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Positive Protestantism, a return to first principles.

Hugh T. Kerr

Positive Protestantism, a return to first principles.

by Hugh T. Kerr

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Published by Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Protestantism -- 20th century.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBX4811 .K4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination108 p.
    Number of Pages108
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5877747M
    LC Control Number63007989
    OCLC/WorldCa1428782

    A recent article in Christianity Today sported the headline “Protestants: The Most ‘Catholic’ of Christians.” With one eyebrow raised, I clicked on the link, wondering what could support such an audacious claim. It turns out the article was promoting the new Reforming Catholic Confession, which describes itself as a “‘Mere Protestant’ Statement of Faith to mark the th. The oldest Protestant churches, such as the Unitas Fratrum and Moravian Church, date their origins to Jan Hus (John Huss) in the early 15th century. As it was led by a Bohemian noble majority, and recognised, for a time, by the Basel Compacts, the Hussite Reformation was Europe's first "Magisterial Reformation" because the ruling magistrates supported it, unlike the "Radical Reformation.

      Fr. Louis Bouyer, himself a former Lutheran minister, points us to how the Church fulfills the genuine, positive principles of the Reformation in his The Spirit and Forms of Protestantism (as. The underlying causes of the Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century were social, political, and economic in nature. Financial burdens, humanist ideas, and corrupt popes set the stage for a change which was welcomed by Europe. These changes gave power to the people. Both negative and positive consequences followed the reformation.

    The History of Protestantism – Volume First – Book First – Progress From the First to the Fourteenth Century. it is simply a principle. But it is the greatest of all principles. It is a creative power. Its plastic influence is all-embracing. It penetrates into the heart and renews the individual. To these we now return. Protestantism on the history of which we are now entering. Viewed thus – and any narrower view would be untrue alike to philosophy and to fact – the History of Protestantism is the record of one of the grandest dramas of all time. It is true, no doubt, that Protestantism, strictly .


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Positive Protestantism, a return to first principles by Hugh T. Kerr Download PDF EPUB FB2

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Kerr, Hugh T. (Hugh Thomson), Positive Protestantism, a return to first principles. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice. And those Protestants who see, in the passage we first quoted, the very heart of their faith and life as Christians, can they seriously question that the Church does justice to all that is essential and positive in their "protestation," once they have read these other texts?-The Spirit and Forms of Protestantism /5.

Excerpt from Positive Protestantism: A Concise Statement of the Historical Origins, the Positive Affirmations, and the Present Position of Protestantism Protestant Affirmations. The writer had so many requests to suggest a book which wouldipre sent the origin, principles, and prospects of Prot estantism that he made a diligent search for : Alphonzo Augustus Hobson.

by James E. McGoldrick. The Protestant faith originated in a time of scandal, when Johann Tetzel, a Dominican monk, appeared in Germany and went from place to place selling certificates of indulgence. It was in the fall of that the scandal began.

Tetzel promised his listeners that they could obtain remission for their sins and for the sins of loved ones who had died and gone to purgatory. Protestantism, movement that began in northern Europe in the early 16th century as a reaction to medieval Roman Catholic doctrines and practices.

Along with Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, Protestantism became one of three major forces in a series of European religious wars in the 16th and 17th centuries, and especially in the 19th century, it spread throughout.

To the Protestants, he says, in effect, "It is fidelity to our Protestant principles, properly understood, that has led me into the Catholic Church." To the Catholics, he says, "Protestantism isn't as antithetical to the Catholic Faith as you suppose.

It has positive principles, as well as negative ones. The world of the late medieval Roman Catholic Church from which the 16th-century reformers emerged was a complex one. Over the centuries the church, particularly in the office of the papacy, had become deeply involved in the political life of western resulting intrigues and political manipulations, combined with the church’s increasing power and wealth, contributed to the.

To the Catholics, he says, "Protestantism isn't as antithetical to the Catholic Faith as you suppose. It has positive principles, as well as negative ones. Its positive principles, properly understood, belong to the Catholic Tradition, which we Catholics can see if we approach Protestantism with a.

