Perspectives on Election (Perspectives On Series)
How does God decide who will spend eternity with Him? Did He assign individuals to Heaven or Hell before He created the world? Or will everyone eventually go to Heaven? This book presents in counterpoint form five common views of...
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How does God decide who will spend eternity with Him? Did He assign individuals to Heaven or Hell before He created the world? Or will everyone eventually go to Heaven? This book presents in counterpoint form five common views of predestination, with the aim of establishing which is the most faithful to Scripture. 338 pages, from Broadman & Holman.
Perspectives on Election presents in counterpoint form five basic common beliefs on the doctrine of spiritual election (for example, predestination) that have developed over the course of church history with a view toward determining which is most faithful to Scripture. Each chapter is written by a prominent person within each tradition, and each writer has the opportunity to respond to each differing view.
Despite the focus upon a topic that divides many people, editor Chad Brand says, "The goal of this book is to add clarity to the discussion and to further the discussion, insofar as it is possible, in an amiable manner."
Dr. Ware (Ph.D., Fuller Theological Seminary) is Professor of Christian Theology at Southern Seminary, along with Thomas Schreiner, has co-edited The Grace of God and the Bondage of the Will and Still Sovereign. He also has authored Gods Lesser Glory: The Diminished God of Open Theism, Gods Greater Glory: The Exalted God of Scripture and the Christian Faith, and Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles, and Relevance.
Reymond is Professor of Systematic Theology at Knox Theological Seminary, Florida.
Chad Brand (Ph.D., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Professor of Christian Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Brand is gifted as a scholar, apologist, pastor, and student of contemporary culture and religion. He also serves as Associate Dean of Biblical and Theological Studies at Boyce College. He has also published essays on contemporary religion and Baptist studies in several volumes edited by John Piper, Millard Erickson, Doug Blount, and R. Stanton Norman. He is co-editor and author of the Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary. He is also editor and author of Five Views of Church Governance, Perspectives on Spirit Baptism, and Perspectives on Election, as well as co-author of One Sacred Effort: The Cooperative Program of Southern Baptists. He is also co-editor and co-author of The Apologetics Study Bible due out soon.
Cottrell is professor of theology at Cincinnati Christian Seminary in Ohio.
Clark H. Pinnock (Ph.D., University of Manchester) is professor emeritus of systematic theology at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario, and has written or edited twenty books, including Most Moved Mover, More Than One Way, The Openness of God, Flame of Love: A Theology of the Holy Spirit and The Scripture Principle. He is one of the main proponents of the Open Theism and Free-will Theism movements.