"Much important and serious scholarship has been done in recent years to recover Arminius's theology for a new generation of Christians. Rustin Brian adds to this recovery, providing a creative introduction to Arminius that draws upon and adds to this scholarly conversation while making the great theologian more accessible to lay readers."
--Mark H. Mann, Co-editor of Reconsidering Arminius: Beyond the Reformed and Wesleyan Divide, Associate Professor of Theology and Director of the Wesleyan Center, Point Loma Nazarene University
"Whether worn as a badge of honor or hurled in derision, the term 'Arminian' says both too little and too much. In this short book, Brian introduces us to 'the man behind the adjective,' telling us just enough about his background and beliefs to spark a conversation about Arminius's place in the history of theology and the way theology might benefit from listening to him. What would a Reformed Wesleyan look like? Maybe like this."
--Matt Jenson, Associate Professor of Theology, Torrey Honors Institute, Biola University
"Jacob Arminius is a theologian known more from the perspective of his antagonists than from his own substantive theological work. Dissatisfied with any theology that set God's will above God's truth and self-diffusive goodness, Arminius resisted the pull of some powerful modern theological tendencies. His theology needs reconsideration in light of the collapse of those theological tendencies. In this important work, Rustin Brian provides what we need -- an excellent introduction to Arminius as a theologian in his own right."
--D. Stephen Long, Cary M. Maguire University Professor in Ethics, Southern Methodist University