【Book Review】Christ Alone

Course: Reformation History
Professor: Rev. Dr. Luke Lu
Date: May 8, 2015

Christ Alone. Authored by Rev. Dr. Luke Lu. RTF Publishing (Taiwan). 2014. 136 pp. NTD$250.00. Paperback.

Introduction

This book is written in the culture of modern Chinese church which not merely bounds with disordered controls of the Reformed Christian beliefs but also attacked by humanism thoughts, like a perish of the true Gospel content, “spiritual vision” and secular philosophical methods and ideas. The author Rev. Dr. Luke Lu is well-known as a Chinese reformed leader in 21th century, his three degrees in Christian religion (M.A. in Biblical Studies, Th.M. in New Testament, Ph.D. in Theology and Historical Studies) are all from a conservative and prestigious reformed theology centered seminary —— Westminster Theological Seminary. With a rich education and ministry experience 继续阅读 »

【Book Review】Here Also I Stand

Course: Reformation History
Professor: Rev. Dr. Luke Lu
Date: March 23, 2015

Selected Works of Martin Luther: vol 1 & 2. Authored by Martin Luther. Translated by Ching Yu Hsu & Christopher Tang. Published by Chinese Christian Literature Council Ltd. 1986. 456pp. HKD$120.00, HKD$120.00. Hardcover.

Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther. Authored by Roland H. Bainton. Translated by Loren L. J. Ku and Petrous Luk. Edited by Dr. Paul Hu and S. F. Yong. Published by Taosheng Publishing House. 1993. 480pp. HKD$180.00. Paperback.

Introduction

Firstly, both of the two books are in relation to a laudable German 继续阅读 »

Church History Feedback on March 10, 2015

Course: Reformation History
Professor: Rev. Dr. Luke Lu
Date: March 10, 2015

As Romans 11:36 says ” For from him and through him and to him are all things”, this piece of verse shows that as a christian, we should not treat our gospel mission separately, besides, I also do not in agreement with these ‘without Christ’ social gosple movements, like Rev. Lu lectured, they only have the spiritual and moral aspect of Christ.

The second part is ABC theology, the absorbing term might be originated by Rev. Lu, he gives us a new perspective and approach to understand the salvation progress of Roman Catholic Church.

【Book Review】 John Calvin: Commemorating Calvin’s 500th Anniversary

Course: Reformation History
Professor: Rev. Dr. Luke Lu
Date: 2015 Spring

John Calvin: Commemorating Calvin’s 500th Anniversary. Translated by Rev. Charles H. Chao. Edited by Helen Lin and Christina Hsu. RTF Publishing (Taiwan). 2008. 320 pp.US$10.80, paper.

Introduction

The publication of the book is in consideration of Calvin’s 500th Anniversary in 2009 and this is the only one. It is a selection which consists of five parts contributed by at least seven writers including both western theologians and Chinese Reformed leaders. Furthermore, the translator Rev. Charles Chao dedicates nearly fifty years of his life to Chinese Reformed translation ministry, and Chao plays a significant role in modern Chinese Reformed church history.
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