Faith Alone Video Lectures
Historians and theologians have long recognized that at the heart of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation were five declarations, often referred to as the "solas": sola scriptura, solus Christus, sola gratia, sola fide, and soli Deo gloria. These five statements summarize much of what the Reformation was about, and they distinguish Protestantism from other expressions of the Christian faith. Protestants place ultimate and final authority in the Scriptures, acknowledge the work of Christ alone as sufficient for redemption, recognize that salvation is by grace alone through faith alone, and seek to do all things for God's glory.
In Faith Alone Video Lectures, together with accompanying book Faith Alone, renowned biblical scholar Thomas Schreiner looks at the historical and biblical roots of the doctrine of justification by faith. He summarizes the history of the doctrine, looking at the early church and the writings of several of the Reformers. His sessions take learners through examination of key texts in the Old and New Testaments and introduce some of the contemporary challenges to the Reformation teaching of sola fide. Faith Alone Video Lectures is accessible to a variety of audiences--college and seminary students, pastors, lay learners, and anyone interested in learning about the key doctrines of Christianity.
Five hundred years after the Reformation, the doctrine of justification by faith alone still needs to be understood and proclaimed. In Faith Alone Video Lectures, you will learn how the rallying cry of "sola fide" is rooted in the Scriptures and how to apply this sola in a fresh way in light of today's contemporary challenges.
Session Titles and Runtimes:
1 - Introduction (7 min)
2 - Sola Fide in the Early Church (14 min)
3 - Martin Luther on Justification by Faith Alone (14 min)
4 - John Calvin on Justification by Faith Alone (15 min)
5 - Sola Fide and the Council of Trent (7 min)
6 - Glimpses into Further Reformed Discussions on Sola Fide (15 min)
7 - The Status of Sola Fide in the Thought of Jonathan Edwards and John Wesley (18 min)
8 - Human Sin (14 min)
9 - Faith Alone (13 min)
10 - Faith in Jesus Christ (13 min)
11 - The Importance of Justification in Paul (12 min)
12 - God's Saving Righteousness (18 min)
13 - Righteousness is Eschatological (8 min)
14 - Righteousness is Forensic (19 min)
15 - The Righteousness of God (14 min)
16 - Imputation of Righteousness (10 min)
17 - The Role of Good Works in Justification (17 min)
18 - Sola Fide and the Roman Catholic Church (24 min)
19 - Frank Beckwith's Return to Rome (6 min)
20 - N. T. Wright and the New Perspective on Paul (12 min)
21 - A Concluding Word (8 min)
About the Author
Thomas R. Schreiner (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament and associate dean of Scripture and interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. The author of numerous books, he is the preaching pastor of Clifton Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky.