Roger Whitaker - Antinomianism

Roger Whitaker - Antinomianism

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Antinomian: Metaph. A contradiction between two principles each of which is taken
to be true, or between inferences correctly drawn from such principles. A genuine
antinomy does not involve any logical fallacy.
Kant held that: natural antinomies ensue when reason endeavors to apply categories of
the understanding, suitable to empirical experience, to the transcendental and absolute.
He distinguishes; first, the antinomy of the conceptions of a finite and an infinite in space
and time: second, of the divisibility and individuality of matter; third, of freedom and
necessity; fourth, of the existence or non- existence of a necessary being, or God.
Antinomianism can be traced to the 2nd century Gnostics, (the Davidists and Familists
are the most well known antinomian Gnostic cults) from which the concept that moral
law is not obligatory emerged.