The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination [Fifth Edition]

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Pickle Partners Publishing, Feb 7, 2017 - Religion - 380 pages
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First published in 1941, this is the Fifth Edition of Loraine Boettner’s 1932 publication The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination and is widely considered to be one of the 20th-century’s most reasoned explanations of the sovereignty of God and the Reformed interpretation of salvation.

“THE purpose of this book is not to set forth a new system of theological thought, but to give a restatement to that great system which is known as the Reformed Faith or Calvinism, and to show that this is beyond all doubt the teaching of the Bible and of reason.”—Loraine Boettner, Introduction



“Whoever really wants to know what Calvinism teaches cannot do better than to read this book from cover to cover”.—United Presbyterian magazine
 

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Far & away, the best book on the subject!

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Having, myself, struggled with the Reformation idea of predestination, I can say without any hesitation whatsoever that this book is absolutely the best book on the subject! As I said in a previous ... Read full review

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If you are wondering at all about the election of God of sinners to salvation (predestination), get this book!!! Dr. Boettner covers and explains each of the 5 points of Calvinism from Scripture. Read full review

Contents

Contents
SECTION ISTATEMENT OF THE DOCTRINE 11
AUTHORITY BY WHICH SYSTEMS ARE TO BE JUDGED 38
AGENCY AND MORAL RESPONSIBILITY OF MAN 136
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RESPECTER OF PERSONS OR AS UNJUSTLY PARTIAL 171
MORALITY 179
THE GOSPEL TO THE NONELECT 184
UNIVERSALISTIC SCRIPTURE PASSAGES 187
IS AMONG THE ELECT 200
WORLD 204
MOHAMMEDAN DOCTRINE OF PREDESTINATION 207

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Loraine Boettner (March 7, 1901 - January 3, 1990) was an American theologian, teacher, and author in the Reformed tradition. He is best known for his works on predestination, Roman Catholicism, and Postmillennial eschatology.

Boettner was born in Linden, Missouri. His father, William Boettner, was a Christian school superintendent and had been born in Schwartzenhazel, Germany. He attended his father’s church until he was eighteen, when he then joined his mother’s church, the Centennial Methodist Church. Boettner attended the Lone Cedar and Fairview elementary schools, before going to Tarkio High School. In 1917, he studied agriculture at the University of Missouri in Columbia. A year later, he transferred to Tarkio Presbyterian College, where in 1925 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree.

In the fall of 1925, Boettner entered Princeton Theological Seminary, graduating in 1928 with a Th.B.. The following year he obtained a Th.M. His master’s thesis formed the basis of The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination, first published in 1932. His other books include Studies in Theology (1947), Immortality (1956) and Roman Catholicism (1962).

From 1929-1937 Boettner taught at the Pikeville College (University of Pikeville) in eastern Kentucky, where he met his wife, also a teacher. In 1933, Professor Boettner was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Tarkio College. In 1937, the Boettners left Pikeville for Washington D.C., where he worked for the Library of Congress. From 1942-1947 he was employed by the Department of Internal Revenue.

In 1957 Tarkio College awarded him an honorary Doctor of Letters degree. Upon his wife’s death, in 1958, Boettner returned to his home state, settling in Rock Port, Missouri, where he remained the rest of his life.

He died in 1990 at the age of 88.

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