Arminian Theology ~ Part 1
In my last post, we took a brief look at Jacobus Arminius. In this post, we now turn to explore Arminius’ views of Scripture which have been distilled into what has been called Arminian Theology. As a reminder, in order to ensure that I present the material on this topic and Calvinistic Theology without any preconceived bias, I have elected to utilize “The Moody Handbook of Theology” by Paul Enns as my source document.
Arminianism is a term used to describe the theological views of Jacobus Arminius(1560-1609) and the movement that followed his teachings. The Arminian position was expressed in detail by followers of Arminiusin the Remonstrance, a document produced in 1610, formally protesting the strict Calvinism in the Netherlands. Recall that Arminius died in 1609.
Major theological emphases of Arminianism are:
- Conditional election based on the foreknowledge of God;
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