Item description for The Case for Traditional Protestantism: The Solas of the Reformation by Terry L. Johnson...
Overview A timely piece of writing, arguing passionately and persuasively for a serious reconsideration of the great scriptural principles that undergirded the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth-century. Far from being outdated and irrelevant to the church today, Terry Johnson shows that these very principles are the essence of biblical Christianity. Terry Johnson argues passionately and persuasively for a serious reconsideration of the great scriptural principles that undergirded the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth-century. Far from being outdated and irrelevant to the church today, Terry Johnson shows that these very principles are the essence of biblical Christianity. Sadly, the term Protestantism has been rendered virtually redundant by years of misuse and abuse. It is seen as being antiquated and irrelevant in this present age of open-mindedness and political correctness. But Terry Johnson demonstrates that there is a powerfully strong case to be made for the church to rediscover what this ?unpopular and ?unfashionable term really stands for. Using the great ?reformation watchwords he focuses our attention on Scripture, Christ, faith, grace and the glory of God in all aspects of daily life. A well-written book, attractively presented and full of rich Bible teaching interspersed with thrilling illustrations from church history.
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Studio: Banner of Truth
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 5.7" Height: 0.59" Weight: 0.54 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2005
Publisher Banner of Truth
ISBN 0851518885 ISBN13 9780851518886
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More About Terry L. Johnson
Johnson is the senior pastor of the Independent Presbyterian church in Savannah, Georgia.
Terry L. Johnson currently resides in Savannah, in the state of Georgia.
Terry L. Johnson has published or released items in the following series...
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An excellent presentation of the Christian faith Mar 29, 2007
This is the first book of Terry Johnson's that I have read. If the others are as good as this one, he is an author well worth reading. For a person well-versed in theology, this book provides a wonderful review of the fundamentals of Reformation belief for today. For those not well-versed in theology, this is a great introduction, written in a clear, easy-to-read style. The author explains the concepts very clearly and backs them up with great examples. The sources he cites are impressive. I found the two chapters "Sola Fide" and "Sola Gratia" to be the best in the book, and felt very encouraged and inspired in my own faith. All the chapters are well worth reading and re-reading. The book has practical application, for a clear understanding of the teachings he presents can help strengthen a person's faith and confidence in their Christian walk. I am pleased to give this book five stars.
Great read into the subject Mar 24, 2007
This is great book that shares the Five Solas of the Reformation. Terry Johnson goes into each Sola, with the actual definition of how they were meant to be understood by the original Reformers.
I really enjoyed the study through the book and helped my understanding as I have been teaching on these and writing on these Solas. Mr. Johnson goes into good detail of every Sola: Sola Scriptura, Solus Christus, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide and Soli Deo Gloria. The book isn't able to go into complete study as there have been large volumes written on each one of these Solas, but, never the less, Mr. Johnson does give the reader enough information to really spark serious study on the issues at hand.
What I have found is that most claim these Solas but really either don't know what they really mean, or don't live them out practically. Mr. Johnson makes sure that these are well defined so that any reader will at least understand the definition of each Sola, even if they end up disagreeing with the Sola itself.
The one thing that I believed was lacking a little, was pulling in modern thoughts and movements that go against some of these Solas. Mr. Johnson did a great job historically defining them but it would have been nice to get his take on the movements (Seeker, "moderate"Calvinists, Emergent, Word Faith) that fly in the face of the reformed thought on the Solas and the whole point of the Reformation from the Catholic church.
With that said, I would still very much encourage any who don't know the history and definition of the Five Solas to pick up this book as a resource, or read my posts [...] on the subjects at hand