This article gives an overview of the life of Martin Luther and John Calvin, with focus given to the way in which they thought about each other and their differences in doctrine, especially on the Lord's Supper. Christians can be encouraged and learn from Luther and Calvin's appreciation for each other despite their differences.
This article explains how it was the Word of God that fueled the Reformation in the 16th century. Ignorance of that Word made the Reformation necessary, the recovery of that Word made it possible, and the power of that Word gave it enduring impact.
This article shows how the Lord used Erasmus to facilitate the Reformation, especially by his producing of the Greek Testament.
This article raises ten lesser-known interesting and relevant truths about the Reformation, including who started it, what it was about, and how it still matters.
This article outlines some things we should know about the Roman Catholic Council of Trent and the decrees it made.
What necessitated the Reformation? According to John Calvin, reformation of the church was necessitated by a recovery of knowledge in four areas: the way God is to be worshipped, the source of salvation, sacraments, and church government. The article explains these.
Does the church need reformation today? This article shows that at times the call for reformation is directed by thinking that the Reformation itself was about getting doctrine, church order, and liturgy straight. Yet there is more to the Reformation than this, which the article also demonstrates.
This article on church history describes the Reformation in Scotland, which gave birth to Presbyterianism. Through the heritage left by others and the corruption of the Roman Catholic Church, God made sure that John Knox and Andrew Melville had the ground to build on and the opportunity to bring about the Reformation.
This article addresses five common misconceptions about the Reformation.
Chapter 1 is an argument for the relevance of the 16th century Reformation for today.
This article looks at how the Reformation is still relevant today. The author looks at the Reformation under Martin Luther, showing that the struggle of knowing we have justification before God still exists today. This is a call to the church today to embrace reformed righteousness, learning to live through the sufficient and complete work of Christ by grace alone.
This article is about the life and death of Francesco Spiera (ca. 1504-1548).
Can celibacy help ministers serve Christ better? This article discusses the reaction of the Reformers to the Roman Catholic Church's teaching on celibacy. It shows how the Reformers viewed this teaching.
This article looks at the development of the printing press by Johann Gutenberg, showing how it was used by Martin Luther during the Reformation. Here attention is given to how the printing press was used by Luther for the printing of new Bible translations, tracts, and other books, and how the invention of the press changed Europe.
This article studies the phrase "justification by faith," focusing on the preposition “by.” This study is done from four perspectives: scriptural, theological, experiential, and polemical.