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Grace Faith Free Will: Contrasting Views of Salvation: Calvinism & Arminianism

Grace Faith Free Will: Contrasting Views of Salvation: Calvinism & Arminianism

by Robert Picirilli
     
 

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Robert Picirilli renews the discussion of issues that have divided Calvinism and Arminianism since the Reformation. Jacobus Arminius, a Dutch theologian of the 16th century, contested the dominant theological ideas advanced by the well-known Protestant reformer John Calvin and his disciples. Historically, Arminius has been frequently misunderstood and often

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Robert Picirilli renews the discussion of issues that have divided Calvinism and Arminianism since the Reformation. Jacobus Arminius, a Dutch theologian of the 16th century, contested the dominant theological ideas advanced by the well-known Protestant reformer John Calvin and his disciples. Historically, Arminius has been frequently misunderstood and often reinterpreted by friend and foe alike. Even today, one who calls himself "Arminian" does so with considerable risk, as the name means different things to different people and comes in various flavors. Though he presents both classic Calvinism and Arminianism in order to help readers intelligently decide for themselves, Dr. Picirilli unashamedly advocates a very specific form of Arminianism as the best resolution of the tensions between the two doctrinal postions. In what he calls "Reformation Arminianism," Picirilli reclaims the original views of Arminius and his defenders. This is an Arminianism that defends: total depravity, the sovereignty of God to control all things for the certain accomplishment of His will, God's perfect foreknowledge of, and the certainty of, all future events including the free, moral choices of human beings, the penal satisfaction view of the atonement, salvaiton by grace through faith and not by works, from beginning to end, an apostasy that cannot be remedied.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781614840213
Publisher:
Randall House
Publication date:
04/01/2002
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
258
Sales rank:
431,321
File size:
512 KB

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A study of the theology of salvation typically begins with the decisions of God made before creation. When we do that, we are dealing with what is technically called the decrees of God, or to borrow Warfield's title, The Plan of Salvation. Systematic theologians usually treat this subject under the heading of predestination. In turn they subdivide predestination into two parts, election and reprobation. The specific definitions of these terms depend, more or less, on the theological position of those defining them. We will first examine the Calvinistic view of predestination and then the Arminian view. In each case, a "systematic theology" approach will be somewhat briefly outlined, with such comments as seem necessary for understanding. Then will follow the pursuit of some "biblical theology" investigations that appear helpful for the issues involved. This methodology will be used throughout the rest of the book, with some variations that reflect the nature of the material.

Meet the Author

Dr. Robert Picirilli, former academic dean and professor of Greek and New Testament studies at Free Will Baptist Bible College in Nashville, Tennessee, has been teaching, preaching, and writing Arminian theology for more than 45 years. Since 1983, he has served as the General Editor of The Randall House Bible Commentary, and in that series, contributed the volumes on 1,2 Corinthians, Ephesians, Philippians; and 1, 2 Thessalonians. His other published works include the books "Paul the Apostle," "Book of Galatians," "Romans," and "A Survey of the Pauline Epistles," as well as numerous booklets and articles in denominational publications and theological journals.

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