THE ORIGIN AND HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF SOLA SCRIPTURA

Hartmann Grisar, a German Jesuit priest and author of a six-volume critical and penetrating biography of Luther, gives the historical and psychological background of the development of sola Scriptura:

Martin Luther

John Calvin

This is a classic and lucid statement bearing witness to classical and conservative Protestantism's radically individualistic and subjective approach to Christianity. Calvin, like Luther, appears utterly oblivious to the practical consequences of such an outlook.

Perspicuity: the Self-Interpretation of Scripture

The Original Vision of Protestantism

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Compiled by Dave Armstrong in 1991.