Predestination is one of the most mysterious and controversial doctrines of the Christian church, but in this classic account, Jerome Zanchius presents a concise explanation of the terms and ramifications of this doctrine. Zanchius, a sixteenth-century Reformed clergyman and scholar, was influenced by the great Reformers of his day, such as Martin Bucer, Phillip Melanchthon,Martin Luther, and John Calvin. He gives succinct detail on the love and will of God, election and reprobation, foreknowledge, and predestination, beginning with the attributes of God. This edition also includes a history of Calvinism and Arminianism, biographies of both Zanchius and his translator, Augustus Toplady, and an introduction to God’s characteristics.
The Doctrine of Absolute Predestination is not only an essential introduction to the doctrine of predestination; it provides invaluable insight by one of the most beloved Reformers. It gives insight into one of the key turning points in Christian theology. Perfect for students, professors, and anyone interested in the history and theology of the Reformers.
- Introduction and explanation of the key terms of predestination<
- Written by one of the key Reformers
- Includes detailed table of contents and prefaces to guide study
Praise for the Print Edition
Absolute Predestination presents the doctrine of predestination in a concise and logically ordered exposition. Zanchius follows in the footsteps of John Calvin in affirming the complete Sovereignty of God in all affairs of history and human experience.
- Title: The Doctrine of Absolute Predestination Stated and Asserted
- Author: Jerome Zanchius
- Translator: Augustas Toplady
- Publisher: George Lindsay
- Publication Date: 1811
- Pages: 311
About Jerome Zanchius
Jerome Zanchius was born in 1510 in Italy. He was a Biblical scholar, educator, and part of the Protestant Reformation. A prolific writer, some of his works include Confession of the Christian Religion and Observation of the Divine Attributes. Because of his theological convictions and teachings, he was often forced into exile. Zanchius died in 1590.