Who can be saved? Who isn’t saved? For many, the answers to these questions constitute an insurmountable objection to the goodness of God. After all, how can a loving God condemn anyone? Wouldn’t God—in his omniscient and omnipotence—choose to save everyone? Warfield’s concise monograph on the subject addresses the central issues relating to the doctrine of salvation. It includes a biblical account of election and reprobation, and comprehensively addresses what remains, for many, a nagging theological objection to Christianity.
- Title: Are They Few that Be Saved?
- Author: B. B. Warfield
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 1918
- Pages: 16
About Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield
Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield was born in 1851 in Lexington, Kentucky. He studied mathematics and science at Princeton University and graduated in 1871. In 1873, he decided to enroll at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he was taught by Charles Hodge. He graduated from seminary in 1876, and was married shortly thereafter. He traveled to Germany later that year to study under Franz Delitazsch.
After returning to America, Warfield taught at Western Theological Seminary (now Pittsburgh Theological Seminary). In 1881, Warfield co-wrote an article with A. A. Hodge on the inspiration of Scripture—a subject which dominated his scholarly pursuits throughout the remainder of his lifetime. When A. A. Hodge died in 1887, Warfield became professor of Theology at Princeton, where he taught from 1887–1921. History remembers Warfield as one of the last great Princeton Theologians prior to the seminary’s re-organization and the split in the Presbyterian Church. B. B. Warfield died in 1921.