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Martin Luther, Founder of Protestantism; painting by Lucas Cranach, 1529

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
(Hyper-Linked)

 MARTIN LUTHER
QUESTIONS CONCERNING MY LUTHER RESEARCH
LUTHERANISM
JOHN CALVIN
 CALVINISM (REFORMED)
THE "REFORMATION" or PROTESTANT REVOLT
DENOMINATIONALISM AND DIVISION
PHILOSOPHICAL AND THEOLOGICAL ERRORS
PROTESTANTISM AND HISTORY
ECUMENISM
ECCLESIOLOGY (DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH)
ANTI-CATHOLICISM
ANGLICANISM
CHURCH OF CHRIST
METHODISM
SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISM
PENTECOSTAL EXCESSES

MARTIN LUTHER

Catholic Response to the Movie Luther (2003): "Good to Hear Both Sides of the Story" 175K

Martin Luther's  Violent, Inflammatory Rhetoric and its Relationship to the German Peasants' Revolt (1524-1525) 157K

Luther's Outrageous Assertions About Certain Biblical Books (Reply to James Swan's Paper on Luther and the Canon) (Dave Armstrong vs. James Swan)

Martin Luther's Devotion to Mary 12K

Counter-Reply: Martin Luther's Mariology (Particularly the Immaculate Conception): Has Present-Day Protestantism Maintained the "Reformational" Heritage of Classical Protestant Mariology? (Dave Armstrong vs. James Swan) 152K

Second Reply Concerning Martin Luther's Mariology (Dave Armstrong vs. James Swan) 201K

Did Martin Luther Regard the (Roman) Catholic Church as a Non-Christian, Apostate Institution?: Featuring dozens of citations from Luther's own writings; particularly On the Councils and the Churches (1539) and Against Hans Wurst (1541) 74K

Luther's (and Calvin's) View of the Catholic Church (blog)

Dialogue: Martin Luther the "Super-Pope," de facto Infallibility, and Protestant Tradition: A Philosophical and Analogical "Turning the Tables" Argument in Reply to Certain Protestant  Rhetoric Against the Papacy (Dave Armstrong vs. Edwin Tait) 23K

Martin Luther the "Super-Pope" and de facto Infallibility: With Extensive Documentation From Luther's Own Words 68K

Was Corruption in the Medieval Papacy the Primary Cause of the Protestant Revolt? 44K

The Influence of William of Ockham and Nominalism on Martin Luther and Early Protestant Thought 205K

Did Martin Luther Believe That Jesus Had Carnal Relations With Mary Magdalene and Others? (Dave Armstrong vs. "BJ Bear" & "Bonnie" + EL Hamilton) 70K

2 Corinthians 5:21: Was Jesus Christ Literally Made Sin on the Cross? Did He Suffer the Horrors of Damnation? Luther and Calvin vs. the Church Fathers 29K

Martin Luther, Indulgences, and the Origins of the Protestant Revolt (aka, Luther Was Not a Revolutionary?! Huh?!) 15K

The Orthodox vs. the Heterodox Luther 15K

Luther vs. the Canon of the Bible 9K

The Interpretation and Exegesis of Romans 2-4 (Justification and Works of the Law) (Includes Very Extensive Patristic Commentary and Definitional Citations from three Protestant Bible Dictionaries) 29K

Luther, Calvin, and Other Early Protestants  on the Perpetual Virginity of Mary 14K

Baptismal Regeneration: Luther, Wesley, and Anglicanism 6K

"Man-Centered" Sacramentalism: The Remarkable Incoherence of Dr. James White: How Can Martin Luther and St. Augustine Be Christians According to His Definition? 42K

The Ambiguous Relationship of Luther and the Early Protestants to St. Augustine (Dave Armstrong and Edwin Tait) 55K

Martin Luther's Doctrine Concerning Good Works: Have I Misrepresented It? 24K

Contraception and the "Fewer Children is Better" Mentality: the Opposition of Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Other Protestants 35K

