What do the five points of Calvinism really mean?
There are a lot of misconceptions in popular culture and the church regarding Reformed theology. Some references to it are positive, some negative. It’s time for a full, understandable explanation of what it really is and why it matters.
What Is Reformed Theology? is an accessible introduction to a set of beliefs and concepts that have been immensely influential in the evangelical church. In this insightful book, R. C. Sproul walks you through the foundations of the Reformed doctrine and explains how the Reformed belief is centered on God, based on God’s Word, and committed to faith in Jesus Christ. Sproul explains the five points of Reformed theology and makes plain the reality of God’s amazing grace.
R. C. Sproul has served the church as a seminary professor, pastor, and author of more than ninety books. He is the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, and his teaching can be heard on the radio program Renewing Your Mind, which broadcasts daily on more than three hundred radio outlets in the United States and in more than fifty countries.
The book is made up of ten chapters and is arranged as following:
Part 1: Foundations of Reformed Theology
1. Centered on God
2. Based on God’s Word Alone
3. Committed to Faith Alone
4. Devoted to the Prophet, Priest, and King
5. Nicknamed Covenant Theology
Part Two: Five Points of Reformed Theology
6. Humanity’s Radical Corruption
7. God’s Sovereign Choice
8. Christ’s Purposeful Atonement
9. The Spirit’s Effective Call
10. God’s Preservation of the Saints
The book is arranged in two main sections. The first section deals with foundations of Reformed Theology, the second the five points of Reformed Theology.These chapters are especially helpful in getting a broad understanding of what Reformed Theology is.
I highly recommend this book to those who want to understand reformed theology. It is an excellent introduction to the theology. Also very easy to follow.
I received this book from Baker Books for an exchange for a honest review.