Studies in Dogmatics: Divine Election (Berkouwer) / March 16, 1960
Requires Accordance 11.2 or above.
Divine Election is the ninth volume of Berkouwer’s Studies in Dogmatics.
Berkouwer contends that election can be understood only within faith, and within a spirit of doxology, for election takes place “in Christ.” Hence election must be understood and employed in terms of the gospel. He then repudiates theological usage which employs election and reprobation as a principle of interpretation for theology with the usual consequence of deducing from this truth a nice logical system of theology. Another powerful feature of this book is its criticism of the conception of the sovereignty of God which abstracts it from the whole truth about God and then make it into a mere principle of naked, “absolute power,” an ethically neutral principle of brute force. Berkouwer’s book is at once a most forceful theological presentation and a work of genuine piety.
About the Series
In this series rooted in the normative significance of Scripture, noted Dutch theologian G. C. Berkouwer examines great doctrines of the Reformed faith, developing and defending Reformed theology through interaction with a wide range of theologies and theologians.
- Series Name: Studies in Dogmatics
- Authors: G. C. Berkouwer
- Publisher: W. B. Eerdmans Publishing
- Publish Date: March 16, 1960
- ISBN: 978-0-8028-4813-0
- # of Pages: 340
- Level: Academic, Student, Teacher, Technical
- Tradition: Protestant, Reformed Christian
- Language: English
- Categories: Theology
- Publisher Categories: Christian Systematic Theology
- Min Acc Version: 11.2
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