Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta will vote on reversing condemnation of Pelagius

(HT: Rod Dreher). Over 1500 years in the making, Pelagius is making an ecclesiastical comeback. The story begins: The [Episcopal] Diocese of Atlanta has been asked to rehabilitate Pelagius. Delegates to the diocesan convention will be asked to reverse the condemnation of the Council of Carthage upon Pelagius, and to explore whether the Fifth century heretic may inform the theology of the Episcopal Church. Resolution R11-7 before the convention states in part: “Whereas the historical record … [Read more...]

“Journeys of Faith: Evangelicalism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Anglicanism”

That it is the title of the forthcoming book of which I am one of the four main authors. I present an account of my return to Catholicism (touching on several issues not touched on in my 2009 book, Return to Rome: Confessions of An Evangelical Catholic). My chapter is followed by a response by Gregg R. Allison of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. I then in turn reply to Allison in a small chapter. The other three authors each provide accounts of their pilgrimages from one Christian … [Read more...]

Neuhaus’ Law confirmed again

(HT: Carl Trueman) The late Fr. Richard John Neuhaus proposed what came to be known as Neuhaus' Law: "Where orthodoxy is optional, orthodoxy will sooner or later be proscribed." Over at Reformation21, Liam Goligher shares this tale from the Church of England. Apparently, in the Anglican communion, opposing the ordination of female bishops has gone from optional to proscribed. … [Read more...]


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