The Irrational Antipathy of Luther, Calvin, and Other Protestants to Clerical Celibacy 42K

Luther Favored the Death Penalty for Anabaptists (blog)

The Protestant Sacramentarian Controversies (Calvin vs. Luther vs. Zwingli) (blog; see also additional comments on BlogBack)

The Problem of Authority: Luther, Calvin, & Protestantism (Dave Armstrong vs. Kevin Johnson and Tim Enloe) (blog; see also additional comments on BlogBack)

Erasmus on Luther and Protestantism, and Luther on Erasmus (blog)

James Swan vs. Lutheran Scholarship Affirming Luther's Lifelong Acceptance of the Immaculate Conception (Dave Armstrong vs. James Swan) (blog; see also additional comments on BlogBack)

The Pro-Catholic Side of Martin Luther

The Ghost of Martin Luther Interviews James Swan About Dastardly, Wascally Luther-Basher Dave Armstrong (satire related to Swan's critiques of my use of Luther biographer Roland Bainton)

The Importance of Studying Martin Luther / Protestant Ignoring of Luther & Church History / Inevitability of Protestant Tradition & "Human" Authority

Dialogue on Current Evangelical Anti-Catholicism, Whether Luther & Calvin Were Anti-Catholics, & on the Mass (is it a Christian Service?) (Dave Armstrong vs. Tim Enloe) + additional dialogue in BlogBack

Quasi-Anti-Catholicism & Baptism as a Minimalist Cause of Catholic Inclusion in the Covenant / Mary to be Promoted to the Godhead?
(Dave Armstrong vs. Douglas Wilson and Dr. Paul Owen) + much additional dialogue in BlogBack

Martin Luther Espouses Prayer For the Dead / Retroactive Prayer

QUESTIONS CONCERNING MY LUTHER RESEARCH

My Alleged Pathetic Martin Luther Research, Luther-Bashing and "Dishonesty" 83K

Does My Luther Research Lack Proper Documentation? (Particularly Regarding Primary Material From the 55-volume Luther's Works) 47K

My Alleged Excessive Reliance on Catholic Luther Biographer, Hartmann Grisar, S.J. (Dave Armstrong vs. Edwin Tait) 28K

Martin Luther the "Super-Pope" and de facto Infallibility: Extensive Documentation From Luther's Own Words and a Discussion of Protestant Charges Concerning Alleged Widespread Dishonesty of Catholic Apologists in Dealing With Luther (Dave Armstrong vs. "BJ Bear")

My Use of Luther Biographer Roland Bainton: Does it Exhibit an Undue, Unfair Bias?: Part I: Introduction and Questions About the Older Luther (Dave Armstrong vs. James Swan)

My Use of Luther Biographer Roland Bainton: Does it Exhibit an Undue, Unfair Bias?: Part II: Luther and the Artist Lucas Cranach (Dave Armstrong vs. James Swan)

My Use of Citations From Luther Biographer Roland Bainton: Part III: Luther's Views on the Death Penalty and Persecution (Dave Armstrong vs. James Swan)

My Use of Citations From Luther Biographer Roland Bainton: Part IV: Luther and the Bigamy of Philip of Hesse (Dave Armstrong vs. James Swan)

The Ghost of Martin Luther Interviews James Swan About Dastardly, Wascally Luther-Basher Dave Armstrong (satire related to Swan's critiques of my use of Luther biographer Roland Bainton)

James Swan's Opinion & Suggestions Concerning "Lengthy Papers"

Philip Melanchthon: Luther's successor and principal author of the Augsburg Confession

LUTHERANISM

Lutheranism vs. Catholicism (Particularly Regarding Original Sin and Faith Alone, and Including Extensive Catholic Commentary on the Book of Concord) 49K

Is Lutheranism Officially Anti-Catholic (The Book of Concord and the Catholic Mass)? (Dave Armstrong vs. "BWL")

