Reformed theology is the term used to refer to the belief system(s) of those Protestant churches which trace their origins to the work of Reformers such as Huldrych Zwingli and John Calvin.
Reformed theology, originating in the Swiss Reformation, developed in response both to late medieval Catholicism and Lutheranism, breaking with the latter on the issue of the nature of Christ’s presence in the Lord’s Supper. Defined confessionally by the Three Forms of Unity and the Westminster Standards, it maintains the generic Protestant emphases on the sufficiency of scripture and on justification by grace through faith, being distinctive in its approach to Christology, sacraments, certain approaches to politic and culture, and worship.
Al Mohler on His Historical Hero: Martin Luther
Al Mohler, president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and TGC Council member, explains the impact of Martin Luther as his historical hero.
Puritans—Exceptional Protestants or Prejudiced Moralizers?
Today’s students need to know why they should study or even respect the Puritans.
Meet the Man Who Brought John Owen to a Modern Age
Two years ago today, heaven received a man who brought John Owen’s writings to a modern age.
Contemporary Help in the Canons of Dort
A 17th-century confession offers compelling truth for people facing 21st-century crises.
The Best Single-Volume Reformed Systematic Theology You’ve Never Heard Of
Many books provide answers that satisfy the mind; better still is the book that presses those answers into the heart to elicit worship and praise.
The Reformation’s African Roots
Rightly told, the story of the Reformation doesn’t begin in Europe, but in Africa.
Modern Medieval Protestants: Why We (Still) Need the Doctrine of Justification
So many Protestants—even evangelicals for whom ‘penance’ is alien—relate to God in much the same way as a medieval person did.
Long-Lost Bavinck Manuscript Is a Timely Work on Reformed Ethics
One of the most exciting manuscript discoveries from a revered Christian theologian.
What the Soviets Intended for Siberia, God Intended for Good
“When people think about evangelical Christianity in Russia, they think, Wow, it’s so small and seems to have no future,” pastor Evgeny Bakhmutsky said. ”But I’m saying we’re just beginning.”