New Credo Podcast! Why were the Reformers born out of Scholastic soil?
The Reformation has often been lamented, blamed for everything from secularism to schism. Meanwhile, others celebrate the Reformation either as a modern liberation or a biblicist break from tradition.
But in this new mini-series of interviews, Samuel Parkison asks Matthew Barrett what the Reformers themselves thought since he is the author of the soon-to-release book, The Reformation as Renewal: Retrieving the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church (Zondervan Academic). Barrett says the Reformers saw themselves as faithful stewards of the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic church preserved across history. Distinguishing themselves from Radicals, the Reformers were convinced they were retrieving the faith of the church fathers and the best of the medieval Scholastics. But to understand the catholicity of this Reformation claim, this episode looks at the Reformation’s roots in patristic and medieval thought, exploring everything from mysticism to scholasticism.