Still Sovereign: Contemporary Perspectives on Election, Foreknowledge, and Grace

Still Sovereign: Contemporary Perspectives on Election, Foreknowledge, and Grace

by Thomas R. Schreiner, Bruce A. Ware

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The relationship between divine sovereignty and the human will is a topic of perennial theological dispute and one that is gaining increased attention among contemporary evangelicals.

In Still Sovereign, thirteen scholars write to defend the classical view of God's sovereignty. According to the editors, "Ours is a culture in which the tendency is to exalt what is human and diminish what is divine. Even in evangelical circles, we find increasingly attractive a view of God in which God is one of us, as it were, a partner in the unfolding drama of life. . . . In contrast, the vision of God affirmed in these pages is of one who reigns supreme over all, whose purposes are accomplished without fail, and who directs the course of human affairs, including the central drama of saving a people for the honor of his name, all with perfect holiness and matchless grace."

The fourteen chapters of Still Sovereign (originally part of the two-volume, The Grace of God, the Bondage of the Will) are divided into three parts. Part 1 offers fresh exegesis of the biblical texts that bear most directly on the doctrines of election, foreknowledge, and perseverance of the saints. Part 2 explores theological and philosophical issues related to effectual calling, prevenient grace, assurance of salvation, and the nature of God's love. The final section applies the doctrines of election and divine sovereignty to Christian living, prayers, evangelism, and preaching.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585585144
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/2000
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 356
Sales rank: 1,101,131
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Thomas R. Schreiner is professor of New Testament interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the author of Romans in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Bruce A. Ware is associate dean of the school of theology and director of professional studies at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Thomas R. Schreiner (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and professor of biblical theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has taught at SBTS for more than twenty years. Schreiner is the author or editor of numerous books, including The King in His Beauty, New Testament Theology, Magnifying God in Christ, Interpreting the Pauline Epistles, and Paul, Apostle of God's Glory in Christ.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Biblical Analyses
1. The Sovereignty of God: Case Studies in the Old Testament
Raymond C. Ortlund Jr.
2. Divine Election in the Gospel of John
Robert W. Yarbrough
3. Divine Election in the Pauline Literature
Donald J. Westblade
4. Does Romans 9 Teach Individual Election unto Salvation
Thomas R. Schreiner
5. Are There Two Wills in God?
John Piper
6. Perseverance of the Saints: A Case Study from the Warning Passages in Hebrews
Wayne Grudem
7. The Meaning of Foreknowledge
S. M. Baugh
Part 2
8. Effectual Calling and Grace
Bruce A. Ware
9. Does Scripture Teach Prevenient Grace in the Weslyan Sense?
Thomas R. Schreiner
10. Reflections on Assurance
D. A. Carson
11. The Love of God: Universal and Particular
J. I. Packer
12. Does Divine Sovereignty Make a Difference in Everyday Life?
Jerry Bridges
13. Prayer and Evangelism under God's Sovereignty
C. Samuel Storms
14. Preaching and the Sovereignty of God
Edmund P. Clowney

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Outstanding essays reflecting a biblical and Calvinist approach to the sovereignty omnipotence, and omniscience of God.

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