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Volume 20 (2022): Edition 5 (December 2022)
Doctoral Supplement. Postgraduate Research in Contemporary Evangelical Higher Education: Academic Perspectives on Variegated Theological and Historical Topics. Edition Editor: Marcel V. Măcelaru

Volume 20 (2022): Edition 4 (December 2022)
Miscellaneous Theological Investigations. From Economy, Literature, and Hermeneutics to Christology, Exegesis, and Typology. Edition Editor: Corneliu C. Simuț

Volume 20 (2022): Edition 3 (July 2022)
A Multi-Angle Examination of C. S. Lewis's Till We Have Faces. Theological, Philosophical, Ethical, and Literary Insights from one of Lewis's Greatest Novels. Edition Editor: Zachary Breitenbach

Volume 20 (2022): Edition 2 (June 2022)
Reform according to Right Law: the Use of Legal Tradition in Reformation Theology. Edition Editor: André A. Gazal

Volume 20 (2022): Edition 1 (March 2022)
Confessing the Trinity. The Trinitarianism of Particular Baptists, 1640s-1840s. Edition Editor: Michael A. G. Haykin

Volume 19 (2021): Edition 4 (December 2021)
Miscellaneous Theological Studies: Biblical, Apologetic, Historical, Patristic, Theodicean, and Systematic. Edition Editor: Corneliu C. Simuţ

Volume 19 (2021): Edition 3 (July 2021)
Islam and Islamism. The Challenge for Modern Liberal Democracies. Edition Editors: Raphael Lataster, Rumy Hasan

Volume 19 (2021): Edition 2 (June 2021)
Fundamental Aspects of Christological Anthropology: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives in Contemporary Debates. Editor: Christopher G. Woznicki

Volume 19 (2021): Edition 1 (March 2021)
Revivalism in Central European Protestantism, 1840-1940: Hungarian Calvinists, British Evangelicals & German-Austrian Pietists during the Spiritual Renewal of Protestant Churches in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Editor: Ábraham Kovács

Volume 18 (2020): Edition 6 (December 2020)
The Catholic Reformation. Ecclesiology, Justification, Freedom, Sin, Grace & the Council of Trent. Editor: Eduardo J. Echeverria

Volume 18 (2020): Edition 5 (October 2020)
Roman Catholic, Reformed Catholic and Evangelical Protestant. Reformation Editions Five Hundred Years Later. Editor: Edition editor: Joshua R. Farris

Volume 18 (2020): Edition 4 (August 2020)
Edition 4 (Aug 2020): From Paris to Tortosa, via Barcelona (1240-1413), Characters, Editions and Problems in Medieval Jewish-Christian Disputations. Editor: Francesco Bianchi

Volume 18 (2020): Edition 3 (July 2020)
In the Footsteps of the Divine Artist. On the Religious and Spiritual Dimension in Art. Editors: Wessel Stoker and Frank G. Bosman

Volume 18 (2020): Edition 2 (June 2020)
De Corpore – ‘On the Body’ through the History of Idea, Views of the Body in Philosophy, Literature and Religion. Editor: Ramona Simuț

Volume 18 (2020): Edition 1 (March 2020)
Baptist and Reformed Theologies of Vision and Deification (2). Constructive Editions in Contemporary Research. Editors: Joshua R. Farris and Ryan A. Brandt

Volume 17 (2019): Edition 4 (December 2019)
Patristic Thought in Byzantine and Protestant Theology. From Gregory Palamas and George Pachymeres to Luther, Calvin, Anglicans, and Anabaptists. Editor: Andre A. Gazal

Volume 17 (2019): Edition 3 (July 2019)
Contemporary Evangelicals on Carl F. H. Henry’s Theology. From Philosophy, Evangelism, and Apologetics to Education, History, and Practice. Editor: Robert W. Talley

Volume 17 (2019): Edition 2 (June 2019)
Baptist and Reformed Theologies of Vision and Deification. Editors: Joshua R. Farris and Ryan A. Brandt

Volume 17 (2019): Edition s2 (July 2019)
Single Author Supplement 2: The Background and Nature of the Dissensions in 1 Corinthians 1-4. Apollos' Role and Paul's Response. Author: Corin Mihăilă

Volume 17 (2019): Edition 1 (March 2019)
The Father, Son, and Spirit in Early Christian Theology, Second Century Examples. Editor: Paul A. Hartog

Volume 17 (2019): Edition s1 (January 2019)
Single Author Supplement 1: Theological Patterns in Reformation Thought. English, American, and Scottish Protestants on Christ, Revival, and the Covenant. Author: Dinu Moga

