Salvation by Allegiance Alone

Bates_SalvationbyAllegianceAlone, Cover, FinalI’ve been honored and overwhelmed by the conversation Salvation by Allegiance Alone has generated. The best compliment readers can pay an author, is, well, actually it is just reading in the first place. But beyond that, deep engagement. A number of people have asked me if there are resources for further discussion of my book (beyond the questions in the book itself). The best are probably the additional interviews and reviews. Here’s my first attempt to consolidate some of the interaction in one place.

Basic Info and Purchasing:

Matthew W. Bates, Salvation by Allegiance Alone: Rethinking Faith, Works, and the Gospel of Jesus the King (Baker Academic, 2017).


I’ve sought to go beyond the book or to re-express some of its central concepts in written and audio interviews.

Written Interviews:

National Radio Interviews

  • “Kresta in the Afternoon.” Hosted by Al Kresta. The Ave Maria Radio Network. May 10, 2017. Archive.
  • “Up for Debate,” hosted by Julie Roys. The Moody Radio Network. June 3, 2017. Archive.

Podcast Interviews:

  • “Matthew Bates – ‘Faith’ means ‘Allegiance’ to King Jesus (EP-49).” The PaulCast. Hosted by Kurt Willems. April 25, 2017. Archive.
  • “Matthew Bates, Salvation by Allegiance Alone.” Deeper Waters. Hosted by Nick Peters. May 20, 2017. Archive.
  • “Episode 96- Matthew Bates: Salvation By Allegiance Alone.” Crackers and Grape Juice. Hosted by Jason Michelli. May 25, 2017. Archive.
  • “Episode 164: Matthew W. Bates – Salvation by Allegiance Alone: Rethinking Faith, Works, and the Gospel of Jesus the King” The Shaun Tabatt Show. Hosted by Shaun Tabatt. Aug. 14, 2017. Archive.
  • “Salvation by Allegiance Alone (Conversation with Dr. Matthew Bates) – KR 51”. Kingdom Roots. Hosted by Scot McKnight and Chez Robins. May 18, 2017. Archive.
  • “Episode 67: Salvation by Allegiance Alone.” Veracity Hill. Hosted by Kurt Jaros. Oct 23, 2017. Archive.

Featured Reviews:

  • Danny Yenich, “Reframing our Theology and Evangelism” The Englewood Review of Books. Oct. 4, 2017. Featured Review.
  • Kelly Kapic, “Do We Need a Stronger Word for ‘Faith’?” Christianity Today. July/August 2017, p. 90. Featured Review.
  • Thomas Schreiner, “Saved by ‘Allegiance’ Alone? On a New Attempt to Revise the Reformation.” The Gospel Coalition.  March 3, 2017. Featured Review.
  • William W. Klein, “Review of Salvation by Allegiance Alone by Matthew W. Bates.” JBTS online. Featured Review.

Other Reviews:

There are too many blog reviews floating around on the web to list them all (sorry if I should have included yours and haven’t!), but here are a few of the more scholarly and/or comprehensive reviews.

Updated Jan 12, 2018 by Matthew W. Bates