Catholics and Protestants : what can we learn from each other?
|Format:||Print Book 2017|
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The widely read author and philosopher Peter Kreeft presents a unique book about the important beliefs that Catholics and Protestants share in common. Inspired by Christ's prayer for unity in the Gospel of John and Saint John Paul II's encyclical Ut Unum Sint , Kreeft demonstrates that Christian reunification is possible. While he acknowledges that there are still significant differences between Catholics and Protestants, he emphasizes that they agree on the single most important issue: justification.
The style of this book is modeled on Pascal, Solomon, and Jesus: short answers and single points to ponder rather than long strings of argument. The writing is direct, simple, and confrontational, but vertically rather than horizontally by "directing arrows not against each other (Protestant or Catholic) but against our own hearts and minds and wills."
The purpose of this book, writes Kreeft, is to be "like an Australian sheepdog, herding and hectoring Christ's separated sheep back to His face. For that is the only way they can ever return back to each other."
ContentsA Lutheran parable
Why the Reformation is over
How Catholics should think about Protestants
How not to think about reunion
What happens in individuals who "ecumenize"?
The greatest confession of failure in church history
Catholic versus Protestant perspectives on tradition and scripture
Coming home: a Protestant-Catholic dialogue
What is the eucharist?
My first original evangelical thought and my first original Catholic thought
Who has the "full gospel"?
Three reasons for reunion
The goal of the Reformation
Stereotypes and caricatures
The plant metaphor applied to ecumenism
Do we dare to hope for reunion?
Sorting out the positives
Two ladies: a parable
Jesus and Mary
The Protestant Reformation has happened in the Catholic Church
A little comic relief
Sorting things out among converts and their motives
Sorting out the issues in "comparative religions"
Historical perspectives (from the future) on the Reformation
What will make good Protestants come home?
Ecumenism and world religions
The Catholic Jesus versus the Protestant Jesus
The bottom line.
Catholic Church -- Relations -- Protestant churches.
Protestant churches -- Doctrines.
Protestant churches -- Relations -- Catholic Church.
|Publisher|| San Francisco :2017
204 pages ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references.