Reformed theology is rooted in the ideas that emerged out of the Swiss Reformation of the 16th century, particularly Ulrich Zwingli, John Calvin, and those who followed in their footsteps. Centered in Scripture and relying on a theology of grace, Reformed theology continued to grow and develop throughout Europe, becoming the basic theology behind much of the Protestant movement. While Lutheran theology is not explicitly Reformed, the Lutheran and Reformed strands of thought informed each other over the centuries while maintaining a significantly separate identity. "Though the development of Reformed theology began in 16th century Europe, it has continued to be shaped in new ways as it has spread to new times and new places. A central element of much of Reformed theology is the idea of Ecclesia reformata, semper reformanda, meaning, 'The church reformed, always being reformed.' Toward this end, scholars, theologians, and pastors have continued the development of the Reformed tradition through the centuries. Some of the major theologians identified with Reformed theology since the 16th century include B.B. Warfield, Charles Hodge, Karl Barth, Reinhold Niebuhr, Friedrich Schleiermacher, and many others. Though its roots are in Europe, Reformed theology today continues to develop in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa and Asia. "Denominations rooted in some form of Reformed theology today include any number of Reformed churches, Presbyterian denominations, and many Congregational traditions. Other denominations and Christian traditions have used Reformed theology as the basis for their own theology, particularly many Baptist and Methodist traditions.
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Articles and information concerning, scripture, God, and faith.
Calvinism: Ten Little Caveats
A look at God's freedom with regard to his sovereignty
Articles on Calvinism and the continuation of the charismatic gifts.
Center for Reformed Theology and Apologetics
Features a multitude of articles, as well as an extensive links page.
Center of Theological Inquiry
An independent research institution founded in 1978. Its mission is to be an environment for fresh thinking on religion and society.
Classic Articles of Reformed Theology
Links to the writings of over 40 authors (from Alexander to Witsius) of essays in the historic Christian faith from a classic Reformed perspective.
Forum for discussion and exploration of ideas and issues in Reformed thought today.
A webzine (and print magazine) about issues relating to Reformed Theology.
Provides teachings regarding the future Kingdom of God and implications for daily life; includes reasons for belief.
Theological comment from an evangelical and reformed perspective.
The Genevan Institute for Reformed Studies
An organization devoted to the study of the theology of the Reformation.
The Gospel Way
Examines grace, justification, and the person of Jesus Christ from a Reformed position.
Highlands Study Center
A Reformed Presbyterian center with articles and links by director Dr. R.C. Sproul Jr.
Presents the gospel through the Roman Road and provides theological articles and forums to facilitate discussion.
A reformed study center specializing in New Covenant Theology offering resources to Christians wishing to deepen their study of the Bible.
Kerux: Journal of Biblical Theology
Online archives of past issues of this print publication.
Writings of a community of confessing believers from various backgrounds (Baptists, Presbyterians, Charismatic, Non-denominational) with solidarity in Reformed Theology.
Links to a number of articles on Reformed theology.
The Westminster Presbyterian
Reformed and Presbyterian literature.
What is Reformed Christianity?
This site defines Reformed Christianity, and distinguishes it from other forms of Christianity.
What Saith The Scripture
Proclaims the truths of God's Word from a Soli Deo Gloria stanfpoint.
Anselm's Proslogion: One, Simple Proof?
Article by Dennis W. Jowers. (June 01, 1998)
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