Confessional Lutheran, Arminian, and Melanchthonian Soteriology Compared (Are Philip Melanchthon and Arminians Semi-Pelagians?) 94K

Counter-Reply: Martin Luther's Mariology (Particularly the Immaculate Conception): Has Present-Day Protestantism Maintained the "Reformational" Heritage of Classical Protestant Mariology? (Dave Armstrong vs. James Swan) 152K

The Ambiguous Relationship of Luther and the Early Protestants to St. Augustine (Dave Armstrong and Edwin Tait) 55K

Catholic Response to the Movie Luther (2003): "Good to Hear Both Sides of the Story" 175K

Martin Luther's  Violent, Inflammatory Rhetoric and its Relationship to the German Peasants' Revolt (1524-1525) 157K

Luther Favored the Death Penalty for Anabaptists (blog)

Reply to Christopher Atwood (Lutheran) Concerning Bogus Notions of the Catholic View of the Bible 47K

2nd Reply to Chris Atwood on Catholic Apologists & the Biblical Canon

Why I am a Catholic / Why I am a Lutheran / The Protestant Myth of Origins (Dave Armstrong vs. Eric Phillips)

Honor Thy Denominations Rather Than Thy Church Fathers? (Lutherans, Sola Scriptura, and the Fathers) (Dave Armstrong vs. Chris Atwood and Steve Parks)

Dialogue on Apostate Churches and Choosing Churches (Dave Armstrong vs. "BWL")

Response to Chris Atwood (Lutheran) on Christian Unity and Ecclesiology

"The Prayer of a Righteous Man Availeth Much" (James 5:16: KJV): What Does It Mean? Dialogue With a Lutheran (Dave Armstrong vs. Stuart Floyd)

Dialogue With a Lutheran on Whether Lutheranism or Catholicism is More Consistent With Patristic and Early Church Beliefs (Dave Armstrong vs. Kristo Miettinen)

Dialogue With a Lutheran on Whether Lutheranism or Catholicism is More Consistent With Patristic and Early Church Beliefs (Part II)(Dave Armstrong vs. Kristo Miettinen)

Dialogue on Lutheranism and the Church Fathers, Part III (Dave Armstrong vs. Kristo Miettinen)
 
 

John Calvin (1509-1564). Engraving from the original oil painting in the University Library of Geneva that is considered the best likeness.

JOHN CALVIN

John Calvin's View of the Catholic Church (blog)

Luther's (and Calvin's) View of the Catholic Church (blog)

Dialogue With Dr. Paul Owen on John Calvin's Anti-Catholicism (Dave Armstrong vs. Paul Owen)

Calvin, Supralapsarianism, and God's Sovereignty 105K

Dialogue: John Calvin's Letter to Philip Melanchthon Concerning Protestant Divisions: Its Nature, Intent, and Larger Implications 40K

1 Corinthians 3:9 and John Calvin's Distorted Understanding of the Council of Trent's Doctrine of Grace 17K

Baptism and its Parallel With Circumcision (John Calvin) 11K

Luther, Calvin, and Other Early Protestants  on the Perpetual Virginity of Mary 14K

The Influence of William of Ockham and Nominalism on Martin Luther and Early Protestant Thought 205K

2 Corinthians 5:21: Was Jesus Christ Literally Made Sin on the Cross? Did He Suffer the Horrors of Damnation? Luther and Calvin vs. the Church Fathers 29K

Contraception and the "Fewer Children is Better" Mentality: the Opposition of Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Other Protestants 35K

The Irrational Antipathy of Luther, Calvin, and Other Protestants to Clerical Celibacy 42K

The Protestant Sacramentarian Controversies (Calvin vs. Luther vs. Zwingli) (blog; see also additional comments on BlogBack)

Dialogue on John Calvin's Mystical Eucharist (+ Part II) (vs. Josh & Michael S. Horton & John Calvin) (blog; see also additional comments on BlogBack)

