Library Faculty Presentations

Dawn of the Reformation: Sola Scriptura

Document Type


Event Date

Fall 2009


Biblical Heritage Gallery, Center for Biblical and Theological Studies at Cedarville University


Cedarville, OH


The Protestant Reformation, a movement to the Scriptures as the primary rule of life and practice - Sola Scriptura, was a reaction against the teachings, corruption, and abuses of the Roman Catholic church in the 14th to 17th centuries. While the movement initially was an attempt to reform the Catholic Church, the failure of those attempts led to a departure from that church and the founding of what today has become a number of protestant denominations. This exhibit highlights the works and ministry of some of the early key figures in the Reformation movement across Europe, displaying some of their original Bible translation and theological works. Theologians represented are John Wycliffe, Erasmus Desiderius, Martin Luther, Philipp Melancthon, William Tyndale, and a special emphasis on John Calvin.


Reformation, Scripture


Repeated in Summer 2011