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 Review of Jerome Zanchi (1516–90) and the Analysis of Reformed Scholastic Christology

by Jonathan Tomes The retrieval of Reformed scholasticism has been under way for some time now, yet very many gaps remain in its development in Reformed Orthodoxy. Preference for high and late orthodox theologians continues to obscure the full breadth and depth of the tradition. Such myopia sometimes results in confirmation bias in the interpretation… Read More A Review of Jerome Zanchi (1516–90) and the Analysis of Reformed Scholastic Christology

Between Regensburg and Vatican II: Historical Light and Theological Development

A Review of On the Road to Vatican II: German Catholic Enlightenment and Reform of the Church by Eric J. Demeuse The 1541 Diet of Regensburg—the namesake of this forum—proved a significant dialogue between Catholics and Protestants. Essential agreement was reached on a number of still contentious issues, though lamentably these agreements came to naught.… Read More Between Regensburg and Vatican II: Historical Light and Theological Development

Substitution and Liberation: A Review of Fleming Rutledge’s The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ

by Eric Demeuse Few theological texts garner the cross-confessional praise won by Fleming Rutledge’s The Crucifixion (Eerdmans, 2015). With accolades from George Hunsinger, David Bentley Hart, Stanley Hauerwas, John Witvliet, Marilyn McCord Adams, and Bishop Robert Barron, to name just a few, the book certainly lives up to the hype. Rutledge writes unabashedly from the… Read More Substitution and Liberation: A Review of Fleming Rutledge’s The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ

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

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

How Many Churches? A Critique of Benoît-Dominique de la Soujeole

by Eric J. Demeuse In an important work recently translated into English,[1] the French Dominican Benoît-Dominique de la Soujeole presents a bold and largely successful “introduction to the mystery of the Church.” This 628 page “textbook,” as he calls it, is anything but what that arid term suggests. Offering both an historical examination of sources… Read More How Many Churches? A Critique of Benoît-Dominique de la Soujeole