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Boy, that was quick. A review of Return to Rome just appeared online today. It is written by Dr. Michael A.G. Haykin, director of the Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies. You can find it here.
(Cross-posted at Return to Rome and Southern Appeal)
Meh. That review read like whistling past the graveyard.
Scott W. |
November 16, 2008 7:50 AM
I'm always shocked by reviews of this sort that simply say "The Reformers are right and Catholics are wrong" about justification and the Church Fathers without any detail. And it's somehow shocking that Beckwith was moved to his position in part by Carl Trueman, but we don't know why that's shocking either. There's simply nothing to say in response to such a review.
Interesting also that the reviewer says he was confirmed as a Catholic--implying that this gives him some authoritative status. But again, my guess is that he left as a teenager and there simply wasn't an intellectual process leading him out.
Dave Deavel |
November 19, 2008 5:42 PM
I am not sure how one reads the Fathers and remains a Protestant.... My guess would be "Very carefully"!
November 20, 2008 1:45 AM
"Interesting also that the reviewer says he was confirmed as a Catholic--implying that this gives him some authoritative status. But again, my guess is that he left as a teenager and there simply wasn't an intellectual process leading him out."
It is a sort of strange way of making a case for one's position. It's the theological equivalent of identity politics: "It's an ex-Catholic thing; you wouldn't understand."
Francis Beckwith |
November 21, 2008 11:11 AM
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