Since We Are Justified By Faith
Since the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century, sola fide has been the defining doctrine of evangelical Christianity-and the way a person is justified the defining difference between Roman Catholics and evangelicals. In this booklet R.C. Sproul examines what justification is according to God's Word, compares the Roman Catholic and evangelical stances on this core doctrine, and discusses the relationship of faith and works-all to show why "by faith alone" is so essential.
It is often assumed that the Reformation taught justification by faith as if there was a monolithic view of the doctrine. Since we are Justified by Faith is a collection of important essays that dispel this myth, demonstrating the diverse theologies of that period. Experts in the field, including Cameron MacKenzie, Aaron O;Kelly, Jeff Fisher, Kirk MacGregor, Mary Patton Baker, Karin Spiecker Stetina, David Hall, Bonnie Pattison, Timothy Shaun Price, Andre Gazal, and Chris Ross, write on the theologies of Luther, Melanchthon, Oecolampadius, Marpeck, Calvin, and the English reformers to give a nuanced reading of the doctrine in sixteenth- century Protestant theology.