Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition

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CHRISTIAN TRADITION

Bible and Tradition: "Maintain the Tradition . . ." (now included only in my book A Biblical Defense of Catholicism) 37K

Bible Conversations: Catholic-Protestant Dialogues on the Bible, Tradition, and Salvation (book by Dave Armstrong; available for purchase)

More Biblical Evidence for Catholicism (book by Dave Armstrong; available for purchase in paperback, e-book, or Word / PDF)

Development of Catholic Doctrine: Evolution, Revolution, or an Organic Process? (book by Dave Armstrong; available for purchase in Word / PDF)

Tradition is Not a Dirty Word 16K

Reply to Jason Engwer's Catholic But Not Roman Catholic Series on the Church Fathers: Sola Scriptura (An In-Depth Analysis of Ten Church Fathers' Views Pertaining to the Rule of Faith) (Dave Armstrong vs. Jason Engwer) 277K

Dialogue on Sola Scriptura and the Church Fathers (Dave Armstrong vs. Jason Engwer) 337K

Dialogue on Whether Extensive Use of Biblical Arguments Reduces to a Quasi-Sola Scriptura Position? (Development of Doctrine, Tradition, and Implicit vs. Explicit Biblical Proofs. The Papacy as a Test Case) (Dave Armstrong vs. an Anonymous Orthodox Christian) 52K

Refutation of Protestant Polemicist William Webster's Critique of Catholic Tradition and Newmanian Development of Doctrine (Dave Armstrong vs. William Webster) 135K

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

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

Refutation of James White: Moses' Seat, the Bible, and Tradition (Introduction | Part I | PartII | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Parts VII & VIII)

Dialogue on Protestant vs. Catholic Ecclesiologies (Dave Armstrong vs. EL Hamilton) 87K

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

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

The Jerusalem Council (Acts 15:6-30) vs. Sola Scriptura and James White (Dave Armstrong vs. Dr. James White)

Short Dialogue on Binding Conciliar Authority (Dave Armstrong vs. "Josh")

Historical Development in the Understanding of Doctrinal Development of the Apostolic Deposit (Featuring Much Documentation From St. Thomas Aquinas; Also From St. Augustine, St. Vincent of Lerins, Vatican I [1870], Popes Pius IX, Pius X, Etc.) 139K

Dialogue: The Old Testament, the Jews, and Sola Scriptura (vs. a Baptist)

Being "Bound" by Tradition and Dogma 12K

Dogmas, Customs, and Disciplines 5K

"Unanimous Consent" of the Church Fathers (Steve Ray) 6K

Symbols of Tradition (Clerical Garb) 5K

The Problem of Authority: Luther, Calvin, & Protestantism (+ Part II) (Dave Armstrong vs. Kevin Johnson and Tim Enloe)

James White's Critique of My Book The Catholic Verses: Part I: The Binding Authority of Tradition

Reflections on Tradition, Sola Scriptura, Perspicuity, and the Canon

EXTERNAL LINKS

On Tradition (Church Fathers; ed. Joe Gallegos)
Bibliography for the Early Church Fathers (Joe Gallegos)
St. Athanasius and Sacred Tradition (ed. Joe Gallegos)
The Rule of Faith in Patristic Thought (Church Fathers; ed. Joe Gallegos)


SOLA SCRIPTURA ("BIBLE ALONE")

Bible Conversations: Catholic-Protestant Dialogues on the Bible, Tradition, and Salvation (book by Dave Armstrong; available for purchase in Word 2000 or PDF format)

More Biblical Evidence for Catholicism (book by Dave Armstrong; available for purchase in paperback, e-book, or Word / PDF)

Fictional Dialogue on Sola Scriptura ("Bible Only") 12K

Quick Ten-Step Refutation of Sola Scriptura 23K

Sola Scriptura: An Unbiblical Tradition: Refutation of Dr. John MacArthur and Richard Bennett 144K

