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Against Calvinism 3 – Reformed Diversity

Reformed Revisionists In the second chapter of Roger Olson’s book, Against Calvinism, he asks: “Whose Calvinism? Which Reformed Theology?” This continues his clarification of what Calvinism he is criticizing and what particular Reformed theology he is against. His major emphasis here is on the diversity within Reformed theology: “When people say to me that someone is theologically Reformed, I have little idea what they mean” (27). What “the new, youthful Calvinists” usually mean by “Calvinist” … Continue reading

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Is inclusivism evangelical?

In recent years, the criteria for identifying individuals or institutions as “evangelical” have been a matter of debate. Numerous issues have been identified as areas in which one’s credentials as an evangelical can be tested. But I was a bit taken aback, a few months ago, when a Southern Baptist leader of Calvinist convictions stated that inclusivism does not fit within evangelicalism. (Since I failed to record the location of his statement when I read … Continue reading

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Roger Olson – Against Calvinism

Roger Olson kindly sent me a copy of his book, Against Calvinism, and that seems a good place for me to start my reflections on this blog. Today, I’ll simply look at the “Foreword” and the “Preface.” This may seem  a rather slow start to our encounter with Roger’s book, but it is enough for a blog post. This is a good time to mention that Roger’s book is paired with Michael Horton’s For Calvinism and … Continue reading

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