Tipping the Scales in Favor of Reformed Authors?

photo-2We periodically receive a catalog from Christianbook.com. My bride occasionally purchases items from them. Kind of on a whim, I looked at the offerings listed under “Favorite Authors & Theology” (pg 42 of the May/June 2017 catalog) and began noticing at least from the authors I’m familiar with – a trend. For grins and giggles, I began entering into Google the author’s name followed by the word “Calvinist”. As best I can tell from briefly looking through the Google responses, it appears that perhaps 85% of the authors listed in the catalog write under the “Calvinist banner”. Those with the asterisk after their names are, in my opinion (and based upon my limited findings), Calvinists.

Warren Wiersbe (*)
Wayne Grudem (*)
Jeff Purswell (*)
Elliot Grudem (*)
R.C. Sproul (*)
Charles Hodge (*)
Lewis Sperry Chafer (*)
Arthur W. Pink (*)
Roy B. Zuck (*)
Charles C. Ryrie (*)
William W. Menzies
Stanley M. Horton
Norman Geisler (*)
Millard J. Erickson
D. A. Carson (*)
Jeff Robinson Sr (*)
J. I. Packer (*)
N. T. Wright (*)
Michael Reeves (*)
Martyn Lloyd-Jones (*)
Paul E. Little (*)
Myer Pearlman
Paul Enns (*)
David Horton (*)
J. Edwin Hartill
Gregory Koukl (*)
Tim Challies (*)
Josh Byers (*)
Greg Gilbert (*)
Karl Barth (*)
Francis A. Schaeffer (*)
Geehardus Vos (*)

I don’t know that this means anything, per se, other than at least with this company, there appears to be a preference for books written by Reformed writers.


Author: Bob

I’m an upper Midwestern guy who has recently entered the "Buick stage" of life and decided to migrate to Florida. This blog is an attempt to rectify discordant aspects within my Christian faith ... or what often feels like my lack of Christian faith. Things which make life more enjoyable include strong black coffee, charcoal grilling anytime of the year, putz'ing at a table saw, playing chess, a good orthopedic surgeon and an occasional IPA. Please feel free to poke around and comment as you wish. I welcome discussion and the insights of others.

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