Tuesday, December 13, 2005

John Calvin & Calvinism: Master Index Of Papers And Blogs By James Swan


John Calvin: Papers and Blog Posts

This is a paper looking at the interpretation of John Calvin by Norman Geisler and C. Gordon Olson. Both men argue that Calvin was not a Calvinist. This Paper hosted by NTRmin.org

*Did Dr. Geisler Fabricate a Quote from John Calvin? An alleged quote from the Treatise Eternal Predestination of God* This paper looks at a citation of John Calvin found in Norman Geisler's book, Chosen But Free. The quote was the result of sloppy research and does not really exist. This paper hosted by Aomin.org.

*Calvin And The Execution Of Servetus*The modern idea of "tolerance" can't be read back into the 16th Century. It simply did not exist. A quick look at the Servetus execution and a review of a Frankie Schaeffer quote.

*Calvin, The Church Fathers and The Roman Church* Every so often I read someone asserting that Protestants don't "know" the Church Fathers. Protestants are said to be completely ignorant of Church History. Not so of John Calvin. He was well informed on this subject.
*Having Tea With Calvin, Melanchthon..* A Catholic apologist  says Calvin and Melanchthon couldn't agree on theological issues- this is proof that Protestants desperately need the almighty Roman Catholic Church. Well is it?

*Did John Calvin Believe Faith is a Gift Given From God?* Areview of the modern evangelicals who posit Calvin did not believe faith was a gift from God.

*Everybody Loves Raymond...but "Raymond doesn't like Calvin"* The first installment of my interaction with Ray- a man who critiqued my analysis of Calvin and the gift of faith.

*Calvin on Ephesians 2:8-9 "The Return of Ray"*The second installment of my interaction with Ray- a man who critiqued my analysis of Calvin and the gift of faith.

*Calvin and Ephesians 2:8-9 (Ray Strikes Back)*The third installment of my interaction with Ray- a man who critiqued my analysis of Calvin and the gift of faith.
*Ephesians 2:8-9- For Ray *The fourth installment of my interaction with Ray- a man who critiqued my analysis of Calvin and the gift of faith.
*Spiritual Death and Ephesians 2:8-9* The fifth installment of my interaction with Ray- a man who critiqued my analysis of Calvin and the gift of faith.
*R.T. Kendall on John Calvin, (For Ray)*The sixth installment of my interaction with Ray- a man who critiqued my analysis of Calvin and the gift of faith.
On John Calvin and Humanism: Did Calvin Blend Pagan Philosophy With Christianity? Part one of my response to Catholic who claims Calvin’s alleged “beloved pagan philosophy could be successfully blended into Christianity."
Fr. Joseph Revisted: Calvin's Beloved Pagan Philosophy : Part two of my response to Catholic who claims Calvin’s alleged “beloved pagan philosophy could be successfully blended into Christianity."
Continuation of the Dialog with Fr. Joseph on Calvin's Pagan Philosophy:Part three of my response to Catholic who claims Calvin’s alleged “beloved pagan philosophy could be successfully blended into Christianity."
Calvin in Dialog With Catholic Apologists :An excerpt from the introduction of David King's book Holy Scripture, Vol. 1 An Historical Defense of the Reformation Principle of Sola Scriptura documenting John Calvin's face to face debate with Catholic apologists.
Calvin on John 3:16: Limited or Unlimited Atonement?: A look at an article by Ron Rhodes and his use of Calvin comment on John 3:16.

Calvin on Tradition:Calvin's refutation of the Catholic belief in infallible tradition.
John Calvin’s Response to the Doctrine of an “Infallible Church”-Roman Catholics adhere to the infallible Bible, but also contend that an “infallible church” is needed as well. John Calvin took a look at this notion in his treatise, Articles Agreed Upon by the Faculty of Sacred Theology of Paris, in Reference to Matters of Faith at Present Controverted; with the Antidote.
John Calvin's View of the Lord's Supper -Calvin held that Christ is the only food for our souls. We are nourished spiritually by Christ just as our bodies are nourished by the visible signs of the bread and wine. While we cannot truly grasp the mystical, unseen yet real union of Christ with believers, God demonstrates it in the visible terms of the believer's participation in the Lord's Supper. Clearly Calvin believed that the Lord's Supper was more than just a memorial or an empty sign, but would not agree with Luther regarding the physical presence of Christ around the elements.

Calvinism: Papers and Blog Posts
*Popular Calvinist Myths (Part One)* Calvin's warning about studying the doctrine of Predestination.

*Philippians 1:29 And The Gift Of Faith (Part One)* An exegesis of Philippians 1:29.

*Philippians 1:29 And The Gift Of Faith (Part Two): A Look At The Interpretation Of Laurence Vance * A non-reformed writers who disagree that Philippians 1:29 teaches faith is God’s gift and an analysis of his exegesis.

*Philippians 1:29 And The Gift Of Faith (Part Three): A Look At The Interpretation Of Dave Hunt* A non-reformed writers who disagree that Philippians 1:29 teaches faith is God’s gift and an analysis of his exegesis.
*Philippians 1:29 And The Gift Of Faith (Part Four): A Look At The Interpretation Of Gordon Olson *A non-reformed writers who disagree that Philippians 1:29 teaches faith is God’s gift and an analysis of his exegesis.
*Philippians 1:29 and the Gift of Faith (Part Five): A Look At The Interpretation Of Norman Geisler * A non-reformed writers who disagree that Philippians 1:29 teaches faith is God’s gift and an analysis of his exegesis.
God's Sovereignty: Joseph and His Brothers:The issue of Joseph and his brothers raises a crucial point in distinguishing theological perspectives. It is my belief that all non-Reformed systems ultimately reduce God’s sovereignty to a brand of the Arminian foreknowledge view of God looking down the “corridors of time” -God is passively sovereign to the wills of creaturely decisions. These systems ultimately eliminate Unconditional Election and God’s positive decree of his sovereign will.

*Jonathan Edwards' Theology of Mary* : The great Puritan Jonathan Edwards wrote about the Mother of God? An overview of how Edwards understood Mary.
Scripture Interprets Scripture: Isaiah 53 And The Atonement -A review of a Trinity Broadcasting Network show on the Atonement.
Zwingli's Denial Of original Sin- Did Zwingli deny original sin? Technically, Zwingli did not deny original sin, but actually at points in his writing denied that the guilt of original sin could damn without an action. In other words, Zwingli held a contradiction, that is mankind is born with original sin, but that sin doesn’t damn until it surfaces and commits an infraction.
Berating Calvinism: One Book, One Disgruntled Charismatic - a devoted charismatic-pro-word-of-faith gentleman commented on the book, Debating Calvinism: Five Points, Two Views (Oregon: Multnomah Press, 2004), and did so by using selective citation.
Common Misunderstandings of John 3:16 -John uses the term “world” throughout his gospel and his three letters. One cannot simply assume that each time the word “world” is used it means every single human being who will ever live. One has to allow the context to determine how the word should be understood.
*Basic Doctrine Quiz (Part 1)* The White horse Inn basic doctrine quiz. Found out how smart you are.
*Church History Quiz (Part 2)*The White horse Inn church history quiz. Found out how smart you are.

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