The nature and attributes of God ought to be considered one of the fundamentals grounding each doctrine of the Christian faith. In recent years there
Whenever someone finds out I am a Baptist, they typically ask questions like: What is a Baptist? How do Baptists differ from Presbyterians, or Methodists,
“The church in America is going to suffer so terribly. And we laugh now but they will come after us and they will come
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
John H. Gerstner (November 22, 1914—March 24, 1996), a native of Tampa, Florida, was arguably the preeminent Reformed theologian of his day. Gerstner earned graduate
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.