Calvinist, Arminian, and Baptist Perspectives on Soteriology

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For issue 8.1 (Spring 2011) of the Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry, on the topic of Calvinist, Arminian, and Baptist Perspectives on Soteriology, see http://www.baptistcenter.com/Documents/Journals/JBTM%208.1%20Spring11.pdf .

For information on the issue, see below from the “SBC Today” website (specifically, http://sbctoday.com/2012/02/05/free-access-to-the-newest-issue-ofjournal-for-baptist-theology-and-ministry/ .

How did the Arminian and Calvinistic beliefs help shape the doctrine of salvation in the Southern Baptist Convention today? The Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary has published its most recent edition of the Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry (JBTM), on the theme of “Calvinist, Arminian, and Baptist Perspectives on Soteriology.”

In the first part of this edition of the journal a panel of scholars examine the work of one of Baptist’s earliest theologians. Last spring, the Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry sponsored a panel discussion on Thomas Grantham’s View of Salvation. The keynote speaker was Dr. J. Matthew Pinson, President of Free Will Baptist Bible College, who presented his paper, “Thomas Grantham’s Theology of the Atonement and Justification.” The panel respondents were Rhyne Putman (PhD Candidate, Theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary), Clint Bass (D.Phil, Oxford), and James Leonard (PhD Candidate, Cambridge).

In the second half of this edition, four scholars discuss various aspects of Calvinism and Baptist soteriology. Dr. Kenneth Stewart makes an historical examination of the doctrine of regeneration from the Reformation to the nineteenth century. Heather Kendall builds a case for biblical storylines in relation to salvation. Dr. Glen Shellrude addresses issues surrounding traditional Calvinistic readings of the New Testament. And Dr. Eric Hankins proposes a middle path between Calvinism and Arminianism.

This edition also features ten book reviews and, in “Reflections,” a tribute to Dr. Alan Day.

Click on the link to access the complete new issue . . .

Editorial Introduction

Calvinist, Arminian, and Baptist Perspectives on Soteriology
By Steve W. Lemke

Part I: Thomas Grantham’s View of Salvation

Thomas Grantham’s Theology of the Atonement and Justification
By J. Matthew Pinson

RESPONSE to J. Matthew Pinson’s “Thomas Grantham’s Theology of the Atonement and Justification”
By Rhyne Putman

RESPONSE to J. Matthew Pinson’s “Thomas Grantham’s Theology of the Atonement and Justification”
By Clint Bass

RESPONSE to J. Matthew Pinson’s “Thomas Grantham’s Theology of the Atonement and Justification”
By James Leonard

RESPONSE to Panel
By J. Matthew Pinson

Part II: Calvinist and Baptist Soteriology

The Doctrine of Regeneration in Evangelical Theology: The Reformation to 1800
By Kenneth Stewart

The Bible’s Storyline: How it Affects the Doctrine of Salvation
By Heather A. Kendall

Calvinism and Problematic Readings of New Testament Texts
By Glen Shellrude

Beyond Calvinism and Arminianism: Toward a Baptist Soteriology
By Eric Hankins

Joe McKeever’s Cartoon

Book Reviews
Allen, David L. and Steve W. Lemke, eds.

Return of Christ: A Premillennial Perspective.
Chester, Tim

Delighting in the Trinity: Why Father, Son and Spirit are Good News.
Echols, Steve F. and Allen England

Catastrophic Crises: Ministry Leadership in the Midst of Trial and Tragedy.
Forlines, Leroy

Classical Arminianism.
Goetz, Stewart and Charles Taliaferro

A Brief History of the Soul.
Harwood, Adam

The Spiritual Condition of Infants: A Biblical-Historical Survey and Systematic Proposal.
McCarthy, James G.

John Calvin Goes to Berkeley.
Reeves, Rodney

Spirituality according to Paul: Imitating the Apostle of Christ.
Williams, Clifford

Existential Reasons for Belief in God: A Defense of Desires & Emotions for Faith.
Wright, Bradley R. E.

Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites . . . and Other Lies You’ve Been Told: A Sociologist Shatters Myths From the Secular and Christian Media.

Reflections Dr. Alan Day