Lutheranism: Catholic Critique (Index Page)

Lutheranism: Catholic Critique (Index Page) October 29, 2011

Melanchthon7Philip Melanchthon (1497-1560): leader of Lutheranism after Luther’s death; 1532 portrait by Lucas Cranach the Elder (1472-1553) [public domain / Wikimedia Commons]

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Am I “Anti-Luther” or “Anti-Lutheran”? [5-28-09 / 1-6-15; posted to Facebook on 8-26-17]

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LUTHERANISM AND THE FATHERS 

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Dialogue: Is Lutheranism or Catholicism Closer to the Fathers? (vs. Kristo Miettinen) [6-3-05]

Development of Sacrifice of the Mass: Dialogue w Lutheran [9-22-05]

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Luther’s Views of Augustine & the Church Fathers
[July 2009]

Dialogue with a Lutheran: Church Fathers & Sola Scriptura (vs. Nathan Rinne) [10-13-11]

Dialogue with a Lutheran: Rule of Faith / Fathers / Ecclesiology (vs. Nathan Rinne) [10-17-11]

Dialogue w Lutheran Pastor on Bible & Sola Scriptura (including St. Irenaeus’ View on the Rule of Faith) [10-19-18]

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SOTERIOLOGY (SALVATION, JUSTIFICATION, & SANCTIFICATION) / “FAITH ALONE”

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Baptismal Regeneration: Central Doctrine, According to Luther & Lutheranism [1996]

Faith Alone & Original Sin: Reply to Smalcald Articles [1-30-01]

Dialogue w Three Lutherans on Justification & Salvation [2-1-07]

Church Fathers & Justification: Martin Chemnitz vs. Catholicism [9-9-07]

Dialogue with a Lutheran: Salvation & Miscellany (vs. Nathan Rinne) [10-14-11]

 “Leaven” of the Pharisees: Hypocrisy or False Doctrine? (vs. Nathan Rinne) [11-3-11]

Is God Alone Holy, According to Scripture? Or Can We Be Too?  (vs. Rev. Ken Howes) [5-3-17]

Debate with a Lutheran Pastor on Faith and Works [5-4-17]

Martin Luther and Lutherans on Mortal & Venial Sins [10-30-17]

“Faith Alone” & Salvation: Dialogue w Lutheran Pastor (vs. Rev. Ken Howes) [2-18-19]

 

LUTHERANISM AND MARY

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THE DEATH PENALTY FOR HERETICS / THEFT OF CATHOLIC CHURCH PROPERTY
 

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ECCLESIOLOGY / THE “REFORMATION” / RULE OF FAITH / SECTARIANISM
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My Respect For Lutherans [3-20-07; Facebook]

Melanchthon in 1530 Longed for Return of Catholic Bishops [11-30-07]

Zwingli, Bucer, Oecolampadius: Luther & Lutherans Not Christians [1-10-08]

Erasmus vs. Luther Disputes Documented [Feb. 2009]

Dialogue with a Lutheran Inquirer [WELS], on Lutheran-Catholic Differences [4-6-09]

Unbridled Sectarianism, Sola Scriptura, Luther, & Calvin [6-24-09]

John Calvin Rebukes Lutheran “Beasts” and “Evil”, Calls Luther an Idolater [3-23-10; Facebook]

Melanchthon’s Agonized Tears Over Early Protestant Divisions [6-15-11; additions on 10-11-17]

Bible on Submission to Church & Apostolic Tradition + Biblical Condemnation of the Rebellious & Schismatic Aspects of the Protestant Revolt [8-27-11]

Dialogue with a Lutheran: Church Fathers & Sola Scriptura (vs. Nathan Rinne) [10-13-11]

Dialogue with a Lutheran: Rule of Faith / Fathers / Ecclesiology (vs. Nathan Rinne) [10-17-11]

Early Protestant “Unity”: Calvin vs. Westphal vs. Luther / Calvin Denies Baptismal Regeneration [11-6-11]

Luther: Monks & Priests More “Earnest” Than Lutherans [11-10-11]

