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Exo-Vaticana

Summary of argument (80).  Because only a small percentage of UFOs are extraordinary, the rest are intentional hoaxes or natural phenomena.   The language of UFO discourse is obtus, perhaps deliberately so. To clarify, the authors are not arguing that extra-terrestrials … Continue reading

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Horton: People and Place–A Covenant Ecclesiology

Horton finishes his unique project by examining the role that “covenant” plays in ecclesial discussions, yet the book is not simply another exercise in “how covenant theology proves infant baptism.” It is much more nuanced and detailed. Horton has demonstrated … Continue reading

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Schaff: Church History, Volume 5 (review)

This is his second volume on the Middle Ages. It is tempting to color the Middle Ages either as a period of gross or superstition or incredible beauty.  This answer is neither.  Or both. Much as we may be disgusted, and rightly … Continue reading

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Schaff on the Sacramental System

From History of the Christian Church, vol. 5: The Middle Ages 1049-1294.  These are my notes.  I am simply reporting what Schaff reported, though I think he is accurate. Not all sacred rites, or sacramentalia, are the Seven Sacraments (703).  All … Continue reading

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Usury in Christendom (Hoffman)

Hoffman’s broad thesis is that the Catholic church practically ceased viewing usury as a mortal sin due to clever re-phrasings of the law.  A corollary is that the Protestants did not begin usury (or capitalism).  Many Protestants opposed it, and … Continue reading

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Are we Together (Sproul)?

As a general rule I don’t get excited about Sproul.  He is a Nestorian and his son is a lunatic. Still, this book was relatively good. Excellent contrast between Rome and Protestantism. Short on analysis and critique. Offers some pointers … Continue reading

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