OK, William O’blivion and a few other brave/curious/ Odd souls asked for titles and information on my readings about predestinarian theology. I’ve got a blog post percolating on the topic, but for now:
Augustine of Hippo “A Treatise on the Predestination of the Saints” (The other main source.)
Boettner, Loraine: The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination (a very clear, thorough discussion of the doctrine with lots of scriptural references)
Wesley, John: Predestination Calmly Considered (He was against it.)
Calvin, John, Commentaries on Election and Predestination (One of the two major sources)
Thuesen, Peter J. Predestination: The American Career of a Contentious Doctrine (A good overview of the idea, and then how it shaped religions in the US through to the publication of A Purpose-Driven Life)
Bray, Gerald, Ed. Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, New testament: VI Romans (A verse by verse compilation of the early church fathers’ thoughts, in English. Useful because it includes Pelagius, who disagreed with Augustine and who gave his name to semi-Pelagianism and Pelagianism.)
Most of these are available as Kindle e-books. The search function on the Kindle makes them more useful than I’d have thought. There are also other primary sources, such as Armenius work and more Calvin and Augustine, at various prices.