Reformation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
Author: Carl R. Trueman
Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
Publication Date: 2011
Carl R. Trueman examines the origins of contemporary Reformed theology in the Reformation world of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. After tracing how this heritage shaped and transformed the intervening period, he then describes some of the major challenges being faced by the evangelical church at the present time and suggests ways of responding which remain faithful to the Scriptures and the theology of the Reformers drawn from it and points towards a future that embraces and disseminates these wonderful doctrines of grace.
Carl Trueman is Professor in the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies at Grove City College, Pennsylvania. He was previously Paul Woolley Professor of Historical Theology and Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has contributed to the Dictionary of Historical Theology, the Dictionary of National Biography, The Cambridge Companion to Reformation Theology and the Blackwell Companion to Modern Theology.
"This fine book should be required reading for all Christians-and especially for those who doubt whether the Protestant Reformation has anything left to say to us in our day... Along the way, he scatters nugget after nugget of insight into what is core to the Reformation legacy, motivating his readers to embrace this core again."
Mark R. Talbot, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois
"A great introduction to the present-day meaning of this world-changing event."
Michael A. G. Haykin, Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
"With knowledge, wit, and clarity, Carl Trueman brings key insights from the Reformation on Christ, Scripture, and our appropriation of both to bear on the life of the modern evangelical church."
Michael Lawrence, Senior Pastor, Hinson Baptist Church, Portland, Oregon
"Dr Trueman calls us to build on the work of Reformers by a continuing reformation of the church under the Word; especially with regard to the cross of the Christ, the written and preached Word, and thirdly, the assurance of salvation..."
Eryl Davies, Head of Research, Wales Evangelical School of Theology, Bridgend, Wales
"Carl Trueman's Reformation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow is a needed corrective and powerful antidote for the spiritual anemia that has infected our chapter of church history."
Rick Holland, Senior Pastor, Mission Road Bible Church, Kansas City, Kansas
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