Arminianism was started by Jacobus Arminius (1560-1609). He was born slightly before John Calvin died and was actually taught by Calvin's son-in-law. He was a Calvinist until one day when forced to defend his beliefs and found that his opponent could more ably defend his views against Calvinism. This caused Arminius to reject his Calvinistic background and “sought to modify Calvinism so that ‘God might not be considered the author of sin, nor man an automation in the hands of God.’”

Related categories 2

"What Is an Arminian?" Answered by John Wesley
Leading theologian explains what the term means.
Arminian Perspectives
Blog that discuss the topic of soteriology (study of salvation) within the theological framework of Arminianism.
Arminian Theology
Blog that discusses Arminian beliefs.
Arminian Theory of Redemption
Article by R. L. Dabney.
Arminianism in Wikipedia
Free encyclopedia resource provides good description of Arminianism.
Arminianism vs. Calvinism
Arminianism and Calvinism compared as well as biblical support for the viewpoints of each.
The Basics of Arminian Theology
A short history of how Arminianism began and a look at the very basic ideas behind it.
Calvinism Arminianism Bible Study
Compares and contrasts Arminianism with Calvinism, from an Arminian point of view.
Creed of the Wesleyan Church
Beliefs of this Arminian denomination are outlined with Scriptures provided.
Don't Hate Me Because I'm Arminian
An appeal printed in Christianity Today magazine by a modern evangelical theologian.
Eternal Security: A Biblical Perspective
Examines the biblical, theological, and historical basis for the doctrine of eternal security. Extensive articles, links to other pages, and forums.
Grace Online Library: Arminianism
Articles on Arminianism.
Nazarene Resources
Nazarene university provides links to churches and other resources in this Wesleyan/Arminian denomination.
Features the teachings of Dr. Greg Boyd. Open theism.
Society of Evangelical Arminians
Association of evangelical scholars and laymen who adhere to Arminian theology. Lists many articles, texts, and off site resources.
Theopedia: Arminianism
Article with other resources.
[Mozilla with Cross]
Last update:
November 20, 2015 at 18:39:48 UTC
All Languages