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More about Roger E. Olson, PhD:

Olson is Professor of Christian Theology at George Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University, Waco, Texas.  Olson holds degrees from Rice University, North American Baptist Seminary and Open Bible College. 

A proud Arminian, Olson’s most recent book titled Against Calvinism is part of a companion series (the other book is titled For Calvinism, and is written by Michael S. Horton).  Among his other published works are:  20th Century Theology (co-authored with the late Stanley J. Grenz), The Story of Christian Theology (winner of the Gold Medallion Award from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association), The Westminster Handbook to Evangelical Theology, Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities, and Reformed and Always Reforming: The Postconservative Approach to Evangelical Theology

He has served as editor of Christian Scholar’s Review and has been a contributing editor of Christianity Today for several years. 

His articles have appeared in those publications as well as in Christian Century, Theology Today, Dialog, and many other theological periodicals.  An expert in historical theology, Olson is a frequent preacher, teacher and speaker for local churches and organizations.

Olson’s most recent works:

  • Against Calvinism (2011)
  •  God in Dispute: “Conversations” among Great Christians (2009)
  • How to be Evangelical without Being Conservative (2009)
  • Finding God in the Shack:  Seeking Truth in a Story of Evil and Redemption (2009)
  • Questions to All Your Answers:  The Journey from Folk Religion to Examined Faith (2008)
  • Reformed and Always Reforming: The Postconservative Approach to Evangelical Theology (2007)
  • Arminian Theology:  Myths and Realities (2006)