Top quotes from popular theologians
Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best quotes from Reformed theologians of all time (listed in no particular order). You’ve likely heard some of the quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great, so if you’re looking for some hard-hitting truth, scroll on.
Martin Luther was a German theologian and religious reformer who is credited with initiating the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century. Luther was a professor of theology at the University of Wittenberg, and his Ninety-Five Theses, which he published in 1517, are considered to be the starting point of the Reformation. In these theses, Luther challenged the authority of the Catholic Church and argued that salvation comes through faith alone, rather than through good works or the sacraments of the Church. His ideas sparked a movement that would eventually lead to the formation of Protestantism and the splintering of Western Christianity. Luther is considered one of the most influential figures in Christian history.
Herman Bavinck was a Dutch Reformed theologian and author who lived from 1854 to 1921. He was a leading figure in the Dutch Reformed Church and is widely regarded as one of the most important Protestant theologians of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Bavinck was a prolific writer, and his most well-known works include his four-volume magnum opus, "Reformed Dogmatics," as well as numerous articles and essays on topics such as theology, philosophy, and ethics. His work continues to be studied and discussed by scholars and theologians today.
John Calvin (l. 1509-1564) was a French Reformer, pastor, and theologian considered among the greatest of the Protestant Reformation along with Martin Luther (l. 1483-1546) and Huldrych Zwingli (l. 1484-1531). Calvin synthesized the differing views of Protestant sects with his own in his Institutes of the Christian Religion, regarded as one of the most important works of Protestant theology.
Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield was professor of theology at Princeton Seminary from 1887 to 1921. He served as the last principal of the Princeton Theological Seminary from 1886 to 1902.
Geerhardus Johannes Vos (March 14, 1862 – August 13, 1949) was a Dutch-American Calvinist theologian and one of the most distinguished representatives of the Princeton Theology. He is sometimes called the father of Reformed Biblical Theology.
Cornelius Van Til
Cornelius Van Til (1895-1987) revolutionized the world of apologetics. A 20th -century philosopher and theologian, Van Til attended Princeton Theological Seminary, wherein he received his ThM in 1925 and subsequently his Ph.D. in philosophy in 1927.