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 […]
Predestination. Biblical and Theological Paths: A Review
Matthew Levering. Predestination: Biblical and Theological Paths (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), pp. 228. $110 (£ 63). ISBN 978-0-19-960452-4 In recent years the perennial debate over predestination has moved centre stage in North American Protestantism with the rise of the so-called “New Calvinism”. Unfortunately that debate is typically restricted to the relatively narrow dogmatic confines […]
Does God ‘rape the will’ to save people from hell?
“Irresistible force used by God on his free creatures would be a violation of both the charity of God and the dignity of humans. God is love. True love never forces itself on anyone. Forced love is rape, and God is not a divine rapist!” (Norman Geisler, “God knows all Things,” Predestination and Free Will, […]