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Number of Pages: 264
Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press
Publication Date: 2006
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Willing to Believe: The Controversy over Free WillR.C. SproulBaker / 2002 / Trade Paperback$15.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
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"Although many of the personal and institutional animosities that used to mark relations between Calvinists and Arminians have become muted in recent years, the differences are still with us. The issues are alive because they concern matters of central importance to Christian faith. In this book Roger Olson gently and firmly corrects misunderstandings of Arminian theology that are often held by Calvinists--and Arminians! His deft expositions of the historical texts offer a significant contribution to the health of theological reflection and relationships. At the same time he demonstrates how to be irenic without adopting an empty tolerance that makes doctrine irrelevant to the church's life and mission."
"In this blockbuster of a book Roger Olson demonstrates that Arminian theology is faithfully Christian, faithfully Protestant and faithfully evangelical. He introduces his readers to a large world which many will never before have entered, the world of Arminian and Wesleyan theology, and even those familiar with this world will become more informed about it. In his contents page alone he provides more clarity on the contested issues in the Calvinism/Arminianism debate than many books on the subject. He methodically subverts many of the arguments that Calvinists routinely use against Arminian theology. This is Christian polemical theology at its best: massively informed, carefully and passionately argued, and friendly and courteous to the opposition. I recommend Arminian Theology enthusiastically, and I predict that, if it is read with the attentiveness it deserves, it will ratchet up the level of the American conversation on these issues."
"Roger Olson has done the church a great service with this clear explanation of the key tenets of the evangelical Arminianism taught by Arminius, Wesley, Wiley and others. His effort to correct common misperceptions is highly readable but well supported by thorough scholarly research. Calvinists should welcome this book for at least two reasons. First, it will help us not to misrepresent Arminianism and will thus enable both genuine dialogue and valid critique. Second, we can earnestly hope that Olson will succeed in converting to classic evangelical Arminianism the large number of evangelicals whom he recognizes to be semi-Pelagian rather than Arminian."
"Demonstrating that the recent offerings in the field of evangelical/Arminian scholarship constitute not a fad but a trend, Roger Olson has written a carefully researched work that aptly portrays Arminian theology at its best. Clearing away many of the stereotypes and half-truths that have remained much too long, Olson not only cogently argues that Arminian theology is nothing less than evangelical theology, but he also calls for Calvinists and Arminians to cooperate with one another in mutual recognition and respect under the broad tent of evangelicalism and for the larger good of the gospel. I heartily agree."
"Roger Olson's new book, Arminian Theology, provides the definitive defense of Arminian theology to date. This winsome and well-crafted work dispels chapter by chapter the ten major misconceptions or myths about Arminian theology perpetuated by foes and friends alike. While intended for a wide and general readership, this well-researched and documented text is really a profound essay in historical theology in which Olson gives voice to leading Arminian theologians past and present, allowing them to speak for themselves and define what Arminianism really stands for. Thus, not an exercise in defense, Arminian Theology is the most lucid and effective book-length restatement of true Arminianism in print today. Olson's gracious and irenic spirit shines through the text even while his scholarly documentation of point after point shreds the many misperceptions of Arminian theology so prevalent today. This is a must-read book for educated laypersons, pastors, and scholars interested in, and concerned about, the current and historic debates between Calvinists and Arminians. Arminian Theology certainly raises the theological bar against those who want to theologically discredit Arminianism and relegate it to the backwaters of history and the life of the church."
Oscar FerreiraMenifee, CAAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5February 4, 2010Oscar FerreiraMenifee, CAAge: 55-65Gender: male
This is a "must" read for those who for years may have bought into Reformed Theology's lies and misrepresenation of Arminianism. Author is objective, concise, and sufficiently scholarly in this much needed treatment of Arminianism.
Matt4 Stars Out Of 5October 26, 2009Matt
I must say, there is a wide-ranging caricature of the two camps. But I also must say that Systematic Theology is based on logic that is derived from Scriptures. Calvinism starts off with the goodness and sovereignty of God, and contrasts that with the wickedness of our natures/wills. Everything flows from that logic in Calvinism, and Arminianism, although still a valid stance within Orthodoxy, does not quite "hit the nail on the head" on those foundations.
Jeremy5 Stars Out Of 5October 2, 2009Jeremy
Great book on the theology and legitimacy of Arminianism. Fair and balanced. WELL researched, and easy to read and understand. Great references to other authors on both side of Calvinism & Arminianism debate. You WILL walk away with the ability to defend Arminiansism. And if you are a Calvinist, you will be able, and prompted to, call Arminianism at least legitimate. BUY the book!
Kim Vazquez5 Stars Out Of 5February 25, 2009Kim Vazquez
Outstanding work by Mr. Olson!!! This is a MUST in every christians library (especially every preacher). what a thourough and complete work. Thanks for your expertise!!
Hans Craycraft4 Stars Out Of 5December 1, 2008Hans Craycraft
This is an excellent book and long overdue. Reformed Theology has often taken a very aggressive stance and misstated what most evangelicals believe, this book does an excellent job of setting the record straight.
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