Thursday, March 01, 2007

Fathers of the Church (Index Page for Dave Armstrong)


http://www.biblechristiansociety.com





My Book: Catholic Church Fathers: Patristic and Scholarly Proofs



Introduction to My Book, The Church Fathers Were Catholic: Patristic Evidences for Catholicism

Church Fathers On the Sinlessness of Mary

Excerpts From Chapter One on Bible and Tradition From My Book, The Church Fathers Were Catholic (Including an Analysis of Perspicuity)

Protestant Church Historians and Patristics Experts Schaff, Kelly, and Pelikan Get James White's Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval


Church Fathers vs. the "Reformation Pillar" of Faith Alone (Sola Fide) [Including "Revised Protestant Standard" Variant Readings]

St. Augustine Was a CATHOLIC, Not a Proto-Protestant

St. Athanasius Was a CATHOLIC, Not a Proto-Protestant (+ Counter-Reply to James White on Tradition, etc.)

  
Catholic Church Fathers: Patristic and Scholarly Proofs (Nov. 2007 / rev. Aug. 2013, 284p) 

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General and Miscellaneous



Church Fathers: Introductory Resources [Links Page]

Unanimous Consent" of the Church Fathers (Steve Ray)

Exchange With Protestants on the Meaning of "Unanimous Consent of the Fathers": Does it Allow Any Exceptions?

Anti-Semitism in the Church Fathers and Historically Among Catholics: Resources and Recent Catholic "Institutional Repentance"

The Witness of the Church Fathers With Regard to Catholic Distinctives (With Examples of Protestant Corroboration of Catholic Doctrines or Clear Contradiction of Patristic Consensus)

The Relationship Between Christianity and Philosophy (particularly regarding the interpretation of the Church Fathers) (vs. E. L. Hamilton)

Reply to Ken Temple's Extensive (Anti-Catholic) "Review" of Rod Bennett's Book, Four Witnesses: Part I: The Amazon Review (+ Part II / Part III) [27 April 2014] 


Protestantism and the Church Fathers



Were the Church Fathers Closer to Protestantism Than to Catholicism?

The Importance of Studying Martin Luther / Protestant Ignoring of Luther and Church History / Inevitability of Protestant Tradition and "Human" Authority

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


Dialogue on Whether the Church Fathers Were Closer to Protestantism Than to Catholicism (vs. Ken Temple)

Reply to Ken Temple's Extensive (Anti-Catholic) "Review" of Rod Bennett's Book, Four Witnesses: Part I: The Amazon Review (+ Part II / Part III) [27 April 2014]

Does St. Augustine Agree with John Calvin and Calvinists Regarding Total Depravity? (Reply to Detractors) [1-7-14 ]

Antidote to William Whitaker's Sola Scriptura Arguments, Part 16: The Protestant Perspective on the Church Fathers

Dialogue on Lutheranism and Catholicism, Part Two: Church Fathers + Sola Scriptura (vs. Nathan Rinne)



Dialogue on Lutheranism and Catholicism, Part Four:  Rule of Faith, the Fathers, and Ecclesiology (vs. Nathan Rinne)

Reply to Lutheran Nathan Rinne: Comparative Ecclesiology, "Lutheran" Church Fathers? /  The Old Testament Religious System Was Ultimately Indefectible Like the Church, But With Less Divinely-Provided Power and Promises    



Martin Luther's Views on St. Augustine and Other Church Fathers: Contradictions, Falsehoods, and Dishonesty (+ Does Lutheranism = the Early Church?)

Honor Thy Denominations Rather Than Thy Church Fathers? (Lutherans, Sola Scriptura, and the Fathers) (vs. "CPA" and Steve Parks)

Dialogue With a Lutheran on Whether Lutheranism or Catholicism is More Consistent With Patristic and Early Church Beliefs (+ Part II) (vs. Kristo Miettinen)

Dialogue on Lutheranism and the Church Fathers, Part III (vs. Kristo Miettinen)

Dialogue on the Alleged "Perspicuous Apostolic Message" as a Proof of the Quasi-Protestantism of the Early Church
(vs. Eric Svendsen and James White)

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

Lutheran-Catholic Group Dialogue #2: The Nature of the True Church and Authoritative Christian Tradition / Questions on Institutional Separation
 
Lutheran-Catholic Dialogue #4: "Tragic Necessity" of Reform / Indulgences / Nominalism / Causes of Schism / Luther on "Papists" / Fathers' Authority


St. Athanasius






The Quotable Augustine: Distinctively Catholic Elements in His Theology (Sep. 2012, 245p)

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St. Augustine



St. Augustine Was a CATHOLIC, Not a Proto-Protestant

St. Augustine the Catholic (Not "Proto-Protestant"): 135 Different Proofs

St. Augustine's Acceptance of the Seven Catholic Sacraments

St. Augustine: Are Reformed Protestants or Catholics Closer Theologically to His Teaching?