Volume 16 (2018): Edition 4 (December 2018)
Tome huitième: Celebrating 500 Years since the Reformation, 1518-2018. Contemporary Perspectives on History and Theology in British Baptist Thought. Scottish and English Baptists on Salvation, Politics, and the End of Times. Edition editor: Alasdair Black

Volume 16 (2018): Edition 3 (July 2018)
Tome septieme: Celebrating 500 Years since the Reformation, 1518-2018. Teaching Leaders, Leading Teachers. Biblical and Historical Perspectives on Education and Leadership: Jeffrey M. Horner Edition editor: Jeffrey M. Horner

Volume 16 (2018): Edition 2 (June 2018)
Tome sixième: Celebrating 500 Years since the Reformation, 1518-2018. Contemporary Perspectives on Molinism. Theories, Responses to Objections, and Applications, Edition editor: Kirk R. MacGregor

Volume 16 (2018): Edition 1 (April 2018)
Tome cinquième: Celebrating 500 Years since the Reformation, 1518-2018. Insights into Contemporary Baptist Thought. Perspectives on European Baptist Theology and History, Edition editor: Toivo Pilli

Volume 15 (2017): Edition 4 (December 2017)
Special Edition: Tome quatrieme: Celebrating 500 Years since the Reformation, 1517-2017. Investigating the Magisterial Reformation and Its Radical Contenders. Contemporary Evangelicals on Reformation Research: from Lutheranism and Zwinglianism to Anabaptism and Baptism, Edition Editor: Marvin Jones

Volume 15 (2017): Edition 3 (October 2017)
Special Edition: Tome troisième: Celebrating 500 Years since the Reformation, 1517-2017. Theologizing about Spirituality, Pedagogy, and Soteriology. Miscellanea Antiqua, Medievalia, Reformatorica & Moderna by Corneliu Simuț

Volume 15 (2017): Edition 2 (July 2017)
Special Edition: : Celebrating 500 Years since the Reformation, 1517-2017. ‘On the Soul’ through the History of Ideas. Views of the Soul in Philosophy, Literature & Relivion by Ramona Simuț

Volume 15 (2017): Edition 1 (May 2017)
Edition title: Tome premier: Celebrating 500 Years since the Reformation: 1517-2017. Anthologizing History, the Bible, and Theology. Miscellanea Celtica, Humanistica & Reformatorica by Thomas O’Loughlin and Corneliu C. Simuț

Volume 14 (2016): Edition 3 (December 2016)
Avant-Premiere: Celebrating 500 Years since the Reformation, 1517-2017. Contemporary Perspectives on Reformed Orthodoxy. Reformed Confessions, Scholastic Thought, and Puritan Divinity in Post-Reformation Protestantism, Edition Editors: Gijsbert van den Brink, Aza Goudriaan

Volume 14 (2016): Edition 2 (October 2016)
Transformative Poetry and Its Role in Catholic Theology. Dutch Contributions to Contemporary Catholic Research. Edition Editors: Archibald L. H. M. van Wieringen, Marcel Sarot. Translator: Brian Heffernan

Volume 14 (2016): Edition 1 (June 2016)
African Hermeneutics in the Twenty-First Century. Social History and Indigenous Theologies in Contemporary African Research. Edition Editor: Zorodzai Dube

Volume 13 (2015): Edition 2 (October 2015)
Edition title: The Long History of Lutheranism in Scandinavia. Contemporary Voices in Finnish Historical Research. Edition Editor: Pirjo Markkola

Volume 13 (2015): Edition 1 (June 2015)
Edition Title: The Value of Controversy. Defining Early Modern Religion through Ritual and Writing. Edition Editor: Angela Ranson

Volume 12 (2014): Edition 2 (October 2014)
Special issue title: Exploring the Contours of Patristic Thought. Studies on Exegesis, Christology, and Soteriology in the Early Church

Volume 12 (2014): Edition 1 (June 2014)
Established and Emerging Voices in Richard Hooker Research, Edition Editor: Paul A. Dominiak

Volume 11 (2013): Edition 2 (December 2013)

Volume 11 (2013): Edition 1 (June 2013)

Volume 10 (2012): Edition 2 (June 2012)

Volume 10 (2012): Edition 1 (January 2012)

Détails du magazine
Format
Magazine
eISSN
2284-7308
Première publication
20 Sep 2012
Période de publication
3 fois par an
Langues
Anglais

Chercher

Volume 18 (2020): Edition 5 (October 2020)
Roman Catholic, Reformed Catholic and Evangelical Protestant. Reformation Editions Five Hundred Years Later. Editor: Edition editor: Joshua R. Farris

