Book Review: Antinomianism

AntinomianismAntinomianism by Mark Jones
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I almost gave this five stars, but it was little short and did not give enough practical implications of this teaching. With all that being said, this book was an excellent introduction to a topic that is very difficult to address with any sort of clarity. The best thing about the book was his emphasis on Christology and specifically our union with Christ. That union does not just affect our justification, but also our sanctification. Christ tends to be a magic word for many antinomians in our age. So his use of Christ to defeat it was excellent.

The other impressive thing about the book was the precision with which he addresses the issue. He carefully defines his terms and uses a lot of definitions and clarifications to make sure his point his made.

He uses the historical debates of the 16 and 1700’s to frame the discussion.

I wish he had given some more practical applications for how pastors can address this issue. And I wish he had mentioned more names. The only contemporary man he mentions is Tullian Tchividjian.

He made me very interested in reading more about the subject.

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