[Editor’s note: This article was first published at The Gospel Coalition.] Reformation Day reminds us of Luther’s monumental decision to post his 95 theses to the church door at Wittenberg on October 31, 1517. Luther’s theses would strike into motion an irreversible set of confrontations with Rome, eventually leading to the genesis of Protestantism. While…

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So you’ve read some secondary sources and you are itching to read the Reformers themselves. Where should you begin? Who should you read? Here are some of my recommendations to get you started. Martin Luther. Career of the Reformer. Volume 31, Volume 32, and Volume 33of Luther’s Works. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1957. It is hard…

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In the following two messages Timothy George takes us back in time to the sixteenth century Reformation. The first message, “Captive to the Word of God,” draws our attention to Martin Luther. The second message, “Suddenly Calvin,” focuses on the Genevan reformer, John Calvin.    

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Yesterday I began this series by recommending a handful of books on the Reformation for the beginner. Today I want to recommend a bunch for those looking to go deeper. Honestly, there are legions of books I could recommend. I have shelves full of them! But here are some I think are especially helpful. Alister…

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Happy Reformation week!  Since we’re commending books on the Reformation, I thought I’d point our readers to my favorite introduction.  Kirsten Birkett’s overview, The Essence of the Reformation is concise, compelling, scholarly, evangelical, enjoyable, and a breeze to read.  It really deserves to be better-known and more widely-used.  Perhaps the best part is that the…

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The next three days I will be taking advantage of Reformation week by highlighting books on the Reformation for both the beginner and the more advanced student. In today’s post I would like to recommend a few books for those who have never read anything on the Reformation. Tomorrow I will follow up with a…

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In celebration of Reformation Day we are pleased to post the following video interviews with Michael A.G. Haykin, professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and contributor to Credo Magazine. In the first video Haykin explains how Martin Luther was converted, in the second video Haykin tells us how…

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Read here the 95 theses Martin Luther nailed to the door of the castle church at Wittenberg 1517: Out of love for the truth and the desire to bring it to light, the following propositions will be discussed at Wittenberg, under the presidency of the Reverend Father Martin Luther, Master of Arts and of Sacred…

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Editor’s note:  This little-known article was first published by B.B. Warfield on May 17, 1905, in The Presbyterian (Vol. 75, No.20) and has never been re-published. Providing some insight into an often-overlooked chapter of Reformation history, we provide it here for Credo readers, just as originally published, as part of our October commemoration of the…

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This Thursday, October 31, is Reformation Day. Each year we look forward to this day as an opportunity to celebrate those fundamental truths of the Reformation. So, we will be devoting all of this week to the Reformation, posting various articles, excerpts from the Reformers, and book recommendations on the blog. We hope you will…

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Over at The Gospel Coalition, Thomas Schreiner, Professor of New Testament at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and contributor to Credo Magazine, gives his review of John MacArthur’s new book, Strange Fire: The Danger of Offending the Holy Spirit with Counterfeit Worship. Here is how Schreiner begins: In 1992 John MacArthur wrote Charismatic Chaos, and…

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