The Problem of Authority: Luther, Calvin, and Protestantism (Dave Armstrong vs. Kevin Johnson and Tim Enloe) (blog; see also additional comments on BlogBack)

Dialogue on Sola Scriptura (Particularly John Calvin's and the "Classic Reformation Protestant" Conception) (Dave Armstrong vs. Kevin Johnson) (blog; see also additional comments on BlogBack)

John Calvin and St. Cyril of Jerusalem: Comparative Eucharistic Theology (blog)

Reply to Joel Garver and Kevin Johnson on Calvin's Eucharistic Theology Compared to St. Cyril of Jerusalem's and the Fathers (Generally-Speaking) (blog)

Calvin, Calvinism, and Violent Iconoclasm (blog)

Dialogue on Current Evangelical Anti-Catholicism, Whether Luther & Calvin Were Anti-Catholics, & on the Mass (is it a Christian Service?) (Dave Armstrong vs. Tim Enloe) + additional dialogue in BlogBack

Quasi-Anti-Catholicism & Baptism as a Minimalist Cause of Catholic Inclusion in the Covenant / Mary to be Promoted to the Godhead?
(Dave Armstrong vs. Douglas Wilson and Dr. Paul Owen) + much additional dialogue in BlogBack

CALVINISM (REFORMED)

Is Sola Fide (Faith Alone) a Legitimate Development of Patristic and Augustinian Soteriology? 15K

Reflections on "Faith and Works" and Initial Justification 36K

Catholic Exegesis of Biblical Passages Allegedly Suggesting Absolute Assurance of Salvation 39K

St. Augustine: Which Christian Body is Closer Theologically to His Teaching?: Reformed Protestants or Present-Day Catholics? 149K

Calvinist Confusion and Contradictions Concerning Election, Valid Baptism, and Whether Catholics are "Brothers in Christ" or Slaves to Satan 56K

Catholic vs. Protestant Conceptions of the Meaning and Consequences of Private Judgment (Including Lengthy Citations From Reformed Protestants Arthur W. Pink, Archibald Bruce, and Charles Hodge, Four Protestant Confessions, and Catholic John Henry Newman) 100K

Catholic Predestination (Ludwig Ott) 31K

Total Depravity and the Fall 9K

Dialogue on the Nature of God's Foreknowledge and Sovereignty (Molinism) (Dave Armstrong vs. Alexander Pruss) 36K

Observations on Arminianism 16K

Counter-Reply: Martin Luther's Mariology (Particularly the Immaculate Conception): Has Present-Day Protestantism Maintained the "Reformational" Heritage of Classical Protestant Mariology? (Dave Armstrong vs. James Swan) 152K

"Apostate" Churches, Deceptive Catholics, and Desperate Judgment Day Pleas: My Non-Encounter With Protestant Apologist Matt Slick 115K

Soteriology and Creation (Man's Cooperation, Pelagianism, Nature and Grace) (Dave Armstrong vs. Peter J. Leithart) (blog)

Dialogue on John Calvin's Mystical Eucharist (+ Part II) (vs. Josh & Michael S. Horton & John Calvin) (blog; see also additional comments on BlogBack)

Diet of Regensburg (1541) and Colloquy of Poissy (1561): Protestant "Ecumenical" Efforts at Christian Unity? (blog)

Dialogue on Sola Scriptura (Particularly John Calvin's and the "Classic Reformation Protestant" Conception) (Dave Armstrong vs. Kevin Johnson) (blog; see also additional comments on BlogBack)

S. Joel Garver's On The "Catholic Question" (blog; further discussion on BlogBack) (Excerpts with Commentary by Dave Armstrong)

I Like and Appreciate "Reformed Catholicism" a Lot, BUT . . . (with "Pontificator", a traditional Anglican priest) (blog; further discussion on BlogBack)

Calvin, Calvinism, and Violent Iconoclasm (blog)

