Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities
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Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities  -     By: Roger E. Olson

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"To say, 'This man is an Arminian,'" John Wesley once complained, "is like saying, 'This is a mad dog.'" Calvinists have propagated misrepresentations of Arminian theology that Olson wants to set at rest concerning the sovereignty of God, grace, justification by faith, predestination, atonement, and more. A rousing defense. 264 pages, hardcover. InterVarsity.

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Title: Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities
By: Roger E. Olson
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 264
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound 3 ounces
ISBN: 0830828419
ISBN-13: 9780830828418
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In this book, Roger Olson sets forth classical Arminian theology and addresses the myriad misunderstandings and misrepresentations of it through the ages. Irenic yet incisive, Olson argues that classical Arminian theology has a rightful place in the evangelical church because it maintains deep roots within Reformational theology, even though it maintains important differences from Calvinism. Myths addressed include: Myth 1: Arminian Theology Is the Opposite of Calvinist/Reformed Theology Myth 2: A Hybrid of Calvinism and Arminianism Is Possible Myth 3: Arminianism Is Not an Orthodox Evangelical Option Myth 4: The Heart of Arminianism Is Belief in Free Will Myth 5: Arminian Theology Denies the Sovereignty of God Myth 6: Arminianism Is a Human-Centered Theology Myth 7: Arminianism Is Not a Theology of Grace Myth 8: Arminians Do Not Believe in Predestination Myth 9: Arminian Theology Denies Justification by Grace Alone Through Faith Alone Myth 10: All Arminians Believe in the Governmental Theory of the Atonement

Author Bio

Roger E. Olson (Ph.D., Rice University) is professor of theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He is the author of The Story of Christian Theology: Twenty Centuries of Tradition Reform, The Mosaic of Christian Belief: Twenty Centuries of Unity and Diversity (both InterVarsity Press) and The Westminster Handbook to Evangelical Theology (Westminster John Knox).

Editorial Reviews

" Arminian Theology is a much-needed book, addressing many of the myths and caricatures about Arminianism that plague and muddle many contemporary theological discussions. Whether we advocate a particular theological perspective or not, it is imperative that we as Christians describe other theological perspectives with integrity, fairly and accurately. Dr. Olson is to be complimented for this excellent contribution."

-- Steve Lemke, Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, Fall 2013

" Arminian Theology should prove to be a seminal text in understanding the historical contours of Arminianism. It is an excellent starting point for anyone who wants to gain a cogent and perspicacious introduction to historical, evangelical Arminian theology."

-- Martin Povey, Stockport, Themelios 32/3, May 2007

"Olson's purpose is to clear the good Arminian name of false accusations and charges of heresy. . . . InterVarsity Press has given a new voice to an evangelical position which has been, for the most part, suppressed and misrepresented."

-- Vic Reasoner, The Arminian 25:1, Spring 2007

". . . a fine example of contemporary polemical theology at its best."

-- Daniel Castelo for Pneuma, 29, 2007

"I heartily recommend this book to all who wish to gain a true grasp of authentic Arminianism."

-- Mark DeVine, Midwestern Journal of Theology, 2008

"Olson's book is highly reommended for those who want to understand the Arminian-Calvinist controversy better."

-- Andrew V. Snider, The Master's Seminary Journal, Spring 2009

"This is an extremely crucial work. It should be required reading for all students of theology. It is not a substitute for reading primary sources, but it is a helpful summary and introduction to the major issues."

-- Glenn R. Kreider, Dallas Theological Seminary, Criswell Theological Review 4/2, Spring 2007

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