Grace Defined and Defended: What a 400-Year-Old Confession Teaches Us about Sin, Salvation, and the Sovereignty of God
Grace Defined and Defended: What a 400-Year-Old Confession Teaches Us about Sin, Salvation, and the Sovereignty of God
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  • Publisher : Crossway Books

Grace Defined and Defended: What a 400-Year-Old Confession Teaches Us about Sin, Salvation, and the Sovereignty of God

Christians love to celebrate grace, yet often talk about it in vague generalities. But such an important biblical concept ought to be clearly defined so it can be consistently defended. In this book, best-selling author Kevin DeYoung points modern readers back to an old document originally written to do just that. Warmly pastoral and broadly accessible, this book introduces readers to the Canons of Dort, a 17th-century work summarizing the central doctrines of the Christian faith. Widely regarded as a key pillar of the Reformed tradition, the Canons of Dort stand as a faithful witness to God's grace--offering a depth of understanding that the church still needs today. In three concise sections--covering history, theology, and practical application--DeYoung explores what led to the canons and why they were needed, the five important doctrines that they explain, and Dort's place in the Reformed tradition today.
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Don’t Get Sloppy in Defining Grace

Who Needs Dogma When Stigma Will Do?

Table of Contents:

Introduction: In Praise of Precision

  1. God's Purpose and Good Pleasure in Predestination: 
    The First Main Point of Doctrine
  2. Redemption Accomplished and Applied: 
    The Second Main Point of Doctrine
  3. Human Corruption, Divine Conversion: 
    The Third and Fourth Main Points of Doctrine
  4. He Who Began a Good Work Will Bring It to Completion: 
    The Fifth Main Point of Doctrine

Appendix 1: Rejection of the Errors by Which the Dutch Churches Have for Some Time Been Disturbed
Appendix 2: Conclusion: Rejection of False Accusations
Appendix 3: The Opinions of the Remonstrants (1618)
Appendix 4: Scripture Proofs in the Canons of Dort
General Index
Scripture Index

    Kevin DeYoung

    Kevin DeYoung

    Kevin DeYoung is senior pastor of University Reformed Church (PCA) in East Lansing, Michigan, and a council member at the Gospel Coalition. Kevin has an MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and teaches Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Leicester. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have seven children.