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The Five Solas – Panel Discussion

Thomas R. Schreiner, Carl Trueman, Matthew Barrett, Stephen Wellum, and David VanDrunen all came together this past September to deliver messages and discuss the five solas of the Reformation at Southern Seminary’s Theology Conference, sponsored by Zondervan. SBTS has now made the videos for each message available. We will be posting one message a day here on the blog, so be sure to check back for more. To read more about the books in the series, see the descriptions below as well.

2015 Theology Conference: The Five Solas – Panel Discussion


The 5 Solas Series (Zondervan)

In light of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017, Zondervan is pufaithalone_comp_loresblishing The 5 Solas Series, edited by Matthew Barrett. The series consists of 5 books on each of the 5 solas of the Reformation:

Faith Alone: The Doctrine of Justification, by Thomas Schreiner (2015)

God’s Glory Alone: The Majestic Heart of the Christian Faith and Life, by David VanDrunen (2015)

God’s Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture, by Matthew Barrett (September, 2016)

Grace Alone: Salvation as a Gift of God, by Carl Trueman (December, 2016)

Christ Alone: The Uniqueness of Jesus as Savior, by Stephen Wellum (2017)

Historians and theologians have long recognized that at the heart of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation were five declarations, often referred to as the “solas”: sola scriptura, solus Christus, sola gratia, sola fide, and soli Deo gloria. These five statements summarize much of what the Reformation was about and they distinguish Protestantism from other expressions of the Christian faith. Protestants place ultimate and final authority in the Scriptures, acknowledge the work of Christ alone as sufficient for redemption, recognize that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone, and seek to do all things for God’s glory.

Five hundred years after the Reformation, we need to recover these truths and restate them for a new generation. As James Montgomery Boice once said, while the Puritans sought to carry on the Reformation, today “we barely have one to carry on, and many have even forgotten what that great spiritual revolution was all about.” In this series, you’ll travel back to the Reformation and learn where these rallying cries first emerged, examining the historical, biblical, and theological roots of the solas. Then you’ll learn how they are relevant today and how to apply the solas in a fresh way in light of many contemporary challenges.

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