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Overview 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.
Publishers Description 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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Studio: P & R Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1992
Publisher P & R PUBLISHING #97
ISBN 0875521126 ISBN13 9780875521121
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More About Loraine Boettner
Boettner is a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary (Th.B., 1928; Th.M, 1929), where he studied systematic theology under Dr. C. W. Hodge. In 1933 he received the Doctor of Divinity, and in 1957 the Doctor of Literature. He taught the Bible for eight years at Pikeville College (Kentucky). His books include The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination (1932), Studies in Theology (1947), Immortality (1956) and Roman Catholicism (1962).
Loraine Boettner was born in 1901 and died in 1990.
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Very thorough presentation of the five points of Calvinism and its defense and history Aug 4, 2006
Loraine Boettner leaves very few small stones uncovered with his convincing discourse of the truth of Calvinism. This book is appoximately 400 pages and slightly less than half the book covers the biblical explanation of what the Five Points of Calvinism, while another significant portion of the book devotes an apologetic defense of this doctrine and debunks a lot of myths and misconceptions typically presented by opponents of this doctrine. Boettner also devotes the final portion of the book revealing the history of Calvinism from the time of the reformation up to the 20th century.
The only thing that's slightly bothersome about this book is that it was written over 70 years ago, so some of the language used is a bit dated and the Bible verses given are presented in the old American Standard Version, which reads very similar to the King James Version. I used my own NIV Bible as a cross reference while reading this book.
Overall, it's a classic and a must-have for anyone who desires to understand the truth of God's Sovereignty and Grace and man's total inability to come to God on his own for salvation.
Reality Jun 19, 2006
Armininism is the theology god of today. According to Gallup,less that 5% of the public think they will end up in hell. The vast majority,sooner or later,are going to have a very bad day. At least Calvinism tells the truth of what is coming for them.
Systematic treatment of Calvinism Nov 25, 2005
After reading this book you will have a better understanding of what Calvinism is and what it is not. The book goes into not only a defense for it but also the practical aspects of Calvinism. From explaining each point of this doctrine to answering questions about predestination in it relationship to this doctrine. It goes to the subject of man's "Freewill" and God's foreknowledge. Everything you every wanted to know about Calvinism is in this book. It could very well be known as a systematic theology of Calvinism.
Great study on the doctrines of Grace.
"To God Alone Be The Glory" because of his amazing Grace
Unraveling the Complexities of God's Mystery Aug 6, 2005
Loraine Boettner's book explains clearly that God is 100% sovereign and accomplishes what He purposed BEFORE the world was made. People will allow God to be sovereign in everything but the affairs of man, especially in salvation. This book refutes point by point the arguments against the absolute sovereignty of God. This book clears up one of the main arguments of Arminians--that if God is the ultimate means by which ALL things happen, even bad things--this makes God the author of evil. This Arminian argument is swept away by Boettner's clear explanation concerning the absolute RIGHT that God has with HIS creatures to do as He decides. This leaves us totally in awe of God's holiness. We are reduced to humility and thankfulness for the grace that God exercised in our individuaL lives. EVERY christian should be required to read this book before entering any debate concerning God's dealings with sinful mankind. Boettner sets out explaining the doctrine and then in section III he takes on the obvious objections to the doctrine. Read this book first.
Pretty Good Book on Calvinism Apr 19, 2005
Anyone interested in the Reformed faith (or Calvinism) should start here. It is easy to read and suited for the layperson. The book is divided into six sections: In the first section he deals with terms and concepts related to predestination (e.g., the sovereignty of God, the providence of God, the foreknowledge of God, etc.). The first section is an excellent start-off point for the reader. The second section deals with the five points (or TULIP). Boettner does an excellent job explaining what each of the five points mean (and what it does NOT mean). The third section deals with common objections presented by non-Calvinists against the Calvinistic understanding of predestination. Boettner, again, does a fine job refuting the typical arguments of non-Calvinists. The fourth section deals with issues of salvation by grace, personal assurance, predestination in the physical world, etc. The fifth chapter deals with the practical importance of the Calvinistic doctrine of predestination. Finally, the sixth chapter deals with the history of Calvinism. The chapters are well written and makes a good case for the Calvinistic system. Boettner presents his arguments well and anticipants and responds to possible objections in each chapter. The only problem I have with this book is its postmillennial bias (this is especially evident in his final chapter on the history of Calvinism). This is the only downfall of the book. In order for Boettner to relieve the "harsher" aspects of predestination, he advocates the idea that in the end more people will be in heaven than in hell. Of course, we should let the Bible speak for itself and not try to sugar-coat it with hypotheses to "soften" difficult truths taught in the Bible. Another downfall of the book is its age. Many contemporary readers will find that some of the issues that Boettner brings up are obsolete. Overall, though, a good introductory level book on the Calvinistic doctrine of predestination.