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God Has Chosen: The Doctrine of Election Through Christian History

Lindsay, Mark R. (2020) God Has Chosen: The Doctrine of Election Through Christian History. IVP Academic, Downers Grove, Illinois. 248pp. ISBN 0830853227

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Abstract

Among the traditional tenets of the Christian faith is the belief that God chooses or elects people for salvation. For some Christians, such an affirmation is an indication of God's sovereign and perfect will. For others, such a notion is troubling for it seems to downplay the significance of human agency and choice. Throughout the church's history, Christians have sought to understand the meaning of relevant biblical texts and debated this theological conundrum.

This book surveys the development of the Christian doctrine of election. After exploring Scripture on this theme, the author turns to the various articulations of this doctrine from the early church fathers, including Augustine, and medieval theologians such as Aquinas, to John Calvin's view, the subsequent debate between Calvinists and Arminians, Karl Barth's modern reconception of the doctrine, and reflections on election in the shadow of the Holocaust.

Item Type: Books / Monographs
Repository Version: Metadata Only
Keywords: Election, predestination, free will, merit, Church, rejection, reprobation
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: C - Systematic Theology
College/Association with University of Divinity: Trinity College Theological School
Depositing User: Prof Mark Lindsay
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2020 05:41
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2020 05:41
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3951

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