Concluding Thoughts on Dignitatis Humanae

This is Steven Wedgeworth’s response to Thomas Pink’s concluding remarks. It is the final essay in a four-part debate between Thomas Pink and Steven Wedgeworth on the historical and conceptual coherence of Dignitatis Humanae, and thereby the traditional Catholic teachings on church and state. The previous installments are: Pink: Tyranny, Contradiction or Continuity: A Reformed-Catholic… Read More Concluding Thoughts on Dignitatis Humanae

Dignitatis Humanae – A Leonine Balancing Act

This is Thomas Pink’s concluding argument in a series of exchanges on Dignitatis Humanae. His kick-off essay can be found here (along with an introduction to the overall debate), with a response essay here from Steven Wedgeworth. Next week, Wedgeworth will make his final arguments. I have presented a Leonine interpretation of Dignitatis Humanae – an account that… Read More Dignitatis Humanae – A Leonine Balancing Act

Design by Committee: the Challenge of Reading Dignitatis Humanae Aright

This is part II in a debate between Thomas Pink  and Steven Wedgeworth (Roman Catholic and Reformed, respectively) on Dignitatis Humanae and Catholic teaching on religious liberty and coercion. Part I may be found here, along with a short introduction and context for the debate. Steven Wedgeworth – Christ Church in Lakeland, Director for the Davenant Trust Professor… Read More Design by Committee: the Challenge of Reading Dignitatis Humanae Aright

Tyranny, Contradiction or Continuity? A Reformed-Catholic Debate on Dignitatis Humanae and Religious Liberty

The editors of The Regensburg Forum are pleased to host an exchange between Dr. Thomas Pink and Pastor Steven Wedgeworth on the coherence and historical context of the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings on the state’s obligations to facilitate true religion, specifically as expressed in the most comprehensive and authoritative of its modern documents, Dignitatis Humanae. Wedgeworth recently… Read More Tyranny, Contradiction or Continuity? A Reformed-Catholic Debate on Dignitatis Humanae and Religious Liberty

Some New Books on Early Modern Theology and Church History

Reviewed by Ulrich L. Lehner Professor of Religious History and Historical Theology Marquette University O’Connor, Michael. Cajetan’s Biblical Commentaries: Motive and Method (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2017). St. Andrews Studies in Reformation History. 302 pp. Recent years have seen a surge of interest in the works of Thomas de Vio, called Cajetan (1469–1534), but mostly in his works… Read More Some New Books on Early Modern Theology and Church History

A Response from Benoît-Dominique de La Soujeole on Bellarmine and His Posterity

Benoît-Dominique de La Soujeole has graciously offered to respond to Eric DeMeuse’s critical review of his recent  Introduction to the Mystery of the Church. The original post may be read here. I have read with much interest the critical study which Mr. Eric DeMeuse has made of my book Introduction to the Mystery of the Church,… Read More A Response from Benoît-Dominique de La Soujeole on Bellarmine and His Posterity

Catholic or Protestant? The Story of Contarini and the Reformation

We are pleased to share a recent piece at The Gospel Coalition by Chris Castaldo, with the permission of Castaldo and Dr. Ryan M. Reeves. Castaldo highlights some fundamental divisions among Protestants and Catholics by exploring the role of one Catholic cardinal at Regensburg. What is the fundamental difference between Roman Catholic and evangelical Protestant faith? The… Read More Catholic or Protestant? The Story of Contarini and the Reformation