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Biography Source: tracts. He lived with his family; his father being a Christian school superintendent and his mother a housewife. In Lorraine decided to begin his college career. He took up studies in Agriculture at the University of Missouri. He later finished his degree after transferring a year later to Tarkio Presbyterian College.
He graduated there cum laude with a B. At Tarkio he was greatly influenced by professor J. Work, who was a staunch Calvinist. Although Work was of the Reformed position and influenced Loraine greatly, Loraine did not hold to the Reformed Doctrine of Predestination; this did not sit well with him.
In he furthered his education while attending Princeton. In he received his Th. B, and in his Th. While attending Princeton he found the flavor of Calvinistic doctrine to be sweet. His influence strengthened Loraine in the Reformed doctrines. Craig, editor of The Presbyterian. Craig and Boettner would meet for dinner to discuss the latest happenings at the college between the liberals and the Reformed influence of Machen.
While at this school he met his wife to be, Lillian Henry. They married in He also published Reformed Doctrine of Predestination in ; this was an exceptional year for him. From to Loraine worked with Dr. Allis on a magazine called Christianity Today. This was not in any relation to the magazine of today.
In he began working at the Library of Congress and the Bureau of Internal Revenue; he had left the teaching position at Pikesville. Though working in an environment which was not related to Biblical studies or Theology, he still continued to write producing many books at this stage of his life. Here he revised the Reformed Doctrine of Predestination from his original thesis word count being 8, words, to the revised count of 30, words.
In that same year he returned to Rockport. This was a startling occurrence since he is best known for his work on the Reformed doctrines. The reason it surpassed his magnum opus was because it was more readable to the people and more a personal issue. In Loraine contracted diabetes, leukemia, and cancer.
His struggle was drawn out and by the end he had four blood transfusions which decreased his viability each time. At 8pm January 3, at Fairfax hospital Montana he died. Certainly this Reformed theologian is studied because of his work The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination.
His agility in rewriting the doctrines commonly held in a Reformed setting placed him among the current authorities on the subject. It is important to note that he did not introduce any new doctrine, but renewed the old. In this book he explained the traditional five points of Calvinism: total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace and perseverance of the saints.
He molds into this the theological aspects of the plan and decrees of God; and also the relevant attributes of God. He very convincingly answers criticisms of Calvinism.
He also adds a chapter on the history of Calvinism in order to explain the importance of what a theology does after one has embraced its doctrines. Also, he has written: Studies in Theology, a compilation of articles and books written from onward. These are among his more popular and important works. Works By Loraine Boettner.