Reply to Jason Engwer's Catholic But Not Roman Catholic Series on the Church Fathers: Sola Scriptura (An In-Depth Analysis of Ten Church Fathers' Views Pertaining to the Rule of Faith) (Dave Armstrong vs. Jason Engwer) 277K

Dialogue on Sola Scriptura and the Church Fathers (Dave Armstrong vs. Jason Engwer) 337K

Refutation of Protestant Polemicist William Webster's Critique of Catholic Tradition and Newmanian Development of Doctrine (Dave Armstrong vs. William Webster) 135K

The Jerusalem Council (Acts 15:6-30) vs. Sola Scriptura and James White (Dave Armstrong vs. Dr. James White)

The Three-Legged Stool of Catholic Christian Authority: a Brief Explanation  6K

Dialogue with an Anglican on the Catholic Understanding of the Relationship of Scripture, Tradition, and the Church (Dave Armstrong vs. Jon Jacobson) 13K

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

Dialogue on Protestant vs. Catholic Ecclesiologies (Dave Armstrong vs. EL Hamilton) 87K

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

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

Critique of: Denying Sola Scriptura: The Attempt to Neutralize the Bible (by Gary DeMar) (Dave Armstrong vs. Gary DeMar) 48K

The Origin and Historical Development of Sola Scriptura 13K

Dialogue on Whether Extensive Use of Biblical Arguments Reduces to a Quasi-Sola Scriptura Position? (Development of Doctrine, Tradition, and Implicit vs. Explicit Biblical Proofs. The Papacy as a Test Case) (Dave Armstrong vs. an Anonymous Orthodox Christian) 52K

Dialogue: The Old Testament, the Jews, and Sola Scriptura (vs. a Baptist)

The Problem of Authority: Luther, Calvin, and Protestantism (+ Part II) (Dave Armstrong vs. Kevin Johnson and Tim Enloe)

Why Sola Scriptura is Self-Defeating and False if it Isn't in the Bible (Dave Armstrong vs. Kevin Johnson)

Dialogue on Sola Scriptura (Particularly John Calvin's and the "Classic Reformation Protestant" Conception) (Dave Armstrong vs. Kevin Johnson)

SOLA Scriptura vs. SOLO Scriptura, or, "Why History is Important For All Christians" (blog)

Fourth Reply to Tim Enloe on Sola Scriptura, the Papacy, Open-Mindedness, Christian History, Etc. (Dave Armstrong vs. Tim Enloe)

James White's Christianity vs. That of the Apostles (Particularly Regarding Sola Scriptura): White is Incoherent & Self-Contradictory As Usual

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

Reflections on Tradition, Sola Scriptura, Perspicuity, and the Canon

The Novel and Unbiblical Doctrine of Sola Scriptura (Dave Armstrong vs. Steve Parks [Lutheran] )

How Different (In Nature and Ultimate Effect) Are SolO Scriptura and SolA Scriptura?: Part I (Dave Armstrong vs. Keith Mathison)

How Different (In Nature and Ultimate Effect) Are SolO Scriptura and SolA Scriptura?: Part II (Dave Armstrong vs. Keith Mathison)

EXTERNAL LINKS

Practical Problems of Sola Scriptura (Jimmy Akin)
Philosophical and Practical Problems with Sola Scriptura (Philip Blosser)
2 Timothy 3:16-17 and Sola Scriptura (Jimmy Akin)
Scripture and Tradition (Church Fathers; ed. by Joe Gallegos)
THE PERSPICUITY (CLEARNESS) OF SCRIPTURE

Bible Conversations: Catholic-Protestant Dialogues on the Bible, Tradition, and Salvation (book by Dave Armstrong; available for purchase in Word or PDF)

The "Perspicuity" (Clearness) of Scripture 19K

Dialogue on Whether the Fathers Taught "Perspicuity" of Scripture and Denied the Necessity of Tradition and an Authoritative Church (Dave Armstrong vs. Carmen Bryant) 135K

