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ISBN/ASIN : 0764225219
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Release data : 01 August, 2001
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Chosen to be in bondage
Disappointing. Norman Geisler's "moderate Calvinism" is nothing more than traditional Arminianism dressed up in predestination language. Most disappointing of all, there is little or no exegesis of the toughie passages.
James R White's book "The Potter's Freedom", written in direct response to Gesisler and which I read afterwards, totally demolishes Geisler's arguments.
This is a really good book. Whether you agree with Geisler or not, its a must read. Its also, a very timely book. Timely for me and some others anyways.
I like this book because, it has engaged me to think in both philosophical dimensions as well as the expected theological. Many theologians seem to be unaware of the various philosophical issues that underlie their theological work. (Likewise many X-tian philosophers do not seem to have an adequate theological background to temper their philosophical work.) In Geisler, I find good handling of both philos. & theol. issues. His comments have helped me further my thoughts on Aristotle & Incontinence.
Also, this book is good reading for those who come from a Reformed view of Predestination (Sproul, Gerstner, Kennedy, etc...) but were never quite able to settle with it. There was always something tailing you. Something just did not seem right. The arguements seemed just a wee bit strained, but it was all you had to go on.
Anyways, Go read it !!!
Unfortunately an Unbalanced View
Dr. Geisler is, unsuprisingly, a very well known apologists, however, and 'apology' is what may be needed for this "unbalanced" view of the doctrine of election. Geisler should just come out and say he's Arminian instead of hiding behind the mask of "Moderate Calvininism." He equivocates and misrepresents many of the most crucial issues regarding "extreme calvinism" (which is how he characterizes the view in this book). Geisler attempts to use certain Scripture to support his views, unfortuantely he seems to be grasping at almost any verse to try and get this "support." I have read many of his books and find them very rewarding so it is with sad respect that I have to admit that this was not quite up to par with his other works. However, this book should stir up more contraversy over a much debated issue. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the doctrine of election, but with a warning that this is not a very well balanced assessment of election.