God's Glory Alone - the Majestic Heart of Christian Faith and Life (The Five Solas Series)
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...
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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 God's Glory Alone-The Majestic Heart of Christian Faith and Life, renowned scholar David VanDrunen looks at the historical and biblical roots of the idea that all glory belongs to God alone. He examines the development of this theme in the Reformation, in subsequent Reformed theology and confessions, and in contemporary theologians who continue to be inspired by the conviction that all glory belongs to God. Then he turns to the biblical story of God's glory, beginning with the pillar of cloud and fire revealed to Israel, continuing through the incarnation, death, and exaltation of the Lord Jesus Christ, and culminating in Christ's Second Coming and the glorification of his people. In light of these wonderful biblical themes he concludes by addressing several of today's great cultural challenges and temptations-such as distraction and narcissism-and reflecting on how commitment to God's glory alone fortifies us to live godly lives in this present evil age.
David M. VanDrunen (J.D., Northwestern University School of Law; Ph.D., Loyola University Chicago) is Robert B. Strimple Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics at Westminster Seminary California
Dr. VanDrunen, a minister of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, began teaching at Westminster Seminary California in 2001. His present research interests include natural law, the two kingdoms doctrine, and bioethics. He was the recipient of the Acton Institutes Novak Award in 2004 and was a visiting fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University in the spring of 2009.
Dr. VanDrunen is the author or editor of five books, most recently Bioethics and the Christian Life: A Guide to Making Difficult Decisions; The Law is not of Faith: Essays on Works and Grace in the Mosaic Covenant; A Biblical Case for Natural Law. and Living in God's Two Kingdoms: A Biblical Vision for Christianity and Culture. His scholarly articles have appeared in many journals, including the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Calvin Theological Journal, International Journal of Systematic Theology, Journal of Church and State, and Journal of Law and Religion.
Matthew Barrett is Tutor of Systematic Theology and Church History at Oak Hill Theological College in London. He is the executive editor of Credo Magazine, as well as the author and editor of several books, including Salvation by Grace, Four Views on the Historical Adam, and Owen on the Christian Life.nbsp;
- <p>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.</p> <p> </p> <p>in <em>god's Glory Alone-the Majestic Heart Of Christian Faith And Life</em>, Renowned Scholar David Vandrunen Looks At The Historical And Biblical Roots Of The Idea That All Glory Belongs To God Alone. He Examines The Development Of This Theme In The Reformation, In Subsequent Reformed Theology And Confessions, And In Contemporary Theologians Who Continue To Be Inspired By The Conviction That All Glory Belongs To God. Then He Turns To The Biblical Story Of God's Glory, Beginning With The Pillar Of Cloud And Fire Revealed To Israel, Continuing Through The Incarnation, Death, And Exaltation Of The Lord Jesus Christ, And Culminating In Christ's Second Coming And The Glorification Of His People. In Light Of These Wonderful Biblical Themes He Concludes By Addressing Several Of Today's Great Cultural Challenges And Temptations-such As Distraction And Narcissism-and Reflecting On How Commitment To God's Glory Alone Fortifies Us To Live Godly Lives In This Present Evil Age.</p> <p> </p>