Roman but not Catholic– Part Eight

The Bible and Culture | 1/13/2018 | Staff
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One of the things about this book is that it sticks to analyzing the official documents, the catechisms, the creeds, the council decisions, the papal pronouncements of the Catholic Church. This I think was a very wise decision, but only late in the book is there an attempt to really come to grips with the differences between de facto how the church actually is in its faith and praxis, and de jure, what it’s official positions are on issues ranging from the Lord’s Supper to abortion. Collins and Walls are right that when there is too great a disparity between the two, trouble is brewing, if not a split of some kind. The impressions of Collins and Walls are mainly in reaction to the American Catholic Church (and to a lesser degree the European Catholic Church) but in fact the vast majority of Catholics don’t live in those regions— they are in Central and South America and Africa and Asia, and those parts of the Catholic Church...
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