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Five Points of Calvism: Defined, Defended, and Documented

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This fortieth-anniversary edition of The Five Points of Calvinism, now with Scripture quotations from the English Standard Version, contains updated source information and new appendices on such themes as "A Kinder, Gentler Calvinism," "Perseverance and Preservation," and "The Practical Applications of Calvinism."
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Overview

This fortieth-anniversary edition of The Five Points of Calvinism, now with Scripture quotations from the English Standard Version, contains updated source information and new appendices on such themes as "A Kinder, Gentler Calvinism," "Perseverance and Preservation," and "The Practical Applications of Calvinism."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780875528274
  • Publisher: P&R Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 684,108
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Preface to the Second Edition xvii
Preface to the First Edition xxi
Part 1 The Five Points Defined: Their Origin and Contents
Points of Contention 1
The Protest of the Arminian Party
The Five Points of Arminianism
The Philosophical Basis of Arminianism
A Five-Point Response to Arminianism
Calvinism and Arminianism Compared 5
The Historical Roots of Each System 8
The Controversy Between Pelagius and Augustine
Semi-Pelagianism, the Forerunner of Arminianism
Calvinism, the Theology of the Reformation
The Difference Between Calvinism and Arminianism 13
The One Point of Calvinism 14
Part 2 The Five Points Defended: Their Biblical Support
Total Depravity or Total Inability 18
Spiritual Deadness
Darkened Minds and Corrupt Hearts
Bondage to Sin and Satan
A Universal Bondage
Inability to Change
Unconditional Election 27
A Chosen People
Election Not Based on Foreseen Responses
Election Precedes Salvation
Sovereign Mercy
Sovereignty over All Things
Particular Redemption or Limited Atonement 39
Jesus Actually Saves
Jesus Fulfills the Eternal Covenant
How Jesus Died for "All" and Yet for a Particular People
The Efficacious Call of the Spirit or Irresistible Grace 52
The Spirit Saves
The Spirit Gives New Birth
The Spirit Reveals the Secrets of God
The Spirit Gives Faith and Repentance
The Spirit Effectually Calls
Salvation, Given by a Sovereign God
The Perseverance of the Saints or the Security of Believers 64
Part 3 The Five Points Documented: Recommended Reading
Works Broadly on Calvinism and God's Sovereignty 78
Books Dealing in Whole or in Part with Calvinism or Divine Sovereignty
Articles in Reference Works, Systematic Theologies, Etc.
Information Concerning Creeds and Confessions
Books on the Five Points Individually 121
Human Inability and the Freedom of the Will
Election and Predestination
The Nature and Extent of the Atonement
Efficacious Grace
The Perseverance of the Saints
Afterword 139
Appendices
A A Kinder, Gentler Calvinism 141
B Perseverance and Preservation 147
C The Meaning of "Foreknew" in Romans 8:29 157
D A Defense of Calvinism 169
E The Practical Applications of Calvinism 187
F The Practical Importance of the Doctrine [of Predestination] 199
G Calvinism and Arminianism Before and After: A Brief Historical Sketch 205
H The Cambridge Declaration of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals 231
Index of Scriptures Quoted 239
Index of Persons 243
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