For and Against Calvinism Question

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DAL | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Oct 3 2019 3:34 AM

https://www.logos.com/product/26686/for-calvinism-and-against-calvinism

Would you say these two are well balanced in presenting each other’s view on calvinism? Or are there better works out there?

Thanks!

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 3 2019 3:42 AM

DAL:

https://www.logos.com/product/26686/for-calvinism-and-against-calvinism

Would you say these two are well balanced in presenting each other’s view on calvinism? Or are there better works out there?

They are very well balanced, each author even writing the foreword for the other. I think I saw a video some time ago where the authors were discussing Calvinism on a stage.

If I remember correct, the "For Calvinism" book sometimes employs straw-men arguments, but it is still more balanced than most books I've read from a Calvinist perspective. 

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 3 2019 4:53 AM

Thanks NB Mick! I’ll search my library first to make sure they’ll contribute at least a little extra to what I already have 👍😁👌

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Myke Harbuck | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 3 2019 5:46 AM

Olson's work here is refreshing. He's very insightful, uses a ton of historical theology (obviously), and does a better job in stating the true Arminian position than most authors. This book of his is every bit as good as Trouble with the Tulip and What Love is This!

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Sean | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 3 2019 6:16 AM

I've read works by Olson but not this particular one; however, I do recall him saying that he did not particularly like what was conveyed by the title "Against Calvinism"--the publisher chose it.

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 3 2019 7:12 AM

DAL:

https://www.logos.com/product/26686/for-calvinism-and-against-calvinism

Would you say these two are well balanced in presenting each other’s view on calvinism? Or are there better works out there?

I was very impressed by the balanced approach of this resource when I read it several years ago. I highly recommend it.

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 3 2019 9:30 AM

Bruce Dunning:

DAL:

https://www.logos.com/product/26686/for-calvinism-and-against-calvinism

Would you say these two are well balanced in presenting each other’s view on calvinism? Or are there better works out there?

I was very impressed by the balanced approach of this resource when I read it several years ago. I highly recommend it.

I fully agree with what Bruce and the others have said.  Each author treated the other author and his view with great respect.  I wish there were more resources like these.

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Jerome Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 3 2019 1:14 PM

I own and have read this book carefully. I have had it in my "dead tree" library for several years. It is well worth the time and effort to read. I especially have liked how Roger Olson in his books will mention a helpful resource and I have found his judgment as to the value and significance of those resources to be excellent.

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GaoLu | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 3 2019 2:34 PM

I was just seriously debating buying this with my birthday money and you have all helped  tip the scales in favor of doing so.  Thanks.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 3 2019 3:41 PM

Robert M. Warren:

Thank you for the links!

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 3 2019 3:43 PM

GaoLu:

I was just seriously debating buying this with my birthday money and you have all helped  tip the scales in favor of doing so.  Thanks.

I just bought them with no code, since the other code I used it for another set that also caught my attention.

DAL

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