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All articles & reviews tagged with roman-catholicism

Review

August 2021
Reviews > Book

The Necessity of Reforming the Church with A Reply to Cardinal Sadoleto

This well-produced volume from the publishing arm of Ligonier Ministries contains new English translations of two works of John Calvin. The first, from 1544, is Calvin’s explanation to Emperor Charles V and the Roman Catholic political leaders of Germany of the Protestant reasoning for reforming the church. Calvin examined four areas: worship, salvation, the…

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Article

October 2017
Articles > Cults and other religions

Roman Catholicism: then and now

The Council of Trent (1545-63) defined Rome’s response to the challenge of the Reformation. Three great problems stand out in the teachings of Trent: the doctrines of revelation and justification, and the church’s worship. Trent’s position on each of these demonstrates why the Reformation was necessary at the time. But it is often said…

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Article

October 2001
Cults and other religions

Mary

In the papal encyclical Redemptoris Mater - on the Blessed Virgin Mary in the life of the pilgrim Church, issued in March 1987, Pope John Paul II reflected on the role of Mary in the church. Redemptoris Mater is a wide-ranging and authoritative statement on Mary from the Roman Catholic perspective. It reiterates Rome’s…

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Article

February 2001
General

Just for Catholics

I was brought up in a Catholic home and I am grateful that my parents taught me about God, his law and the judgement to come. However, they did not teach me the way of salvation. I heard the Evangelical message for the first time when I was 14 years old. Some Irish tourists…

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Article

November 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

Broken bridges

As a young boy growing up in the Roman Catholic Church, I will always remember the clear and emphatic claim of my teachers and contemporaries that ‘salvation is only through the Catholic Church’. Again, ‘there is only one true Catholic and Apostolic Church, and anyone who leaves the Church will be lost forever’. These…

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Article

October 1999
Colombia

Missionary Spotlight- Colombia: Churches and Context

Roman Catholicism came to this part of South America during the sixteenth-century Spanish conquest. Evangelical Protestantism only began to make noticeable inroads after the 1840s. Calvinistic and Presbyterian missionary influences were quite prominent in those small beginnings, with input from both the United States and Britain. Church growth Since the 1950s significant growth has…

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Historical

August 1999
Articles > Historical

Cardinal Basil Hume (1923 – 1999)

The death of Cardinal Basil Hume in June marked another milestone in the seemingly inexorable advance of Roman Catholicism in Britain. Instead of entertaining the historic English antipathy towards Roman Catholicism, many people now view Catholic 'insights' as legitimate variations on the truth. This is a far cry from what obtained at the time…

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