The Works of James Arminius Volume 1
Translated from the Latin —
Vols. 1 & 2 by James Nichols,
Vol. 3 by W. R. Bagnall
James (Jacob) Arminius (1560-1609) was a Dutch theologian who studied, taught, and eventually broke with Calvinism. He was particularly at odds with John Calvin’s emphasis on unconditional election and irresistible grace. The Synod of Dort (1618-19) strongly reaffirmed ultra-Calvinism in reaction to Arminius’ growing influence. As a result, hundreds of Arminians — also known as Remonstrants — were removed from their pulpits. But Arminianism was not to be conquered. Its strong emphasis on free-will, salvation for all, and resistible grace, continued to be influential, finding perhaps its strongest proponent in John Wesley.
(Diane Leclerc, Ph.D., Professor, History of Christian Thought, Northwest Nazarene University)
This is a 38 chapter installment of the works of James Arminius. Continue reading
|Date:||October 19, 2015|