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Reformed Doctrine of Predestination

Loraine Boettner

Reformed Doctrine of Predestination

Loraine Boettner

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440 pages

- Publisher Includes the Five Points of Calvinism explained in detail, objections against the doctrine of predestination, the importance of the doctrine, Calvinism in history, and index of subjects and authors.

- Publisher One of the 20th-century's most reasoned explanations of the sovereignty of God and the Reformed interpretation of salvation. "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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440 pages
- Publisher

Includes the Five Points of Calvinism explained in detail, objections against the doctrine of predestination, the importance of the doctrine, Calvinism in history, and index of subjects and authors.
- Publisher

One of the 20th-century's most reasoned explanations of the sovereignty of God and the Reformed interpretation of salvation. "Whoever really wants to know what Calvinism teaches cannot do better than to read this book from cover to cover".--United Presbyterian magazine.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Loraine Boettner

Boettner is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary (ThBoettner is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary (Th.B., 1928; Th.M, 1929), where he studied systematic theology.B., 1928; Th.M, 1929), where he studied systematic theology under Dr. C. W. Hodge. In 1933 he received the Doctor of Di under Dr. C. W. Hodge. In 1933 he received the Doctor of Divinity, and in 1957 the Doctor of Literature. He taught the vinity, and in 1957 the Doctor of Literature. He taught the Bible for eight years at Pikeville College (Kentucky). His bBible for eight years at Pikeville College (Kentucky). His bC

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A reliable defense of Reformed theology
5 stars By Joel Radford, Mar 20 2013
Some people avoid labels for their beliefs and this includes Christians. They will particularly avoid labels for various understandings of Christian theology. But without labels, every time you want to explain your theological framework you need to launch into a lengthy discussion. But if you use terms (e.g. orthodox, liberal, reformed and evangelical) much can be conveyed immediately.

The Reformed label for a particular understanding of Christian theology has seen a resurgence in recent decades. But exactly what is Reformed theology? Basically it is the understanding that God is sovereign in the salvation of man (i.e. every Christian was predestined to be a Christian long before they lived). And it is called Reformed because it was a key teaching of the Reformation. Of course the Reformers taught much more than predestination, but believing in God's complete sovereignty in salvation is essential if one wishes to call themselves Reformed.

So what is entailed in the Reformed doctrine of predestination? Boettner's book is an old but helpful defense of the Reformed doctrine of Predestination. Initially in the book Boettner asserts key doctrines concerning God's planning, sovereignty, providence and foreknowledge. Then he moves on to teach the five points of Calvinism:
(i) Total inabilitydepravity;
(ii) Unconditional election;
(iii) Limited atonement;
(iv) EfficaciousIrresistible grace;
(v) Perseverance of the saints.

Then Boettner answers common objections against Reformed doctrine:
(i) it is fatalism;
(ii) it is illogical;
(iii) it makes God the author of sin;
(iv) it discourages motivation to exertion;
(v) it represents God as unjustly partial;
(vi) it is unfavourable to good morality;
(vii) it precedes a sincere offer of the gospel;
(viii) it contradicts the universalistic Scripture passages.

Next Boettner teaches about other relevant issues including the harmony of Reformed doctrine with science and Islam. The book then closes with a quick review of Calvinism in church history.

My only problem with the book is that it briefly promotes post-millennial eschatology and seems to be ignorant of Reformed Baptists.

Nevertheless, if you are trying to understand what exactly is Reformed theology, Boettner's book is an excellent and convincing treatment of the subject. 
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  • Catalogue Code 44593
  • Product Code 0875521126
  • EAN 9780875521121
  • Pages 592
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher P&r Publishing
  • Publication Date Apr 1991
  • Sales Rank #26549
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 31 mm
  • Weight 0.499kg

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