Publication Date

Spring 4-20-2020


School of Divinity


Religion: Biblical Studies; Religious Studies


Old Testament, election, biblical studies, theology, Israel


Biblical Studies | Christianity | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion


This thesis will seek to explore the doctrine of election as it appears in the Old Testament. It will attempt to provide a robust, biblical conception of the doctrine, shedding light on its nature and purpose, viewing the Bible as a singular story of God’s redemptive work. It will consider and assess election as God’s act of divine prerogative—being at times individual but primarily corporate. While inherently partial, effort will be taken to defend the doctrine against common objections this partiality draws. Rather, it will be shown that as the means by which He initiated His gracious plan of salvation, God’s elective acts were the means by which His character and ultimate plan of salvation was revealed to mankind.