Arminius and His "Declaration of Sentiments"

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

W. Stephen Gunter, associate dean for Methodist studies and research professor of evangelism and Wesleyan studies at Duke Divinity School, has written a book that is the first direct translation of 16th century theologian Arminius' “Declaration of Sentiments” into English from the original Dutch.

“Arminius and His Declaration of Sentiments: An Annotated Translation with Introduction and Theological Commentary” was published Oct. 15 by Baylor University Press.

With the book, Gunter weaves expert translation with valuable notes and theological commentary. His introduction situates this overlooked but critically important work within its rich historical context and includes a clear, illuminating discussion of the debate over predestination. The result is an enlightening portrait of Arminius that challenges modern misconceptions about one of the most significant 16th-century theologians.

Gunter is also the author of six books including “Considering the Great Commission: Evangelism and Mission in the Wesleyan Spirit,” “John Wesley and The Netherlands,” and “The Quotable Mr. Wesley.”