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Inter-Varsity Press Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities

"To say, 'This man is an Arminian,'" John Wesley once complained, "is like saying, 'This is a mad dog.'" Calvinists have propagated misrepresentations of Arminian theology that Olson wants to set at rest concerning the sovereignty of God, grace, justification by faith, predestination, atonement, and more. A rousing defense. 264 pages, hardcover. InterVarsity.
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Review 1 for Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities
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Date:February 4, 2010
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Oscar Ferreira
This is a "must" read for those who for years may have bought into Reformed Theology's lies and misrepresenation of Arminianism. Author is objective, concise, and sufficiently scholarly in this much needed treatment of Arminianism.
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Date:October 26, 2009
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Matt
I must say, there is a wide-ranging caricature of the two camps. But I also must say that Systematic Theology is based on logic that is derived from Scriptures. Calvinism starts off with the goodness and sovereignty of God, and contrasts that with the wickedness of our natures/wills. Everything flows from that logic in Calvinism, and Arminianism, although still a valid stance within Orthodoxy, does not quite "hit the nail on the head" on those foundations.
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Date:October 2, 2009
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Rev Jeremy
Great book on the theology and legitimacy of Arminianism. Fair and balanced. WELL researched, and easy to read and understand. Great references to other authors on both side of Calvinism & Arminianism debate. You WILL walk away with the ability to defend Arminiansism. And if you are a Calvinist, you will be able, and prompted to, call Arminianism at least legitimate. BUY the book!
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Date:February 25, 2009
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Kim Vazquez
Outstanding work by Mr. Olson!!! This is a MUST in every christians library (especially every preacher). what a thourough and complete work. Thanks for your expertise!!
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Date:December 1, 2008
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Hans Craycraft
This is an excellent book and long overdue. Reformed Theology has often taken a very aggressive stance and misstated what most evangelicals believe, this book does an excellent job of setting the record straight.
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Review 6 for Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities
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Date:January 25, 2008
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David Block
This is a fine book. Dr. Olsen definitely feels my pain. I had often wondered in the past why Calvinists and Arminians had such a poor grasp on what their dialog partners really believed. The stereotypes are exploded in this book, if anyone is paying attention.
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Date:September 14, 2007
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Roger French
I have gained a greater understanding of the subject and the views of both those who are in agreement with the topic as well as those who disagree. The author has written a very helpful and informative book.
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Review 8 for Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities
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Date:August 31, 2007
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Paul Williams
Arminian Theology, Myths and Realities, is a wonderfully informative and objective defense of Arminian (of the heart) theology. It succinctly argues with lots of quotes from Arminius' writings a very biblical and rational theological position that doesn't violate God's character or man's free will to receive or reject God's offer of salvation mediated to us by His (prevenient) grace. It's a must read if one wants to be fair and objective in evaluating Arminianism and Calvinism.
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Review 9 for Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities
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Date:August 8, 2007
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Rev. Doyle Peyton
I would encourage pastors and theologians to read this book whatever their perspective on the Arminian/Calvinism issue may be. Olson seeks to defend classic Arminianism against the myths and false understanding that he believes Calvinists have toward it. The book will be enlightening for those who have not looked closely at the issues, but falls short of it's purpose in my perspective. He makes a valiant effort to defend a prevenient grace that regenerates but doesn't regenerate. While trying to prove Arminianism doesn't lead to liberalism he illustrates the opposite. His argument defending Arminianism against the charge of Semi-Pelagianism only shows there is but a "hairs breadth between the two."
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