This is really a decent book for an introduction into sola scriptura It doesn t get bogged in too much history or detail or philosophy, but there is enough there for this kind of smaller book to make its point The chapters by White and MacArthur are probably the best written White really provides a good historical context of sola scriptura in the early church R.C Sproul does a good job backing him up on the establishment of Scripture, although he almost seems underutilized However, no ones pride seems to get in the way here MacArthur s portion on the sufficiency of Scripture is exactly where he feels comfortable writing and he s good about providing both sides of the argument without spite The biggest negative is Sinclair Ferguson s chapter on Scripture and tradition I feel Ferguson probably knows his stuff but he tries to include too many sites of Latin and his writing feels really rushed.This short book does a good job of defining the words, establishing the issues, and starting you on your journey of sola scriptura This book is not intended to be exhaustive and should not be sought for it Good authors on a much needed truth in today s Church Final Grade A An excellent overview of the Reformation doctrine of sola scriptura, from a variety of contributors A fairly short, quick read This would make a great introduction for someone just starting to investigate the subject, but is also meatier enough for those who are somewhat familiar with it also. I was expecting a defense for Scripture as the inspired word of God, not a defense of the Protestant view of Scripture over the Roman Catholic view Though, understanding the history behind the term Sola Scriptura not to mention, the obvious subtitle , I should have guessed Never the less, a good book. While this is a good book on the history of Sola Scriptura in light of the Roman Catholic teaching it was very repetitive The various contributors provided beneficial information but much of it was overlapping. A collection of articles by various theologians around the idea that the Bible is the highest court of appeal and the only sufficient source of faith s content. Good. Sola Scriptura, The Formal Principle Of The Protestant Reformation, Is Essential To Genuine Christianity, For It Declares That The Bible Is The Inspired Word Of God, The Church S Only Rule Of Faith And Practice Yet This Doctrine Is Under Assault Today As Never Before, Both From Outside And And Inside The Church In Manifold Ways, Both Blatant And Subtle, The Idea Is Being Put Forth That The Bible Is Inadequate For The Needs Of Modern Man Such Suggestions Represent An Attack On The Very Foundations Of The Christian Faith In This Book, Several Leading Reformed Pastors And Scholars, Including Joel Beeke, Sinclair Ferguson, Robert Godfrey, Ray Lanning, John MacArthur, R C Sproul, Derek W H Thomas, And James White, Unpack The Meaning Of The Doctrine Of Sola Scriptura Scripture Alone They Also Explain Where The Attacks On The Bible Are Coming From And Show How Those Who Accept The Bible As God S Inspired Word Should Respond Sola Scriptura The Protestant Position On The Bible Is A Treasure Trove Of Information And A Comfort To Those Who Grieve To See The Twenty First Century Church Wandering Away From The Safe Harbor Of The Bible An AMAZING academic treatise on the doctrine of Sola Scriptura A brilliant, all star team of writers came together to write a work that convicts, corrects, informs, and inspires I recommend this book to any Christian going into leadership, especially one called into a teaching role If Gods Word is not our ultimate spiritual authority, then what assurance can we have 10 10 Very good, but the title is misleading It should be sub titled the Catholic position on the Bible Still, I thought it was well written and very helpful, just not the book I thought I was reading. Mostly a Evangelical diatribe against the Catholic position on Scripture While it brings up some good points, the only truly helpful teachings are in the last essay.
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- Sola Scriptura: The Protestant Position on the Bible (Reformation Theology Series)
- Don Kistler
- 15 June 2019 Don Kistler