October 31 marks a momentous day in Church history—its 504th anniversary, to be exact. Though eclipsed by other holidays, Reformation Day deserves an observance. How much do you know about it?
Whether you know a little or a lot, here are three recommendations to learn more . . .
If you’re new to studying the Reformation
For less than the cost of a big bag of candy, you can sit down withThe Reformation for Armchair Theologians, which will give you a solid grounding in the history of the Reformation and its leading ideas. You’ll read why there was a Reformation, discover lesser-known reformers, and see how practical lessons from the Reformation apply today.
If you want to know more about Reformed thought and history
Eerdmans Reformed Thought and History Collection brings together 23 volumes that illuminate areas of Reformed theology like infant baptism, stewardship of God’s creation, and more. Plus, you’ll hear what contemporary theologians are saying on issues like justification and gain insight into Reformed theology in relation to modern culture.
If you want to explore historical and current Reformation theology
In Reformation Theology: A Systematic Summary, Matthew Barrett has brought together a team of expert theologians and historians writing on key doctrines taught and defended by the Reformers centuries ago. The volume exhorts Christians to learn from our spiritual forebears and hold fast to sound doctrine rooted in the Bible and passed on from generation to generation.