Letters to A Young Calvinist

Letters to A Young Calvinist

An Invitation to the Reformed Tradition

Book - 2010
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"Who would have guessed that something as austere as Calvinism would become a hot topic in today's postmodern culture? At the 500th anniversary of John Calvin's birth, new generations have discovered and embraced a "New Calvinism," finding in the Reformed tradition a rich theological vision. In fact, Time cited New Calvinism as one of "10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now." This book provides pastoral and theological counsel, inviting converts to this tradition to find in Calvin a vision that's even bigger than the New Calvinism might suggest. Offering wisdom at the intersection of theology and culture, noted Reformed philosopher James K. A. Smith also provides pastoral caution about pride and maturity. The creative letter format invites young Calvinists into a faithful conversation that reaches back to Paul and Augustine, through Calvin and Edwards, extending to Kuyper and Wolterstorff. Together they sketch a comprehensive vision of Calvinism that is generous, winsome, and imaginative" -- Publisher description.
Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Brazos, c2010.
ISBN: 9781587432941
1587432943
Branch Call Number: 230.42/SMITH
Characteristics: xv, 134 p. ; 18 cm.

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MarkHillmer
Dec 19, 2014

If you're wanting to know more about election, predestination or limited atonement; stay away from this book.

This is an awkward read because he is righting letters to his younger self but you don't get to see the younger self's letters to his older self. So everything seems really incomplete.

I read this book in 2 hours and I don't think I came away with anything new or a better understand of Reformed Theology in those 2 hours.

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