Twenty years ago when I took a university course in contemporary theology, my main textbook was Stanley Grenz and Roger Olson’s modern classic 20th Century Theology. Since then I have profited from reading several of Professor Olson’s books. So it was a real thrill to have him on The Tentative Apologist Podcast.
Professor Olson is the Foy Valentine Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics at Truett Seminary, the seminary of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. I invited Professor Olson on the podcast to talk about Calvinism and Arminianism, a topic on which he has distinguished himself as a leading commentator with such outstanding works as Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities (IVP Academic, 2006) and Against Calvinism (Zondervan, 2011).
Professor Olson is a first rate historical and systematic theologian. He knows his tradition well and he is masterful at articulating the nuances of a theological position informed by the best of his tradition. Our discussion was rich and fast-paced and it covers a broad range of topics in a short compass of time, so be sure you listen carefully.
To learn more from Roger Olson you can pick up some of his many fine books or visit his excellent blog.