The Path to Rome: Modern Journeys to the Catholic Church, edited by Dwight Longenecker – A Review

"I found myself on 11 November 1992, when the Church of England voted to ordain women, overwhelmed with a sudden and mysterious conviction of the truth of Roman Catholicism." So wrote Sheridan Gilley in his contribution to The Path to Rome: Modern Journeys to the Catholic Church, edited by Dwight Longenecker. In the same vein … Continue reading The Path to Rome: Modern Journeys to the Catholic Church, edited by Dwight Longenecker – A Review

“Abuse of Language – Abuse of Power” by Josef Pieper: A Book Review

Recently I read a tiny little book called “Abuse of Language – Abuse of Power” by Josef Pieper. Pieper starts by going all the way back to the ancient Greek philosopher Plato who really didn’t like the sophists; men who were “smooth talkers” and learned the art of winning an argument. The problem with the … Continue reading “Abuse of Language – Abuse of Power” by Josef Pieper: A Book Review

“Faith in Luther: Martin Luther and the Origin of Anthropocentric Religion” by Paul Hacker: A Review

  This book[1] is a re-publication of an older work by Paul Hacker originally published in 1970.  Hacker was in a unique position to write about Martin Luther.  A born-and-raised German Lutheran who spent an “intense immersion in and interrogation of Luther’s theology”[2], and coupled with an extensive study of the patristic theologians, Hacker left … Continue reading “Faith in Luther: Martin Luther and the Origin of Anthropocentric Religion” by Paul Hacker: A Review