Posts tagged ‘Freedom’

October 1, 2015

Luther on the Christian Life: Cross and Freedom (Theologians on the Christian Life)

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Book Description

Martin Luther’s historical significance can hardly be overstated. Known as the father of the Protestant Reformation, no single figure has had a greater impact on Western Christianity except perhaps Augustine. In Luther on the Christian Life, historian Carl Trueman introduces readers to the lively Reformer, taking them on a tour of his historical context, theological system, and approach to the Christian life. Whether exploring Luther’s theology of protest, ever-present sense of humor, or misunderstood view of sanctification, this addition to Crossway’s Theologians on the Christian Life series highlights the ways in which Luther’s eventful life shaped his understanding of what it means to be a Christian. Ultimately, this book will help modern readers go deeper in their spiritual walk by learning from one of the great teachers of the faith.

Dr. Carl Trueman

Dr. Carl Trueman

About the Author

Carl R. Trueman (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is the Paul Woolley Professor of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary and pastor of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Ambler, Pennsylvania. He was editor of Themelios for nine years, has authored or edited more than a dozen books, and has contributed to multiple publications including the Dictionary of Historical Theology and The Cambridge Companion to Reformation Theology.

Book Details

224 Pages
Publisher: Crossway/Good News Publishers
Publication Date: February 2015

Source: WTS Books

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June 23, 2015

The True Bounds of Christian Freedom

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Book Description

Does our being made free by Christ free us from the law? Does our being made free by Christ deliver us from all punishments or chastisements for sin? Is it consistent with Christian freedom to be under obligation to perform duties because God has commanded them? May Christ’s freemen come into bondage again through sin? Is it consistent with Christian freedom to perform duties out of respect for the recompense of the reward? Does the freedom of a Christian free him from all obedience to men?

The True Bounds of Christian Freedom is a clear, scriptural exposition of the place of the law in the life of the Christian. One of the few works currently available which shows the danger of Antinomianism, while also avoiding legalism.

Samuel Bolton

Samuel Bolton

About the Author

Born in London in 1606, Samuel Bolton became a scholar and member of the Westminster Assembly. He was educated at Manchester School and Christ’s College, Cambridge (BA 1629; MA 1632). He ministered successively in three London parishes before becoming Master of Christ’s College in 1654, and later served as Vice-Chancellor of the University. He died in October 1654, after a long illness.

Bolton was the author of The True Bounds of Christian Freedom, published by the Trust in its Puritan Paperbacks series.

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