Winthrop uses this word—literally meaning “born again”—to indicate a state of godliness in people, a sort of chapter break in one’s life after the acceptance of Christ. Throughout the sermon, Winthrop refers to Christians as “the regenerate,” in contrast to “the wicked.” God inspires the “regenerate,” for instance, in order to set an example of “love mercy, gentlenes, temperance etc.”
Regeneracy Term Timeline in A Model of Christian Charity
The timeline below shows where the term Regeneracy appears in A Model of Christian Charity. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
A Model of Christian Charity
...the estate of innocency,” while the law of grace to humans “in the estate of regeneracy.” He twice quotes Christ’s Sermon on the Mount to illustrate the social compassion represented by... (full context)