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Biblical Catholic Answers for John Calvin - by Dave Armstrong

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In many ways, John Calvin (1509-1564) has shaped the subsequent history of Protestantism even more than Martin Luther himself.

Book IV of John Calvin's monumentally influential work of systematic theology, "Institutes of the Christian Religion" ("Of the Holy Catholic Church") gets to the heart of the disagreement between Catholics and Protestants. The present work is an in-depth critique of the major themes of this portion, from a biblical and Catholic perspective (hence the title).

The back-and-forth, socratic nature of this volume allows the reader to consider Calvin’s arguments and then ponder orthodox Catholic replies to them, in order to decide which are more plausible; which have a “ring of truth” to them.

The goal of this volume is to concentrate on rational arguments from Scripture and history. Also included are 66 "ecumenical" pages detailing where Catholics and Calvin (and Calvinists) can agree (surprisingly, on a great many things).


TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Dedication…………….……………………………………….3

    Introduction……………………………………………………5


    PART ONE: CRITICISM


    I. Ecclesiology (Theology of the Church and Church Government)…………………………………………..……..15 [16 sections]


    1. The Catholic Church vs. the Bible?.………………………..15
    2. Denigration of Tradition……………………………………17
    3. Denial of Apostolic Succession…………………………….19
    4. Indefectibility of the Church vs. Massive Apostasy………..24
    5. “Primary” vs. “Secondary” Doctrines………………………44
    6. Conscience, Private Judgment, and Church Authority……..48
    7. Denial of Infallible Church Councils……………………….59
    8. The Nature of St. Paul’s Calling and Commissioning……...66
    9. Church Government According to the Early Church.………68
    10. Equating of the Offices of Presbyter, Pastor, and Bishop.…72
    11. Can Laymen Declare Clergy Illegitimate?…………………77
    12. Denigration of the Vows and Oaths of Consecration………78
    13. Clerical Celibacy.…………………………………..………83
    14. Justification of the Protestant Schism………………………92
    15. Boy-Bishops vs. Calvin and Boy-King Edward VI.………..96
    16. The Church and Capital Punishment for Heresy.…..……..100


    II. Papal, Petrine, and Roman Primacy...….………………107 [21 sections]


    1. Denial of the Primacy of St. Peter Among the Apostles..…107
    2. Was the Papacy Instituted by Jesus Christ?……………….112
    3. Is Peter the “Rock” on Whom Christ Built His Church?….114
    4. Jesus Tells Peter to “Feed My Lambs” (John 21:15)…..…115
    5. Analogy of Ancient Israel and the Jewish High Priest……116
    6. Peter’s Primacy and Papal Succession Through History….119
    7. The Papacy in St. Paul’s Teaching and Thinking…………120
    8. St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s Martyrdoms in Rome..………….123
    9. Roman Primacy: Merely Historical Happenstance?………125
    10. The Church Fathers and the Pope as “Head”……………..125
    11. Questionable Use of St. Cyprian Contra the Papacy.……..127
    12. Did St. Jerome Deny Papal and Roman Supremacy?……..130
    13. Constantinople, Apostolicity, and Pope Leo the Great...…131
    14. Was Pope Gregory the Great’s Reign a Sea-Change?…….133
    15. Was St. Bernard an Opponent of Papal Supremacy?...…...137
    16. Pope John XXII’s Error and Papal Infallibility...…………142
    17. When Did the Pope Become Antichrist?…145 [complete excerpt]
    18. The Donation of Constantine Forgery…………………….148
    19. Do “Bad Popes” Disprove the Papacy?...…………………149
    20. Pope Gregory VII (Hildebrand): “Impure and Wicked”?...153
    21. Popes as “Tyrants” vs. Calvin’s “Authority”……………..155


    III. Salvation, Justification, Sanctification, Sacraments, and the Spiritual Life……………………………………………157 [11 sections]


    1. Calvin’s Accusation of Catholic Semi-Pelagianism………157
    2. Cooperation With God’s Grace (Synergism) and Merit…..162
    3. Absolution and Forgiveness of Sins by the Clergy………..164
    4. The “Evangelical Counsels” and Monastic Perfection…….167
    5. Public, Communal Fasting and Abstinence ……………….178
    6. Holy Water..…….…………………………………………183
    7. Holy Days………………………………………………….184
    8. The Sacraments: Basic Definitions and Disputes………….187
    9. Catholic Sacramental Principle of Ex Opere Operato…….195
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