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What was the Reformation really about?

The Reformation is often simplified as a 16th-century religious conflict solely centered on matters of faith and church practice. However, delving deeper into history reveals a complex tapestry of political, social, and philosophical threads that help us understand what the Reformers were fighting for. In this video, Gavin Ortlund interviews Matthew Barrett about his new book, The Reformation as Renewal. Together they discuss why Protestantism is better positioned for catholicity than the alternatives.

Gavin Ortlund

Matthew Barrett

Matthew Barrett is the editor-in-chief of Credo Magazine, director of the Center for Classical Theology, and host of the Credo podcast. He is professor of Christian theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the author of several books, including Simply Trinity, which won the Christianity Today Book of the Year Award in Theology/Ethics. His new book is called The Reformation as Renewal: Retrieving the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church. He is currently writing a Systematic Theology with Baker Academic.

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