Vernacular Scripture in the Reformation Era: Re-examining the Narrative

by Trevor Anderson  I. The ‘Protestant Paradigm’ In this post I examine what historian Andrew Gow calls the “Protestant Paradigm” (PP) – a narrative regarding the status of popular piety and vernacular Scripture in the pre-Reformation era. Andrew Gow studied Reformation history under Heiko Oberman and is currently a professor of religious studies at the University… Read More Vernacular Scripture in the Reformation Era: Re-examining the Narrative

A Note on Aquinas and Penal Atonement

by Trevor Anderson Elsewhere I’ve discussed two aspirations of New Calvinist theology: a commitment to clear thinking and argumentation, and competent engagement with relevant conversations (viz., “scholarship”). Here I’d like to note an instance in one prominent New Calvinist resource that falls short of these two ideals and so illustrates the need for more promising modes of inquiry and argument. Steve… Read More A Note on Aquinas and Penal Atonement

Dangerous Aquinas: A Response to Dewey Roberts

by Trevor Anderson Pastor Dewey Roberts has written a piece for The Aquila Report titled “Aquinas Is Not Safe Guide for Protestants.” Roberts writes to advise Protestants that Thomas Aquinas is not as great an aid to careful Christian thinking as is often supposed by some Reformed and evangelical authors (e.g. posts like this, or this). He lists six significant… Read More Dangerous Aquinas: A Response to Dewey Roberts

Review: Justification by Faith in Catholic-Protestant Dialogue by Anthony N. S. Lane

The Regensburg Forum is pleased to present a book review by Zach Howard of Bethlehem Seminary. Published shortly after the Catholic-Lutheran Joint Declaration on Justification in 1999, Anthony S. Lane’s book, Justification by Faith in Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue: An Evangelical Assessment, still offers the most thorough analysis of the issues on this topic. Indeed, the book… Read More Review: Justification by Faith in Catholic-Protestant Dialogue by Anthony N. S. Lane

St. Thomas and Christian Hedonism: Desiring Good

by Trevor Anderson In this and some following posts, I’d like to highlight what I see to be some notable convergences between the theology of St. Thomas Aquinas, the 13th century “common doctor” of the Church, and Pastor John Piper, whose philosophical theology exerts considerable influence on New Calvinist thought. Christian Hedonism and Practical Reason First,… Read More St. Thomas and Christian Hedonism: Desiring Good

Scholarship, Ecumenism, and The Regensburg Forum

by Trevor Anderson A look at our writers page makes clear that our site is not composed of contributors who hold positions of ecclesiastical authority in the Roman Catholic Church. Thus, none of our contributors are in a position to effect visible unity of any kind between various Christian communions that are not currently united (viz., Catholic and… Read More Scholarship, Ecumenism, and The Regensburg Forum