In this masterful defence of Calvinism, John Gill refutes the Arminian viewpoint as it was presented in the writings of his day. Gill's command of Greek and Hebrew and his extensive knowledge of Rabbinic and other Jewish literature make this volume an important contribution to historical Calvinistic studies.
This edition contains the four parts of Gill's defence of Calvinism, which were originally published separately, from 1735 to 1738.
Part One examines fifty Scripture passages that were widely used by critics of Calvinism.
Part two discusses sixty-two key Bible texts under the headings: ''A Vindication of Reprobation,'' ''Election,'' ''Redemption,'' ''Efficacious Grace,'' ''Corruption of Human Nature and Impotence of the Will of God,'' and ''Perseverance.''
Part Three is a topical presentation of the basics of Calvinism, covering the ''five points of Calvinism'' and other key doctrines.
Part Four documents the overwhelming support for Calvinistic doctrines by the early church fathers, decisively showing that Arminian theologians cannot effectively appeal to pre-Augustinian sources for an endorsement of their views.