Peoples Book : The Reformation And The Bible


Introduction: “That Most Precious Jewel”Jennifer Powell McNutt And David Lauber

Part One: Access And Readership
1. Teaching The Church: Protestant Latin Bibles And Their ReadersBruce Gordon
2. Scripture, The Priesthood Of All Believers, And Applications Of 1 Corinthians 14G. Sujin Pak 3. Learning To Read Scripture For Ourselves: The Guidance Of Erasmus, Luther, And CalvinRandall Zachman
4. The Reformation And Vernacular Culture: Wales As A Case StudyD. Densil Morgan

Part Two: Transmission And Worship
5. The Reformation As Media EventRead Mercer Schuchardt
6. The Interplay Of Catechesis And Liturgy In The Sixteenth Century: Examples From The Lutheran And Reformed TraditionsJohn D. Witvliet
7. Word And Sacrament: The Gordian Knot Of Reformation WorshipJennifer Powell McNutt

Part Three: Protestant-Catholic Dialogue
8. John Calvin On The Council Of TrentMichael Horton
9. The Bible And The Italian ReformationChristopher Castaldo
10. Reading The Reformers After NewmanCarl Trueman

Part Four: The PeopleA?s Book Yesterday And Today
11. From The Spirit To Sovereign To Sapiential Reason: A Brief History Of Sola ScripturaPaul C. H. Lim
12. Perspicacity And The People’?s Book Mark Labberton

List Of Contributors

Additional Info
Five hundred years ago, Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses caught Europe by storm and initiated the Reformation, which fundamentally transformed both the church and society. Yet by Luther’s own estimation, his translation of the Bible into German was his crowning achievement. The Bible played an absolutely vital role in the lives, theology, and practice of the Protestant Reformers. In addition, the proliferation and diffusion of vernacular Bibles-grounded in the original languages, enabled by advancements in printing, and lauded by the theological principles of sola Scriptura and the priesthood of all believers-contributed to an ever-widening circle of Bible readers and listeners among the people they served. This collection of essays from the 2016 Wheaton Theology Conference-the 25th anniversary of the conference-brings together the reflections of church historians and theologians on the nature of the Bible as “the people’s book.” With care and insight, they explore the complex role of the Bible in the Reformation by considering matters of access, readership, and authority, as well as the Bible’s place in the worship context, issues of theological interpretation, and the role of Scripture in creating both division and unity within Christianity. On the 500th anniversary of this significant event in the life of the church, these essays point not only to the crucial role of the Bible during the Reformation era but also its ongoing importance as “the people’s book” today.


SKU (ISBN): 9780830851638
Editor: Jennifer McNutt | Editor: David Lauber
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: 2017
Wheaton Theology Reference
Publisher: InterVarsity Press


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