Historians and theologians alike have long recognized that at the heart of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation were five declarations (or solas) that distinguished the movement from other expressions of the Christian faith.
Five hundred years later, we live in a different time with fresh challenges to our faith. Yet these rallying cries of the Reformation continue to speak to us, addressing a wide range of contemporary issues. The Five Solas series will help you understand the historical and biblical context of the five solas and how to live out the relevance of Reformation theology today.
The Five Solas Series offers students a look back to the five rallying cries of the Reformation—the five solas. In God’s Word Alone, scholar and professor Matthew Barrett explores the historic, heroic adherence to sola scriptura, seeking to return today’s Christians to a biblical understanding of the authority of God’s Word. With the Course and Study Pack, the audio and video lectures are combined with the accompanying book God’s Word Alone to enhance your engagement with the content.
Sessions explain the development of this theme in the Reformation and trace the crisis that followed, resulting in a shift away from the authority of Scripture. Each session shows the need to recover a robust doctrine of Scripture’s authority in the face of today’s challenges and why a solid doctrinal foundation built on God’s Word is the best hope for the future of the church. God’s Word Alone lectures are accessible to a variety of audiences—college and seminary students, pastors, lay learners, and anyone interested in learning about the authority of God’s Word.
Matthew Barrett (Ph.D., The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as executive editor of Credo Magazine. He is the editor of The Five Solas Series and the author of several books, including God’s Word Alone, Reformation Theology, Salvation by Grace, and Owen on the Christian Life.