OF THE PRIMACY OF THE ROMISH SEE John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, 4.6.14-15 14. Peter was not the Bishop of Rome. 15. Same
During my doctoral studies, I first read Luther’s Disputation Against Scholastic Theology. Nearly everyone who studies theology is aware of the fact that Luther was trained in the Scholastic method. They also know that Luther and Protestantism broke with the Roman Catholic Church over doctrines such as sola Scriptura and sola Fide.
However, to my surprise and bewilderment at the time, I was shocked to see that Luther wrote an entire Disputation Against Scholastic Theology. This disputation is clearly not as famous as the 95 Theses; however, one could argue that both are probably just as influential to one’s understanding of Luther’s theology, method, and exegesis. In that same vein, understanding this disputation is also important to understand the specific epistemology, metaphysic, method, and modus operandi of later Protestant theologians (some, but not all). In other words, if anything is clear in the writings and method of some theologians, they were trained in Scholastic theology and they willfully and intentionally broke with that method.
This is a book I reviewed for The Gospel Coalition and Themelios.
Denominational affiliation should not be based upon personal preferences, but upon sustained biblical arguments and convictions. One should not attend a church merely because they
I want to make everyone aware of a new series of Mp3 lectures I have added to my YouTube channel from Greg Bahnsen. Dr. Bahnsen
This is an article I wrote on Karl Barth’s view of revelation. I investigate his application of dialectical theology to both Scripture and Christ.