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.
Dr. Schriener has done a magnificent job of expounding the key doctrine of the Protestant Reformation, which remains as vital for us today as when Martin Luther first proclaimed it. His clear explanation of justification by faith alone will do much to strengthen the faith of a new generation and its witness to this timeless truth. -- Gerald Bray, , Research Professor of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School The doctrine by which the church stands or falls---that's how Luther described the importance of justification by faith alone. Without the imputed righteousness of Christ received by faith alone, we are truly without hope before a holy God. Thomas Schreiner, one of the most clear-headed and biblically faithful New Testament scholars of our generation, has produced a compelling and careful defense of the doctrine of justification that readers will find both exegetically faithful and theologically enriching. This book will help the church in this generation to stand on solid ground. -- R. Albert Mohler Jr, , President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary As new ideas about justification have proliferated in recent years, the need for clear analysis of these ideas and better understanding of the traditional Reformation view has grown. Tom Schreiner's Faith Alone accomplishes both tasks admirably. Schreiner anchors his exposition of the key biblical themes in the history of the doctrine, and defends the Reformation view in light of the many current challenges. Comprehensive, readable, persuasive. -- Douglas J. Moo, , Wessner Chair of Biblical Studies, Wheaton College; Chair, Committee on Bible Translation The Protestant Reformation was driven by a renewed appreciation of the singular fullness of the triune God and his unique sovereignty in all of human life. But that profound reality expressed itself with regard to many questions and in a number of forms, ranging from facets of the liturgy to soteriological tenets and back again. I'm delighted to see this new series expositing the five most influential expressions of that God-centeredness, the pivotal Solas of the Protestant Reformation. By expounding the biblical reasoning behind them, I hope these volumes will invigorate a more profoundly theological vision of our lives and callings as Christians and churches. -- Michael Allen, , Associate Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary The Reformation's 500th Anniversary will be celebrated as a significant historical event. However, The Five Solas series explores the contemporary relevance of this legacy for the global church. Superb evangelical scholars have been enlisted not only to summarize the 'solas,' but to engage each from historical, exegetical, and constructive perspectives. These volumes demonstrate that, far from being exhausted slogans, the Reformation's key themes need to be rediscovered for the church's very existence and mission in the world. -- Michael Horton, , J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California I welcome this new series and its substantial engagement with the great themes of Reformation theology. -- Timothy George, , founding dean of Beeson Divinity School; general editor of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture A timely project, and not simply because the 500th anniversary of the Reformation will soon be upon us. Much of 'who we are' is determined by "where we have come from"; at a time when even so significant a part of our past as the Reformation is, for many, little more than a name, informed, accessible treatments of its basic principles are welcome indeed. -- Stephen Westerholm, , Professor of Early Christianity, McMaster University
Thomas R. Schreiner (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament and associate dean of Scripture and interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. The author of numerous books, he is the preaching pastor of Clifton Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Matthew Barrett is Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at California Baptist University, as well as the founder and executive editor of Credo Magazine. He is the author and editor of several books, including Salvation by Grace, Four Views on the Historical Adam, Owen on the Christian Life, and The 5 Solas Series.
Schreiner's clear explanation of justification by faith alone will
do much to strengthen the faith of a new generation and its witness
to this timeless truth. * Gerald Bray, research professor of
divinity, Beeson Divinity School *
Thomas Schreiner, one of the most clearheaded and biblically faithful New Testament scholars of our generation, has produced a compelling and careful defense of the doctrine of justification that readers will find both exegetically faithful and theologically enriching. This book will help the church in this generation to stand on solid ground. * R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of SBTS *
Schreiner anchors his exposition of the key biblical themes in the history of the doctrine, and defends the Reformation view in light of the many current challenges. Comprehensive, readable, persuasive. * Douglas J. Moo, Wheaton College *
I welcome this new series and its substantial engagement with the great themes of Reformation theology. * Timothy George, Beeson Divinity School *