Reformed Theology

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There may have previously been a thread on this subject, but I don't find it high enough in the list to see it. Therefore, I will start a thread and let it take its course. The purpose of this topic is to provide a place other than the Study of the Gospel of John, where it has become a side issue with considerable activity. Unfortunately, it is off-track there, so here it is in the open forum. The purpose is to give a place to post items dealing with traditional Reformed Theology. Because CCEL comes out of the Reformed community, there are many books dealing with Reformed Theology and Preaching in the CCEL library. However, in keeping with the ecumenical effort of the founders and supporters of this site, there are also books in the CCEL library that disagree with Reformed Theology. Sooooo, let me remind all participants in this forum, "Keep it loving, or keep it at home."

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Reformation Theology and Reformed Theology


While the two terms are nearly identical, I'm pretty sure you are aware that "Reformation" theology covers a broader spectrum that just the "Reformed" (Calvinistic) perspective. You are very correct that Luther adds much to the "Reformation" theology. However, his theology and the churches derived from his Reformation movement would not usually be considered as being from the "Reformed" background, which basically goes back to Calvin. While there are many things Luther and Calvin would agree on, they each had differing views of other matters. Luther certainly didn't subscribe to a predestination understanding of Scripture, as far as I know.

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