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By David H. Kranendonk

In 'Teaching Predestination', David H. Kranendonk specializes in the ministry of an early seventeenth-century Puritan-leaning theologian, Elnathan Parr (1577–1622). even supposing really unknown this day, Parr’s works have been well known in his personal day. Kranendonk’s survey contributes a nuanced photograph of this English Reformed pastor and demonstrates that Parr’s scholastic improvement of predestination, coupled together with his pastoral difficulty for the salvation and edification of his hearers, resists the cartoon of Reformed Scholasticism as being a philosophically speculative procedure. the following one sees the sensible use of predestination for the care of souls as Parr and others aimed to aid elevate the religion and pleasure of God’s people.

Table of Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Elnathan Parr’s existence and Ministry
3. Elnathan Parr’s ideas of Preaching
4. Elnathan Parr’s Exposition of Romans
5. Elnathan Parr’s Grounds of Divinity

David H. Kranendonk is the pastor of the loose Reformed Church of Bornholm, Ontario, Canada.

“In this cautious research of the Calvinist preaching and catechesis of Elnathan Parr, David Kranendonk unearths the pastoral value of the instructing of predestination. He convincingly explains how a forbidding doctrine doubtless in keeping with chilly good judgment can be ‘on the floor’ of parish lifestyles a spiritually enriching resource of convenience and pleasure. Kranendonk strengthens his argument by means of his outstanding familiarity with Parr’s contemporaries in sensible theology and by way of his emphasis at the exegetical instead of speculative nature of a lot Reformed piety and theology in early Stuart England.” — Dewey D. Wallace Jr., professor of faith, George Washington University

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