ETS lecturer Zachary Purvis has contributed a major introduction to a new book hot off the press, Justification By Faith Alone: Selected Writings from Theodore Beza, Amandus Polanus, and Francis Turretin. The texts introduced in this volume come from giants of the Reformed tradition—Theodore Beza (1519–1605), Amandus Polanus (1561–1610), and Francis Turretin (1623–87)—whose discussions of this most important doctrine, ‘the article by which the church stands or falls’, remain as fresh and vigorous as ever. They are offered here in English translation for the first time.
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‘Five centuries after the Reformation, the doctrine of justification through faith alone still stands. Yet the material principle faces new challenges due to an array of contemporary revisionists. To answer those challenges, we need the tools ressourcement has to offer. Who better than the Reformed orthodox? Now English readers can look over the shoulders of Beza, Polanus, and Turretin to glean their exegetical and dogmatic wisdom.’
—Matthew Barrett, professor of Christian theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, director of the Center for Classical Theology, editor-in-chief of Credo Magazine
‘Classics help us transcend the contemporary, connecting us with the profound learning and exemplary piety of great Reformed theologians of the past. These three superb studies on justification provide careful exposition of the Scriptures, constructive theology, interaction with ancient church fathers, and vindication of Protestant orthodoxy against false teaching. In the process they clarify much contemporary confusion. Here is theology at its most helpful.’
—W. Robert Godfrey, president emeritus, Westminster Seminary California