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Bible Conversations: Catholic-Protestant Dialogues on the Bible, Tradition, and Salvation: by Dave Armstrong


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Fifteen dialogues loosely based on encounters of a Catholic apologist with Protestants, over the course of nearly five years of Internet discussions on lists, bulletin boards, and private correspondence. The most important and fundamental issues that divide Protestants and Catholics are dealt with: the relationship of Bible and tradition, the authority of the Church, whether the Church and tradition can be infallible like the Bible, how one is saved, the relationship of faith and works, whether Catholics believe in "salvation by works," grace alone, etc.

Table of Contents

The Bible

Chapter 1: The Premises of Sola Scriptura
Chapter 2: Is the Bible the Ultimate Rule of Faith?
Chapter 3: Does the Bible Clearly Teach That it is Clear?
Chapter 4: The Perspicuity (Clarity) of the Bible: Plowboys, Preachers, and Popes
Chapter 5: The Formal Sufficiency of Holy Scripture

Apostolic Tradition

Chapter 6: Tradition in the New Testament
Chapter 7: The Nature of "the Church" and Catholicism
Chapter 8: On Church Authority and Epistemological "Certainty"
Chapter 9: Are Dissident "Catholics" a Disproof of the Catholic Church's Claims of Ecclesiological and Doctrinal Unity?
Chapter 10: "Dialogue" With the Reformed Belgic and Second Helvetic Confessions: On the True Church and Private Judgment

Salvation and Justification

Chapter 11: The Catholic Understanding of "Grace Alone" and Justification by Faith
Chapter 12: Repentance and Salvation
Chapter 13: Justification, the Law, and Grace
Chapter 14: The "Reformed" Definitions of Protestant and Pelagian
Chapter 15: The Biblical Evidence for Infant Baptism and Baptismal Regeneration

Appendix One: Martin Luther and the New Testament Canon
Appendix Two: The Origins of Sola Scriptura and Perspicuity (Hartmann Grisar)
Appendix Three: Catholic Biblical Exegesis and Hermeneutics (Catholic Encyclopedia)
Appendix Four: The Antiochene School of Literal Grammatico-Historical Hermeneutics (John Henry Newman)
Appendix Five: The Council of Trent: Canons on Justification
Appendix Six: The Catholic View of Non-Catholics (Karl Adam)