Biblical Authority After Babel
How the Five Solas Can Renew Biblical Interpretation In recent years, notable scholars have argued that the Protestant Reformation unleashed interpretive anarchy on the church. Is it time to consider the Reformation to be a 500-year...
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How the Five Solas Can Renew Biblical Interpretation
In recent years, notable scholars have argued that the Protestant Reformation unleashed interpretive anarchy on the church. Is it time to consider the Reformation to be a 500-year experiment gone wrong?
World-renowned evangelical theologian Kevin Vanhoozer thinks not. While he sees recent critiques as legitimate, he argues that retrieving the Reformation's core principles offers an answer to critics of Protestant biblical interpretation. Vanhoozer explores how a proper reappropriation of the five solas--sola gratia (grace alone), sola fide (faith alone), sola scriptura (Scripture alone), solus Christus (in Christ alone), and sola Deo gloria (for the glory of God alone)--offers the tools to constrain biblical interpretation and establish interpretive authority. He offers a positive assessment of the Reformation, showing how a retrieval of "mere Protestant Christianity" has the potential to reform contemporary Christian belief and practice.
This provocative response and statement from a top theologian is accessibly written for pastors and church leaders.
Kevin J. Vanhoozer (Ph.D., Cambridge University) is Research Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, from 1990-1998 was senior lecturer in theology and religious studies at New College, University of Edinburgh, in Edinburgh, Scotland.
He has written Biblical Narrative in the Philosophy of Paul Ricoeur (Cambridge University Press), Is There a Meaning in This Text? (Zondervan), The Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical-Linguistic Approach to Christian Theology (Westminster John Knox). He is the editor of the Cambridge Companion to Postmodern Theology (Cambridge University Press), The Dictionary for Theological Interpretation of the Bible (Baker).
His most recent publications are First Theology: God, Scripture and Hermeneutics (Intervarsity Press), Remythologizing Theology: Divine Action, Passion, and Authorship. (Cambridge University Press) and Jeremiah (Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible).
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- <b>how The Five</b> <b><i>solas</i></b> <b>can Renew Biblical Interpretation<br> <br></b>in Recent Years, Notable Scholars Have Argued That The Protestant Reformation Unleashed Interpretive Anarchy On The Church. Is It Time To Consider The Reformation To Be A 500-year Experiment Gone Wrong?<br> <br> World-renowned Evangelical Theologian Kevin Vanhoozer Thinks Not. While He Sees Recent Critiques As Legitimate, He Argues That Retrieving The Reformation's Core Principles Offers An Answer To Critics Of Protestant Biblical Interpretation. Vanhoozer Explores How A Proper Reappropriation Of The Five <i>solas--sola Gratia</i> (grace Alone), <i>sola Fide</i> (faith Alone), <i>sola Scriptura</i> (scripture Alone), <i>solus Christus</i> (in Christ Alone), And <i>sola Deo Gloria</i> (for The Glory Of God Alone)<i>--</i>offers The Tools To Constrain Biblical Interpretation And Establish Interpretive Authority. He Offers A Positive Assessment Of The Reformation, Showing How A Retrieval Of "mere Protestant Christianity" Has The Potential To Reform Contemporary Christian Belief And Practice.<br> <br> This Provocative Response And Statement From A Top Theologian Is Accessibly Written For Pastors And Church Leaders.