Wednesday, November 08, 2006

John Calvin: a Catholic Appraisal (Index Page for Dave Armstrong)






COMPLETE, LINE-BY-LINE CRITIQUES OF THE INSTITUTES, BOOK IV
 


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IV,1:1-2 [General Ecclesiology / the Elect / Denominations]

IV,1:3-5 [Denial of Infallibility / the Elect / Private Judgment / Absolute Necessity of the Church]

IV,1:6-12 [Synergism / Grace Alone / the Elect / True and Secondary Doctrines / Mass Apostasy]

IV,1:13-17 ["Puritanical" Fanaticism / Sinners in the Church / Communitarianism / Unity]

IV,1:18-23 [Schism / Sectarianism / Sanctification / Church and Forgiveness / Preaching Reconciliation]

IV,1:24-29 [God's Tremendous Mercy and Forgiving Nature / Sinners in the Church (entire agreement)]

IV,2:1 [Sacraments / Tradition / Sinners in the Church / Relative Doctrine / Indefectibility]

IV,2:2-3 [Indefectibility / Jews and the Church / The Mass / Apostolic Succession / Orthodoxy]

IV,2:4-9 [Empty Rhetoric / Sectarianism / St. Cyprian's Ecclesiology / Sacrifice of the Mass]

IV,2:10-12 [OT Church / Anti-Catholic Rhetoric / Catholic Remnants: Esp. Baptism / Pope as Antichrist]

IV,3:1-6 [Ordination / Church Offices / No Priesthood / Symbolic Eucharist]

IV,3:7-16 [Bishops' Relationship to Pastors and Elders / Hierarchy / Vocation / St. Paul's Call]

IV,4:1-4 [Early Church's and Jerome's Ecclesiology / Binding Authority / Papacy in the Early Church]

IV,4:5-8 [Ancient Church Care for the Poor vs. Early Protestant Theft of Churches and Neglect for Poor]

IV,4:9-15 [Clerical Celibacy / Hierarchy / Popular Approval of Bishops / "Reformers'" Authority (?)]

IV,5:1-10 [16th c. Corruption and Solutions / Bishops / Protestant Theft of Churches / Monasticism]

IV,5:11-19 [Corruption / Boy-Bishops and Boy-Kings / Church Buildings / Concern for the Poor]

IV,6:1-7 [Primacy of the Roman See / Biblical and Patristic Basis for the Papacy / Paul and Peter]

IV,6:8-14 [Papal Primacy and Succession / Paul and Peter / Why Rome? / St. Peter in Rome]

IV,6:15-17 [Peter as Bishop of Rome / Primacy of the Roman See / The Early Church and the Papacy]

IV,7:1-2 [Popes and Early Ecumenical Councils / "Robber Council" of 449 / Pope St. Leo the Great]

IV,7:3-4 [Fathers (Esp. Jerome) and the Papacy / Titles / Gregory the Great "Universal Bishop" Dispute]

IV,7:5-9 [Roman Claims and Their Origins / Roman Ordination / Popes and Other Bishops: Equals?]

IV,7:10-11 [Constantine and the Councils of Rome and Arles / False Decretals / Bishops' Jurisdiction]

IV,7:12-13 [Gregory the Great's Assertions of Papal Supremacy / Protestant State-Churches]

IV,7:14-17 [Pope Innocent I / Constantinople and Rome / Phocas / Pepin / Calvin's Arbitrary Authority]

IV,7:18-21 [St. Bernard and the Papacy / Calvin's Extreme Anti-Papalism / Pope as "Head"]

IV,7:22-24 [Corruption = Ditch the Papacy? / St. Bernard a Protestant? / Papal Defectibility?]

IV,7:25-30 [Pope as Antichrist and God / Bad Popes and Defectibility / Pope John XXII and Beatific Vision]

IV,8:1-9 [Churchmen Represent God / Tradition and Succession / OT Analogies / Apostolic Deposit]

IV,8:10-16 [Calvin's Anti-Catholic Propagandizing / Radical Individualism / Tradition and the Bible]

IV,9:1-7 [Nature of Councils / Bible and Tradition / OT Corruption and "Sin" Argument / Pope = God?]

IV,9:8-14 [Conciliar Authority / Proposed Conciliar Errors and Contradictions / Images and Idolatry]

IV,10:1-7 [Polemics About Church Laws and Authority / Christian Conscience / God: Only Lawgiver?]

IV,10:8-16 [Mass: False Worship? / "Human" Laws (and "Works") / Legalism / Ceremonies / Sacraments]

































[COMPLETE as of 12-23-09, in time for Calvin's 500th Birthday]






CALVIN'S VIEW OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HEADED BY THE POPE (AND OF LUTHERANISM)







The "Catholic" John Calvin: 50 Areas Where His Views Are Harmonious With Catholic Teaching




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SECTARIANISM AND SOLA SCRIPTURA






Divisions Actually Scandalized Melanchthon and Other Early Protestants Like Calvin and Luther



PREDESTINATION, SUPRALAPSARIANISM, SOVEREIGNTY, GRACE, FAITH






 




SACRAMENTS: BAPTISM AND THE EUCHARIST





 



Dialogue on John Calvin's Mystical Eucharist (+ Part II) (vs. Josh and Michael S. Horton and Alastair Roberts and John Calvin)



MARIOLOGY




DEUTEROCANON


SCIENCE



INTOLERANCE, PERSECUTION, AND DOUBLE STANDARDS

 
 


 

John Calvin's Rejection of the Epistles of St. Ignatius of Antioch (d. c. 110) 

Calvin: All the Church Fathers Except for St. Augustine Were Dumbbells Regarding Free Will [Facebook] 


NOMINALIST INFLUENCE

The Influence of William of Ockham and Nominalism on Martin Luther and Early Protestant Thought


CELIBACY AND CONTRACEPTION

The Irrational Antipathy of Luther, Calvin, and Other Protestants to Clerical Celibacy

Contraception and the "Fewer Children is Better" Mentality: the Opposition of Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Other Protestants

Why Did God Kill Onan? Luther, Calvin, Wesley, C. S. Lewis, and Others on Contraception

Dialogue With John Calvin on Clerical Celibacy


Why Did Baker Books and Crossway Omit John Calvin's Strong Remarks Against Contraception in His Commentaries (Genesis 38:10)?




Temporal Punishment After Forgiveness: Catholicism vs. John Calvin


PERSONAL STRUGGLES AND SHORTCOMINGS / ACCUSATIONS: TRUE AND FALSE




Last Updated: 18 April  2014.



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