Why should we remember Whichcote? Let me mention a couple of pithy aphorisms: ‘We must be men before we can be Christians’. Our humanity is to be elevated not destroyed or reduced by true religion. ‘God takes a large compass to bring about his 3 works.’ We should not presume to know the details of providence. There is a proper modesty about the nature of salvation, our own frailty and limits, while maintaining a firm confidence in the presence of God. Whichcote’s is a theology that is more Greek than Latin. He is more concerned with deification than the precise mechanisms of redemption.
For the full text of Dr. Hedley’s sermon see here: http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/files/services/sermon-20150510-hedley.pdf