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.”