The Biblical Basis For Tradition

Author: John Salza
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (IN)
ISBN: 9781592764297
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The Biblical Basis For Tradition from the Author: John Salza. Whether the issue is the pope, the sacraments, Mary, purgatory, etc., the debate boils down to the belief in Scripture alone vs. the belief in Scripture and Tradition. The fourth in a series of popular analyses of the Biblical Basis of the Catholic Faith, this newest title closes the loop on the primary arguments aimed at Catholics. Author, John Salza, leads you on an incredible journey of faith that masterfully uncovers the arguments one layer at a time in a practical, straightforward manner. Whether you are defending, questioning, or simply exploring the Catholic Faith, The Biblical Basis for Tradition delivers the answers and issues in no uncertain terms. Biblical commands to obey Tradition Mis-interpretation of Bible verses used to "prove" belief in Scripture alone Scripture and Apostolic Succession Scripture, Tradition, and the early Church The need for an official interpreter of Scripture

The Biblical Basis For The Eucharist

Author: John Salza
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor Publishing
ISBN: 9781592763368
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The Biblical Basis For The Eucharist from the Author: John Salza. For over 2,000 years the Catholic Church has been celebrating the Eucharist as the source and summit of the Christian Faith and it is still one of the most divisive doctrines separating Catholics and Protestants today. Author, lawyer, and a leading defender of the Faith, John Salza, unpacks this pillar of the Catholic Faith in the same clear, engaging style that has drawn thousands of readers to his other works. Here Salza demonstrates how, without question, the Eucharist, as the body and blood of Jesus Christ, is deeply rooted in biblical history. Whether you are defending, questioning, or exploring the role of the Eucharist in the Catholic Faith, you will come away from The Biblical Basis for the Eucharist with a crystal clear understanding of what the Church teaches and why. Extensively footnoted, yet filled with the passion of a courtroom, this book outlines the Eucharist and the Mass in detail: Learn the story of how the Old Testament sacrificial system was the foundation of the Church's celebration of the Eucharist . . . how the Mass applies Christ's sacrifice to the faithful through time and space . . . why belief in the Eucharist is key to understanding God's wonderful plan of salvation and so much more Regardless of your level of knowledge about the Eucharist or the Catholic Faith, you will come away from The Biblical Basis for the Eucharist with a greater appreciation for the sacrifice of the Mass and a deeper relationship with our Eucharistic Lord.

The Biblical Basis For The Catholic Faith

Author: John Salza
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (IN)
ISBN: 9781592761463
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The Biblical Basis For The Catholic Faith from the Author: John Salza. There's a commonly-held misconception that the Catholic Church "made up " a lot of it's teachings. That much of what Catholics believe has no foundation in Scripture. The Biblical Basis for the Catholic Faith is written for both audiences. In a nonconfrontational manner, author John Salza quotes only from the bible to explain the basic doctrine of the Catholc Church. Chapter after chapter focuses on doctrinal "hot spots" including sola Scriptura, Traditional, papal infallibility, the seven sacraments,Mary and the saints, justification,salvation and purgatory.

The Divine Right Of The Papacy In Recent Ecumenical Theology

Author: J. Michael Miller
Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
ISBN: 9788876521898
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The Divine Right Of The Papacy In Recent Ecumenical Theology from the Author: J. Michael Miller. Since the second Vatican Council, ecumenical interest in papal primacy has taken a new turn. Not since the sixteenth century has there been such lively discussion on its meaning and on the kinds of justification given to it. One major problem raised in recent ecumenical, theological and official interconfessional dialogue is the Catholic claim that Roman primacy is iure divino. The purpose of this study is to examine the meaning of the iure divino qualification of papal primacy as it has been taught and understood in the Catholic, Lutheran and Anglican traditions. Moreover, we shall investigate, by means of an historical and systematic inquiry, the meaning of ius divinum when applied to ecclesial structures generally and especially to papal primacy. This investigation will involve a review of the Catholic theological tradition and particulary contemporary theological writings on the subject. We shall also consider how the iure divino qualifications has been understood in the Lutheran and Anglican traditions. Finally, we shall analyze its meaning and the degree of convergence that has emerged in recent ecumenical dialogues. The scope of this work is limited to the Catholic, Lutheran and Anglican traditions for three reasonsa

Biblical Proofs For An Infallible Church And Papacy

Author: Dave Armstrong
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1105615278
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Biblical Proofs For An Infallible Church And Papacy from the Author: Dave Armstrong. This volume consists entirely of materials posted on my website / blog: "Biblical Evidence for Catholicism": written between 1997 and 2011: several in direct response to Protestant queries or challenges. I’ve revised them in order to clarify the thoughts and to “tighten” up the arguments. My goal is to defend and clarify what Catholics believe with regard to ecclesiology, or the doctrine of the Church (including the papacy), why we do, and to demonstrate that Catholic beliefs are in harmony with Holy Scripture and the doctrines held by the early Church. Protestants deny the infallibility of the Church, and hold that Scripture alone is the only final, infallible authority (denying that characteristic to the Church and apostolic tradition and the papacy). Therefore, if Catholics can show that an infallible Church and papacy are squarely based on Scripture, Protestants would be bound to those beliefs, by their own rule of faith (sola Scriptura). My aim is to demonstrate exactly that.

