Against Calvinism: Rescuing God's Reputation from Radical Reformed Theology

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Zondervan Academic, Oct 25, 2011 - Religion - 208 pages
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Calvinist theology has been debated and promoted for centuries. But is it a theology that should last? Roger Olson suggests that Calvinism, also commonly known as Reformed theology, holds an unwarranted place in our list of accepted theologies. In Against Calvinism, readers will find scholarly arguments explaining why Calvinist theology is incorrect and how it affects God’s reputation. Olson draws on a variety of sources, including Scripture, reason, tradition, and experience, to support his critique of Calvinism and the more historically rich, biblically faithful alternative theologies he proposes. Addressing what many evangelical Christians are concerned about today—so-called “new Calvinism,” a movement embraced by a generation labeled as “young, restless, Reformed” —Against Calvinism is the only book of its kind to offer objections from a non-Calvinist perspective to the current wave of Calvinism among Christian youth. As a companion to Michael Horton’s For Calvinism, readers will be able to compare contrasting perspectives and form their own opinions on the merits and weaknesses of Calvinism.


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User Review  - joshrskinner - LibraryThing

I have become more and more convinced that only reading the thoughts and opinions of people you already agree with is a sure route to arrogance and ignorance. God's Word is inerrent but my ... Read full review

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User Review  - gdill - LibraryThing

I am a recovering Calvinist. I was, for about 12 years a staunch Calvinist. I wasn't Reformed. There is a difference. But, I was, for all intents and purposes, a full five-point Calvinist. I spent ... Read full review

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Foreword by Michael Horton
Why This Book now?
TWO Whose Calvinism? Which Reformed Theology?
The TUlIP system
FOUR Yes to gods sovereignty no to Divine Determinism
Particular Redemption
SEVEN Yes to grace no to Irresistible graceMonergism
Calvinisms Conundrums
Calvinist Attempts to Rescue Gods Reputation
Responses to Calvinist Claims

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Roger E. Olson (PhD, Rice University) is emeritus professor of theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University. He is the author of many books, including Questions to All Your Answers: The Journey from Folk Religion to Examined Faith; Reformed and Always Reforming: The Postconservative Approach to Evangelical Theology; and How to Be Evangelical without Being Conservative.

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