Recommended Reading

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This list includes those books most related to Arminianism/Responding to Calvinism.  For my recommendations on books in other areas, you can see my updated list at Gospel Encounter - recommended reading.

Top Recommendations

40 Questions About Arminianism (2022)

 J. Matthew Pinson


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John Wesley's Scriptural Christianity (1994)
Thomas Oden

Calvinism: A Biblical and Theological Critique (August 1, 2022)
 David Allen & Steve Lemke (eds)

Arminian Theology

40 Questions About Arminianism (2022)

 J. Matthew Pinson


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Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities (2006)

 Roger Olson


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Arminianism FAQ: Everything You Always Wanted to Know (2014)

 Roger Olson


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The Heart of the Gospel: The Theology behind the Master Plan of Evangelism (2011)
 Robert Coleman

Election & Romans 9

The New Chosen People: A Corporate View of Election (2015, Revised and Expanded Edition)
William Klein

Paul's Use of the Old Testament in Romans 9:10-18: An Intertextual and Theological Exegesis (2013)
Brian Abasciano

(Dr Abasciano's doctoral dissertation covering verses 1-9 is available online here)
Perspectives on Election: Five Views (2006)

(For an excellent treatment of Election in the Gospel of John, I recommend the online article: Robert L. Hamilton, “The Order of Faith and Election in John’s Gospel: You Do Not Believe Because You Are Not My Sheep)

Extent of the Atonement

The Extent of the Atonement: A Historical and Critical Review (2016)
David Allan

Prevenient Grace

Grace First: Christian Mission and Prevenient Grace in John Wesley (2015)
Prevenient Grace: God's Provision for Fallen Humanity (2014)
W Brian Shelton

The Transforming Power of Grace (1993)
Thomas Oden

James Arminius

James Arminius: Theologian of Grace (2012)
Stanglin & McCall

Arminius and His Declaration of Sentiments: An Annotated Translation with Introduction and Theological Commentary (2018)
W Stephen Gunter

Critiquing/Contrasting Calvinism

Be sure to check out the online article The FACTS of Salvation: A Summary of Arminian Theology/the Biblical Doctrines of Grace available from the SEA website.

Against Calvinism: Rescuing God's Reputation from Radical Reformed Theology (2011)
Roger Olson

Calvin vs. Wesley: Bringing Belief in Line with Practice (2013)
Don Thorsen

Whosoever Will: A Biblical-Theological Critique of Five-Point Calvinism  (2010)
David Allen & Steve Lemke (eds)

Grace, Faith, Free Will: Contrasting Views of Salvation (2002)
 Robert Picirilli


God at War: The Bible & Spiritual Conflict (1997)
Greg Boyd

Satan and the Problem of Evil: Constructing a Trinitarian Warfare Theodicy (2001)
Greg Boyd

Divine Providence: God's Love and Human Freedom (2016)
Bruce R. Reichenbach

For more popular level books on providence, I recommend:

Why? Making Sense of God's Will (2011)
Adam Hamilton

Is God to Blame? Beyond Pat Answers to the Problem of Suffering (2003)
Greg Boyd

Social Justice & Arminian Influence

Social justice through the eyes of Wesley: John Wesley's theological challenge to slavery (2006)
Irv A Brendlinger

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