After 1,+ years of unbroken Christian teaching on the immorality of contraception (including + years of unbroken Protestant teaching), a moral evil was suddenly declared good. The entirety of Protestantism, although horrified at first, soon followed suit.

The negative principles of the Reformation necessarily led the Catholic Church to reject the movement–though not, in fact, its fundamental positive principles, which were essentially Catholic. Eventually, argues Bouyer, through a complex historical process, these negative elements ate away at the positive principles as well.

Mark Brumley is managing editor of Catholic Dossier, where this article first appeared. A convert from Evangelical Protestantism, he was greatly influenced by Bouyer's book, The Spirit and Forms of Protestantism, when he first read it over 20 years ago.

Interpreting the Reformation Here’s what seems a fairly accurate but simplified summary of the issue: [ ]. Contrary to the negative implication of the word itself, Protestantism is a positive affirmation of religious belief based on the principles of the Reformation.

As a system of teaching, worship, and practice, it is frequently described as any form of Christianity, which is not Catholic. "The Spirit and Forms of Protestantism" is a critically engaged yet remarkably sympathetic analysis of the Protestant Reformation by a Lutheran who converted to Catholicism.

In the first half he praises the key positive principles of the Reformation, showing how they are. A Presbyterian, Robert McAfee Brown, has recently attempted one in his book, The Spirit of Protestantism.

2 Of it he writes: "This book was originally conceived because there. Protestantism, form of Christian faith and practice that originated with the principles of the term is derived from the Protestatio delivered by a minority of delegates against the () Diet of Speyer, which passed legislation against the Lutherans.

Since that time the term has been used in many different senses, but not as the official title of any church until it was. Protestantism is a personal response to either self, or a specific Christian community, with its basic concern for personal salvation through Christ according to the Scriptures The phrase ecclesia reformata, semper reformanda (the church reformed, always reforming) is an appropriate description of the heartbeat of the Protestant faith for a.

Protestantism is the second-largest form of Christianity with a total of million to 1 billion adherents worldwide or about 37% of all Christians. It originated with the 16th century Reformation, a movement against what its followers perceived to be errors in the Catholic Church.

Protestants reject the Roman Catholic doctrine of papal supremacy and sacraments, but disagree among themselves. Historian Alec Ryrie’s book, Protestants: The Faith That Made the Modern World is a history of the Protestantism from Martin Luther to what Ryrie calls “The Global Age” of Protestantism (“The Global Age” part of the book is mainly focused on the spread of Pentecostalism around the world, Protestantism in South Africa, Korea, and /5(47).

In the OPC’s Ordained Servant Carl Trueman reviews David Wells’s The Courage to Be Protestant. After summarizing the argument of the book, Trueman gives his positive assessment, namely, that the book is “a compelling analysis of the problems facing the church in the modern West, particularly America” and that “the answer to these problems has to be a return to the great solas of.

Philip Schaff and John Williamson Nevin correctly identified many weaknesses within Protestantism and attempted a systematic reconstruction of the Protestant project with a particular emphasis upon the theology of John Calvin and a hope to return to the ancient faith of the s: 4.

His Spirit and Forms of Protestantism was written a half-century ago, a decade before Vatican II's decree on ecumenism, Unitatis Redintegratio, yet it avoids the bitter anti-Protestantism that sometimes afflicted pre-conciliar Catholic works on Protestantism.

That's one reason the book remains useful, even after decades of post-conciliar ecumenism.The Word, Church and Sacraments in Protestantism and Catholicism by Rev. Louis Bouyer is a theological classic.

Like The Spirit and Forms of Protestantism, Fr. Bouyer's longer work on the same topic, it seeks to foster unity and deeper understanding among Christians by comparing the Catholic and Protestant views of Scripture, Church authority, and the Sacraments.

Octowill mark the five-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation. Martin Luther’s nailing of his Ninety-five Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Church on that day in has proven to be one of the most important events in the history of the world.