Was the Reformation a Mistake? : Why Catholic Doctrine Is Not Unbiblical

Was the Reformation a Mistake? : Why Catholic Doctrine Is Not Unbiblical

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Was the Reformation a mistake?

In its actual historical context, it hardly seems fair to call the Reformation a "mistake." In 1517, the Church was in need of a spiritual and theological reform. The issues raised by Renaissance humanism - and by the profound corruption of the Church's leaders, the Avignon papacy, and the Great Schism in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries - lingered unresolved. What were key theological problems that led to the Reformation?

Theologian Matthew Levering helps readers see these questions from a Catholic perspective. Surveying nine key themes - Scripture, Mary, the Eucharist, the Seven Sacraments, monasticism, justification and merit, purgatory, saints, and papacy - he examines the positions of Martin Luther and makes a case that the Catholic position is biblically defensible once one allows for the variety of biblically warranted modes of interpreting Scripture. At the same time, Levering makes clear that he cannot "prove" the Catholic case.

The book concludes with a spirited response by "mere Protestant" theologian Kevin J. Vanhoozer.


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Details

Author(s)
Matthew Levering, Kevin J. Vanhoozer
Format
Paperback | 240 pages
Dimensions
140 x 213 x 18mm | 222g
Publication date
26 Sep 2017
Publisher
ZONDERVAN
Publication City/Country
Grand Rapids, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0310530717
ISBN13
9780310530718
Bestsellers rank
343,250