As a former long-time Roman Catholic (from birth to about 18 and then from ages 23 to 38), I devoutly sought to understand and live according to the Roman Catholic faith. When I read through the New Testament at age 18, I didn’t find Roman Catholicism there; what I found changed the course of my […]Read More Aquinas was the Problem; the Reformation was the Solution
Richard Muller moves along to the 13th century, in which commenting upon Peter Lombard’s Sentences became normative for the study of theology. Even a younger Martin Luther commented upon the Sentences (though not upon the Doctrine of God) and Calvin viewed the work as foundational for Medieval theology. With that said, I’m skipping a lot […]Read More A Brief History of the Christian Doctrine of God Part 4: “Knowing God”
My name is Jacob Aitken. John kindly invited me to guest blog here. I currently blog at BayouHuguenot.wordpress.com. While I was educated and trained at Reformed institutions, for a long time I was involved with the New Perspective on Paul and other positions. I don’t know if I would call myself a former adherent […]Read More Luther-esque confessions of a former NPPist
Reading Luther Not Wisely But Well: Part One Reading Luther Not Wisely But Well: Part TwoRead More Carl Trueman on Reading Martin Luther Well
Carl Trueman has posted a helpful article on Reading Luther Not Wisely But Well: Part One at Reformation21: Martin Luther is perhaps the single most important thinker for Protestants. Not that he is the greatest theologian, exegete or even role model. There are other, more qualified candidates for each of those titles. He is, however, […]Read More Trueman: “Reading Luther Well” part 1
In the Triablogue archives, I found a link to these Top Ten Martin Luther Myths put together by James Swan. If you’re really looking for some in-depth treatment of these and other myths, check out his “Exposing the Myths” page.Read More Studying up for Reformation Day 2012
Martin Luther’s “theology of the cross” is not merely a theology that provides great comfort in the midst of suffering. It is, in fact, foundational for his whole understanding of “justification by faith alone”, and I hope to explore this theme further in coming blog posts. But there’s something that needs to be clarified from […]Read More Can God Suffer?
This has some special relevance for me these days, and I’ll be posting on this occasionally, Lord willing. The years 1517 and 1519 are generally regarded as being of decisive importance in the career of Martin Luther, and the history of the Reformation as a whole. The first witnessed Luther’s posting of the Theses on […]Read More Martin Luther’s Theology of the Cross