Welcome back to the third instalment of theLAB’s Hot Seat interview with Matthew Bates on his new book, Salvation by Allegiance Alone. In this segment, we engage Matt on his perception of the gospel message, whether “allegiance alone” can correct current errors in popular soteriology, and where the gospel actually “climaxes.” We end part 3 with a challenge to his translation of pistis based upon the ancient evidence outside the Bible. [Read more…]
Not since the Reformation has there been a challenge to the five solas as persistent and potentially persuasive as Matthew W. Bates’ third book, Salvation by Allegiance Alone: Rethinking Faith, Works, and the Gospel of Jesus the King (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017). This book has generated a groundswell of controversy that continues to build as more theologians, pastors, and laypeople are exposed to Bates’ nuanced proposal.
Bates’ thesis, at once radical and obvious, is this: [Read more…]
I am pleased to introduce the publication of our first book review here on the relaunched Academic Blog. We are honoured to have Katie Woolstenhulme contribute this first review for us. Here, Katie critically examines Candida R. Moss and Joel S. Baden’s recent monograph, Reconceiving Infertility: Biblical Perspectives on Procreation and Childlessness (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015). [Read more…]