Discussion With a Reformed Protestant (Catholic) on Art, Early Protestantism, & Catholic Corruption (vs. Kevin Johnson) (blog)

Private Judgment and "Reformed Catholicism" (blog)

Critique of Presuppositionalist Christian Apologetics (Specifically the Van Tillian Version); A Response to Tim Enloe (Dave Armstrong vs. Tim Enloe) 135K

Thoughts on Catholicity and Ecumenism (Reply to Reformed Pastor Tim Gallant)

"Oreo Cookie Catholicism": The Curious Observations of One Steve Hays

THE "REFORMATION" or PROTESTANT REVOLT

The Protestant Revolt: Its Tragic Initial Impact 162K

The Protestant Inquisition ("Reformation" Intolerance and Persecution) 117K

Was Corruption in the Medieval Papacy the Primary Cause of the Protestant Revolt? 44K

Early Protestant Hostility Towards Science 19K

The Catholic Understanding of the Anathemas of Trent and Excommunication 73K

Catholic Response to the Movie Luther (2003): "Good to Hear Both Sides of the Story" 175K

Martin Luther, Indulgences, and the Origins of the Protestant Revolt (aka, Luther Was Not a Revolutionary?! Huh?!) 15K

Martin Luther's  Violent, Inflammatory Rhetoric and its Relationship to the German Peasants' Revolt (1524-1525) 157K

Luther Favored the Death Penalty for Anabaptists (blog)

The Protestant Sacramentarian Controversies (Calvin vs. Luther vs. Zwingli) (blog; see also additional comments on BlogBack)

Erasmus on Luther and Protestantism, and Luther on Erasmus (blog)

Diet of Regensburg (1541) and Colloquy of Poissy (1561): Protestant "Ecumenical" Efforts at Christian Unity? (blog)

Discussion With a Reformed Protestant (Catholic) on Art, Early Protestantism, & Catholic Corruption (vs. Kevin Johnson) (blog)

Quasi-Anti-Catholicism & Baptism as a Minimalist Cause of Catholic Inclusion in the Covenant / Mary to be Promoted to the Godhead?
(Dave Armstrong vs. Douglas Wilson and Dr. Paul Owen) + much additional dialogue in BlogBack

The Early Protestants Were Ecumenical? NOT! (Dave Armstrong vs. Dr. Paul Owen) + much additional dialogue in BlogBack

Why I am a Catholic / Why I am a Lutheran / The Protestant Myth of Origins (Dave Armstrong vs. Eric Phillips)

DENOMINATIONALISM AND DIVISION

Denominationalism and Sectarianism 15K

33,000 Protestant Denominations?

Communion and Unity: Biblical Injunctions (Brock Fowler) 12K

Dialogue: John Calvin's Letter to Philip Melanchthon Concerning Protestant Divisions: Its Nature, Intent, and Larger Implications 40K

The Protestant Sacramentarian Controversies (Calvin vs. Luther vs. Zwingli) (blog; see also additional comments on BlogBack)

The Problem of Authority: Luther, Calvin, & Protestantism (Dave Armstrong vs. Kevin Johnson and Tim Enloe) (blog; see also additional comments on BlogBack)

Diet of Regensburg (1541) and Colloquy of Poissy (1561): Protestant "Ecumenical" Efforts at Christian Unity? (blog)

The Early Protestants Were Ecumenical? NOT! (Dave Armstrong vs. Dr. Paul Owen) + much additional dialogue in BlogBack

Thoughts on Catholicity and Ecumenism (Reply to Reformed Pastor Tim Gallant)

Honor Thy Denominations Rather Than Thy Church Fathers? (Lutherans, Sola Scriptura, and the Fathers) (Dave Armstrong vs. Chris Atwood and Steve Parks)
 
 

PHILOSOPHICAL AND THEOLOGICAL ERRORS

Questions and Answers: Concerning Catholicism, Over Against Protestantism (Transcript of a Television Interview) 17K
Protestantism: Conceptual and Developmental Errors 136K

