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Robin Parry is the husband of but one wife (Carol) and the father of the two most beautiful girls in the universe (Hannah and Jessica). He also has a lovely cat called Monty (who has only three legs). Living in the city of Worcester, UK, he works as an Editor for Wipf and Stock — a US-based theological publisher. Robin was a Sixth Form College teacher for 11 years and has worked in publishing since 2001 (2001–2010 for Paternoster and 2010– for W&S).

Friday, 15 January 2010

A Radical Reformation Definition of Faith

"Christian faith is an assurance that one can rely on the word and promise of CHRIST"

These are the opening words of Thomas Muntzer's On Counterfeit Faith (Dec, 1523). I rather warm to that definition. Any other good definitions out there?

5 comments:

Rik said...

I think it means to say rely, not reply.

Eric Gregory said...

James 1:27 is always good:

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Anonymous said...

reply?

Robin Parry said...

Anonymous - I corrected the post after Rik spotted the error

Adam Clark said...

"Christianity in its true sense puts an end to government. So it was understood at its very commencement; it was for that cause that Christ was crucified." - Leo Tolstoy

For more see the BBC blog post "Was Jesus an Anarchist?":

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/ni/2011/05/was_jesus_an_anarchist.html