Dialogue with a Lutheran on Ecclesiology & OT Indefectibility Analogies (vs. Nathan Rinne) [11-22-11]

Dialogue on the Term, “Protestant Reformation” and Alternatives (“Era of Reformations” and “Protestant Revolt”) (vs. Dr. Edwin W. Tait) [1-7-14]

Dialogue with a Lutheran on Christian Authority [5-6-16]

Critique of Ten Exaggerated Claims of the “Reformation” [10-31-17; its 500th anniversary date]

Dialogue w Lutheran Pastor on Bible & Sola Scriptura (including St. Irenaeus’ View on the Rule of Faith) [10-19-18]

Debate w Lutheran: Church Infallibility & Death Penalty [11-10-18]

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THE EUCHARIST, SACRIFICE OF THE MASS, AND THE SACRAMENTS
 

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Baptismal Regeneration: Central Doctrine, According to Luther & Lutheranism [1996]

Sacramentarian Controversies (Calvin vs. Luther vs. Zwingli) [3-29-04]

Transubstantiation & Church History: Dialogue w Lutheran [2-12-05; abridged on 10-23-18]

Development of Sacrifice of the Mass: Dialogue w Lutheran [9-22-05]

Philip Melanchthon: Death for Denying the Real Presence (He Later Denied the Real Presence Himself) [5-23-06]

Lutherans, Corpus Christi, & Eucharistic Adoration [6-18-07]

Lutheran View of the Mass / Catholics & Lutheran Worship [11-19-07]

Quiz on Early Protestant / “Reformation” Eucharistic Harmony [8-23-09]

Eucharist: Ubiquity, Signs, Lutheranism, Etc. (vs. Calvin #43) [11-27-09]

John Calvin Rebukes Lutheran “Beasts” and “Evil”, Calls Luther an Idolater [3-23-10; Facebook]

Quibble About Lutheran Dislike of the Term “Consubstantiation” [4-20-11]

Early Protestant “Unity”: Calvin vs. Westphal vs. Luther / Calvin Denies Baptismal Regeneration [11-6-11]

Mass: Re-Sacrifice? (vs. Lutheran Pastor Ken Howes) [4-2-12]
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COMMUNION OF SAINTS /  INVOCATION AND INTERCESSION OF THE SAINTS

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Reply to Lutheran on Invocation of Saints (vs. Jordan Cooper) [12-1-15]
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GENERAL

Dialogue with a Lutheran: Introductory Matters [10-12-11]

Dialogue with a Lutheran: Salvation & Miscellany [10-14-11]

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EARLY LUTHERAN “ECUMENISM” AND TOLERANCE (?)
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Protestant Inquisitions: “Reformation” Intolerance & Persecution [June 1991; rev. 10-31-03, 3-7-07. Greatly abridged and re-typeset on 9-14-17]
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“Absurd” Protestant Divisions: Calvin’s Revealing Lament to Melanchthon [2-6-06]

Word “Protestant” Stemmed from Intolerance of Catholic Worship [2-8-06]

Dialogue w Lutheran Historian on 16th-Century Intolerance [2-15-06]

Melanchthon in 1530 Longed for Return of Catholic Bishops [11-30-07]

Zwingli, Bucer, Oecolampadius: Luther & Lutherans Not Christians [1-10-08]

John Calvin Rebukes Lutheran “Beasts” and “Evil”, Calls Luther an Idolater [3-23-10; Facebook]

 

PHILIP MELANCHTHON 

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Luther & Melanchthon: Bigamy of Philip of Hesse is Biblical (Hartmann Grisar) [2-14-07; abridged on 11-2-17]
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John Calvin Did Not Pray to Philip Melanchthon [9-19-09; revised, with retraction, on 5-3-16]

Melanchthon’s Agonized Tears Over Early Protestant Divisions [6-15-11; additions on 10-11-17]


PRAYER AND PENANCE FOR THE DEAD / PURGATORY / HADES

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Last Updated: 18 February 2019.


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