Presuppositions and Patterns of Thought Common to Both Protestantism and Secularism (a Sociological and Philosophical Analysis of the Success and Popularity of Evangelical Protestantism, by an Anonymous Observer) 78K

150 Reasons Why I am a Catholic (detailing many deficiencies of Protestantism) 56K

Early Protestant Hostility Towards Science 19K

Biblical Refutation of "Hyperfaith" / "Name-it-Claim it" Teaching: Is it Always God's Will to Heal in Every Instance? 98K

The Relationship Between  Christianity and Philosophy (particularly regarding the interpretation of the Church Fathers) (Dave Armstrong vs. EL Hamilton)

Random Thoughts on Conversion, Development of Doctrine, Ecumenism, Etc. 22K

Private Judgment and Finding the Right Church: Is the Catholic Rule of Faith and Epistemology Inherently Incoherent? 25K

The Logical Circularity and Hidden Premises of Sola Scriptura and Private Judgment (Dave Armstrong and Brent Arias) 48K

Private Judgment: Its Meaning and How it is Viewed by Protestants and Catholics 38K

Thoughts on the Historical Causes of Secularization 29K

Protestant Ecclesiology and Epistemology is Always Ultimately Self-Defeating 35K

Contraception and the "Fewer Children is Better" Mentality: the Opposition of Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Other Protestants 35K

The Irrational Antipathy of Luther, Calvin, and Other Protestants to Clerical Celibacy 42K

Revised Fundamentalist Baptist Version (RFBV) (blog)

Discussion With a Reformed Protestant (Catholic) on Art, Early Protestantism, & Catholic Corruption (vs. Kevin Johnson) (blog)

Private Judgment and "Reformed Catholicism" (blog)

Critique of Presuppositionalist Christian Apologetics (Specifically the Van Tillian Version); A Response to Tim Enloe (Dave Armstrong vs. Tim Enloe) 135K

Why I Returned to the Catholic Church: Including a Searching Examination of Various Flaws and Errors in the Protestant Worldview and Approach to Christian Living (Al Kresta; edited and transcribed by Dave Armstrong) 72K

Leading Anti-Catholic Phillip Johnson Sez Today's Evangelicalism Is "Much Worse" Than Pre-Luther Catholicism

PROTESTANTISM AND HISTORY

The Witness of the Church Fathers With Regard to Catholic Distinctives (With Examples of Protestant Corroboration of Catholic Doctrines or Clear Contradiction of Patristic Consensus) 205K

Further Dialogue With an Evangelical Protestant on Various Aspects of Development of Doctrine (Particularly Concerning the Canon of Scripture) (Dave Armstrong vs. Jason Engwer) 170K

"Live Chat" Dialogue on Patristic Consensus (Particularly, Mariology)
(Dave Armstrong vs. Dr. James White) 48K

Protestant Contra-Catholic Revisionist History: Pope St. Pius X and Cardinal Newman's Alleged "Modernism" (Dave Armstrong vs. David T. King) 94K

Were the Albigensians Primitive "Protestants"? 13K

Were the Waldenses Primitive "Protestants"? 12K

Counter-Reply: Martin Luther's Mariology (Particularly the Immaculate Conception): Has Present-Day Protestantism Maintained the "Reformational" Heritage of Classical Protestant Mariology? (Dave Armstrong vs. James Swan) 152K

Brian Tierney: Inveterate Enemy of Papal "Tyranny" and Infallibility 76K

Thoughts on the Historical Causes of Secularization 29K

Catholic Response to the Movie Luther (2003): "Good to Hear Both Sides of the Story" 175K

Martin Luther's  Violent, Inflammatory Rhetoric and its Relationship to the German Peasants' Revolt (1524-1525) 157K

Private Judgment: Its Meaning and How it is Viewed by Protestants and Catholics 38K