"Me, My Bible, and the Holy Spirit" (The Relationship of the Church to the Judgment of Individuals in the Matter of Authoritative Biblical Interpretation. Does the Church Require a Particular Meaning for Each Passage?) 23K

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

Debate on the Perspicuity (Clarity) of the Bible (Dave Armstrong vs. Tim Enloe)

Dialogue on the Clearness and Formal Sufficiency of Holy Scripture (Dave Armstrong vs. Carmen Bryant)

Dialogue: Does the Bible Clearly Teach That it is Clear and Formally Sufficient for Authority? (Preliminary Considerations) (Dave Armstrong vs. Jerome Smith)

Reflections on Tradition, Sola Scriptura, Perspicuity, and the Canon

MATERIAL AND FORMAL SUFFICIENCY OF SCRIPTURE

Material vs. Formal Sufficiency of Scripture

The Sufficiency of Scripture and the Church Fathers (Particularly, St. Athanasius and the Trinity) (Dave Armstrong vs. E.L. Hamilton and "Cranmer") 130K

Dialogue on the Clearness and Formal Sufficiency of Holy Scripture (Dave Armstrong vs. Carmen Bryant)

Dialogue on the Bible as the Ultimate Rule of Faith (Formal Sufficiency of Scripture) (Dave Armstrong vs. David Scherer)

Dialogue: Does the Bible Clearly Teach That it is Clear and Formally Sufficient for Authority? (Preliminary Considerations) (Dave Armstrong vs. Jerome Smith)

PRIVATE JUDGMENT

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

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

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

Private Judgment and "Reformed Catholicism" (blog)

EXTERNAL LINKS

Obey Your Leaders (Brent Arias)
Sola Scriptura and Private Judgment (Jimmy Akin)
On Private Interpretation (Church Fathers; ed. Joe Gallegos)
CANON OF THE BIBLE AND THE "APOCRYPHA"

The New Testament Canon 19K

The "Apocrypha": Why It's Part of the Bible 13K

Reply Concerning the Canonicity of the So-Called "Apocrypha" (Dave Armstrong vs. Dr. John Ankerberg & Dr. John Weldon) 138K

Possible References to the Deuterocanon (aka "Apocrypha") in the New Testament (RSV) (compendium of some likely cross-references, written-out)

Dialogue on Objections to the "Apocrypha" 10K

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

Luther vs. the Canon of the Bible 11K

Reply to a Protestant Counter-Response on Development of Doctrine (Particularly With Regard to the New Testament Canon and the Papacy) (Dave Armstrong vs. Jason Engwer) 143K

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

The Canon of Scripture: Did the Catholic Church Create It Or Merely Authoritatively Acknowledge It? (with Kevin Johnson)

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

Reply to Dave H. on the Biblical Canon and the Alleged Irresponsibility of Internet "Catholic Apologists"

2nd Reply to Dave H. on Catholic "Epologists" and the Biblical Canon

Reflections on Tradition, Sola Scriptura, Perspicuity, and the Canon

EXTERNAL LINKS

"5 Myths about 7 Books"  (Mark P. Shea)
Where We Got the New Testament (Henry G. Graham)
Catholic Encyclopedia: CANON OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
Catholic Encyclopedia: CANON OF THE NEW TESTAMENT
Defending the Deuterocanonicals (Jimmy Akin)
Deuterocanonical References in the New Testament (Jimmy Akin)
THE BIBLE (GENERAL)

Mere Christian Apologetics (book by Dave Armstrong; available for purchase in Word or PDF formats)

Bible Conversations: Catholic-Protestant Dialogues on the Bible, Tradition, and Salvation (book by Dave Armstrong; available for purchase in Word or PDF formats)

More Biblical Evidence for Catholicism (book by Dave Armstrong; available for purchase in Word or PDF formats)

Apologetics-Oriented Biblical Commentary on Philippians and Colossians (RSV) 64K

Was the Catholic Church an Avowed Enemy of Scripture in the Middle Ages (or at any other time)? 41K

