Reforming the Christian Faith (Hardcover)

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Reforming the Christian Faith (Hardcover)

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Central to the mission of the church with each passing generation is the elucidation of the gospel of Christ, which is the heart of the Christian message. Witness to God's saving word in Scripture comes in response to discussions and debates arising over the course of church history. Our study highlights some of the unity and disunity found within the Reformed tradition, Reformation and modern. Beginning with the subject of the development of doctrine over the course of church history, we take up the foundational issue of biblical hermeneutics (the question of how we are to interpret the Bible). The year 2017 marks the Protestant Church's 500th anniversary (October 31). We consider, secondly, Protestantism's two leading theological principles--the formal (the doctrine of Scripture) and the material (the doctrine of justification by faith alone). In the final section, we critique departures from the teaching of historic federalism found within contemporary Reformed orthodoxy, which strikes at the very heart of what it means to be "Reformed" in theology. Crucial in this long-standing and ongoing dispute is the interpretation of the Mosaic Covenant as in some sense a "republication" of the original Covenant of Works with Adam at creation. Covenant and justification are the focal doctrines under study.
Mark W. Karlberg, a leading defender of historic Reformed federalism, has previously taught at Chesapeake Theological Seminary and the Seminary of the Reformed Episcopal Church. He obtained three theological degrees from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, including a doctor in Reformation/Post-Reformation studies. Reforming the Christian Faith is the fifth and final book in the series on covenant theology, Reformation and modern, published by Wipf and Stock.
Product Details ISBN: 9781532637674
ISBN-10: 1532637675
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication Date: October 12th, 2017
Pages: 152
Language: English