Was Conciliarism an "Orthodox" Option in Medieval Catholicism? 152K

Reflections on Mediæval Ecclesiology ("Fallibilist Conciliarism"?) 16K

The Ambiguous Relationship of Luther and the Early Protestants to St. Augustine (Dave Armstrong and Edwin Tait) 55K

Contraception and the "Fewer Children is Better" Mentality: the Opposition of Martin Luther, John Calvin, and Other Protestants 35K

Luther Favored the Death Penalty for Anabaptists (blog)

The Protestant Sacramentarian Controversies (Calvin vs. Luther vs. Zwingli) (blog; see also additional comments on BlogBack)

The Importance of Studying Martin Luther / Protestant Ignoring of Luther & Church History / Inevitability of Protestant Tradition & "Human" Authority

Why I am a Catholic / Why I am a Lutheran / The Protestant Myth of Origins (Dave Armstrong vs. Eric Phillips)

Dialogue With a Lutheran on Whether Lutheranism or Catholicism is More Consistent With Patristic and Early Church Beliefs (Dave Armstrong vs. Kristo Miettinen)

Dialogue With a Lutheran on Whether Lutheranism or Catholicism is More Consistent With Patristic and Early Church Beliefs (Part II) (Dave Armstrong vs. Kristo Miettinen)

Dialogue on Lutheranism and the Church Fathers, Part III (Dave Armstrong vs. Kristo Miettinen)
 

ECUMENISM
My Respect for Protestants 24K

The Catholic Understanding of the Anathemas of Trent and Excommunication 73K

How Catholics View Protestants 53K

On the Nature of Ecumenism, Dogma, and Christian Unity 35K

Dialogue: Definitions of Christian and Christianity (Dave Armstrong vs. Sogn Mill-Scout) 30K

"Good Discussion": The Preferability of Socratic Back-and-Forth Dialogue Over "Mutual Monologue" 17K

Amiable Discussion With an Ecumenical Protestant Concerning Various Protestant-Catholic Differences (Dave Armstrong and Mike McMillan) 48K

Diet of Regensburg (1541) and Colloquy of Poissy (1561): Protestant "Ecumenical" Efforts at Christian Unity? (blog)

S. Joel Garver's On The "Catholic Question"(blog; further discussion on BlogBack) (Excerpts with Commentary by Dave Armstrong)

Reply to Pastor Steve Schlissel's Reflections on "Romanism" (blog)

The Early Protestants Were Ecumenical? NOT! (Dave Armstrong vs. Dr. Paul Owen) + much additional dialogue in BlogBack

Thoughts on Catholicity and Ecumenism (Reply to Reformed Pastor Tim Gallant)

Protestant Praise for Pope John Paul II as a Great Christian Man and Leader

ECCLESIOLOGY (DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH)
Dialogue on Protestant vs. Catholic Ecclesiologies (Dave Armstrong vs. EL Hamilton) 87K

Dialogue on Protestant Reticence Concerning Development of Doctrine, and the Catholic Claim to Apostolic Fullness (Dave Armstrong vs. Greg Krehbiel) 23K

Bishops in the New Testament and the Early Church 10K

The Catholic Understanding of the Anathemas of Trent and Excommunication 73K

Private Judgment and Finding the Right Church: Is the Catholic Rule of Faith and Epistemology Inherently Incoherent? 25K

Private Judgment: Its Meaning and How it is Viewed by Protestants and Catholics 38K

Brian Tierney: Inveterate Enemy of Papal "Tyranny" and Infallibility 76K

Protestant Ecclesiology and Epistemology is Always Ultimately Self-Defeating 35K

Was Conciliarism an "Orthodox" Option in Medieval Catholicism? 152K

Reflections on Mediæval Ecclesiology ("Fallibilist Conciliarism"?) 16K

A Refutation of the Fallacies and Circular Reasoning of Dr. James White Regarding "Moses' Seat," Authentic Tradition, and Sola Scriptura (Dave Armstrong vs. Dr. James White) 73K

