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Grace, Faith, Free Will

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Grace, Faith, Free Will addresses issues that have divided Calvinists and Arminians since the Reformation. Using historical, systematic, and Biblical theology, Robert Picirilli contrasts both views of salvation. His "Reformation Arminianism" reclaims the original beliefs of Arminius and his defenders.
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2002 by Randall House Publications
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Michael Locklear
I will admit that I am bias in commenting on this author and his book. Dr. Robert Picirilli is a Free Will Baptist scholar and theologian. He is a former professor of Greek and New Testament studies at Welch College (formerly Free Will Baptist College) in Nashville, Tennessee. For over 45 years he has been teaching, preaching, and writing Arminian theology.
Dr. Picirilli considers himself a “Reformed Arminian.” Here is an excerpt from the Foreward of his book:
I wish to contribute to the contem
Apr 23, 2008 added it
Over all this book was very informative to those seeking to understand how one may, to no avail I might add, dodge the exegetical and reasonable assertions of the system of Calvinism. It gives an accurate account of modern and even classical arminianism in its defense. Good read for those serious about understanding which system of theology follows the words of scripture.
Mike Crews
Oct 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I once read a passing comment online to the effect that Arminianism is too convoluted and complicated, while Calvinism is much more simple and straightforward. What I suspect is that Calvinism seems simpler because its proponents have been better at explaining and advocating it.
Fortunately, for those willing to think through their theology, Dr. Robert Picirilli does a masterful job of explaining the problems with Calvinism as well as showing how Arminianism is more Biblical and more satisfying
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Covers a lot of the intellectual/exegetical/theological angles of this issue quite well but certainly doesn't cover all of them and almost entirely avoids discussing the heart of the issue. Certainly the book would be longer if it covered everything I wanted it to...
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A good presentation and defense of Classical Arminianism from an Conservative Orthodox Evangelical perspective.
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Picirilli defends what he calls "Reformation Arminianism." One responsibility that an author has is to represent the arguments of the opposing view accurately. I believe that Picirilli accomplishes that goal pretty well. He takes the reader through the five points of Calvinism explains the view then counters with an Arminian understanding for the same concepts. One one of the more helpful aspects of the book is that he takes the reader through Arminian interpretation of classic passages used by ...more
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