Calvinism In Jonathan Olson

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In the beginning of Olson’s book, he sees the roots of the new Calvinism through the works of James Montgomery Boice, R. C. Sporul, Loraine Boettner, Michael Horton, and John MacArthur. Their influence was encouraged by the interest in the theology of Jonathan Edwards. This reads as though Olson was pleased “for someone to point out the flaws and weaknesses in this particular type of Calvinism, the type widely embraced and promoted by leaders and followers of the young, restless, reformed movement” (22). What appears the most in Olson’s concerns about popular Calvinism is that he believes it to proceed to extensively in its promotion of God’s sovereignty, “making God the author of sin and evil” (22). Olson knows that few Calvinists admit to
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