Saturday, August 7, 2010

Just Added - Life In The Son

Robert Shank's 50 year old study on the Doctrine of Perseverance has just been added to my resource directory!

Robert Shank

Category: Theology
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There is currently a plethora of ridiculous straw man attacks on Calvinism in the theological marketplace. Some of them contain caricatures that are pure fabrications and offer nothing constructive for those of us who want to engage the real theological issues that lie at the heart of the historical Calvinist v Arminian debate. With this in mind I am happy to recommend this scholarly work by Arminian theologian Robert Shank first published way back in 1960. Calvinist theologian and preacher John Macarthur highly recommends this book to his seminary students because he believes Life In The Son is "the best concise argument for the Arminian position, and it is a very carefully thought-out, systematic argument." Whichever side of the fence you find yourself in the Calvinist Arminian divide, this is a book that makes a strong argument against the Calvinist doctrine of perseverance and is worth studying for that reason.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am currently reading Debating Calvinism, 5 points 2 views. By Dave Hunt and James White. Very interesting reading although the amount of times James White uses the terms "straw man","red herring" and "libertarian" when referring to Dave Hunts views really began to irk me. I feel the accusation of "setting up a straw man" is a desperate attempt to discredit instead of actually adressing the topic raised. Love your blog Cameron.