God's Glory Alone---the Majestic Heart of Christian Faith and Life

God's Glory Alone---the Majestic Heart of Christian Faith and Life : What the Reformers Taught...and Why it Still Matters

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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.show more

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  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 139 x 216 x 9mm | 181g
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • 0310515807
  • 9780310515807
  • 89,874

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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.show more

About David VanDrunen

David VanDrunen (JD, Northwestern University School of Law; PhD Loyola University Chicago) is Robert B. Strimple Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics at Westminster Seminary California. He is the author of Living in God's Two Kingdoms: A Biblical Vision for Christianity and Culture and Divine Covenants and Moral Order: A Biblical Theology of Natural Law. 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.show more

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