As sparks flew upward, Christian prophets the 19th century Robert Lewis Dabney
and others, were flung as burning embers across the theological landscape of their generation. They smoldered
, then ignited, with the flame of their torches feeding on the unseen, setting the very air on fire, lighting the way, seeking to astonish and awaken God's church through their prophetic pens. Like the prophets of old, these refugees from yesterday wore a halo of sanctity, had long memories and a fierce loyalty to Truth; qualities that linger, indelibly stamped on our memories and imaginations. They stood in a howling theological wilderness like solitary prophets, weeping over a world becoming more and more empty of God.
And, standing in the midst? The author of this Classic book - Robert Lewis Dabney.
"The best teacher of theology in the
, if not the world. " - A.A. Hodge, "Dabney was a towering figure in the 19th century American theological world. His exposition of the five points of Calvinism will enrich the reader's appreciation for the doctrines of grace, the glory of the Gospel, the accomplishment of the work of Christ and the security of the believer." - Ligon Duncan.
This Classic book - The Five Points Of Calvinism -- introduces and orients the reader to critical biblical/theological thinking about God -- with a clarity that fosters biblical thought and facilitates Bible comprehension. You won't be disappointed.
Those who knew
Robert Lewis Dabney -- both friends and foes--viewed him as larger than life, biblical prophet born out of time. Dabney has been described as an "apostle of the Old South." The nineteenth-century Southern church boasted intellectually and morally impressive men who exercised considerable influence over political and social life. Among them, none overmatched Robert Lewis Dabney as a theologian, teacher, and social critic.
I purchased this book as I sought to more fully understand the issues behind Calvinism, and the specific doctrines generally held by those of that dispensation. I was very pleased to find a thorough, Biblically backed up presentation of those very issues I had questions about. Not only was each chapter clearly presented in an easy to follow format, but the technical format of the book made it easy on the eyes. The vocabulary used in the text may cause you to keep a dictionary handy during your reading sessions, but other than this I found the book easy to follow. Those of you seeking to understand what the 'five points of Calvinism' are and the manner in which they apply in a practical fashion to your life would do well to read this text.