So, as opposed to the books from the other side of the aisle (i.e., Calvinism) the last few months, here’s one about Arminianism, and its very equally Reformed roots. . . .
J. Matthew Pinson. 40 Questions About Arminianism. 400p., $27.99, Kregel Academic.
The actual life and teaching of Jacobus Arminius are often unknown or misunderstood across many Protestant traditions. Answers beyond a basic caricature can be elusive. What are the essential historical backgrounds of Arminianism, and what theological teachings connect to the Arminian point of view? Mixing solid historical research with biblical and doctrinal precision, Baptist scholar J. Matthew Pinson clarifies the foundations of this influential tradition.
40 Questions About Arminianism addresses the following questions and more:
- Who was Jacobus Arminius?
- How has the church interpreted God’s desire that everyone be saved?
- How is Arminianism different from Calvinism?
- Can one be both Reformed and Arminian?
- What is “universal enabling grace”?
- What do Arminians mean by “free will”?
- Do Arminians believe that God predestines individuals to salvation?
- Is it possible for a Christian to apostatize?
An accessible question-and-answer format helps readers pursue the issues that interest them most and encourages a broad understanding of historic and contemporary Arminianism, with additional resources available at 40questions.net.