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January 31st, 2007
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I found this article to be particularly fascinating. Father Oakes comments on his position over against Luther and the doctrine of justification.

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  1. weedon
    January 31st, 2007 at 21:03 | #1

    That is an excellent article! Loved the words of St. Thérèse of Lisieux!

  2. January 31st, 2007 at 21:56 | #2

    Yeah, I found that quite interesting too. The passing mention of the Methodist omission of “he descended into hell” in the Apostle’s Creed explains why my mother-in-law didn’t remember it when my daughter recited the Creed to her. :)

  3. House fan
    February 2nd, 2007 at 13:46 | #3

    Speaking of Neuhaus, there is an excellent “response” to his latest book, “Catholic Matters,” in the Concordia Journal by
    Dr. Paul Raabe. Well worth reading for anyone interested in, as Raabe
    writes, “the ecclesiological
    argument of the book.”

  4. Carl Beckwith
    February 2nd, 2007 at 15:04 | #4

    It’s striking that the words of St. Thérèse of Lisieux are quoted alongside the deliberately anti-Lutheran theology from Trent on Justification in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (§2011). What this shows, however, is what Jaroslav Pelikan has argued: when Trent rejected the Lutheran understanding of justification, it rejected half of its catholic tradition–a point the Catechism seems to be acknowledging, albeit in a somewhat confusing manner.
    Martin Chemnitz, commenting on the pious meditations of the fathers, patristic and medieval, writes, “there they show the practice and the use of the article of justification most beautifully, because they place their conscience before the tribunal of God; and they contain such delightful statements that while reading them I feel myself touched by them in my inmost heart; and I do not read anything in the writings of the fathers with greater pleasure than their pious meditations” (Examination, I:510).
    In addition to the words of Thérèse of Lisieux and the meditations of the fathers as noted by Chemnitz, we could add many of the comments made by the sixteenth-century RC “spirtuali”, such as Contarini and Seripando, on justification. The point, as made by Pelikan, is that the “Lutheran” article of justification is and always has been part of the tradition of the church catholic. A point that seems to have been acknowledged by the RCs at Regensburg (1541).

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