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Roman Catholic Theology and Practice: An Evangelical Assessment

Format: Digital
Publisher:
, 2014
ISBN: 9781433501166

Overview

In this balanced volume, Gregg Allison—an evangelical theologian and church historian—helps readers understand the nuances of Roman Catholic teaching. Walking through the official Catechism of the Catholic Church, Allison summarizes and assesses Catholic doctrine from the perspective of both Scripture and evangelical theology.

Noting prominent similarities without glossing over key differences, this book will equip Christians on both sides of the ecclesiastical divide to fruitfully engage in honest dialogue with one another.

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Key Features

  • Addresses a pressing issue in Christian philosophical and practical apologetics
  • Features a top apologist in his speaking from his expertise
  • Argues for and supports a worldview grounded in the authority of the Bible

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Scripture, Evangelical Theology, and Catholic Theology
  • Part 1: The Profession of Faith: Catholic Theology according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church
    • The Profession of Faith (Part 1, Section 1, Chapters 1–3)
    • The Profession of Faith (Part 1, Section 2, Chapter 1, Article 1—Chapter 3, Article 8)
    • The Profession of Faith (Part 1, Section 2, Chapter 3, Article 9)
    • The Profession of Faith (Part 1, Section 2, Chapter 3, Articles 10–12)
  • Part 2: The Celebration of the Christian Mystery: Catholic Theology according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church
    • The Celebration of the Christian Mystery (Part 2, Section 1)
    • The Celebration of the Christian Mystery (Part 2, Section 2, Chapter 1, Articles 1–2)
    • The Celebration of the Christian Mystery (Part 2, Section 2, Chapter 1, Article 3)
    • The Celebration of the Christian Mystery (Part 2, Section 2, Chapter 2, Articles 4–5)
    • The Celebration of the Christian Mystery (Part 2, Section 2, Chapter 3, Articles 6–7)
  • Part 3: Life in Christ: Catholic Theology according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church

    • Life in Christ (Part 3, Section 1, Chapters 1–2)
    • Life in Christ (Part 3, Section 1, Chapter 3)
  • Conclusion
    • Evangelical Ministry with Catholics

Praise for the Print Edition

If you are looking for a few bullet-points and caricatures, this book will disappoint. But if you are looking for a serious survey drawn from the Catholic Catechism and other primary sources, along with an evangelical assessment of each point, Professor Allison’s labors will pay rich dividends.

Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California; author, Calvin on the Christian Life

This book is good news to those who have long desired a reliable theological guide in dealing with Roman Catholicism. Based on a painstaking analysis of the 1992 Catechism of the Catholic Church, it covers the all-embracing trajectory of Roman Catholic theology and practice. Instead of juxtaposing ephemeral impressions and disconnected data, Allison provides a theological framework that accounts for the complexity of the Roman Catholic system and its dynamic unity. This book is to be commended for its biblical depth, theological acuteness, historical alertness, and systemic awareness. My hope is that this landmark book will reorient evangelical theology away from its attraction for a shallow ecumenicity with Rome toward a serious dialogue based on the Word of God.

—Leonardo De Chirico, lecturer of historical theology, Istituto di Formazione Evangelica e Documentazione, Padova (Italy)

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About Gregg R. Allison

Gregg R. Allison is professor of Christian theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is secretary of the Evangelical Theological Society, a book review editor for the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, an elder at Sojourn Community Church, and a theological strategist for Sojourn Network. Allison has taught at several colleges and seminaries, including Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon, and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois, and is the author of numerous books, including Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine.

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