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The Confusion of Calvinism (video)

An emphasis on the sovereignty of God is a powerfully attractive element of the theological framework known as Calvinism. However, I believe Calvinist theology suffers from a serious problem, which is the difficulty of trying to hold on to the fundamental Christian belief in free will, while at the same time emphasising the sovereignty of God over all events.

In my view, Calvinism fails to address this problem adequately, and in this video, I explain how I have arrived at this conclusion.

I hope that you enjoyed this week’s video and that I haven’t ruffled the feathers of any Calvinist viewers too much! I realise this is quite a sensitive topic, because it’s so fundamental to Christian theology.

In the next video in this series, I’ll be looking at another theological framework which attempts to solve the divine sovereignty versus human free will predicament — the perspective of Molinism.

If you’d like to get your hands on a copy of the book mentioned in the video, you can see a list of retailers who stock the book by clicking here. Thank you for reading / watching!

Steven Colborne

About Me

Hello, I’m Steven and I’m a philosopher and author based in London. My main purpose as a writer is to encourage discussion about God. I write about a wide variety of subjects related to philosophical theology, including divine sovereignty, the nature of God, suffering, interfaith dialogue and more. My mantra: Truth heals.

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