Remonstrance Episode #2: The Doctrine of Divine Providence

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This is our second full episode of Remonstrance podcast! On this episode we will be taking an in depth look at the theology of Jacob Arminius and John Wesley in regards to Divine Providence. We will start off by defining Providence and Meticulous Providence. Then we will be looking at what Arminius had to say, specifically in regards to preservation, divine governance, divine concurrence, and permission. We also look at the “greater good” theodicy in the thought of Jacob Arminius and how God directs evil and sinful actions toward a greater good. We then look at what John Wesley had to say and how he affirmed both meticulous providence and “greater good” theodicy as well.

In this episode we made many references to “Jacob Arminius: Theologian of Grace” by Keith Stanglin and Thomas McCall. You can buy the book here:

http://www.amazon.com/Jacob-Arminius-Theologian-Keith-Stanglin/dp/0199755671

The Society of Evangelical Arminians Site:

http://evangelicalarminians.org

Also, we made reference to a great article from William Birch from the Society of Evangelical Arminians. You can find his article here:

http://www.williambirch.net/2016/03/jacob-arminius-and-open-theism.html

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