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Grace Alone---Salvation as a Gift of God

Grace Alone---Salvation as a Gift of God

by Carl R. Trueman, Matthew Barrett, R. Kent Hughes

$9.99

Overview

Historians and theologians alike have long recognized that at the heart of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation were the five solas: sola scriptura, solus Christus, sola gratia, sola fide, and soli Deo gloria. These five solas do not merely summarize what the Reformation was all about but have served to distinguish Protestantism ever since. They set Protestants apart in a unique way as those who 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 not only give God all of the glory but to do all things vocationally for his glory.

2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. And yet, even in the twenty-first century we need the Reformation more than ever. As James Montgomery Boice said not long ago, 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.” Therefore, we “need to go back and start again at the very beginning. We need another Reformation.”[1] In short, it is crucial not only to remember what the solas of the Reformation were all about, but also to apply these solas in a fresh way in light of many contemporary challenges.

[1]James Montgomery Boice, “Preface,” in Here We Stand: A Call from Confessing Evangelicals (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1996), 12.

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Author Information

  • Carl R. Trueman is pastor of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Ambler, Pennsylvania. He has received degrees from St. Catharine’s College in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the University of Aberdeen. Trueman is also professor of historical theology and church history and Paul Wooley Chair of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary. He has authored several books and was editor of Themelios from 1998–2007.

  • Matthew Barrett is assistant professor of Christian studies at California Baptist University. He earned his PhD in systematic theology and MDiv in Christian studies from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

  • R. Kent Hughes is senior pastor emeritus of College Church in Wheaton, Illinois. Hughes earned a DMin in 1981 from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a DD from Biola University in 1991. Dr. Hughes’ 42 years of ministry consists of 10 years as a youth pastor, five as a church planter, and 27 as a senior pastor at College Church.

    Hughes has authored numerous books, including the best-selling Disciplines of a Godly ManHe is also editor of and contributor to the 19-volume Preaching the Word series, including Mark: Jesus, Servant and Savior, which received the E.C.P.A. Gold Medallion Book Award for best commentary in 1990.

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