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The doctrines of grace : rediscovering the evangelical Gospel

There is no question that we live in an age of weak theology and casual Christianity. The evidence of the blurring of our faith and culture is everywhere. We have substituted intuition for truth, feeling for belief, and immediate gratification for enduring hope. Evangelicalism desperately needs to denounce this ultimately self-centered view of faith and place Christ and his cross at the center of its vision again. This will happen when we return to the gospel foundation with its doctrines of radical depravity, unconditional election, particular redemption, efficacious grace, and persevering grace.Two noted pastors not only provide a compelling exposition on these doctrines, but also look briefly at their historical impact. As James Boice and Philip Ryken consider the current challenges, they leave no doubt that the church suffers when these essential truths are neglected. Only in a faith that is practical-minded, kind-hearted, and Bible-based will we recover what we have lost in this postmodern world.
Print Book, English, ©2002
Crossway Books, Wheaton, Ill., ©2002
240 pages ; 23 cm
9781581342994, 1581342993
Why evangelicalism needs Calvinism
What Calvinism does in history
Radical depravity
Unconditional election
Particular redemption
Efficacious grace
Persevering grace
The true Calvinist
Calvinism at work