For the purposes of understanding RC Sproul in context, how far back should I go? All the way to Luther or should I focus on England?
At a minimum, I’d say you need to go back to the English reformers (Knox et al) and the Westminster Confession.
But you probably should go back to John Calvin as well.
And you arguably should go all the way back to Saint Augustine, who was foundational for Luther’s and Calvin’s views.
ABE: a good basic starting point might be R.C. Sproul’s booklet, “What is Reformed Theology?”
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