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  • ISBN: 9781-56769-1054
  • Binding: Hardcover with jacket
  • Page Count: 432
  • Publisher: Reformation Heritage

Living For God’s Glory: An Introduction to Calvinism (Joel Beeke, Sinclair Ferguson)

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In this introduction to the doctrinal system known as Calvinism, Joel Beeke – with contributions from Sinclair Ferguson, Michael Haykin, Derek Thomas, Ray Penning, and others – displays the biblical, God-centered, winsome, comprehensive, and practical nature of Calvinism.

In this comprehensive survey of Reformed Christianity, Dr. Beeke and eight fellow contributors offer 28 chapters that trace the history of Calvinism; explore its key doctrinal tenets, such as the so-called “five point”, and the solas of the Protestant Reformation; reveal how Calvinists have sought to live in devotion to God; and survey Calvinism’s influence in the church and in the world at large. In the end, the book asserts that the overriding goal of Calvinism is the glory of God. Saturated with Scripture citations and sprinkled with quotations from wise giants of church history, this book presents Calvinism in a winsome and wondrous fashion.

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Living for God’s Glory

An Introduction to Calvinism

In this introduction to the doctrinal system known as Calvinism, Joel Beeke – with contributions from Sinclair Ferguson, Michael Haykin, Derek Thomas, Ray Penning, and others – displays the biblical, God-centered, winsome, comprehensive, and practical nature of Calvinism.

In this comprehensive survey of Reformed Christianity, Dr. Beeke and eight fellow contributors offer 28 chapters that trace the history of Calvinism; explore its key doctrinal tenets, such as the so-called “five point”, and the solas of the Protestant Reformation; reveal how Calvinists have sought to live in devotion to God; and survey Calvinism’s influence in the church and in the world at large. In the end, the book asserts that the overriding goal of Calvinism is the glory of God. Saturated with Scripture citations and sprinkled with quotations from wise giants of church history, this book presents Calvinism in a winsome and wondrous fashion.

About the Authors

Joel R. Beeke (PhD, Westminster Seminary) is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary; a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan; editor of Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth; editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books; and a prolific author, well known for his books Meet the Puritans, Living Zealously, and others.

Sinclair B. Ferguson (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of systematic theology at Redeemer Seminary in Dallas, Texas, and the former senior minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina. He now serves as an Associate Minister of the Free Church of Dundee, Scotland.  He is the author of several books, the most recent being By Grace Alone: How the Grace of God Amazes Me. Sinclair and his wife, Dorothy, have four grown children.

Michael Haykin has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto, a M.Rel. from Wycliffe College, the University of Toronto, and a Th.D. in Church History from Wycliffe College and the University of Toronto.

Dr. Haykin serves as Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is also Director of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies and Director for theological development for Sola Scriptura Ministries International (Kitchener, Ontario).

Contents

  1. The Origin of Calvinism
  2. Confessing the Faith
  3. The Marrow of Calvinism
  4. Total Depravity
  5. Unconditional Election
  6. The Extent of the Atonement
  7. Definite Atonement
  8. Irresistible Grace and Effectual Calling
  9. Perseverance and Assurance
  10. Scripture, Grace, Faith, Christ, and Glory
  11. Philosophical Calvinism
  12. Cultivating the Spirit
  13. Calvin’s God-Exalting Piety
  14. Sanctification in Puritan Thought
  15. Sanctification in Puritan Practice
  16. Reforming the Church
  17. Foundations of Reformed Worship
  18. Roots of Reformed Preaching
  19. Applying the Word
  20. Calvin’s Evangelism
  21. Puritan Evangelism
  22. A Theology for All of Life
  23. The Puritan Marriage
  24. The Puritan Family
  25. Working for God’s Glory
  26. Political Ministers of God
  27. Calvinist Ethics
  28. Doxology
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