Why the Reformation Still Matters

This accessible introduction to the Protestant Reformation answers eleven key questions raised by the Reformers, arguing that the Reformation remains vitally important for the church and is still relevant to our lives today.

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Author: Michael Reeves

Publisher: Crossway Books

ISBN: 1433545314

Category: Religion

Page: 223

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This accessible introduction to the Protestant Reformation answers eleven key questions raised by the Reformers, arguing that the Reformation remains vitally important for the church and is still relevant to our lives today.

Why Victorian Literature Still Matters

The novel-form is part of the story of the nineteenth-century reformation of human thinking: the minute gradualism of change disclosed by Lyell's geological studies in his opposition to theories of seismic catastrophe; ...

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Author: Philip Davis

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444304623

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

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Why Victorian Literature Still Matters is a passionatedefense of Victorian literature’s enduring impact andimportance for readers interested in the relationship betweenliterature and life, reading and thinking. Explores the prominence of Victorian literature forcontemporary readers and academics, through the author’sunique insight into why it is still important today Provides new frames of interpretation for key Victorian worksof literature and close readings of important texts Argues for a new engagement with Victorian literature, fromgeneral readers and scholars alike Seeks to remove Victorian literature from an entrenched set ofvalues, traditions and perspectives - demonstrating how vital andresonant it is for modern literary and cultural analysis

Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation

Focusing on a handful of groups to whom the Reformation still matters, this entry discusses how academic theorists of secularism, New Calvinists, and distinctively North American expressions of Christianity (primarily Mormonism and ...

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Author: Mark A. Lamport

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442271593

Category: Religion

Page: 978

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The Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation is a comprehensive study of the life and work of Martin Luther and the movements that followed him—in history and through today. Entries explore Luther’s contributions to theology, sacraments, his influence on the church and contemporaries, his character, and more.

Still Protesting

In this book, D. G. Hart investigates what was at stake in the sixteenth century and why Protestantism still matters.

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Author: D. G. Hart

Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books

ISBN: 9781601786036

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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In this book, D. G. Hart investigates what was at stake in the sixteenth century and why Protestantism still matters. Of note is the author’s recognition that the Reformers addressed the most basic question that confronts all human beings: How can a sinner be right with and worship in good conscience a righteous God who demands sinless perfection? Protestants used to believe that this question, along with the kind of life that followed from answers to it, was at the heart of their disagreement with Rome. Still Protesting arises from the conviction that the Reformers’ answers to life’s most important questions, based on their study of the Bible and theological reflection, are as superior today as they were when they provided the grounds for Christians in the West to abandon the bishop of Rome.

Celebrating the Legacy of the Reformation

Needed more still, however, is a generation of theologians and pastors committed to applying Reformation doctrine to ... the authors demonstrate why the Reformation still matters: Ultimately, God's Word of justifying grace continues to ...

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Author: Benjamin K. Forrest

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781535941280

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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In this compilation of essays, experts in the field provide an in-depth look at the long-lasting impact of the Protestant Reformation. Readers will gain new insights into the legacies of theology, spiritual formation and personal worship, catechism and preaching, and the missions and martyrs of the Reformation. Celebrating the Legacy of the Reformation will inspire and challenge readers to learn from the past for the sake of the future.

Faith Alone The Doctrine of Justification

Protestants place ultimate and final authority in the Scriptures, acknowledge the work of Christ alone as sufficient for redemption, recognize that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone, and seek to do all things for God’s glory ...

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Author: Thomas R. Schreiner

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310515791

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Historians and theologians have long recognized that at the heart of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation were five declarations, often referred to as the ‘solas’: sola scriptura, solus Christus, sola gratia, sola fide, and soli Deo gloria. These five statements summarize much of what the Reformation was about, and they distinguish Protestantism from other expressions of the Christian faith. Protestants place ultimate and final authority in the Scriptures, acknowledge the work of Christ alone as sufficient for redemption, recognize that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone, and seek to do all things for God’s glory. In Faith Alone – The Doctrine of Justification renowned biblical scholar Thomas Schreiner looks at the historical and biblical roots of the doctrine of justification. He summarizes the history of the doctrine, looking at the early church and the writings of several of the Reformers. Then, he turns his attention to the Scriptures and walks readers through an examination of the key texts in the Old and New Testament. He discusses whether justification is transformative or forensic and introduces readers to some of the contemporary challenges to the Reformation teaching of sola fide, with particular attention to the new perspective on Paul. Five hundred years after the Reformation, the doctrine of justification by faith alone still needs to be understood and proclaimed. In Faith Alone you will learn how the rallying cry of “sola fide” is rooted in the Scriptures and how to apply this sola in a fresh way in light of many contemporary challenges.

