October 31st, 2017 marks an important point in history. It is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther and the 95 Theses, which kickstarted what would be known as the Protestant Reformation. Corey Marsh joins Kevin to talk about its importance in history and how it is still having an impact or Christianity today. Corey is a seminary professor at Southern California Seminary and he will also talk about a book he helped edit called “Forged From Reformation” which details this incredible history.
It has been five-hundred years since Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door at Wittenberg, fanning the flames of the Protestant Reformation. These many years later, we are no less indebted to Luther and the many who accompanied him in times of reform – who set out to return Christian thought and practice to a more biblical orthodoxy. Exemplified by Luther’s five solas (sola scriptura, sola Deo gloria, sola Christus, sola gratia, and sola fide), the Reformation represented and was spurred on by a return to biblical scholarship in the original languages, and by a more consistent application of the literal grammatical-historical hermeneutic.
Forged from the fires of the Reformation’s heightened attention to the Bible and its details, a more refined and systematic dispensational understanding has developed and continues to be shaped. This book, written by a diverse and accomplished group of dispensational scholars, articulates in each and every chapter how, five-hundred years later, dispensational thought upholds and advances the legacy of the Reformation unlike any other theological system in the Christian tradition.
If you want to learn more about the book and the authors, you can go to http://forgedfromreformation.com. You can also order the book from this site. To find out more about Corey and Southern California Seminary, head over to http://socalsem.edu.
This episode first aired on October 28, 2017.
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