Fourteen Women of the Reformation That You Probably Never Knew About
This articles lists fourteen faithful women who played a vital role during the time of the Reformation.
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This articles lists fourteen faithful women who played a vital role during the time of the Reformation.
Who was John Calvin, and why was he important for the Reformation? This article answers this question by highlighting ten things you should know about his theology.
Who was Martin Luther, and why was he important for the Reformation? This article answers this question by naming ten things you should know about his theology.
Who was John Calvin, and why was he important for the Reformation? This article explains by looking at ten things you need to know about his life and theology.
Why is the Reformation important for the church today? This article explains that the core of the Reformation was the rediscovery of the gospel.
The heroes of the Reformation were not perfect. How should we respond to the sins of the reformers? Here are three ways that you can face their flaws.
What was the role of women in the Reformation? This article shows how the Reformation impacted women and how in turn they helped advance the Reformation.
Do we need another reformation? This article explains what was unique about the first Reformation, and goes on to indicate that since the church today is in a worse state, there is a need for a second reformation.
This article shows eight ways in which the Reformation ought to shape the life and ministry of pastors.
This article makes the case for teaching children about the Reformation. Such teaching brings them to know about God's faithfulness to his church, that the church is always in need of reforming, defending the Bible is dangerous but worth the risk, God does extraordinary things through ordinary people, and the gospel is everything. It ends with some suggestions on how to teach them, and some resources worth using.
This article explains that a central tenet of the Reformation was the doctrine of sola Scriptura. This, for Martin Luther, fueled the Reformation.
This article considers the circumstances leading to the Reformation, particularly in the life of Martin Luther, and what he helped the church to rediscover. From there, it explains that the Reformation is ongoing, into today.
This article considers how the five solas of the Reformation are biblical.
This article argues that the lectio continua approach is as effective in today's pulpits as it was in the pulpits of the early Reformation. Through examples and helpful guidelines, the article explains how to tailor lectio continua preaching to the needs of today's Christians.
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 addresses five common misconceptions about the Reformation.
How relevant is the Old Testament for Christian ethics and how should it be used? The purpose of this first part of a two-part article is to survey some approaches to the question, both ancient and modern, examining assumptions and methods. Special notice is given to the early church, the time of the Reformation, and the modern period.
This article discusses a fundamental component of the Reformation: the purging of idolatry. The solution was a high Christology with a high view of the sacraments.
This article gives a general introduction into how to approach a study of John Calvin and his significance in the context of the sixteenth century Reformation.
The purpose of this article is to give a better understanding of John Calvin and his work by examining his interpretation of the Reformation.
What was at the heart of the Reformation? This article argues that the Reformation was sparked by the rediscovery of the biblical doctrine of justification.
What is religious toleration? Is it the same thing as freedom of conscience? How is this toleration related to God's toleration of sinners? This article gives primarily a historical overview of how toleration functioned since the sixteenth century Reformation. It starts with the classic development of a theory of toleration first expressed by Tertullian.
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.
Is it time that the Protestants and Roman Catholics work towards unity? Has the Roman Catholic Church changed? This article points to five things that show that the Roman Catholic Church has not changed. Therefore, the Reformation is not over.
Chapter 1 introduces what came to be known as Reformed Scholasticism. This was a way in which theology was discussed in the seventeenth century following the Reformation. It is also known as Reformed Orthodoxy.
According to Bird, the central issue in current discussions with regard to the doctrine of justification is the topic of the imputation of the righteousness of Christ. Bird wants to, in dialogue with the main protagonists, seek a solution that corresponds with the biblical evidence. He first offers a short history of the doctrine of imputed righteousness since the Reformation.
Quite a few confessions were born out of the Reformation of the 16th century. The author looks at the Lutheran confessions, the Reformed confessions, the Canons of Dort, and the Westminster Standards.
What is the relationship between the theology of the Reformation and Post-Reformation Reformed Theology? Did the scholastic methodology of the post-Reformation period change the content of the Reformation theology? Richard Muller argues that they are in essential agreement. The agreement lies primarily in the christological focus.
What was the place and understanding of the Lord's Supper in the early church? How can a recovery of the early church's practice of the Eucharist help us to live in Christ in a more profound way? How is the grace of God mediated to us through the celebration of the Lord's Supper? These questions are reflected upon in relation to the developments in the Eucharist during the Middle Ages and the Reformation.
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.
This chapter offers a history of how and why the Gospel Coalition was formed. At first it wanted to identify and strengthen the confessional foundation of evangelicalism, and so produced a confessional statement of its own that it discusses herein.
John Wycliffe was without a doubt one of the most important forerunners of the Reformation. Chapter 2 provides a popular overview of his life and his significance in church history. Reference is made to his Bible translation into English and his followers who were called Lollards.
Chapter 1 is an argument for the relevance of the 16th century Reformation for today.
In this paper, the author gives a historical overview of how present positions on the inspiration of Scripture developed since the Reformation. Different confessional positions from a Lutheran, Reformed, Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Baptist tradition are noted.
This article looks at the relationship between revival and reformation. It argues that the two are interwoven and are dependent on God. It argues this point by looking at revival and reformation within the Bible and church history.
