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The Epistemic Fortunes of Sola Scriptura

William J. Abraham

in Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology: From the Fathers to Feminism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250035
eISBN:
9780191600388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250030.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The appeal to sola scriptura, scripture alone, had devastating consequences for the canonical heritage of the Church within Western Christendom, systematically eroding and eliminating everything that ... More


Chaotic Coherence: Sola Scriptura and the Twentieth-Century Spread of Christianity

Mark A. Noll

in Protestantism after 500 Years

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190264789
eISBN:
9780190264819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264789.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter shows that the Protestant trust in sola scriptura (“the Bible alone”) must be studied in two different ways to gain a full historical account of the concept. From one side, the principle ... More


Canonical Synthesis: The Anglican Via Media

William J. Abraham

in Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology: From the Fathers to Feminism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250035
eISBN:
9780191600388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250030.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The great architects of the Anglican Reformation were clearly uneasy with the practical and pastoral problems generated by an exclusive appeal to sola scriptura. They restricted the ... More


Theological Foundationalism

William J. Abraham

in Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology: From the Fathers to Feminism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250035
eISBN:
9780191600388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250030.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The Reformation did not represent a radical break from the epistemological vision of scripture developed in the Western tradition. Initially, valiant efforts were made to focus on the soteriological ... More


  Breaking the Waves: The Cry That Finds the Ear of the Heart

Michael Patrick Murphy

in A Theology of Criticism: Balthasar, Postmodernism, and the Catholic Imagination

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195333527
eISBN:
9780199868896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333527.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

Chapter 4 isolates several essential aspects of Balthasar's theodramatic theory and discusses how they “play” in and through Lars von Trier's dramatic film Breaking the Waves (1996), the first ... More


Protestantism and Biblical Criticism: One Perspective on a Difficult Dialogue

Peter Enns

in The Bible and the Believer: How to Read the Bible Critically and Religiously

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199863006
eISBN:
9780199979967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199863006.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Written by Enns from an evangelical Protestant perspective, this essay explains the difficulty of defining “Protestant” today. Next it describes some obstacles to Protestants accepting biblical ... More


Tudor Precursors

Antoinina Bevan Zlatar

in Reformation Fictions: Polemical Protestant Dialogues in Elizabethan England

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199604692
eISBN:
9780191729430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199604692.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter takes nine dialogues published in the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary I, and determines the extent of their influence on the Elizabethan publications. We meet Hans Sachs, ... More


Sola Scriptura? The Interpretation of the Scriptures and the Authority of Tradition

Maria Rosa Antognazza

in Leibniz on the Trinity and the Incarnation: Reason and Revelation in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100747
eISBN:
9780300144987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100747.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

With regard to the relationship between scripture and tradition, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz's position in the early years, as reflected in Commentatiuncula de Judice Controversiarum, could not be ... More


Was Jonathan Edwards an Evangelical? Scripture and Tradition in America’s Theologian

Gerald R. McDermott

in Jonathan Edwards and Scripture: Biblical Exegesis in British North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190249496
eISBN:
9780190249526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190249496.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Gerald R. McDermott considers Jonthan Edwards in a broader evangelical context. Can Edwards be considered an evangelical? Defining the term evangelical is a contested and thorny issue, even more so ... More


Introduction: Beware of Calvinism

Benjamin R. Merkle

in Defending the Trinity in the Reformed Palatinate: The Elohistae

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198749622
eISBN:
9780191815249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749622.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, Biblical Studies

In the late sixteenth century, anti-Trinitarianism was able to gain a foothold within Reformed schools and churches by laying claim to the Protestant mantra of sola scriptura. Adam Neuser, a minister ... More


Introduction

David P. Barshinger

in Jonathan Edwards and Scripture: Biblical Exegesis in British North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190249496
eISBN:
9780190249526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190249496.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

David P. Barshinger introduces the need for a book exploring Jonathan Edwards’ interpretation of the Bible, highlighting how much of a shaping influence Christian Scripture had on him throughout his ... More


Introduction

Thomas Albert Howard and Mark A. Noll

in Protestantism after 500 Years

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190264789
eISBN:
9780190264819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264789.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

The introduction sets the stage for what follows in the book. It calls attention to various past interpretations of the Reformation and makes known efforts already under way to mark its ... More


The Reformation and Modernity: Explaining the Causal Nexus

Brad S. Gregory

in Protestantism after 500 Years

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190264789
eISBN:
9780190264819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264789.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

The long-term effects of the Protestant Reformation on modernity, understood as an ongoing transformation of beliefs, ideas, behaviors, and institutions, have included the formation of powerful, ... More


Epilogue

Terryl Givens and Brian M. Hauglid

in The Pearl of Greatest Price: Mormonism's Most Controversial Scripture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190603861
eISBN:
9780190603892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190603861.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Pearl of Great Price has an importance in the Church of Jesus Christ far out of proportion to its size. The Book of Moses is the foundation for its most important doctrinal claims. The Book of ... More


Protestantism after 500 Years

Thomas Albert Howard and Mark A. Noll (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190264789
eISBN:
9780190264819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264789.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

The 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation will be widely marked on October 31, 2017, the conventional dating of Martin Luther’s famous 95 Theses. Countries, movements, churches, ... More


The Bible and Scriptural Interpretation

Mark A. Noll

in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, Volume III: The Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199683710
eISBN:
9780191823923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199683710.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies, Theology

Until late in the nineteenth century, the otherwise fractious universe of Dissent united in affirming Scripture as the supreme religious authority and in exalting the individual conscience as the ... More


Natural and Revealed Theology in Hill and Chalmers

Mark W. Elliott

in The History of Scottish Theology, Volume II: From the Early Enlightenment to the Late Victorian Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780198759348
eISBN:
9780191819896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759348.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

George Hill (1750–1819), a member of the Whig establishment, Principal of St Mary’s College, St Andrews and long-time leader of the Moderate Party at the General Assembly expressed a cautious and ... More


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