Why the Reformation Still Matters
Five centuries after Martin Luther posted his ninety-five theses in Wittenberg, the Reformation still has important things to say. In this clear and accessible survey, Reeves and Chester address the Reformation's key concern - how we know God and how...
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Five centuries after Martin Luther posted his ninety-five theses in Wittenberg, the Reformation still has important things to say. In this clear and accessible survey, Reeves and Chester address the Reformation's key concern - how we know God and how we can be right with him.
On 31 October 1517, Martin Luther posted his ninety-five theses on the castle church door in Wittenberg. More than any other event, this has the best claim to be the starting gun that set the Reformation in motion.Five hundred years later, the Reformation still has important things to say. In this clear, incisive and accessible survey, Michael Reeves and Tim Chester show how the Reformation helps us answer questions like: How do we know what's true? Can we truly know God? How does God speak? What's wrong with us? How can we be saved? Who am I?That many people today find the Reformation strange and remote exposes our preoccupation with this material world and this momentary life. If there is a world beyond this world, and a life beyond this life, then it doesn't seem to matter very much to us.At its heart, the Reformation was a dispute about how we know God and how we can be right with him. At stake was our eternal future - and it still is.
Dr Tim Chester is the pastor of Grace Church in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, UK, and is a faculty member at The Acts 29 Oak Hill Academy. He is part of the Crowded House, a church planting initiative in Sheffield, UK, and is founder and co-director of the Porterbrook Seminary, a college-level theological training and ministry institute. He was previously Research and Policy Director for Tearfund and tutor in missiology at Cliff College.
Tim is the author of over thirty books of theology and history, ranging from the popular to the specialised, including Mission and the Coming of God: Eschatology, the Trinity and Mission in the Theology of Jurgen Moltmann (Paternoster); The Message of Prayer (Inter-Varsity Press); From Creation to New Creation (Paternoster); Good News to the Poor (Inter-Varsity Press); Delighting in the Trinity (Monarch); The Busy Christians Guide to Busyness (Inter-Varsity Press); and You can change: God's transforming power for our sinful behaviour and negative emotions (Inter-Varsity Press).
Tim is co-author of The Gospel-Centered Church (The Good Book Co), The World We All Want (Authentic) and Total Church (Inter-Varsity Press) and series editor of The Good Book Guides.
Tim is married to Helen, and they have two daughters.
Until recently, Dr Michael Reeves (Ph.D., King's College, University of London) was the Theological Advisor for UCCF, supporting student mission and undergraduates studying theology. Previously he was an associate minister at All Souls Church, Langham Place, London. He is currently the Theologian-at-Large, at Wales Evangelical School of Theology, UK. His bestselling book, The Good God, is also published by Paternoster (2012). He is also the author of The Unquenchable Flame: Introducing the Reformation; On Giants' Shoulders: Introducing Great Theologians - From Luther to Barth and The Breeze of the Centuries: Introducing Great Theologians - From the Apostolic Fathers to Aquinas .