This is a book about antinomianism. It discusses the conviction that living out of God’s grace in Christ is incompatible with obligations of the moral law. In Chapter 1 the author surveys antinomian debates in the Reformation and post-Reformation eras. He ends with the so-called Marrow Controversy in the eighteenth century.
Kaiser explores the crisis of hermeneutics in evangelicalism. He explains who he sees as the evangelicals. He reflects on significant Reformation principles affecting biblical interpretation—sola scriptura, single meaning of a text, and the analogy of faith.
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.
Is the kingdom of God the central message of Jesus Christ’s teaching? There are numerous interpretations of the kingdom.
In the emergence of the Reformation, it became necessary for the reformers to qualify certain words in order to distinguish their understanding of the gospel from that of the Roman Catholic Church. This article discusses the qualification of the doctrine of justification.
This article revisits the history of liturgical worship in the Reformed tradition from the time of the Reformation through the various ages. The author highlights differences in how worship was viewed in the Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and later Presbyterian Churches. The author commends the early Reformed Churches' principle of conforming to the Word of God in regard to worship.
The author of this article describes the changes that began to take place a few centuries before the sixteenth century Reformation in Europe. The focus is on the life and spiritual influence of Jan Milic (1313-1374).
This article looks at the reformations during the time of Josiah, Luther and Calvin. Although reformation is God's work, believers have a role to play by praying for God's will to be done and honoring God's word.
In seeking the Scottish Reformation, John Knox made it clear that he was not seeking a political revolution. Instead, he was seeking the reformation of manners and abuses in religion. He understood that the goal of the Reformation was to see the gospel of Christ preached, sacraments administered, and idolatry destroyed. Most of all, Knox understood that the Reformation was God's work by God's people.
By 1560 some Lutherans, including Patrick Hamilton, had laid the foundation for the Reformation in Scotland that was led by John Knox. William Tyndale's English translation of the New Testament was also starting to circulate. This article is about the history of the reformation in Scotland.
This article is about the history of Martin Luther, the Reformation, the 95 theses, and Reformation theology.
In order to rightly understand the office of elder, one must know the development of this office throughout history. This article looks at the struggle during the Reformation to restore God's church to be as He wants it. This struggle also included the fight for the restoration of the office of elders.
Catechism teaching is under threat in many churches. This article shows that the church's instruction of the youth has always been the practice of God's people. Tracing this practice through the Old and New Testament, the early church, and the Reformation, the author encourages the church to continue in this practice.
This series of articles continues the discussion of the office of deacons. Looking at 1 Timothy 5:9-10 and 1 Timothy 3:11, this series focuses on how women in the church can support the work of the diaconate. This article gives a historical survey of how these texts were implemented in Reformed churches from the time of the Reformation up to the present.
Why is John Wycliffe called the morning star of the Reformation? This article draws some connections between Wycliffe, John Hus, and the sixteenth century reformation through to Luther, Zwingli and Calvin.
Why is John Wycliffe called the morning star of the Reformation? This article focuses Wycliffe’s teaching on the Lord’s Supper over against the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. Wycliffe's stand against the Mass paved a way for the proper celebration of the Lord’s Supper by God’s church.
This article provides an overview of the sixteenth century Reformation and the teachings of Martin Luther and John Calvin.
Looking at the doctrine of sola scriptura, this article shows that the strength and the success of the Reformation was rooted in the conviction of the sufficiency and authority of scripture. Forgetting this truth weakens the church.
The rediscovery of the gospel was at the heart of the Reformation. This refocusing on the gospel brought about a change in how pastors viewed themselves, how the church was viewed, and the recovery of the family as a center for education.
If our lives are to mirror the great lessons of yesterday's reformation, we must pursue today's reformation by reforming our minds, family, church, and preaching.
This article discusses some concerns around evangelicalism: lack of commitment to the infallibility and authority of God's Word, de-emphasizing the importance of the church, a man-centered approach of worship, a wrong focus on evangelism and the church, and lower qualification requirements for pastors. This article is about the reformation of the church.
Lack of biblical doctrine, decreased confidence in the sufficiency of scripture, lack of meaningful prayer, and decreased dependence on the Holy Spirit are current issues which warrant the call for reformation today.
This article looks at the story of Erasmus and the Greek Bible, and its influence on the Reformation. The author seeks to remove myths behind the story in terms of the context, the translation of the Bible, and the role of the Greek language during the Reformation.
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 looks at the development of the printing press by Johann Gutenberg, showing how it was used by Martin Luther during the Reformation.
This article looks at the life of John Laski and the role he played in the Netherlands, England and Poland in advancing the cause of the Reformation.
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.
Calling the Evangelical church to repentance and reformation and embrace the historical evangelicalism, this article is the Cambridge Declaration which aims at using the solas of the reformation as central to the biblical teaching - Sola Scriptura, Solus Christus, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, and
The Protestant Reformation was a blessing to God's church, since it brought in freedom and liberty for the individual to read and interpret Scripture. However, many reactions to the Potestant Reformation also arose. This article on church history focuses on the rise of rationalism, as well as the teachings of John Wesley and Methodism.
This article on church history discusses the reactions to the Protestant Reformation. Within the Roman Catholic Church the reaction was a counter-Reformation through the work of the Jesuits and the Council of Trent.