"Why Don't Catholics Read Their Bibles?" 36K

The Freedom of the Catholic Biblical Exegete 14K

Jewish-Christian Dialogue:  Is the Servant of Isaiah 53 the Messiah or Collective Israel? (Dave Armstrong vs. "Ari G.") 93K

Dialogue on Theological Liberalism, Jesus' Knowledge, and the Nature of the Ostensibly Historical Passages of Scripture -- with citations from the encyclicals of Popes St. Pius X and Benedict XV -- (Dave Armstrong vs. Dr. Edward Hamilton) 95K

A Satire on the Modernist Distortion of Jesus' Human Nature and Denigration of the Reliability of Holy Scripture 21K

The Layman's Use of Greek Bible Reference Books 7K

God as Cosmic Santa Claus and the Bible as Fairy-Tale: Reply to Common Atheist Critiques Concerning the Christian Epistemology of Belief in the Bible and God 20K

Jesus' "Three Days and Three Nights" in the Tomb: Is it a Biblical Contradiction? 8K

Alleged "Bible Contradictions"

Revised Fundamentalist Baptist Version (RFBV) (blog)

Reply to "The Problem of Pain and the Egomania of the Psalms" (Dave Armstrong vs. Ed Babinski [agnostic])

Second Reply to Agnostic Ed Babinski on the Supposed Irrationality and Immorality of the Psalms and the Christian Worldview
(Dave Armstrong vs. Ed Babinski)

How and Why Discussions With Agnostics and Atheists Often (Sadly) Collapse / The Many Logical Fallacies of Ed Babinski and Friends
(Was [and occasionally still touches upon]: Discussion on the Psalms) (Dave Armstrong vs. Ed Babinski and Pals) 92K

Round III With Ed Babinski On Profound Christian Ignorance, and Every Subject Under the Sun Except the Topic (The Psalms) (Dave Armstrong vs. Ed Babinski)

Postscript to Dialogue With Agnostic Ed Babinski on the Psalms, Etc.: Ed's Attempt to Enlist an Ancient Near East Scholar in Support Backfires (Dr. James Roger Black vs. Ed Babinski; compiled and additional commentary by Dave Armstrong) 46K

Refutation of Atheists' Alleged Biblical "Contradictions" Concerning Salvation and Supposed Annihilationism and Universalism
(Dave Armstrong vs. Dr. Ted Drange)

Examination of Atheist Bible Scholarship and Exegesis

EXTERNAL LINKS

GENERAL

INSPIRATION
HIGHER CRITICISM

[see the Theological Liberalism and Modernism page]

BIBLES, BIBLE REFERENCE, AND BIBLE STUDY

The WWW Bible Gateway (incl. NIV, KJV, NKJV, NASB)
Blue Letter Bible
A Catholic Bible Commentary  (Dr. Jerome Dominguez)
Catholic Scripture Study (Scott Hahn / Jeff Cavins / Mark Shea)
Jerome H. Neyrey: Catholic Biblical Scholar (press the dot to the left of the articles for the full online text)
The Old and the New: A Dual Commentary on Genesis and Matthew (purchase)  (Dr. Jay Olaguer)
Spanish Bible
Biblia Vivida (Spanish Bible Study: Dr. Jerome Dominguez)
Scripture Studies  (Michael Waldstein)
Bible Study Tools on crosswalk.com
Biblica's Online Partial Edition (Journal of the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome)
Amazon.com: buying info: Born from Above: A Commentary on John's Gospel   (Dr. Jay Olaguer)
Reviews of Born from Above  (Dr. William Marra & Stephen Torraco)
Review of Born from Above  (Martin K. Barrack)

[see other Bible reference books and tools on the Christian Online Books & Search Page]

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Compiled by Dave Armstrong. Thorough URL Revision: 8 March 2004. Updated: 6 September 2005.