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

Scholastic Developments on Merit: A Downward Path into Pelagianism?

The Regensburg Forum is pleased to feature a guest essay by Dr. Charles Raith II. He currently serves as the Vice President of Ethics and Mission at Mercy Health Ministry. Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Religion & Philosophy at John Brown University. Introduction “The Schools have always gone from worse to worse, until at… Read More Scholastic Developments on Merit: A Downward Path into Pelagianism?

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

Peter Martyr Vermigli and the Scholastic Inheritance: Negotiating Scholastic Sources

[This is part 1 in a series] by Joshua Benjamins The sixteenth-century Reformers maintained a rather uneasy relationship to the scholastic theologians of the Middle Ages. While the early architects of what later became known as “Reformed scholasticism” adopted much of the methodology, terminology, and theological presuppositions of the medieval Schoolmen, their appropriation of the… Read More Peter Martyr Vermigli and the Scholastic Inheritance: Negotiating Scholastic Sources