Chosen But Free: A Balanced View of God's Sovereignty and Free Will

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Bethany House, Aug 1, 2010 - Religion - 352 pages
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The Reformed movement has gotten younger and more outspoken since Chosen But Free was published more than ten years ago, making the topic of divine election one of utmost importance to the church today. Young Christians in particular are in constant debate over these issues, wondering what is true and how it might affect their lives.

People on both sides of the debate will want to read a "middle-ground" book. In addition, this revision deals more directly with the personal issues involved in the debate. For example, how do our beliefs about free will affect us when it comes to perceptions of love, personal responsibility, and purpose? And how does it affect our ability to worship God?
 

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This Book Is Very Informative

User Review  - Blondie - Christianbook.com

I was recommended this book due to some radical viewpoints that were being taught at my church which I prayed to the Holy Spirit to reveal the truth. The Christian Radio show host that I highly ... Read full review

Not his best work

User Review  - Garrett - Christianbook.com

In short, this is not Gieslers best work by any means. His assumptions and sloppy handling of the subject was sad to say the least. I really expected more from a scholar of his caliber. Although he ... Read full review

Contents

Ideas Do Have Consequences
11
What Are the Alternatives?
15
Whos in Charge?
22
Why Blame Me?
31
Avoiding the Extreme Sovereignty View
51
Avoiding the Extreme Sovereignty View continued
73
Avoiding the Extreme Free Will View
108
Seeking a Biblical Balance
130
Is Faith a Gift Only to the Elect?
228
Biblical Support for Unlimited Atonement
241
DoublePredestination
262
Jonathan Edwards on Free Will
268
Is Regeneration Prior to Faith?
274
Monergism vs Synergism
282
Extreme Calvinism and Voluntarism
285
Understanding Calvinisms Five Points
293

So What?
160
Responding to Critics
177
Great Church Fathers on Free Will
189
Was Calvin a Calvinist?
199
The Origins of Extreme Calvinism
206
Answering Objections to Free Will
221
The Canons of Dort
296
Four Views on Eternal Security
306
Bibliography
327
Subject Index
332
Scripture Index
339
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About the author (2010)

Norman L. Geisler (PhD, Loyola University of Chicago) has taught at top evangelical schools for over fifty years and is distinguished professor of apologetics and theology at Veritas Evangelical Seminary in Murrieta, California. He is the author of more than seventy books, including the Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics.

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