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Letters to a Young Calvinist

an invitation to the Reformed tradition
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Letters to a Young Calvinist is thoughtful, nuanced, provocative, relational, and informed. No one will agree with everything here, but what I appreciated most was Smith's careful insistence that there's much more to being theologically Reformed than believing in the famous (and fabulous!) five points of by: 2.

I read Letters to a Young Calvinist because I’d already enjoyed quite a few of James Smith’s other books. But unlike his other works, Letters is written in a popular style and is intended, largely, for young folks already captivated by the reformed tradition and eager to learn more about it/5.

The creative letter format invites young Calvinists into a faithful conversation that reaches back to Paul and Augustine, through Calvin and Edwards, extending to Kuyper and Wolterstorff.

Together they sketch a comprehensive vision of Calvinism that is generous, winsome, and : Letters to a Young Calvinist is a nuanced and relational book. It avoids the sweeping polemical tone of so much modern neo-Calvinism It is a small book filled with incredible value for both pastors and faithful Christians without formal training in theology/5(3).

The book is structured as a collection of letters that Smith sends to a young adult who has just discovered Calvinism and is very passionate about it.

Throughout the letters, Smith does not crush the young Calvinist’s enthusiasm, but he encourages him to proceed in his passion with humility and Christian love. It is part of my naiveté that I was aware of Letters to a Young Calvinist before I was aware of Hitchens’ or Weigel’s book.

And when I typed in ‘Letters to a Young’ in Amazon I found at a dozen or so similar books. I remember when this first came out I was first starting to read a bit about Calvinism because of the rise of the Restless.

Letters to a young Calvinist: an invitation to the Reformed tradition / James K. Smith. Includes bibliographical references.

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In fact it is James K.A. Smith’s popular book, Letters to a Young Calvinist, that inspired this letter of my own. There is much that I appreciate about the Reformed tradition —its emphasis on the undeserved grace of God, its commitment to the authority of Scripture, its appreciation of.

Buy Letters to a Young Calvinist: An Invitation to the Reformed Tradition by Smith, James K.A. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(27). 1. John Newton’s letter “On Controversy” Although it’s not a book, I would encourage every new Calvinist to read and re-read this letter.

Newly minted Calvinists have a tendency to engage in arguments and sometimes in the beginning, they do more harm than good. Newton’s letter is a helpful look at how Calvinists should engage in. However, most of these books are a product of the years before the advent of this young, restless, Reformed reality that is all the rage today.

Most such books predate the New Calvinism. New to the field, and largely distinct from the rest, is Letters to a Young Calvinist by James K.A.

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Smith. This is one of the few. Letters to a Young Calvinist is thoughtful, nuanced, provocative, relational, and informed. No one will agree with everything here, but what I appreciated most was Smith's careful insistence that there's much more to being theologically Reformed than believing in the famous (and fabulous!) five points of Calvinism/5().

The creative letter format invites young Calvinists into a faithful conversation that reaches back to Paul and Augustine, through Calvin and Edwards, extending to Kuyper and Wolterstorff. Together they sketch a comprehensive vision of Calvinism that is generous, winsome, and imaginative.

"Letters to a Young Calvinist is a splendid book that speaks to both head and heart, counseling the 'young, restless, and Reformed' toward growth into a wider and deeper Reformed tradition [T]he journey with Smith into the spacious and expansive Reformed tradition is well worth the ride.

This wise and witty book is a delight to read!". Whenever I finish a book by James K. Smith, I feel encouraged, puzzled, and provoked. Perhaps that’s one reason I continue to read Smith’s books. I like when writers force me to think. Good books shift categories and reframe discussions in ways that shine light on truth from different angles.

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Smith, James K. atCanada's largest bookstore. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. The book is structured around 23 letters addressed to a fictional “young Calvinist.” The addressee is a composite of various individuals that Smith has encountered.

Interspersed are also four “postcards” from Geneva, Princeton, Amsterdam, and : Wes Bredenhof. Letters to a Young Calvinist is a nuanced and relational book.

It avoids the sweeping polemical tone of so much modern neo-Calvinism It is a small book filled with incredible value for both pastors and faithful Christians without formal training in theology. Letters to a Young Calvinist is thoughtful, nuanced, provocative, relational, and informed. No one will agree with everything here, but what I appreciated most was Smith's careful insistence that there's much more to being theologically Reformed than believing in the famous (and fabulous!) five points of ry: Books.

Letters to a Young Calvinist (Paperback) An Invitation to the Reformed Tradition. By James K. Smith. Brazos Press,pp. Publication Date: November 1, Who would have guessed that something as austere as Calvinism would become a hot topic in today’s postmodern culture.

At the th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth, new generations have discovered and embraced a “New Calvinism,” finding in the Reformed tradition a rich theological vision. In fact, Time cited New Calvinism as one of “10 [ ]. Letters to a Young Calvinist: an Invitation to the Reformed Tradition by James K.A.

Smith ISBN ISBN Paperback; Brazos Press; ISBN   It would be good for critics of Calvinism to read a book like Stewart’s and J.K.A. Smith’s Letters to a Young Calvinist: An Invitation to the Reformed Tradition, whose book I did not review.

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Smith, an accomplished scholar of subjects such as postmodernism, writes in this popular book with a friendly, pastoral tone. He guides young Calvinists on a tour of the Reformed : Collin Hansen. "Letters to a Young Calvinist is a splendid book that speaks to both head and heart, counseling the 'young, restless, and Reformed' toward growth into a wider and deeper Reformed tradition [T]he journey with Smith into the spacious and expansive Reformed tradition is.

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Letters to a Young Calvinist Quotes Showing of 5 “In fact, I must tell you that in the past couple years I’ve become convinced that perhaps nothing is so. letters to a young calvinist an invitation to the reformed tradition Posted By Janet DaileyPublic Library TEXT ID da9a Online PDF Ebook Epub Library to being theologically reformed than believing in the famous and fabulous five points of calvinism he shows that the reformed tradition is covenantal and cosmic in scope big.

Smith, James K. A. Letters to a Young Calvinist. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, “Grace all the way down” Smith avoids the stereotypes of Reformed theology by beginning with creation. Creation is radically dependent on God’s existence (Col.

) and all of our existence is a gift (donum, 1 Cor. ). Letters to a Young Calvinist: An Invitation to the Reformed Tradition. by James K. A. Smith. Brazos Press, Grand Rapids, Mich. pages. One question seems to dominate the church’s attention today: How should we go about sharing the faith, both in nurturing the faith of our youth and introducing it to the wider culture?