[Common Places] The Five Solas: Scripture Alone

Matthew Barrett on 2 years ago. Tagged under ,,,.

This year we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation, looking back to Martin Luther’s 95 Theses and the theological debates kick-started by their posting. The Reformation continues to be lauded, cajoled, and debated in circles of all sorts today. At Common Places we will begin the year by focusing on some of the central principles and most relevant texts that shaped early Reformation theology and that have continued that conversation in the centuries that followed. Each month we will begin with a post related to an ongoing book project from Zondervan Academic that addresses the five solas of Reformation theology. We will then conclude each month with an annotated reading guide on classic and contemporary works that address that particular principle.


Since the sixteenth century, Protestantism…

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My Advice to Students — Matthew Barrett Says “Don’t Forget to Read Scripture”

Jeremy Bouma on 4 years ago. Tagged under .

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9780310499275Seminary is jokingly referred to as cemetery, and I think I know why: It is a slow, painful death by a thousand paper cuts from hundreds of assigned readings!

If you've just finished your semester, you know what I mean. If you're planning to start this fall…all I can say is have bandaids at the ready.

Matthew Barrett, associate professor and editor of Four Views on the Historical Adam, has sound advice for avoiding such a death: "In the midst of all this excitement, don't forget to read Scripture in your own devotional time, with your family, and even in your own…

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