Grace Defined and Defended: What a 400-Year-Old Confession Teaches Us about Sin, Salvation, and the Sovereignty of God

By Kevin DeYoung

Grace Defined and Defended

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Grace Defined and Defended: What a 400-Year-Old Confession Teaches Us about Sin, Salvation, and the Sovereignty of God

By Kevin DeYoung

Christians love to celebrate grace, but often talk about it in vague generalities. But such an important biblical concept ought to be clearly defined so it can be consistently defended. In this book, best-selling author Kevin DeYoung points modern readers back to an old document originally written to do just that. Warmly pastoral and broadly accessible, this book introduces readers to the Canons of Dort, a 17th-century work summarizing the central doctrines of the Christian faith. Widely regarded as a key pillar of the Reformed tradition, the Canons of Dort stand as a faithful witness to God's grace—offering a depth of understanding that the church still needs today. In three concise sections—covering history, theology, and practical application—DeYoung explores what led to the Canons and why they were needed, the five important doctrines that they explain, and Dort's place in the Reformed tradition today.


Author:

Kevin DeYoung (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary) is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina. He serves as board chairman of the Gospel Coalition and blogs at DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed. He is assistant professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte) and a PhD candidate at the University of Leicester. He is the author of several books, including Just Do Something; Crazy Busy; and The Biggest Story. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have seven children.


Table of Contents:

Introduction: In Praise of Precision

1. God's Purpose and Good Pleasure in Predestination

2. Redemption Accomplished and Applied

3. Human Corruption, Divine Conversion

4. He Who Began a Good Work Will Bring It to Completion

Appendix 1: Rejection of the Errors by Which Churches Have for Some Time Been Disturbed

Appendix 2: Conclusion: Rejection of False Accusations

Appendix 3: The Opinions of the Remonstrants (1618)

Appendix 4: Scripture Proofs in the Canons of Dort


Specifications:

Category: Theology
Format: Hardcover w/ Jacket
Page Count: 144
ISBN-10: 1-4335-6439-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-6439-0
Size: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
Weight: 10.0 ounces
Published: April 30, 2019