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The Quest for Truth: Theology for Postmodern Times

by Forlines, F. Leroy

Randall House 2001

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Overview

The Quest for Truth answers “inescapable questions of life” from the standard of God’s authoritative Word. This invaluable tool seriously discusses profound truths that apply to every facet of life. Biblical truth should be made applicable to the total personality.

The Quest for Truth gives an overview of systematic theology and its implications for the transformation of the entire person. This volume answers ably the who of life, the why of direction, and the where of one’s destiny, showing Forlines’ passion for understanding the truth of God’s Word. Forlines writes this work for every Christian, not just for theologians. He sets before us a powerful vision of God’s holiness, and calls us to holy living. Forlines also offers a contemporary yet historic interpretation of Classical Reformed Arminianism. Anyone interested in understanding a present-day view of Arminianism will want to study this work carefully. The book is an excellent resource for scholars, pastors, students, and laypeople alike.

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Key Features

  • Includes subject, author, and Scripture indexes
  • Contains a foreword by Stephen M. Ashby and J. Matthew Pinson

Praise for the Print Edition

Professor Forlines has written at a level suitable for college students what must probably be the major contemporary exposition of Classical Arminianism. Writing against the background of the shift to post-modernism in today’s world, he covers several of the fundamental themes of theology. However, his primary focus is on salvation, justification, sanctification, perseverance and election, and he develops at greater length the approach already taken in his commentary on Romans. The result is a careful defense of a model in which God works to achieve salvation in human beings by “influence and response” rather than by “cause and effect,” a view which commends itself as doing better justice to the concept of a personal God entering into relationships with human beings as persons.

I. Howard Marshall, emeritus professor of New Testament Exegesis and honorary research professor, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

In this book Leroy Forlines presents a lively, relevant, biblical restatement of classical Arminian theology. In a time when the choice seems to be Calvinism or “free will theism,” his classical Arminianism is most welcome. Believing that theology is for life, Forlines writes for every Christian not just for other theologians. His work appeals to the whole person, sets before us a powerful vision of God’s holiness, and calls us to holy living. Every Christian who seeks to be biblically faithful will grow by reading and digesting this nourishing work.

—Jonathan R. Wilson, Pioneer McDonald Chair of theology, Carey Theological College

Because the appearance of well-written, up-to-date, evangelical systematic theologies representing distinct traditions is relatively rare, the publication of Forlines’ volume is highly significant. The work is a well-studied and well-argued defense of a non-Wesleyan Arminianism by the leading theologians of the Free Will Baptist Church. Forlines has presented to the Christian community an excellent practical presentation and defense of the classical non-Wesleyan Arminianism that is rarely represented in the systematic theology sections of academic and church libraries, a challenge for Calvinistic writers to answer, and an example of the necessary and fruitful wedding of doctrine and life directed toward the zealous ministry of the gospel.

—L. Igou Hodges, professor of systematic theology, Columbia International University

Product Details

  • Title: The Quest for Truth: Theology for Postmodern Times
  • Author: F. Leroy Forlines
  • Publisher: Randall House
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 544

About F. Leroy Forlines

F. Leroy Forlines, a prolific writer, is the author of Romans Commentary, Biblical Systematics, The Quest for Truth, and Biblical Ethics. His monthly column “Christian Doctrine” was published in Contact magazine for 15 years. Forlines taught at Free Will Baptist Bible College for 50 years, where he continues to serve as adjunct professor. He has also served on the National Association of Free Will Baptists’ Commission for Theological Integrity since its 1962 inception. Under the auspices of Free Will Baptist International Missions, he is an adjunct professor of theology at Russian Baptist Theological Institute at the Chelyabinsk Affiliate of the Moscow Theological Institute. Forlines earned his BA from Free Will Baptist Bible College, his MA from Winona Lake School of Theology, his BD from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his ThM from Chicago Graduate School of Theology.