(i) The " three theologies "- recognized by the early Roman Stoics - probably on the suggestion of a passage in Aristotle's Metaphysics, xi.
Augustine rejects all three " theologies " as pagan figments, and not a few church writers follow him in this - borrowing his learning without naming him (e.g.
He regards the Stoics as having initiated a philosophical theology, and gives numerous references for the " three theologies " which they distinguished.
Resolutely Protestant in early days and even Calvinistic, it yielded to the suggestions of its episcopal constitution' and sacramental liturgies; and now its theologies range from Calvinism at one extreme to outspoken hatred of Protestantism at the other.
Did any of these theologies do justice to the great master thought of grace given to faith?