Will the Real Arminius Please Stand Up? A Study of the Theology of Jacobus Arminius in Light of His Interpreters
The article Will the Real Arminius Please Stand Up? A Study of the Theology of Jacobus Arminius in Light of his Interpreters, by J. Matthew Pinson appeared in the 2003 edition of Integrity: A Journal of Christian Thought– published by the Commission for Theological Integrity of the National Association of Free Will Baptists. Reproduced by permission.
Jacobus Arminius has been the object of much criticism and much praise during the past four centuries. "Arminians" have usually lauded him as the progenitor of their theological tradition. Non-Arminians, specifically those within the Reformed-Calvinistic tradition, have denounced him for departing from the Reformed faith. Both praise and criticism, however, have mostly proceeded from partisan biases and rested on misinterpretations of Arminius's theology.