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Church Fathers vs. Sola Scriptura (Compendium)

Church Fathers vs. Sola Scriptura (Compendium) December 26, 2021

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Chronological List of Single Fathers

Clement of Rome (d. 99) vs. Sola Scriptura [12-20-21]

Ignatius of Antioch (d. c. 117) vs. Sola Scriptura [12-21-21]

Papias (c. 60-c. 130) & the Rule of Faith [1-18-10]

Hippolytus (d. c. 236) vs. Sola Scriptura as the Rule of Faith [8-1-03]

Origen [c. 185-c. 254] & the Rule of Faith (vs. “Turretinfan”) [12-2-21]

Cyprian (c. 210-258) vs. Sola Scriptura [12-23-21]

Dionysius (d. c. 264) vs. Sola Scriptura as the Rule of Faith [8-1-03]

Hilary of Poitiers (d. 367) vs. Sola Scriptura as the Rule of Faith [2-26-21]

St. Athanasius’ [c. 297-373] Rule of Faith (NOT Sola Scriptura) [6-16-03]

Basil the Great (d. 379) vs. Sola Scriptura as the Rule of Faith [8-1-03]

Vs. James White #16: St. Basil Held to Sola Scriptura? [11-19-19]

David T. King and William Webster: Out-of-Context or Hyper-Selective Quotations from the Church Fathers on Christian Authority: Part II: St. Basil the Great [11-11-13]

Cyril of Jerusalem (d. 386) vs. Sola Scriptura as the Rule of Faith [8-1-03]

Sola Scriptura, Cyril of Jerusalem, Logic, & Anti-Catholics [11-9-17]

David T. King and William Webster: Out-of-Context or Hyper-Selective Quotations from the Church Fathers on Christian Authority: Part I: St. Cyril of Jerusalem [11-9-13]

Gregory Nazianzen (d. 389) vs. Sola Scriptura as the Rule of Faith [2-25-21]

Gregory of Nyssa (d. c. 395) vs. Sola Scriptura as the Rule of Faith [2-6-07]

St. Ambrose (c. 340-397) vs. Sola Scriptura [12-18-21]

St. John Chrysostom (d. 407) vs. Sola Scriptura as the Rule of Faith [8-1-03]

Dialogue on St. John Chrysostom & Sola Scriptura (Includes a Discussion of the Proper Definition of Sola Scriptura) [2-23-21]

Rufinus (d. 411) vs. Sola Scriptura as the Rule of Faith [3-2-21]

St. Augustine (d. 430) vs. Sola Scriptura as the Rule of Faith [8-1-03]

Bible and Tradition Issues: Reply to a “Bible Christian” Inquirer (Particularly Regarding St. Augustine’s Position) [3-1-07]

John Cassian (d. 435) vs. Sola Scriptura [3-3-21]

Cyril of Alexandria (d. 444) vs. Sola Scriptura as the Rule of Faith [3-1-21]

Theodoret (d. c. 458) vs. Sola Scriptura as the Rule of Faith [8-1-03]

Gregory the Great [c. 540-604] vs. Sola Scriptura as the Rule of Faith [3-1-21]

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General or Multiple Church Fathers

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Church Fathers and Sola Scriptura [originally July 2003; somewhat modified condensation: 4-5-17]

Debate: Church Fathers & Sola Scriptura (vs. Jason Engwer) [8-1-03]

Ten Church Fathers & Sola Scriptura: Reply to anti-Catholic Protestant apologist Jason Engwer’s Catholic But Not Roman Catholic Series on the Church Fathers [8-1-03]

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Chrysostom & Irenaeus: Sola Scripturists? (vs. David T. King) [4-20-07]
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Summary: The views of dozens of Church fathers are surveyed, as regards the question of “Church Fathers vs. Sola Scriptura.” None of them believed in it, as it turns out.

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