Détails du magazine
Format
Magazine
eISSN
2284-7308
Première publication
20 Sep 2012
Période de publication
3 fois par an
Langues
Anglais

Chercher

7 Articles
Accès libre

The Eucharist and the Ministerial Priesthood a Reply to Kenneth Collins and Jerry Walls

Publié en ligne: 19 Aug 2020
Pages: 3 - 19

Résumé

Abstract

In chapters 9 and 10 of their book Roman but Not Catholic, Kenneth Collins and Jerry Walls criticize the Roman Catholic positions on the Eucharist as a sacrifice and on the ministerial priesthood. I reply to their historical and theological objections, and defend the belief that the Eucharistic sacrifice, the Mass, is a re-presentation, or making present, of Jesus’s redemptive sacrifice on Calvary, and a key component in God’s incarnational strategy for redeeming us.

Mots clés

  • Eucharist
  • redemption
  • re-present
  • sacrifice
  • Roman Catholic
Accès libre

An Evangelical Protestant’s Reflections on Roman Catholic Mariology

Publié en ligne: 19 Aug 2020
Pages: 21 - 38

Résumé

Abstract

I count myself privileged to respond to Kenneth Collins and Jerry Walls recent book on Roman Catholicism. I live in Fort Worth, TX, and I am a member of Wedgwood Baptist Church, which is one of more than 40,000 churches that together comprise the Southern Baptist Convention. I mention this so readers will know that my comments come from a conservative Evangelical Protestant perspective, and my thinking stems from a tradition that is decidedly not Roman Catholic. Having said this, I’m much more sympathetic to Roman Catholicism than a great many Evangelicals, including Collins and Walls. I offer my criticisms of Rome, but I ask that readers not interpret me as someone who denies that the Roman Catholic Church counts as a Christian institution. In an effort to show good faith on this front, allow me to offer some defenses of Roman Catholicism against what I take to be over the top criticisms from some Protestant Evangelicals.

Mots clés

  • Mariology
  • bodily assumption
  • theotokos
  • second-eve
  • ever-virgin
  • co-redemptrix
Accès libre

Eastern Orthodox Agreement and Disagreement with Kenneth Collins and Jerry Walls

Publié en ligne: 19 Aug 2020
Pages: 39 - 54

Résumé

Abstract

In their book, Roman but Not Catholic, Kenneth Collins and Jerry Walls make the case that certain beliefs central to the Roman Catholic faith are unreasonable. This article evaluates, from the point of view of Eastern Orthodoxy, some of the arguments Collins and Walls make. In particular, it argues first that Collins and Walls are correct to criticize John Henry Newman’s theory of the development of doctrine as a reason to accept otherwise insufficiently supported Catholic doctrines. Secondly, it offers some points of clarification concerning the matter of sacred tradition and attempts to show the areas of agreement and disagreement between Eastern Orthodoxy and the position that Collins and Walls articulate. Thirdly, it argues that Collins and Walls rely on what is, from an Eastern Orthodox point of view, a questionable view about the interpretation of scripture by assuming without good reason that the clear meaning of scripture is equivalent to the literal interpretation.

Mots clés

  • Eastern Orthodoxy
  • John Henry Newman
  • development of doctrine
  • sacred tradition
  • biblical interpretation
Accès libre

Mary and Fátima: A Modest C-Inductive Argument for Catholicism

Publié en ligne: 19 Aug 2020
Pages: 55 - 65

Résumé

Abstract

C-Inductive arguments are arguments that increase the probability of a hypothesis. In this paper, we offer a C-Inductive argument for the Roman Catholic hypothesis. We specifically argue that one would expect the Miracle of Fátima on Roman Catholicism more so than on alternative hypotheses. Since our argument draws on confirmation theory, we first give a primer for how confirmation theory works. We then, provide the historical facts surrounding the Miracle of Fátima. We offer up two competing naturalistic explanations that attempt to explain the historical facts, but then, argue that a supernatural explanation is superior. Having established that something miraculous likely occurred at Fátima, we move to argue for the overall thesis of the paper. Finally, we engage several objections to our argument.

