What is the role of the will in believing the good news of the gospel? Why has there been so much controversy over free will throughout church history? In Willing to Believe R. C. Sproul traces the free-will controversy from its formal beginning in the fifth century, when Augustine took up the pen against Pelagius, to the present. Sproul's historical tour provides an accessible resource for understanding the nuances separating the views of Protestants and Catholics, Calvinists and Arminians as well as the Reformed and Dispensationalist traditions. Sproul also highlights how this debate over free will shapes our view of humanity and our understanding of God's character.
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Review 1 for Willing to Believe: The Controversy over Free Will
Excellent book! A bit more technical in its theology, but yet an edifying book. For an easier to read book by the same author on the same subject, try Chosen by God by RC Sproul
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Date:December 16, 2007
R. C. sets all the propositions of evangelical thought on the will 4th-21st century. This book answers the question what is man able to do in salvation, whether salvation is all of God alone or a cooperative effort between God and man. This is a much bigger issue than many think because it has to do with whether man is justified by Christ alone or if man has a part in his own justification. What man is and is not capable of doing has great bearing on all the doctrines of grace.