Calvinists v Arminians (round 4)

Adrian Warnock’s post on a spectrum of thought between Calvinism and Arminianism created a fair bit of debate in the blogosphere. Interestingly Roger Olsen responded rejecting the possibility of a spectrum saying, “I admire and applaud any attempt to show that classical Calvinism and classical Arminianism are both Christian theologies.  But placing them on a spectrum that includes only versions of Arminianism and versions of Calvinism implies that they are somehow commensurable which they are not.” In the middle of this post Olsen gets to the heart of the theological…

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Calvinists v Arminians (round 3)

Adrian Warnock continues to post on Calvinists and Arminians with his view of the spectrum of beliefs and the follow up. To be honest I can’t really see the difference between his soft and moderate Calvinists or that ‘soft Calvinists’ have a position worth holding. As for his description of Arminians he’s likely to confuse people as Calvinists self describe themselves as ‘reformed’ and so to them a ‘reformed Arminian’  is a contradiction in terms. I’m not sure about the distinctions he makes between a ‘reformed’ and a ‘strong Arminian’…

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