Recap This is part two of a blog post looking at Thomas Aquinas and to what decree he can harmonize with Reformed theology. Part one looked at whether Thomas’s epistemology and theology harmonizes with the Solas of the Reformation. This post will question his harmonization with the Doctrines of Grace. Doctrines of Grace The history … Continue reading Reforming Thomas? Whether Thomas’s Epistemology and Theology Harmonizes with the Reformers (Part 2)
Introduction “At the Council of Trent (1543–63) the Roman Catholic reformers used the works of Aquinas in drafting their decrees; and in 1879 the pope declared Thomism (Aquinas’s theology) eternally valid.” Such a statement surely solidifies Thomas as an invaluable resource in the mind of any Roman Catholic today. Somewhat surprisingly, Thomas has found a … Continue reading Reforming Thomas? Whether Thomas’s Epistemology and Theology Harmonizes with the Reformers (Part 1)
I grew up in a tradition in which I was largely unaware of the Protestant Reformation. I knew I wasn’t a Roman Catholic and I really was unsure why. But I knew to be “Catholic” was bad, and to be “Baptist” was good. Much to my shock one day as I read the Apostle’s Creed … Continue reading Why Celebrate the Reformation?
Today I would like to recommend that the blog's readers check out the new Reformation City ministry. This ministry was begun by three young people who are seeking to use their God-given gifts and talents to share the Gospel and to reform the Church. Two of them, Dan and Laura Murphy, are a part of … Continue reading New Reformation City Ministry
Most Evangelicals who celebrate Reformation Day do so on October 31, which is the day that Martin Luther nailed his famous 95 theses to the Castle Church door in Wittenburg in 1517. The debate that ensued led to a full outbreak of reformation and to Luther's trial at the Diet of Worms in 1521. So, … Continue reading Happy Reformation Day!