The Problem of Authority: Luther, Calvin, & Protestantism (Dave Armstrong vs. Kevin Johnson and Tim Enloe) (blog; see also additional comments on BlogBack)

Martin Luther, Indulgences, and the Origins of the Protestant Revolt (aka, Luther Was Not a Revolutionary?! Huh?!) 15K

Dialogue on Sola Scriptura (Particularly John Calvin's and the "Classic Reformation Protestant" Conception) (Dave Armstrong vs. Kevin Johnson) (blog; see also additional comments on BlogBack)

Why I Returned to the Catholic Church: Including a Searching Examination of Various Flaws and Errors in the Protestant Worldview and Approach to Christian Living (Al Kresta; edited and transcribed by Dave Armstrong) 72K

Response to Anglican Edwin Tait, on Conversion and Historical Ecclesiological Arguments

Second Reply to Anglican Edwin Tait on Historical Ecclesiological Arguments and Development of Doctrine

Response to Chris Atwood (Lutheran) on Christian Unity and Ecclesiology

Honor Thy Denominations Rather Than Thy Church Fathers? (Lutherans, Sola Scriptura, and the Fathers) (Dave Armstrong vs. Chris Atwood and Steve Parks)

Dialogue on Apostate Churches and Choosing Churches (Dave Armstrong vs. "BWL")

ANTI-CATHOLICISM

[See my Anti-Catholicism Page]

(collection of my debates with Anti-Catholics, and other related materials, including many recent papers from my blog which were previously unlisted on my website, and many older papers, lately unavailable. The result is probably the most extensive collection on the Internet of critiques of anti-Catholicism, produced by a single Catholic)

ANGLICANISM

[See my Anglicanism Page]

CHURCH OF CHRIST

Catholic Refutation of Catholicism Refuted (which critiqued my pamphlet, Top Ten Questions Catholics Are Asked) (Dave Armstrong vs. Church of Christ Preacher Kevin Cauley)

METHODISM

[See Methodism and John Wesley links elsewhere]

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISM

[See links elsewhere]

PENTECOSTAL EXCESSES

[See paper elsewhere]

EXTERNAL LINKS

MARTIN LUTHER AND LUTHERANISM

Martin Luther (Erik von Kuehnelt-Leddihn)
Luther on the Eve of his Revolt: Criticism of Luther's Lectures on Romans (M. J. Lagrange, O.P.)
The Catholic Luther (David S. Yeago)
The Psychoanalysis of Luther: Escape From Pessimism (Francis J. McGarrigle, S.J.)
Luther on Free Will (William G. Most)
Luther and Science (Donald H. Kobe)
Justification as Healing: The Little-Known Luther  (Ted M Dorman)
Martin Luther and Scripture (Scott David Foutz)
The Roman Catholic Perspective of Martin Luther, Part I ("hostile" historians" -- by Calvinist James Swan)
The Roman Catholic Perspective of Martin Luther, Part II (more "favorable" or "fair" historians" -- by Calvinist James Swan)
Propaganda: Past and Present: Luther and Hitler (Michael Kent)
Table Talk (Martin Luther)
Commentary on Galatians(Abridged: Martin Luther)
The Catholic Reformation (Henri Daniel-Rops)

INCOHERENCE AND SHORTCOMINGS OF PROTESTANTISM

Evangelical Theology in Crisis (Edward T. Oakes)
The Holy Bible: Revised Protestant Version (Gary Hoge)
More Scandals of the Evangelical Mind (Preston Jones)
LOGIC AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF PROTESTANTISM  (Brian W. Harrison)
John Calvin on Free Will (Scott David Foutz)
Predestination, Catholicism, and Calvinism (Jim Burnham)
Was the Early Church Protestant? (Gary Hoge)
Who Were the Waldenses? Early Evangelicals? (Phil Porvaznik)
A Response to Dr. Michael Horton's Evangelicals, Catholics, and Unity (Art Kelly)

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