Is Sola Fide (Faith Alone) a Legitimate Development of Patristic and Augustinian Soteriology?

Answers For An Inquiring "Bible Christian" on Bible and Tradition Issues (Particularly St. Augustine's Position)

Did the Catholic Church Change the Ten Commandments to Bolster its Alleged Gross Idolatry? (vs. Eric Landstrom)

Does St. Augustine Agree with John Calvin and Calvinists Regarding Total Depravity? (Reply to Detractors) [1-7-14 ]

Lutheran Pastor Paul T. McCain's Extreme Insults of Pope Benedict XVI and Catholics and Concealment of What St. Augustine Actually Taught About Salvation

St. Augustine and Holy Relics (Reginald de Piperno)

St. Augustine's Distribution of the Eucharist Like Our Present-Day Usual Practice [Facebook] 

St. Augustine vs. Astrology [Facebook]

St. Augustine vs. Radical Vegetarianism [Facebook]

St. Augustine and the Intercession of the Dead (Reginald de Piperno)

What Saint Augustine, Bishop, Saint and Doctor of the Catholic Church Actually Held Pertaining to Transubstantiation: A Response to Turretinfan (+ Part Two) (Paul Hoffer)


The Ambiguous Relationship of Luther and the Early Protestants to St. Augustine (Dave Armstrong and Dr. Edwin Tait)

Martin Luther's Views on St. Augustine and Other Church Fathers: Contradictions, Falsehoods, and Dishonesty (+ Does Lutheranism = the Early Church?)

"Man-Centered" Sacramentalism: The Remarkable Incoherence of James White: How Can Martin Luther and St. Augustine Be Christians According to His Definition?

St. Augustine's Belief in the Real Presence

Clarifications (Under Fire), of St. Augustine's Eucharistic Doctrine, and a Counter-Challenge to Protestants Who Try to "Co-Opt" Him

Refutation of James White on 1 Corinthians 3:10-15 and Purgatory [includes lengthy citations from St. Augustine]

Dialogue on Materialist Evolutionary Theory and Intelligent Design (including an examination of St. Augustine's and St. Thomas Aquinas's Views on Creation and Evolution) (vs. five agnostics)

St. Augustine's Confessions as the Prototype of Today's Widely Disseminated Catholic Conversion Stories

Antidote to William Whitaker's Sola Scriptura Arguments, Part 2: Views of Tertullian, St. John Chrysostom, and St. Augustine / St. Athanasius on the Old Testament Canon


Baptism and Baptismal Regeneration










Bible / Tradition / Church / Apostolic Succession / Rule of Faith


David T. King and William Webster: Out-of-Context or Hyper-Selective Quotations from the Church Fathers on Christian Authority: Part II: St. Basil the Great [11-11-13]

If the Church Fathers Can Be Remarkably Transformed Into "Sola Scriptura Protestants" by "Bible Prooftexts", Why Not Me, Too?!!

Protestant Historian Philip Schaff Confirms Church Fathers' Acceptance of Conciliar Infallibility Based on the Jerusalem Council (Acts 15)


Reply to Ken Temple's Extensive (Anti-Catholic) "Review" of Rod Bennett's Book, Four Witnesses: Part I: The Amazon Review (+ Part II / Part III) [27 April 2014]

Reply to Jason Engwer's Catholic But Not Roman Catholic Series on the Church Fathers: Sola Scriptura (An In-Depth Analysis of Ten Church Fathers' Views Pertaining to the Rule of Faith) (+ Part Two) (vs. Jason Engwer)

Dialogue on Sola Scriptura and the Church Fathers (+ Part Two) (vs. Jason Engwer)

Reply to Lutheran Nathan Rinne: Comparative Ecclesiology, "Lutheran" Church Fathers? /  The Old Testament Religious System Was Ultimately Indefectible Like the Church, But With Less Divinely-Provided Power and Promises  

Antidote to William Whitaker's Sola Scriptura Arguments, Part 2: Views of Tertullian, St. John Chrysostom, and St. Augustine / St. Athanasius on the Old Testament Canon


Antidote to William Whitaker's Sola Scriptura Arguments, Part 7: Church Fathers on the Rule of Faith / Prooftext for Perspicuity (Eisegesis of Deuteronomy 30:11-14) Refuted from Scripture

Antidote to William Whitaker's Sola Scriptura Arguments, Part 12: Church Councils, St. Irenaeus' Rule of Faith, and St. John Chrysostom on St. Peter and His Successors

Antidote to William Whitaker's Sola Scriptura Arguments, Part 14: The Nature of Tradition(s), the Immaculate Conception; Gregory the Great and Nicaea II on Images


Antidote to William Whitaker's Sola Scriptura Arguments, Part 17: Oral Tradition / Desperate Anti-Traditional Exegetical Arguments / St. John Chrysostom on Tradition / Whitaker's Near-Bibliolatry

Dialogue on Lutheranism and Catholicism, Part Two: Church Fathers + Sola Scriptura (vs. Nathan Rinne)



Dialogue on Lutheranism and Catholicism, Part Four:  Rule of Faith, the Fathers, and Ecclesiology (vs. Nathan Rinne)


Did St. Gregory of Nyssa Believe in Scripture Alone?

