This was my capstone paper for my Master of Arts in Theological Studies degree at the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. It received the 2017 Stanley M. Horton award for best seminar paper. (Stanley M. Horton was a pioneering Pentecostal scholar and a founding professor of AGTS. He helped break down some of the prejudice in Pentecostal circles against higher theological education.)
I have followed the Arminian/Calvinist debate for several years, and very closely for the past two years, so I enjoyed this opportunity to dig a little deeper into one particular area of soteriology.
From the paper’s introduction:
This paper examines the concept of election in the Old Testament, the intertestamental literature of Second Temple Judaism, and the New Testament. Following this historical and scriptural survey, the study concludes with an explanation as to why a corporate view of election, in which individual persons are conditionally included, best combines and accounts for the biblical and intertestamental data.
Please click on the link to view Brian Roden: “The Doctrine of Election: Corporate Calling of a People with Conditional Individual Participation in the Elect”