divinity's theology.
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“Now there cannot be first principles for men, unless the Divinity has revealed them; all the restbeginning, middle, and endis nothing but dreams and smoke.”
—Michel de Montaigne (15331592)