It’s the St Restituta’s Day edition of the Friday Files, SEA’s sixth-day look back at previously posted pieces. Their views sometimes reflect those of SEA; sometimes not. Our members’ names are in blue. Posts from the third week of May…
Last year! (2018)
• Adam Omelianchuck, “A Response to Theological Fatalism.” Open theologian William Hasker’s argument devolves into determinism. So let’s take a few whacks at the premises.
• Ryan Danker, Constrained to Deviate: John Wesley and the Evangelical Anglicans. [PDF] Danker’s dissertation on Wesley and the Methodists’ relationship with the Church of England, and his theory there was no doctrinal reason for the church split; it was really about personal issues, politics, and style.
• Evan Minton, “5 Biblical Texts That Calvinists Can’t Wiggle Out Of.” Limited atonement can’t be defended from in-context scriptures. Like these.
Five years ago! (2014)
• Austin Fischer and Clayton Hutchins, “Helpful Conversation between Austin Fischer and an Interlocutor.” Hutchins and Fischer debate about Piper’s criticism of Fischer’s book, and some of Calvinism’s profound problems come up.
• Craig L. Adams, “Proof I Could Never Be a Calvinist.” According to John Calvin, God sends people to hell because he’s pleased to do so. Ugh.
• Roger E. Olson, “Something for Arminius Geeks.” A then-recent book on Lutheran theologian Niels Hemmingsen suggests Jacob Arminius, later in life, ditched his belief in God’s middle knowledge.
Ten years ago! (2009)
- Frederick Calder, Memoirs of Simon Episcopus. [Google Books] 1838. On one of the Remonstrants condemned by the Synod of Dort.
- Frédéric Louis Godet, Commentary on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. [Google Books] 1883. A non-Calvinist exegesis of the letter.
- John Goodwin, Christian Theology. [Google Books] 1836. A relatively brief systematic theology.
- Daniel Whitby, Election and Reprobation. [Google Books] 1816. Whitby refutes the five points of Calvinism—including, unfortunately, human depravity.
• Dan Chapa’s series on John Owen’s The Death of Death in the Death of Christ. It continues with part 2, “Connection Between Offering and Intercession”; part 3, “Is the High Priest Doing His Job?”; part 4, “Is Intercession a Prayer?”; and part 5, “Assurance.”
Today: SEA members’ blogs.
If a bunch of articles and four whole books isn’t enough reading material, this might overwhelm you, ’cause SEA’s members have blogs, and we write a lot. Check ’em out.