Mathison’s reply is really quite excellent. It deals with historical and philosophical issues central to the debate between Protestantism and Catholicism. I will be recommending it to all who come across Called to Communion’s lay defense of Rome.
Thanks for the heads up on this.
Mathison deals in depth with what DTK has said here along with Matt D over at Beggars All.
BCross et al are ex prots operating on prot presuppositions regarding private judgement in apologizing for Rome. But not only are they self appointed, they’re married, so they can never become most holy priests, never mind his most eminent holiness, you know who.
Yet like Avis, they do try harder.
It will be small consolation in that day, unfortunately.
I’m glad this discussion is going on. I couldn’t get anywhere at Called to Communion, as they kept labeling me Solo Scriptura and dismissing my arguments. Thanks for the links to Liccione and Mathison. I hope to continue working on this issue. I have posted a significant handful of articles at Providence on this and related issues:
Oliver Twist, by Charles Dickens; Justification, by John Fesko; The Wheel of Time, by Robert Jordan; Recovering the Reformed Confessions, by Scott Clark; Brief Outline of Theology, by Friedrich Schleiermacher; Principles of Sacred Theology, by Abraham Kuyper
Books I am now reading
Exodus commentaries; Matthew commentaries; Turretin's Institutes of Elenctic Theology; Baker's new history of the church
Books for future reading
Turretin's Institutes; Joseph Caryl on Job, German encyclopedias of theology