Mots clés

  • Fátima
  • Miracle of the Sun
  • Swinburne
  • Roman Catholicism
Accès libre

On Reading the Bible as Scripture, Encountering the Church

Publié en ligne: 19 Aug 2020
Pages: 67 - 86

Résumé

Abstract

As an exercise in the ‘theology of disclosure’, the present essay proposes a kind of phenomenological analysis of the act of reading the Bible as Scripture with the goal of bringing to light the theoretical commitments which it implicitly demands. This sort of analysis can prove helpful for the continuing disputes among Protestants, Catholics, and Orthodox insofar as it is relevant for one of the principal points of controversy between them: namely, the relationship between Scripture, Tradition, and Church as theological authorities. It proceeds by analyzing both the objective and subjective ‘poles’ of the act, and it illuminates the presence of the Church and her Tradition on both sides. The Church—i.e., the community of God’s people—is both that which is immediately encountered in the text, as well as the factor which enables scriptural reading in the first place. The article terminates with an application of the insights of the preceding discussion to the controversy about icons.

Mots clés

  • phenomenology of Scripture
  • Tradition
  • Bible
  • ecclesiology
  • icons
Accès libre

The Problem of Bad Popes: The Argument from Conspicuous Corruption

Publié en ligne: 19 Aug 2020
Pages: 87 - 104

Résumé

Abstract

The fact that a number of popes have been bad in the sense that they did not even meet minimal standards of moral integrity and sincere piety poses a serious problem for Roman Catholicism. After surveying a gallery of these infamous popes, I hone in more exactly on just what the problem is. I then argue that the problem remains on both a weak providence view and a strong providence view. According to the former, there is no guarantee that the man chosen pope is God’s will. According to the latter, deploying the resources of middle knowledge, God can make sure that popes infallibly avoid error and teach only truth by making sure the right man is chosen pope. Neither view satisfactorily explains how the papacy can be as important as Rome says it is while so many popes have been such unworthy holders of the office.

Mots clés

  • infallibility
  • conspicuous corruption
  • Duffy
  • Ratzinger
  • Flint
Accès libre

Assessing Papal Probabilities: A Reply to Joseph E. Blado

Publié en ligne: 19 Aug 2020
Pages: 105 - 116

Résumé

Abstract

Joseph Blado critiqued my probabilistic arguments against Roman papal doctrines by deploying probability arguments, particularly Bayesian arguments, in favor of the papacy. He contends that there are good C-inductive arguments for papal doctrine that, taken together, add up to a good P-inductive argument. I argue that his inductive arguments fail, and moreover that there are three good C-inductive arguments against papal doctrine in the neighborhood of his failed arguments. I conclude by critiquing his retreat to what he calls ‘skeptical papalism’ as a last ditch sort of move to defend papal doctrine.

Mots clés

  • papal doctrine
  • probability arguments
  • Luz
  • intertextuality
7 Articles
Accès libre

The Eucharist and the Ministerial Priesthood a Reply to Kenneth Collins and Jerry Walls

Publié en ligne: 19 Aug 2020
Pages: 3 - 19

Résumé

Abstract

In chapters 9 and 10 of their book Roman but Not Catholic, Kenneth Collins and Jerry Walls criticize the Roman Catholic positions on the Eucharist as a sacrifice and on the ministerial priesthood. I reply to their historical and theological objections, and defend the belief that the Eucharistic sacrifice, the Mass, is a re-presentation, or making present, of Jesus’s redemptive sacrifice on Calvary, and a key component in God’s incarnational strategy for redeeming us.

Mots clés

  • Eucharist
  • redemption
  • re-present
  • sacrifice
  • Roman Catholic
Accès libre

An Evangelical Protestant’s Reflections on Roman Catholic Mariology

Publié en ligne: 19 Aug 2020
Pages: 21 - 38

Résumé

Abstract

I count myself privileged to respond to Kenneth Collins and Jerry Walls recent book on Roman Catholicism. I live in Fort Worth, TX, and I am a member of Wedgwood Baptist Church, which is one of more than 40,000 churches that together comprise the Southern Baptist Convention. I mention this so readers will know that my comments come from a conservative Evangelical Protestant perspective, and my thinking stems from a tradition that is decidedly not Roman Catholic. Having said this, I’m much more sympathetic to Roman Catholicism than a great many Evangelicals, including Collins and Walls. I offer my criticisms of Rome, but I ask that readers not interpret me as someone who denies that the Roman Catholic Church counts as a Christian institution. In an effort to show good faith on this front, allow me to offer some defenses of Roman Catholicism against what I take to be over the top criticisms from some Protestant Evangelicals.

