For centuries, theologians have puzzled and debated the topic of predestination .
While predestination was central to Calvin's thinking, it was not primary.
The first two doctrines, predestination and the bondage of the fallen human will, had been stressed by strongly Augustinian reformers in the past and came as no surprise to Catholic opponents of the Reformation.
Strangely enough, though Edwards promoted the doctrine of predestination , he preached so strongly about the terrors of separation from God that his listeners flocked to repent and join churches.
Absalom's final sermon before ordination was on the gospel, heathen, and predestination .
Is this some sort of lesson on predestination ?
In other words, she believed in what theologians call ‘the absolute predestination of Christ.’
Bede's allusions are made in the context of an early medieval theology of grace and predestination .
He also retained a belief in predestination and in an unfathomable Providence overseeing the affairs of the world.
The doctrine of predestination is associated with Protestant pioneer John Calvin of Geneva.