Lutheran Quarterly


This short interview by Timothy Wengert about Volker Leppin’s book, “Sola: Christ, Grace, Faith and Scripture Alone in Martin Luther’s Theology” covers these four foundational truths and how important they were to him.

Leppin provides astute answers to various questions not only about why he wrote this book, but demonstrates a deep understanding of Luther’s use of the “Sola’s” throughout his works.

Enjoy the interview and also feel free to purchase the book from Fortress Press.

Timothy Wengert is emeritus professor of church history at the United Lutheran Seminary (Philadelphia). After serving as a parish pastor for seven years in Minnesota and Wisconsin, he taught on Philadelphia’s faculty from 1989-2013. He has written, co-edited, and translated many books on Philip Melanchthon and Martin Luther.

Volker Leppin is a German Protestant theologian and the Horace Tracy Pitkin Professor of Historical Theology at Yale Divinity School. A historian of medieval and Reformation studies, his research focuses on scholasticism and mysticism in the late Middle Ages. He is a prolific author of 19 monographs and 11 critical editions of text, the editor or co-editor of 49 books, and the author of more than 300 scholarly articles or chapters.