Letters to a Young Calvinist Paperback
An Invitation to the Reformed Tradition
by James K. A. Smith;
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Letters to a Young Calvinist
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Letters to a Young Calvinist by James K. A. Smith was published by Baker in December 2010 and is our 47810th best seller. The ISBN for Letters to a Young Calvinist is 9781587432941.
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Letters to a Young CalvinistAlan Hill, via The Good Book Stall
This book consists of 23 fictitious letters written to a young Christian man who has just embraced the Reformed faith. The author admits that they are partly autobiographical drawing on his own spiritual journey.
Professor Smith’s aim is to show that the Reformed faith is much broader than TULIP. At this level, the book admirably succeeds. He introduces the young man (and us) to the wide range of theology that encompasses the Reformed faith. The author is at his best when, in the early chapters, he warns against pride and emphasises that the Reformed faith is all about grace. As the book progresses he begins to explore issues that only budding theologians or seminary students might consider.
Professor Smith is not your usual Calvinist. He has Pentecostal leanings and is part of the so -called post modern Christian movement. He seems to be in favour of the ordination of women.
Although the book is aimed at those new to the Reformed faith, I am not sure they would benefit from reading it. This is partly because the book goes from quite simple concepts to quite deep ones very quickly and partly because of some unusual views promoted. He also assumes that the reader is interested in reading spiritual giants such as Augustine, Edwards and Calvin.
Overall, for those who have a love for theology this is an engaging and thought provoking read, but it should be read with care and discernment.
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Details for Letters to a Young Calvinist
|Author / Artist||James K. A. Smith|
|Publisher||Baker (December 2010)|
|Number of Pages||160|
|Page last updated||25th February 2017|