Tag Archives: Eamon Duffy

Whatever Happened, It Deserves to be Mentioned

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While Bryan Cross and others shrug their shoulders about Vatican 2′s significance, practically everywhere you go in other Roman Catholic venues you find acknowledgement that something changed in the church and it was disruptive. Bryan likens this line of attack to an accusation of bait and switch — such that when he blogs about the… Read More→

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Papal Obsession: What’s in A Name?

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One positive consequence of recent interactions with Roman Catholics like Brad Gregory, Christian Smith, the indefatigable Bryan Cross, and the stellar work of Francis Oakley is an awareness of just how complicated and fascinating the history of the papacy is. Eamon Duffy puts it this way in his new book on the papacy: Thomas Hobbes… Read More→

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The Primacy of James (or the Ante-Ante-Nicene Fathers)

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One of the puzzles of Roman Catholic claims about the primacy of the papacy is that the biblical support for this view rests almost entirely on Matt. 16:18. Theologians and church members (at least of Protestant derivation) should always beware of so little biblical support. In addition, when you read the New Testament (if you… Read More→

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