On Protestants and Protestantism


In this 500th year anniversary of the Reformation, there is much discussion concerning the enduring significance of Protestant identity. A perusal of new titles hitting bookshelves illustrates the point. In the recent past, I’ve enjoyed reviewing a couple of these books, both of which are meaningful contributions to the conversation. The first one is titled Protestants by Alec Ryrie, a reflection of 500 years of Protestant history in the West. You may access the review here.

The second book is by Peter Leithart, with whom I enjoyed discussing the subject over coffee last year when he had just completed his manuscript. Peter is particularly concerned with how God’s people can seriously uphold the unity of Christ (John 17:21) in the midst of a fragmented church. While I disagree with Peter’s overall thesis and many of his supporting arguments, I am grateful for the questions that he raises. That review is found here.

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