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Discussion in 'Baptist Theology & Bible Study' started by saturneptune, Jan 18, 2013.
Who has read this book and what did you think about it?
I thought it was okay. It is not a scholarly work IMHO, although it is fine for the average lay person.
What similar book have you read that is scholarly?
Can you do me a favor before I answer your question? I apologize in advance if my skepticism is apparent. I am used to threads on the BB that have hidden agendas. A seemingly innocuous question is asked, but there is hard and fast agenda behind it. Do you have a reason for asking about Boettner's book, or is just mere curiosity?
Well, that one caught me off guard. I have no agendas. The only agenda I have is people who demean and insult others that have no theological insight to offer. I always have an open mind to the other side.
The reason I asked the question is that I am about half way through the book. There is nothing else to it. If you have seen me in a bad mood or post, it is because of one particular poster that fits the above description. I have no tolerance of such people.
'nuff said. Forgive me if it seemed like I was judging your motives. Because my theological distinctives are not popular with many on here, I am used to traps.
So, let me answer your question. Girolamo Zanchi wrote a wonderful work called, "The Doctrine of Absolute Predestination Stated and Asserted". I believe the book is out of print, although you may be able to find it online. Whereas Boettner writes from altitude, Zanchi writes in the weeds. I know you can get Covenant Theology: From Adam to Christ on Amazon. Covenant Theology is a central part of Reformed Theology, so the book is a must read for those who want to round out their knowledge on the matter.
Thank you very much.
It's free: http://www.davidcox.com.mx/library/B/Boettner - Reformed Doctrine of Predestination.pdf
I read Dr. Boettner's book at least 20 years ago. It had a significant influence on my thinking. If my memory serves, I found it on a book table at a yard sale. Still have it.
Another good book on the subject is By His Grace and For His Glory, written by Dr. Tom Nettles, professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
The B-I-B-L-E. Yes, that's the book for me.
Zanchius's book is available in Logos Bible Software.
how about an overview?