Christian theological doctrine that scriptures are the sole source of authority for faith and practice
Sola scriptura (Latin for "by scripture alone") means "the Bible only." Protestants believe that they news only to read the Bible to find out what God wants, instead of listening to the Pope or the Roman Catholic Church.
Sola scriptura was a principle of the Protestant Reformation of the reformer Martin Luther and is a principle of Protestants today (see five solas).
- Quranism, the Islamic equivalent
- Sola fide
- Muwahhidism, the concept of returning the Islamic faith back to its original foundations
- Ijtihad, the Islamic concept of interpretation of religion and law not limited by tradition
- Many articles on Sola scriptura from a Protestant perspective
- Many articles on Sola scriptura Archived 2006-02-26 at the Wayback Machine from a Catholic perspective
- "A Critique of the Evangelical Doctrine of Sola Scriptura", an excerpt from The Shape of Sola Scriptura (2001) by Keith Mathison (himself a Calvinistic evangelical)
- A written debate on Sola scriptura between Douglas Jones and Gerald Matatics from Antithesis Magazine
- A formal written debate on Sola scriptura Archived 2008-04-13 at the Wayback Machine between Julie Staples and Apolonio Latar
- A Catholic rebuttal to Sola scriptura Archived 2008-03-14 at the Wayback Machine
- An Orthodox Christian rebuttal to Sola scriptura