The Bible In History

Author: David W. Kling
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198029809
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The Bible In History from the Author: David W. Kling. No one can doubt that the Bible has exerted a tremendous influence on Western civilization since the dawn of Christianity. But few of us have considered the precise nature of that influence in particular historical contexts. In this book, David Kling traces the fascinating story of how specific biblical texts have at different times emerged to be the inspiration of movements that have changed the course of history. By examining eight such pivotal texts, Kling elucidates the ways in which sacred texts continue to shape our lives as well as our history. Among the passages he discusses are: * "Upon this rock I will build my church" (Matthew 16:18), which inspired the formation of the papacy and has served as its foundation for centuries * "The righteous will live by faith" (Romans 1:17), which caught the imagination of Martin Luther and sparked the Protestant Reformation * "Go to Pharaoh and say to him, 'Thus says the Lord: Let my people go, so that they may worship me'" (Exodus 8:1), which has played an important and diverse role in African American history from early slave spirituals through the modern civil rights movement and beyond * "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:28), which has been adopted by feminists as a rallying cry in the battle for women's ordination Each of the historical episodes he explores--from the beginning of Christian monasticism to the emergence of Pentecostalism--is evidence of the dynamic interplay between Scripture and the social and cultural context in which it is interpreted. Kling's innovative study of this process shows how sacred texts can give life to social movements, and how powerful social forces can give new meaning to Scripture.

A Short History Of The Papacy In The Middle Ages

Author: Walter Ullmann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134415354
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A Short History Of The Papacy In The Middle Ages from the Author: Walter Ullmann. This classic text outlines the development of the Papacy as an institution in the Middle Ages. With profound knowledge, insight and sophistication, Walter Ullmann traces the course of papal history from the late Roman Empire to its eventual decline in the Renaissance. The focus of this survey is on the institution and the idea of papacy rather than individual figures, recognizing the shaping power of the popes' roles that made them outstanding personalities. The transpersonal idea, Ullmann argues, sprang from Christianity itself and led to the Papacy as an institution sui generis.

The Biblical Basis For Purgatory

Author: John Salza
Publisher: TAN Books
ISBN: 1935302973
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The Biblical Basis For Purgatory from the Author: John Salza. Jesus taught us about it, and for centuries the Church has faithfully defined and defended it. Protestants deny it even exists, while many Catholics fundamentally misunderstand it. It is Purgatory: that place of purifying penance where souls saved by Christ are made perfect and acceptable to spend life eternal in heaven. In The Biblical Basis For Purgatory, author and apologist John Salza (Why Catholics Cannot Be Masons) offers the definitive scriptural explanation of this distinctively Catholic doctrine. Building on the teachings of Christ and St. Paul, he shows how the existence of a place of temporal punishment after death is not only a logical extension of what we know about the reality of sin and God's justice, but is also a supreme expression of God's love and mercy. Although Purgatory is a place of mercy, its pains are real, and they are severe. This book does more than defend and explain Purgatory it provides a solid plan, drawn from the Church's perennial wisdom for conquering our sins by God's grace, while still on earth.

The Papacy In The Age Of Totalitarianism 1914 1958

Author: John Pollard
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191026581
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The Papacy In The Age Of Totalitarianism 1914 1958 from the Author: John Pollard. The Papacy in the Age of Totalitarianism, 1914-1958 examines the most momentous years in papal history. Popes Benedict XV (1914-1922), Pius XI (1922-1939), and Pius XII (1939-1958) faced the challenges of two world wars and the Cold War, and threats posed by totalitarian dictatorships like Italian Fascism, German National Socialism, and Communism in Russia and China. The wars imposed enormous strains upon the unity of Catholics and the hostility of the totalitarian regimes to Catholicism lead to the Church facing persecution and martyrdom on a scale similar to that experienced under the Roman Empire and following the French Revolution. At the same time, these were years of growth, development, and success for the papacy. Benedict healed the wounds left by the 'modernist' witch hunt of his predecessor and re-established the papacy as an influence in international affairs through his peace diplomacy during the First World War. Pius XI resolved the 'Roman Question' with Italy and put papal finances on a sounder footing. He also helped reconcile the Catholic Church and science by establishing the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and took the first steps to move the Church away from entrenched anti-Semitism. Pius XI continued his predecessor's policy of the 'indigenisation' of the missionary churches in preparation for de-colonisation. Pius XII fully embraced the media and other means of publicity, and with his infallible promulgation of the Assumption in 1950, he took papal absolutism and centralism to such heights that he has been called the 'last real pope'. Ironically, he also prepared the way for the Second Vatican Council.

The Pope S Letter And Sunday Law

Author: Russell R. Standish
Publisher: Hartland Publications
ISBN: 9780923309374
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The Pope S Letter And Sunday Law from the Author: Russell R. Standish. This is unquestionably the most poignant, critical evaluation of the recent papal Apostolic Letter. The authors examine the Biblical foundations upon which the pope seeks to buttress his cleverly crafted letter. But even the undoubted skill of the pope and his scholarly advisors cannot mask the fallacies of the pope's conclusions. The authors show emphatically that the pope's assertions are in deep contradiction to the record of the Holy Bible and that of history.