Vincent of Lérins on Development of Doctrine

So I decided to nerd it up over the weekend and read A Commonitory by Vincent of Lérins in full, written circa 434.  In it, I came across a very interesting section on the development of doctrine. Below are a few excerpts from the chapter. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Chapter XXIII – On Development in Religious Knowledge But … Continue reading Vincent of Lérins on Development of Doctrine

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A Social Religion by Frank Sheed

I have been finishing reading Theology and Sanity by Frank Sheed.  It has been a long chore because he is taking my mind to heights I did not realize we would ascend when first we set out. The following is a section called "A Social Religion" which I found fascinating enough to post.  Why this … Continue reading A Social Religion by Frank Sheed

Robert Hugh Benson on the “simplicity” of the New Testament

When faced with the difficulties of properly interpreting Scripture, friends and family often fall back on a statement like, “Well the Gospel is simple and we’re given that straight. So as long as you have this, you’re good.” This is the “fundamentalist” mindset; we accept the fundamentals of the faith and everything else is up … Continue reading Robert Hugh Benson on the “simplicity” of the New Testament

Are Protestant Apologists Ushering People into the Roman Catholic Church? Part II

This is a continuation of the discourse from the last post about a Protestant apologist named Charlie Campbell and how people like him are one of the reasons I’ll probably be entering the Roman Catholic Church soon. Alongside bad history, Charlie Campbell, in his attempts to set up “ah-ha!” moments in our minds against the … Continue reading Are Protestant Apologists Ushering People into the Roman Catholic Church? Part II