Christ Alone---The Uniqueness of Jesus as Savior: What the Reformers Taught...and Why It Still Matters by Stephen Wellum

Christ Alone---The Uniqueness of Jesus as Savior: What the Reformers Taught...and Why It Still…

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Historians and theologians alike have long recognized that at the heart of the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation were five declarations (or “solas”) that distinguished the movement from other expressions of the Christian faith.

Five hundred years later, we live in a different time with fresh challenges to our faith. Yet these rallying cries of the Reformation continue to speak to us, addressing a wide range of contemporary issues. The Five Solas series will help you understand the historical and biblical context of the five solas and how to live out the relevance of Reformation theology today.

In Christ Alone, Stephen Wellum considers Christ’s singular uniqueness and significance biblically, historically, and today, in our pluralistic and postmodern age. He examines the historical roots of the doctrine, especially in the Reformation era, and then shows how the uniqueness of Christ has come under specific attack today. Then, he walks us through the storyline of Scripture, from Christ’s unique identity and work as prophet, priest, and king, to the application of his work to believers and our covenantal union with him to show that apart from Christ there is no salvation. Wellum shows that we must recover a robust biblical and theological doctrine of Christ’s person and work in the face of today’s challenges and explains why a fresh appraisal of the Reformation understanding of Christ alone is needed today.

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Stephen Wellum is Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Kingdom through Covenant (Crossway). He is also the author of a forthcoming volume on Christology in the Foundations of Evangelical Theology series (Crossway). He is also writing a systematic theology that will be publish...
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Title:Christ Alone---The Uniqueness of Jesus as Savior: What the Reformers Taught...and Why It Still…Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.4 × 5.5 × 0.9 inPublished:April 18, 2017Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

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Each volume will be structured into three parts and will be approximately 70,000-80,000 words in length.1. Sola______ in historical perspective.Part 1 of each volume seeks to take the reader back to the sixteenth century, providing the reader with the historical background to the sola in focus. 2. Sola______ in biblical and theological perspective.Part 2 moves from the historical to the biblical, seeking to defend the sola in focus both biblically and theologically. 3. Sola______ in light of contemporary challenges. Part 3 addresses new challenges to the sola in focus. The purpose of this final section is not merely to answer contemporary challenges, but to show the relevancy of Reformation theology today.

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In Christ Alone---TheUniqueness of Jesus as Savior, Stephen Wellumreminds us that "Christ alone" is not only the center of the fiveReformation solas, but that it stands as the central doctrine of systematictheology. Without it we cannot fully understand the doctrines ofthe Trinity, humanity, or salvation. "Christ alone," argues Wellum,"must connect all the doctrines of our theology because Christ alonestands as the cornerstone of all the purposes and plans of God himself."Consequently, if we get "Christ alone" wrong, Wellum reminds us, "allother doctrines will likely suffer." So take up this book, read it, andthink on the person and work of Christ in order that you may know,worship, and proclaim the same Christ as the Reformers, who is noneother than the Christ of Scripture. -- Juan R. Sanchez, Senior Pastor of High Pointe Baptist Church, Austin, Texas