Mots clés

  • Mariology
  • bodily assumption
  • theotokos
  • second-eve
  • ever-virgin
  • co-redemptrix
Accès libre

Eastern Orthodox Agreement and Disagreement with Kenneth Collins and Jerry Walls

Publié en ligne: 19 Aug 2020
Pages: 39 - 54

Résumé

Abstract

In their book, Roman but Not Catholic, Kenneth Collins and Jerry Walls make the case that certain beliefs central to the Roman Catholic faith are unreasonable. This article evaluates, from the point of view of Eastern Orthodoxy, some of the arguments Collins and Walls make. In particular, it argues first that Collins and Walls are correct to criticize John Henry Newman’s theory of the development of doctrine as a reason to accept otherwise insufficiently supported Catholic doctrines. Secondly, it offers some points of clarification concerning the matter of sacred tradition and attempts to show the areas of agreement and disagreement between Eastern Orthodoxy and the position that Collins and Walls articulate. Thirdly, it argues that Collins and Walls rely on what is, from an Eastern Orthodox point of view, a questionable view about the interpretation of scripture by assuming without good reason that the clear meaning of scripture is equivalent to the literal interpretation.

Mots clés

  • Eastern Orthodoxy
  • John Henry Newman
  • development of doctrine
  • sacred tradition
  • biblical interpretation
Accès libre

Mary and Fátima: A Modest C-Inductive Argument for Catholicism

Publié en ligne: 19 Aug 2020
Pages: 55 - 65

Résumé

Abstract

C-Inductive arguments are arguments that increase the probability of a hypothesis. In this paper, we offer a C-Inductive argument for the Roman Catholic hypothesis. We specifically argue that one would expect the Miracle of Fátima on Roman Catholicism more so than on alternative hypotheses. Since our argument draws on confirmation theory, we first give a primer for how confirmation theory works. We then, provide the historical facts surrounding the Miracle of Fátima. We offer up two competing naturalistic explanations that attempt to explain the historical facts, but then, argue that a supernatural explanation is superior. Having established that something miraculous likely occurred at Fátima, we move to argue for the overall thesis of the paper. Finally, we engage several objections to our argument.

Mots clés

  • Fátima
  • Miracle of the Sun
  • Swinburne
  • Roman Catholicism
Accès libre

On Reading the Bible as Scripture, Encountering the Church

Publié en ligne: 19 Aug 2020
Pages: 67 - 86

Résumé

Abstract

As an exercise in the ‘theology of disclosure’, the present essay proposes a kind of phenomenological analysis of the act of reading the Bible as Scripture with the goal of bringing to light the theoretical commitments which it implicitly demands. This sort of analysis can prove helpful for the continuing disputes among Protestants, Catholics, and Orthodox insofar as it is relevant for one of the principal points of controversy between them: namely, the relationship between Scripture, Tradition, and Church as theological authorities. It proceeds by analyzing both the objective and subjective ‘poles’ of the act, and it illuminates the presence of the Church and her Tradition on both sides. The Church—i.e., the community of God’s people—is both that which is immediately encountered in the text, as well as the factor which enables scriptural reading in the first place. The article terminates with an application of the insights of the preceding discussion to the controversy about icons.

Mots clés

  • phenomenology of Scripture
  • Tradition
  • Bible
  • ecclesiology
  • icons
Accès libre

The Problem of Bad Popes: The Argument from Conspicuous Corruption

Publié en ligne: 19 Aug 2020
Pages: 87 - 104

Résumé

Abstract

The fact that a number of popes have been bad in the sense that they did not even meet minimal standards of moral integrity and sincere piety poses a serious problem for Roman Catholicism. After surveying a gallery of these infamous popes, I hone in more exactly on just what the problem is. I then argue that the problem remains on both a weak providence view and a strong providence view. According to the former, there is no guarantee that the man chosen pope is God’s will. According to the latter, deploying the resources of middle knowledge, God can make sure that popes infallibly avoid error and teach only truth by making sure the right man is chosen pope. Neither view satisfactorily explains how the papacy can be as important as Rome says it is while so many popes have been such unworthy holders of the office.

Mots clés

  • infallibility
  • conspicuous corruption
  • Duffy
  • Ratzinger
  • Flint
Accès libre

Assessing Papal Probabilities: A Reply to Joseph E. Blado

Publié en ligne: 19 Aug 2020
Pages: 105 - 116

Résumé

Abstract

Joseph Blado critiqued my probabilistic arguments against Roman papal doctrines by deploying probability arguments, particularly Bayesian arguments, in favor of the papacy. He contends that there are good C-inductive arguments for papal doctrine that, taken together, add up to a good P-inductive argument. I argue that his inductive arguments fail, and moreover that there are three good C-inductive arguments against papal doctrine in the neighborhood of his failed arguments. I conclude by critiquing his retreat to what he calls ‘skeptical papalism’ as a last ditch sort of move to defend papal doctrine.

Mots clés

  • papal doctrine
  • probability arguments
  • Luz
  • intertextuality

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