Calvinism and Arminianism. In my head.

Calvin Arminius

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4 responses to “Calvinism and Arminianism. In my head.

  1. Carolyn

    Thank you very much. Just finishing studying Reformation Church History, and this is very useful.

  2. GarthS,

    Love your site, but can’t resist commenting here. No. 1 is not quite right. Classical Arminianism (and you do have a picture of Arminius rather than one of his, arguably misguided, later followers) has always accepted that human beings can neither initiate, nor contribute to, their own salvation. Read Arminius on Total depravity and you’ll see what I mean. This is a common misrepresentation of Arminianism. Free Will should not be contrasted with Total Depravity. It is implied in 2, 4 and 5, but it was never Arminius’s greatest concern. He was far more concerned to safeguard the goodness of God in the face of a doctrine of meticulous sovereignty which, to him, made God responsible for sin and evil.

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