God's Word Alone--The Authority of Scripture: What the Reformers Taught...and Why It Still Matters - eBook
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Historians and theologians alike have long recognized the rallying cries that rested at the heart of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation-sola scriptura, solus Christus, sola gratia, sola fide, and soli Deo gloria. Though the context and circumstances of life, the specific struggles or events throughout the church's history may shift, the five declarations that distinguished the Protestant Reformation from other expressions of the Christian faith continue to speak to us today, addressing a wide range of contemporary issues and serving as our great inheritance from those believers who have gone before us.

God's Word Alone-The Authority of Scripture is the third in The Five Solas Series, a series designed to help readers understand the historical and biblical context of the five solas and how to live out the relevance of Reformation theology today.

In God's Word Alone-The Authority of Scripture, scholar and pastor Matthew Barrett looks at the historical and biblical roots of the doctrine that Scripture alone is the final and decisive authority for God's people. He examines the development of this theme in the Reformation and traces the crisis that followed resulting in a shift away from the authority of Scripture. Drawing upon the Trinitarian, covenantal, and salvation-historical themes of Scripture, Barrett demonstrates the need to recover a robust doctrine of Scripture's authority in the face of today's challenges and why a solid doctrinal foundation built on God's Word is the best hope for the future of the church.

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Title: God's Word Alone--The Authority of Scripture: What the Reformers Taught...and Why It Still Matters - eBook
By: Matthew Barrett
Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Zondervan Academic
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 9780310515739
ISBN-13: 9780310515739
UPC: 025986515737
Series: Five Solas
Stock No: WW80816EB

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Scholar and pastor Matthew Barrett retraces the historical and biblical roots of the doctrine that Scripture alone is the final and decisive authority for God's people. God's Word Alone is a decisive defense of the Bible as the inspired and inerrant Word of God.

Revitalizing one of the five great declarations of the Reformation—sola ScripturaBarrett:

  • Analyzes what the idea of sola Scriptura is and what it entails, clarifying why the doctrine is truth and why it's so essential to Christianity.
  • Surveys the development of this theme in the Reformation and traces the crisis that followed resulting in a shift away from the authority of Scripture.
  • Shows that we need to recover a robust doctrine of Scripture's authority in the face of today's challenges and why a solid doctrinal foundation built on God's Word is the best hope for the future of the church.

This book is an exploration of the past in order to better understand our present and the importance of reviving this indispensable doctrine for the Christian faith and church 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.

Author Bio

Matthew Barrett (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate professor of Christian theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as executive editor of Credo Magazine. He is the editor of The Five Solas Series and the author of several books, including God's Word Alone, Reformation Theology, Salvation by Grace, and Owen on the Christian Life.

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