Interpret the Word Resources

The Shape of Sola Scriptura by Keith A. Mathison. Mathison discusses the history and differences of the Two-Source View* of authority in contrast to the One-Source View* of authority of the ancient, classical and kingdomcultural Church. This book is an invaluable resource for understanding Basileia’s approach to the authority relationships between divine revelation, the Church, creeds and tradition.

Through New Eyes: Developing a Biblical View of the World by James B. Jordan (Book). Jordan presents the Bible’s own worldview which is given to us, not in the discursive and analytic language of philosophy, but in the rich compact language of symbolism and art. The Bible is the story of successive “covenants” that each form a “new world”, giving us a way to understand historical change and progress in the advance of the Kingdom.

Foundations of Social Order: Studies in the Creeds and Councils of the Early Church by Rousas John Rushdoony (book). All societies are based on a creed. Societies die when their creed is no longer confessed. Conversely, building a Christian society requires that “foundations” by laid by Christians confessing creeds of the Church’s faith as revealed “from above” rather than according to the traditions of men, which are “of this world.” Rushdoony shows how in fact the history of the world is shaped by the power of creeds in general, but particularly, in a positive way, by the truth confessed by the Church.