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Free Grace Press

Absolute Predestination

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Introduction by Joel Beeke

155 pages
5.5" x 8.5"

"Jerome Zanchius (1516-1590) is one of the great names of Reformed theology alongside Peter Martyr, John Calvin, and Theodore Beza. Jonathan Edwards referred to him as 'the best of Protestant writers in his judgment.' John Farthing claimed that Zanchius 'lived and breathed in dialogue with scripture.' The hymnist Augustus Toplady (and original English publisher of this work) said Zanchius’s work was 'from beginning to end, a regular chain of solid argument: deduced from the unerring word of divine revelation, and confirmed by the co-incident testimonies of some of the greatest lights that ever shone in the Christian church.'”

Not only have Reformed scholars of the past been assisted by this volume but the modern reader will benefit from this classic statement of the biblical doctrine of predestination as well. This book is thoughtful, balanced, and biblical.

"Absolute Predestination remains a helpful explanation of the Reformed doctrine of election and reprobation. This book is not milk for babes; it is meat for grown men and women. But it is good meat; nutritious, wholesome, spiritual food for the soul. After reading it, you will see the clear teachings of Scripture on election and reprobation." - Joel Beeke

Jerome Zanchius (Girolamo Zanchi, 1516-1590) was an Italian Protestant clergyman and educator. He was a prolific writer, but his work The Doctrine of Absolute Predestination is a classic on the topic. Augustus Montague Toplady translated and published it in 1769 as The Doctrine of Absolute Predestination Stated and Asserted. Free Grace Press is proud to make available Absolute Predestination, our reprint edition with an introduction by Joel Beeke. 


Table of Contents:

A Word from the Publisher

Introduction - Joel Beeke

Preface - Augustus M. Toplady

  1. Observations on the Divine Attributes
  2. Defining Terms
  3. Predestination as it Relates to All Men
  4. Predestination as it Relates to the Saints
  5. Predestination as it Relates to the Ungodly
  6. Predestination as it Relates to the Preacher