Faith Alone - the Doctrine of Justification (The Five Solas Series)
Thomas Schreiner examines the historical and biblical roots of the doctrine of justification. He discusses whether justification is transformative or forensic and introduces readers to some of the contemporary challenges to the Reformation teaching of 'sola fide', particularly the new...
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Thomas Schreiner examines the historical and biblical roots of the doctrine of justification. He discusses whether justification is transformative or forensic and introduces readers to some of the contemporary challenges to the Reformation teaching of 'sola fide', particularly the new perspective on Paul.
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.
Thomas R. Schreiner is the James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Professor of Biblical Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY. He serves as Associated Dean of the School of Theology.
Dr. Schreiner joined the Southern faculty in 1997 after serving 11 years on the faculty at Bethel Theological Seminary. He also taught New Testament at Azusa Pacific University. Dr. Schreiner, a Pauline scholar, is the author or editor of several books including, Romans, in the Baker Exegetical Commentary Serieson the New Testament; Interpreting the Pauline Epistles; The Law and Its Fulfillment: A Pauline Theology of Law; The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance and Assurance; Still Sovereign: Contemporary Perspectives of Election, Foreknowledge, and Grace, co-edited with Bruce A. Ware; Women in the Church: A Fresh Analysis of I Timothy 2:9-15; Paul, Apostle of God's Glory in Christ: A Pauline Theology, 1 and 2 Peter, Jude.
Dr. Schreiner was educated at Western Oregon University (B.S.) Western Conservative Baptist Seminary (M.Div.; Th.M.), and Fuller Theological Seminary (Ph.D.).
- :each Volume Will Be Structured Into Three Parts And Will Be Approximately 70,000-80,000 Words In Length.1.sola______ In Historical Perspective.part 1 Of Each Volume Seeks To Take The Reader Back To The Sixteenth Century, Providing The Reader With The Historical Background To The Sola In Focus. 2.sola______ In Biblical And Theological Perspective.part 2 Moves From The Historical To The Biblical, Seeking To Defend The Sola In Focus Both Biblically And Theologically. 3.sola______ In Light Of Contemporary Challenges. Part 3 Addresses New Challenges To The Sola In Focus. The Purpose Of This Final Section Is Not Merely To Answer Contemporary Challenges, But To Show The Relevancy Of Reformation Theology Today.