Richard Hannula discusses some fifty-odd important figures from Christian history in Trial and Triumph but he claims that the story is not about those who served this character but about what this character has done in history and for the church.
Martin Luther and John Calvin
Richard Hannula is a Presbyterian Christian and his emphases are characteristic of his particular denominational and theological orientation. Throughout the book, he is clear to maintain that Christian orthodoxy was often departed from by medieval Christians and that the Reformation clarified the Gospel. The Protestant Reformation consisted of a series of social movements that aimed at morally reforming the church and that taught a modified theology of salvation by faith alone and a Biblical basis of theological authority, rather than a conception of authority rooted in the Roman Catholic Papacy.
However, these teachings arguably originated in the thought of the two...
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