Monday, June 22, 2009

Arminian Internet Resources on Romans 9

Reviewed Commentaries Ranked One to Eleven
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Commentator
ReviewLinguisticsLogicClarityTOTAL
4
3
4
10
8
5
1
14
3
2
10
15
7
4
5
16
6
1
11
18
2
11
6
19
1
10
8
19
11
7
2
20
5
6
9
20
10
8
4
22
9
9
7
25

These commentaries were subjectively ranked from one to eleven; one being the best, two the next best and so on. Linguistics was scored based on use of original languages and explaining things phrase by phrase. Logic was scored based on explaining the text, leaving the fewest unanswered questions and coherence of the big picture. Clarity was scored based on ease of reading and understanding the author.
Additional Resouces on Romans 9
My thoughts on Romans 9-11
Wesley’s Predestination Calmly Considered
Joseph Sutcliffe’s brief commentary
Wesley’s Commentary
William Klein’s article: “Paul’s use of Kalein: A Proposal”
Brian Abasciano’s article Corporate Election in Romans 9
Dennis McCallum’s youtube clips
Brennon Hatshorn’s Thoughts
Kevin Jackson part 1
Kevin Jackson part 2
Skinner’s Commentary
Pristine Faith Restoration Society

This list is not comprehensive, but I would like it to be. If you know of other commentaries on Romans 9 from an Arminian perspective, please comment with a link. Thanks!

9 comments:

bossmanham said...

I've been tweaking my understanding as of late. Romans 9 takes some time to grasp because of the cultural disconnect.

Kevin Jackson said...

Very helpful, thanks. I agree with bossman. Understanding the cultural context is critical for Romans 9.

Kevin Jackson said...

Billy's link
Dennis McCallum's is pretty good too, but it is media (video/audio). link

Robert said...

Hi Dan,

Thanks for providing these resources on Romans 9 from the correct perspective. As you know, this is probably the key necessatarian proof text which they improperly interpret to arrive at their conclusions on the false and unbiblical doctrine of unconditional election. By providing these resources we can help those who really want to get Romans 9 right and avoid the nasty errors of calvinism.

Robert

Godismyjudge said...

Hi Brennon,

Yes, the cultural issue is a tough one, as well as nailing down the culture Paul was addressing. To what extent were they Jews vs. Gentiles?

As you revise your thoughts, please let me know and I will add them here.

God be with you,
Dan

Godismyjudge said...

Hi Kevin,

Thanks for the links.

God be with you,
Dan

Godismyjudge said...

Hi Robert,

Thanks. I read a quote at one point where one of the Synodists at Dort said the whole synod was about understanding Romans 9... so yep it's fairly key in the C/A debate. I have to dig up that quote at some point.

Yes, although there's even better stuff in book form, hopefully these internet resources will help. I am amazed that all this good stuff is out there for free.

God be with you,
Dan

bossmanham said...

Hey, Dan. I have updated my exegesis http://brennonsthoughts.blogspot.com/2009/11/romans-9-updating-my-exegesis.html

Kingswood Hart said...

I'm doing a series on Romans at the moment. The contents page can be found here: https://predestinationstation.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/romans-blog-series/