Category Archives: Classical Arminianism

Miscellanies on the Thomist Intellectualist Tradition and its Impact on Reformed Theology

Something that I don’t think most Reformed theologians, whether yet budding, or senior are all that concerned with or cognizant of is the role that their respective anthropology plays in their theological prolegomena. I would say that most if not … Continue reading

Posted in Analogia Entis, Analogia Fidei, Analogy of Being, Analogy of Faith, Barth, Classical Arminianism, Classical Theism, Critiquing Classic Calvinism, Doctrine of God, Evangelical Calvinism, Jacobus Arminius, Metaphysics, Reformation, Reformed Theology, Revelational Theology, Richard Muller, Ron Frost, Salvation, Soteriology, T. F. Torrance, Theo-Anthropology, Thomas Aquinas, Thomas F. Torrance, Thomism | 1 Comment

‘Classes’ of People: A Relationship Between Gnostic and classical Calvinist/Arminian Understanding of Election? Appropriated from J. Kameron Carter

This won’t be a popular post among some, but I think it hits upon something that needs to be addressed in regard to how the doctrine of election and reprobation (double predestination) has taken shape; as far as its conceptual … Continue reading

Posted in Classical Arminianism, Classical Theism, Critiquing Classic Calvinism, J. Kameron Carter, Salvation, Soteriology | 7 Comments

Old Debate, New Day: Calvinism — My Second Comment: Is Grace a ‘Thing’ or a ‘Person?’

Please refer to my last post to gain insight on the issues I am dealing with in this post (follow this link). In the second proposition of the Calvinist, non-Calvinist (Arminian) debate that just took place in Chicago under the … Continue reading

Posted in Classical Arminianism, Critiquing Classic Calvinism, Cultural Calvinism, Cultural Christianity, Evangelical Calvinism

What Hath Einstein to Do With Calvinism and Arminianism?

I think what often gets lost in the Calvinist/Arminian discussion among many non-specialist thinkers (but specialist thinkers too!) is the idea of ‘causation’. As Western people, especially in North America (but elsewhere in the so called ‘developed’ world as well) … Continue reading

Posted in Classical Arminianism, Classical Theism, Critiquing Classic Calvinism, Doctrine Of Creation, Doctrine Of God, Doctrine of God, Evangelical Calvinism, Metaphysics, Science, T. F. Torrance, Thomas F. Torrance | 26 Comments

A Mechanical-Universe: Against Classical Theologies that Subvert the Freedom of God and the Freedom of Humanity

I have kind of been on a bit of a sabbatical from reading Thomas Torrance, but I am tired of that sabbatical; it is time to jump back on the wagon, and resume where I left off with TFT, wherever … Continue reading

Posted in Classical Arminianism, Classical Theism, Critiquing Classic Calvinism, Cultural Calvinism, Ethics, Evangelical Calvinism, T. F. Torrance, Thomas F. Torrance | 2 Comments

Being Really Free: God’s Sovereignty and Human Freedom in Resolution

Something that continues to shape theological constructs in Christian theology is the nexus that is present between God’s Sovereignty and Human autonomy/responsibility/freedom. Depending on which side the theological system leans toward will help to determine where that system will find … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Dogmatics, Classical Arminianism, Classical Theism, Critiquing Classic Calvinism, Doctrine Of Creation, Doctrine Of God, Karl Barth, Providence, R. Michael Allen, Salvation, Soteriology, Theo-Anthropology, Trinity | 13 Comments

Jacobus Arminius, The Theologian of Law: Miscellanies on Moralism and the Priority of Justice

There is so much I would like to communicate through this post; Jacobus Arminius is just that kind of rascal! Unfortunately, because of space limitations and blog attention span disorder, I will have to delimit myself to the bare minimum … Continue reading

Posted in Arminianism, Classical Arminianism, Classical Theism, Jacobus Arminius, Salvation, Soteriology | 5 Comments

A Word of Wisdom from Bruce L. McCormack: On Universalism and Limited Atonement

Universal atonement (and Universalism), and Limited Atonement have been part of the ongoing theological (soteriological) struggle between classical Calvinists and Arminians since at least Dort (but prior to Dort, which would be the logical/chronological coordinate and presupposition of Dort). The battle, … Continue reading

Posted in Bruce McCormack, Christian Dogmatics, Christian Universalism, Classical Arminianism, Classical Theism, Critiquing Classic Calvinism, Election, Evangelical Calvinism, Karl Barth, Salvation, Soteriology, T. F. Torrance, Thomas F. Torrance | 17 Comments

Jacobus Arminius’ Twenty Theses on Predestination [In His Own Words]

This is a follow up post to the recent post I just put up that shared Jacobus Arminius’ view of Predestination (in contrast to his interlocutors, or more, examiners whom today we would know as classical or Westminster Calvinists; you … Continue reading

Posted in Classical Arminianism, Evangelical Calvinism, Jacobus Arminius, Predestination, Semi-Pelagianism | 2 Comments

Matt Frost Critiques Arminius’ ‘Actualism’/Salvation; And I Say Some Stuff Too

Here Matt Frost—Barthio-Lutheran theologian—offers a critique of Jacobus Arminius (the purported founder of what we know today as Arminianism, but from reading Arminius, directly now, I would claim that what defines most Arminians today and what defined Arminius’ theology yesterday … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Dogmatics, Classical Arminianism, Classical Theism, Critiquing Classic Calvinism, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholicism, Salvation, Soteriology | 7 Comments