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  • Paperback: 245 pages
  • Publisher: Randall House Publications (April 2, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892656484
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892656486
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
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94 of 96 people found the following review helpful By Paul A. Himes on September 3, 2002
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I first ran into Picirilli when I was doing a research paper on foreknowledge and the Greek word proginwskw. He had a couple of articles in JETS that I utilized, and from there I learned that he was riding a book. I recieved it for my birthday and immediately began to read.
To begin with, I am forced to admit that for the most part all the best books on Soteriology have come from more of a Calvinist direction. However, in Grace, Faith, Free Will, Picirilli has done an excellent job and provides an excellent counter to a lot of these authors. Picirilli does not rely on "whosoever will" proof-texting, so to speak. He gives a fair hearing to the Calvninistic arguments and applies solid exegesis to controversial passages. Though not perfect by far, his book provides perhaps the best defense of Arminian soteriology.
The overall layout of the chapters is well done. His book is divided into sections of three chapters: the first chapter provides the Calvinistic viewpoint of a particular topic (e.g. limited atonement), the second chapter provides the common Arminian viewpoint, and the third chapter examines the key scriptural passages connected with that topic. The topics include total depravity, the atonement of Christ, perseverance, etc., basically all the major topics of soteriology.
Picirilli excels at understanding his opponent's arguments. As he notes early on, it is essential that one be able to lay out one's opponents' arguments in such a way that they themselves will agree that you are being fair. Unfortunately, in my opinion, while Picirilli is fair in examining the Calvinist viewpoint, he does not quote from enough modern theologions (I was, for example, hoping to see him interact some with White's The Potter's Freedom).
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68 of 70 people found the following review helpful By Steve Witzki on April 18, 2003
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Dr. Robert Picirilli is a Free Will Baptist scholar and theologian. He is a former professor of Greek and New Testament studies at Free Will Baptist College. For over 45 years he has been teaching, preaching, and writing Arminian theology. Picirilli stands for a very specific kind of Arminianism that he calls "Reformation Arminianism." This type of Arminianism holds to the following beliefs: total depravity; the sovereignty of God to control all things for the certain accomplishment of His will; God's perfect foreknowledge of, and the certainty of, all future events-including the free moral choices of human beings; the penal satisfaction view of the atonement, salvation by grace through faith and not by works, from beginning to end; and an apostasy that cannot be remedied. He demonstrates that these beliefs (apostasy being more implicitly implied than explicitly stated) are the teachings that Jacob Arminius defended from Scripture. He quotes from The Works of Arminius throughout the book and has provided a helpful index for each of these citations.
This book is not filled with emotional rhetoric but is rather a simple and straightforward stating of the facts. Therefore, for some people, this will not be an "exciting" book to read. Nevertheless, it does serve in accomplishing his goal "to present both sides, so that the reader will know exactly what those issues are: to clarify understanding of both positions and help readers intelligently decide for themselves" (Forward, p. i).
Picirilli begins by giving a brief biography of Arminius that helps to place the issues in their historical context. He then tackles the issues surrounding God's sovereignty, predestination, human depravity, grace, atonement, and perseverance.
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74 of 77 people found the following review helpful By Seeking Disciple VINE VOICE on September 13, 2004
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Robert Picirilli's book is one of the best books that I have ever read on Arminism. Many books seem to get caught up in debating with various Calvinistic or Arminian authors on the subject of the five points of Calvinism or the free will of man. However, this is not the case with Picirilli. He writes with a goal, a focus, and a point.

The book begins with an historical overview of the Calvinism/Arminism debate. He dives into the life of Jacob Arminius and shows that, contrary to various Calvinist historians, he was completely Reformed in his understanding of man (total depravity), God's sovereignty, and election. However, Arminius differed with his Calvinist brothers over the extent of the atonement (limited atonement), evangelism, and free will. He was not Pelagian in his thought but was Reformed and work from that understanding. Picirilli reveals that much of Arminius has been lost due to many of his followers reshaping his thoughts to become more humanistic despite Arminius refusal to do so.

The book goes on to discuss salvation from both the Calvinist and Arminian viewpoints and then Picirilli gives his own Reformed Arminian view.

The book is well written, easy to grasp, and will engage both Calvinist and Arminian readers. I highly recommend it.
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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 25, 2004
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For nearly 10 years I have been a serious student of theology. The Calvinist/Arminian issue comes up a great deal and it is important for serious students of theology to study this issue and attempt to discover the truth.
In terms of background, many of the most prominent teachers of our day (RC Sproul, John MacArthur, John Piper, etc.) are diehard Calvinists so that most people are already heavily biased against Arminian theology. Because of the influence of powerful Calvinists, the word Arminian now connotes humanism, liberalism, and being generally soft toward the Bible.
The goal of this book is to study major themes of Scripture (salvation, grace, faith, free will) from both the Calvinist and Arminian perspectives. It is quite systematic, yet fortunately not too long.
I read Picirilli's book having previously studied Arminianism from the lens of Calvinists. It was a stunning read because I now am convinced that Arminius' views are generally mischaracterized. For example, as Picirilli shows in his book, Arminius believed in total depravity and in a substitionary atonement. Arminius was actually the star student of Theodore Beza himself, who in turn was John Calvin's disciple. After having read this book, I now understand Arminius in a very different light.
On each of the points of Calvinism, Picirilli first states the Calvinist position. He is exceedingly fair and goes to great lengths to quote prominent Calvinists in order to articulate the position accurately. After doing so, he looks at the same point from an Arminian perspective.
Because the author is a former professor of Greek and New Testament studies, the scholarship of this book is impeccable. His exegesis is sharp and demonstrates an extraordinary command of the Bible. It is a cool, levelheaded book that does a brilliant job at examining the issue.
No matter what your theological background, you will certainly benefit from reading this fine book.
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