Calvin’s own theological viewpoints are expressed in the Institutes of the Christian Religion.
Doctrinal creeds such as the Heidelberg Confession, the Belgic Confession, and the Westminster Confession represent the major tenets of Reformed theology.
Signs of this Reformed revival include the first printings of the Calvinist-flavored ESV Study Bible—completely sold out— and the increased popularity of Calvinist blogs such as “Between Two Worlds.” The following will offer a general definition of terms and reasons behind the resurgence of Calvinism among today’s Christian youth.
CALVIN, CALVINISM, AND REFORMED THEOLOGY Reformed theology emphasizes the teachings of John Calvin (1509–1564) and Ulrich Zwingli (1484–1531).
In 1993 he took a stand for truth and reaffirmed the school’s confession of faith, which resulted in the loss of ninety six percent of the liberal faculty.
He admits his initial experience with Calvinists was negative, since those contending for the doctrine of grace had “a total lack of grace”; however, he had a change of heart after reading books by John Piper and being mentored by charismatic Calvinist C. The trend in many modern evangelical churches of downplaying doctrine has left young attendees starving for theological substance.
Timothy George notes, “We’ve so dumbed down the gospel and dumbed down worship in a good effort to reach as many people as we can that there’s almost a backlash.
Many Christians voice strong criticisms against the Five Points of Calvinism.
Moreover, David Van Biema, author of the Time article, depicts the God of Reformed theology as “an utterly sovereign and micromanaging deity.” Thomas Mc Call, professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, cheers Calvinists for caring about theology and holiness.