Category Archives: Theology of Reform

Are Roman Catholics Members of the New Covenant?

A few days ago I finally had time to listen to the now 5-year old debate between Doug Wilson and James White on the topic of whether Roman Catholics are members of the new covenant. (Yes, despite being a former … Continue reading

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Realism, Nominalism, Reform, and Heresy

R.R. Betts makes the interesting argument that the great heresies which plagued the fifteenth century (chiefly Wycliffism and the Hussites) were an unintended, but quite natural, offshoot of the prevailing Realist philosophical-theological paradigm: …The realist faith in the reality of … Continue reading

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Defoliation or Weeding: Some Problems With the Radical Vision of “Reform”

In Reformation scholarship today it is common to recognize two types of reformation emanating from the Sixteenth Century: “Magisterial” and “Radical.” Though there are many helpful distinctions and turns of historical development in this classification scheme which we cannot go … Continue reading

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Always Reforming or Always Renewing?

Christopher Bellito writes: Reform in church history has tended to lean more in the direction of going back to or restoring an original form, while renewal has connoted making that original form ‘new and improved.’ [Renewing Christianity: A History of … Continue reading

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