Christ Alone The Uniqueness of Jesus as Savior

What the Reformers Taught...and Why It Still Matters Stephen Wellum. Peterson, Robert A., and Christopher W. Morgan, eds. The Deity of Christ. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2011. Pinnock, Clark H., et al. The Openness of God: A Biblical ...

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Author: Stephen Wellum

Publisher: Zondervan Academic

ISBN: 9780310515753

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Professor of theology Stephen Wellum considers Christ's singular uniqueness and significance biblically, historically, and today, in our pluralistic and postmodern age. Christ Alone is a much-needed study and defense of the doctrine that provides coherency to the Christian faith. If the church is to proclaim the same Christ as the Reformers, we must understand and embrace solos Christus with the same clarity, conviction, urgency, and abundance of joy as the Reformers. To that end, Wellum: Recovers the Reformers' basic insights by focusing first on two teachings: the exclusive identity of Christ and his sufficient work. Follows the historical roots of the doctrine and its developments to show how the uniqueness of Christ has come under specific attack today. Retraces the storyline of Scripture, from Christ's unique identity and work as prophet, priest, and king, to the application of his work to believers and our covenantal union with him. Christ Alone seeks to recover a robust biblical and theological doctrine of Christ's person and work—and a renewed understanding that apart from Christ there is no salvation—in the face of today's challenges, unpacking why a fresh appraisal of the Reformation understanding of Christ alone is so important today. —THE FIVE SOLAS— Historians and theologians have long recognized that at the heart of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation were five declarations, often referred to as the "solas." These five statements summarize much of what the Reformation was about, and they distinguish Protestantism from other expressions of the Christian faith: that they place ultimate and final authority in the Scriptures, acknowledge the work of Christ alone as sufficient for redemption, recognize that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone, and seek to do all things for God’s glory. The Five Solas Series is more than a simple rehashing of these statements, but instead expounds upon the biblical reasoning behind them, leading to a more profound theological vision of our lives and callings as Christians and churches.

Themelios Volume 42 Issue 3

Still. Care. about. the. Reformation? —. D. A. Carson. —. D. A. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in ... I offer nine reasons why the Reformation still matters for today's pastors.

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Author: D. A. Carson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532645884

Category: Religion

Page: 162

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Themelios is an international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition (http://thegospelcoalition.org/themelios/) and in print by Wipf and Stock. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. Themelios began in 1975 and was operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers. General Editor: D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Managing Editor: Brian Tabb, Bethlehem College and Seminary Consulting Editor: Michael J. Ovey, Oak Hill Theological College Administrator: Andrew David Naselli, Bethlehem College and Seminary Book Review Editors: Jerry Hwang, Singapore Bible College; Alan Thompson, Sydney Missionary & Bible College; Nathan A. Finn, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Hans Madueme, Covenant College; Dane Ortlund, Crossway; Jason Sexton, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary Editorial Board: Gerald Bray, Beeson Divinity School Lee Gatiss, Wales Evangelical School of Theology Paul Helseth, University of Northwestern, St. Paul Paul House, Beeson Divinity School Ken Magnuson, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Jonathan Pennington, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary James Robson, Wycliffe Hall Mark D. Thompson, Moore Theological College Paul Williamson, Moore Theological College Stephen Witmer, Pepperell Christian Fellowship Robert Yarbrough, Covenant Seminary

Pro Ecclesia Vol 27 N2

He tells us why the Reformation still matters and engagingly chronicles how revolutionary historical events led to the kind of society in which we live. Joshua A. Kaiser Becoming Simple and Wise: Moral Discernment in Dietrich ...

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Author: Pro Ecclesia

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538114001

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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Pro Ecclesia is a quarterly journal of theology published by the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology.

Rescuing the Gospel

The Story and Significance of the Reformation Erwin W. Lutzer. why these discussions mattered five hundred years ago and why they still matter today.” Gregory Seltz, speaker on The Lutheran Hour; previously professor of theology at ...

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Author: Erwin W. Lutzer

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9781493401604

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The Riveting Story of the Reformation and Its Significance Today The Reformation unfolded in the cathedrals and town squares of Europe--in Wittenberg, Worms, Rome, Geneva, and Zurich--and it is a stirring story of courage and cowardice, of betrayal and faith. The story begins with the Catholic Church and its desperate need for reform. The dramatic events that followed are traced from John Wycliffe in England, to the burning of John Hus at the stake in Prague, to the rampant sale of indulgences in the cities and towns of Germany, to Martin Luther nailing the Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Castle Church in 1517, to John Calvin's reform of Geneva. Erwin Lutzer captures the people, places, and big ideas that fueled the Reformation and explains its lasting influence on the church and Western Civilization.