Released in the UK March 2019
Released in the US March 2019
Large trade paperback | 408 Pages
9781527102354 • £13.99 $19.99
BISAC – REL067100
Cornel Venema revisits the important doctrine of predestination to re–familiarize the church with truths about God’s sovereignty in salvation. But he does not merely re–visit old ground but also engages a host of historic and contemporary challenges to the doctrine. He addresses the subject from exegetical, historical, contemporary, and pastoral vantage points.
Cornelis P. Venema
Cornelius P. Venema is President and Professor of Doctrinal Studies at Mid–America Reformed Seminary, Dyer, Indiana. He is also co–editor and frequent contributor to The Outlook and the Mid–America Journal of Theology.
This is an important book for the lucid and instructive treatment of predestination it provides. Composed of in–depth biblical, historical, and theological discussions with some concluding pastoral reflections, it will greatly benefit all who are interested in this doctrine and the crucial issues involved—issues, the author shows convincingly, that concern nothing less than the heart of the gospel.
Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Emeritus, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Why another book on predestination and election? Because people still struggle with these great biblical doctrines. Why a book by Cornel Venema on the subject? Because he is one of the clearest and simplest systematic theologians today. Why read this book rather than an older one? Because Venema applies old texts and old doctrines to contemporary questions.
Ryan M. McGraw
Morton H. Smith Professor of Systematic Theology, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Greenville, South Carolina
Cornel Venema had given us a careful, thoughtful, and very helpful study of predestination: its biblical foundations, its historical development in Augustine and the Reformation, its modern challenges from Arminius, Barth, and open–theism, and its pastoral significance. Throughout Venema provides an excellent exposition and defense of the Reformed doctrine of election.
W. Robert Godfrey
President Emeritus, Professor Emeritus of Church History, Westminster Seminary in California, Escondido, California
Vigilant in explanation and polemic, Venema serves up the classic Reformed doctrine of predestination for a new generation of readers.
J. Mark Beach
Professor of Doctrinal and Ministerial Studies, Mid–American Reformed Seminary, Dyer, Indiana