The language of the five solas is commonplace to us today. We use the phrases faith alone or grace alone all the time, but we may never think about the actual origin of these phrases. Martin Luther, in his commentary on Galatians, teaches how critical the right grammar of the gospel is and provides foundational language for Christianity today. Billy Marsh unfolds the history of Luther’s commentary on Galatians and its impact on Christian theology. This commentary is “an extended, in-depth, doxological, devotional meditation on the nature of the gospel.” Because Luther saw the gospel, indeed all Scripture, as alive and active, we have inherited a theological treasure trove.
In this episode, Sam Bierig and Billy Marsh discuss the impact and influence of Luther’s seminal Galatians Commentary.
Dr. Billy Marsh is the Director of Masters of Divinity Programs and Associate Professor of Theology at Cedarville University. He aims to cultivate pastor-theologians who know God and understand the Scriptures. His research interests have been specifically in the fields of biblical theology, the doctrine of Scripture, hermeneutics/biblical interpretation, Christology, Reformation studies, and Martin Luther.
Sam Bierig serves as Vice President of Undergraduate Studies, Dean of Spurgeon College, and Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Spurgeon College. Sam completed his Ph.D. in Biblical Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he wrote his dissertation on hermeneutics and the interpretation of the book of Proverbs. He has written a devotional on Jonah, a book for pastors titled No Neutral Words, and a book for student pastors titled Fulfill Your Student Ministry.