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

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

Announcing The Regensburg Forum

by Aaron Anderson In keeping with our commitment to scholarly explorations of contested issues between Catholics and Protestants, the writers of Catholics & Calvinists have decided to re-name our project The Regensburg Forum: History, Philosophy, and Theology in the Augustinian Tradition. We think that this change in nomenclature will serve to both broaden the possibilities for… Read More Announcing The Regensburg Forum

Merit, Aquinas, and Calvin: Letting the Differences Abide

by Aaron Anderson Concluding his essay “Calvin’s Critique of Merit, and Why Aquinas (Mostly) Agrees,” Charles Raith writes: The vision of rapprochement between Catholic and Reformed theology presented here does not argue that the differences between Calvin and his opponents were in actuality minor issues of little consequence to the Christian faith and therefore should be dismissed… Read More Merit, Aquinas, and Calvin: Letting the Differences Abide