Dialogue on Whether the Fathers Taught "Perspicuity" of Scripture and Denied the Necessity of Tradition and an Authoritative Church (vs. Carmen Bryant)

The Sufficiency of Scripture and the Church Fathers (Particularly, St. Athanasius and the Trinity) (vs. E. L. Hamilton and "Cranmer")

Refutation of David T. King Regarding St. John Chrysostom and St. Irenaeus as Alleged Sola Scriptura Advocates


Critique of Martin Chemnitz' Examination of Trent: Bible, Tradition, and the Church Fathers, Part I (Preliminaries, St. Irenaeus, and Tertullian)

Critique of Martin Chemnitz' Examination of Trent: Bible, Tradition, and the Church Fathers, Part II (Various Fathers and Arguments)


Lutheran-Catholic Group Dialogue #2: The Nature of the True Church and Authoritative Christian Tradition / Questions on Institutional Separation
 
Reply to Protestant Apologist Jason Engwer's "The Canon and Church Infallibility" (An Alleged Disproof of Catholic Development of Doctrine) (+ Pt. II / Pt. III / Pt. IV)

Dialogue With Protestant Apologist Jason Engwer on the Rule of Faith in the Church Fathers, Part One (Papias)

Papias, Scripture, and Tradition (Round Two): Dialogue With Protestant Apologist Jason Engwer / Sadly Typical End of Discourse With Anti-Catholics

Canon of Scripture / Deuterocanonical Books



The "Apocrypha": Why It's Part of the Bible (+ Spanish version)

Orthodox View of OT Canon / Athanasius' Slightly-Qualified Acceptance of the Deuterocanon / Jerome's Anomalies in His Rejection of the Deuterocanon



Reply to a Protestant Counter-Response on Development of Doctrine (Particularly With Regard to the New Testament Canon and the Papacy) (vs. Jason Engwer)

Further Dialogue With an Evangelical Protestant on Various Aspects of Development of Doctrine (Particularly Concerning the Canon of Scripture) (vs. Jason Engwer)

Reply to Protestant Apologist Jason Engwer's "The Canon & Church Infallibility" (An Alleged Disproof of Catholic Development of Doctrine) (+ Pt. II / Pt. III / Pt. IV)

Dialogue With Protestant Apologist Jason Engwer on the Rule of Faith in the Church Fathers, Part One (Papias)

Papias, Scripture, and Tradition (Round Two): Dialogue With Protestant Apologist Jason Engwer / Sadly Typical End of Discourse With Anti-Catholics


Christology / Holy Trinity





Church / Ecclesiology



Bishops in the New Testament and the Early Church

Monophysitism, Montanism, and Historic Roman and Papal Opposition to Heresy (vs. Eric Phillips)

Reply to Ken Temple's Extensive (Anti-Catholic) "Review" of Rod Bennett's Book, Four Witnesses: Part I: The Amazon Review (+ Part II / Part III) [27 April 2014] 

Reply to Lutheran Nathan Rinne: Comparative Ecclesiology, "Lutheran" Church Fathers? /  The Old Testament Religious System Was Ultimately Indefectible Like the Church, But With Less Divinely-Provided Power and Promises  

How Newman Convinced me of the Apostolicity of the Catholic Church

Reply to James White on the Council of Nicaea and Its Relationship to Pope Sylvester, Athanasius' Views, and the Unique Preeminence of Catholic Authority

Reply to Protestant Apologist Jason Engwer's "The Canon and Church Infallibility" (An Alleged Disproof of Catholic Development of Doctrine) (+ Pt. II / Pt. III / Pt. IV)

Dialogue on Lutheranism and Catholicism, Part Four:  Rule of Faith, the Fathers, and Ecclesiology (vs. Nathan Rinne)

Dialogue With Protestant Apologist Jason Engwer on the Rule of Faith in the Church Fathers, Part One (Papias)

Papias, Scripture, and Tradition (Round Two): Dialogue With Protestant Apologist Jason Engwer / Sadly Typical End of Discourse With Anti-Catholics




 
Contraception



Development of Doctrine


The Development of the Papacy (Newman)

Apostolic and Early Church Teaching on Baptism, and its Doctrinal Development



How Newman Convinced me of the Apostolicity of the Catholic Church

Historical Development in the Understanding of Doctrinal Development of the Apostolic Deposit (Featuring Much Documentation From St. Thomas Aquinas; Also From St. Augustine, St. Vincent of Lerins, Vatican I [1870], Popes Pius IX, Pius X, Etc.)

