Friend and associate Eric Parker has just translated Gisburtus Voetius’s recommended reading for, as Eric puts it, “the proper use of reason in matters of faith.” It’s a great find and helps to specifically illustrate the breadth of “catholicity” among irenic theologians.
Eric Parker passes along this observation from John Calvin: Certain of your poets. He citeth half a verse out of Aratus, not so much for authority’s sake, as that he may make the men of Athens ashamed; for such sayings of the poets came from no other fountain save only from nature and common reason. Neither […]
TCI friend and associate Eric Parker has a very helpful post on the eucharistic thought of Wolfgang Musculus. Important to notice are the definitions of key terms, the clarification of the much-maligned “Zwinglian” adjective, and that way that all of this contributes to the formation of the “Reformed” doctrine of eucharistic presence.
Quoting Brian Gerrish, Eric Parker helpfully explains why Martin Luther said what he did about “reason”: Because reason belongs to the natural sphere, Luther will not allow that it is competent to judge in matters of faith; and yet, because faith comes through the hearing and understanding of the Word, Luther found himself bound to […]
Our friend and McGill student Eric Parker has an excellent post on the positive use of Psuedo-Dionysius by the Reformer Martin Bucer. Mr. Parker states: Bucer, following Ficino’s commentary, used Dionysius’s writings for the sake of the Reformation. The clearest example of this is in his Commentary on Romans where he discovers in Dionysius what […]