Dialogue on the Nature of Development of Doctrine (Particularly With Regard to the Papacy) (vs. Jason Engwer)

Reply to a Protestant Counter-Response on Development of Doctrine (Particularly With Regard to the New Testament Canon and the Papacy) (vs. Jason Engwer)

Further Dialogue With an Evangelical Protestant on Various Aspects of Development of Doctrine (Particularly Concerning the Canon of Scripture) (vs. Jason Engwer)

Reply to Protestant Apologist Jason Engwer's "The Canon and Church Infallibility" (An Alleged Disproof of Catholic Development of Doctrine) (+ Pt. II / Pt. III / Pt. IV)

Dialogue With Protestant Apologist Jason Engwer on the Rule of Faith in the Church Fathers, Part One (Papias)

Papias, Scripture, and Tradition (Round Two): Dialogue With Protestant Apologist Jason Engwer / Sadly Typical End of Discourse With Anti-Catholics


Eucharist and Sacrifice of the Mass




History of the Doctrine of the Eucharist: Nine Protestant Scholarly Sources

Further Challenge to "Reformed Catholics": Calvin's and Patristic Eucharistic Theology

St. Augustine's Acceptance of the Seven Catholic Sacraments

St. Augustine's Distribution of the Eucharist Like Our Present-Day Usual Practice [Facebook] 

John Calvin and St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Comparative Eucharistic Theology

Reply to Joel Garver and Kevin Johnson on Calvin's Eucharistic Theology Compared to St. Cyril of Jerusalem's and the Fathers (Generally Speaking)

Dialogue With "CPA" (Lutheran) on Transubstantiation and Church History

Eucharistic Sacrifice: The Witness of the Church Fathers and the Bible (+ Part II / Part III) (vs. "CPA")

Dialogue on the Development of the Sacrifice of the Mass in the Fathers (vs. "CPA")

What Saint Augustine, Bishop, Saint and Doctor of the Catholic Church Actually Held Pertaining to Transubstantiation: A Response to Turretinfan (+ Part Two) (Paul Hoffer)

Church Fathers and the Sacrifice of the Mass


Marriage, Divorce, and Annulments



Mary, the Blessed Virgin



Papacy and Infallibility


The Development of the Papacy (Newman)

Pope Silvester and the Council of Nicaea

Pope Gregory the Great and the Universal Papacy

Pope St. Leo the Great, the "Robber" Council of 449, and the Council of Chalcedon in 451 (Newman)

Dialogue on (Supposedly Fallible) Pope Honorius



Reply to a Protestant Counter-Response on Development of Doctrine (Particularly With Regard to the New Testament Canon and the Papacy) (vs. Jason Engwer)

Dialogue on the Nature of Development of Doctrine (Particularly With Regard to the Papacy) (vs. Jason Engwer)

Antidote to William Whitaker's Sola Scriptura Arguments, Part 12: Church Councils, St. Irenaeus' Rule of Faith, and St. John Chrysostom on St. Peter and His Successors



Pope Leo the Great (r. 440-61) and Papal Supremacy


Purgatory

Dialogue on Purgatory in the Bible and in St. Ambrose (vs. Bethany Kerr) [7 Oct. 2013]


Salvation and Soteriology


Is Sola Fide (Faith Alone) a Legitimate Development of Patristic and Augustinian Soteriology?

The "Ransom Theory" of Atonement in the Fathers: Development in the Doctrine of the Work of Christ

Lutheran Pastor Paul T. McCain's Extreme Insults of Pope Benedict XVI and Catholics and Concealment of What St. Augustine Actually Taught About Salvation

Origen (c. 185-c. 254 ) on Faith, Works, and Judgment



Church Fathers vs. the "Reformation Pillar" of Faith Alone (Sola Fide) [Including "Revised Protestant Standard" Variant Readings]

The Interpretation and Exegesis of Romans 2-4 (Justification and Works of the Law) (Includes Very Extensive Patristic Commentary and Definitional Citations from three Protestant Bible Dictionaries)

Does St. Augustine Agree with John Calvin and Calvinists Regarding Total Depravity? (Reply to Detractors) [1-7-14 ]

Critique of Martin Chemnitz' Examination of Trent: Soteriology and Justification in the Church Fathers

2 Corinthians 5:21: Was Jesus Christ Literally Made Sin on the Cross? Did He Suffer the Horrors of Damnation? Luther and Calvin vs. the Church Fathers


Science


Fertile Soil and Roots of Modern Science: 33 Prominent Christians Prior to 1000 A. D. With Empiricist, Proto-Scientific Views



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