In this book Douglas Wilson shows that Protestant chaos and Roman Catholicism are not the only two alternatives.
Papa Don't Pope evaluates some of the most important issues between Roman Catholics and Protestants, including personal interpretation, apostolic succession, sola Scriptura, and so on. So this little book should be a huge help for anyone (Catholic or Protestant) with honest questions, as well as for anyone looking to interact with the original Protestant vision.
But what's the point in stirring up differences between Geneva and Rome? Don't we have enough division over church and theology already? The truth is, we don't have nearly enough clear disagreement—because clear disagreement is a necessary step on the way to agreement. So you could say this book has a catholic purpose (even if the future is clearly Protestant).
The classical Protestant expression is Soli Deo Gloria. Roman Catholics might prefer Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam. May God hasten the day when we can say 'amen' to both."
What People Are Saying:
"Informative and occasionally sharp musings on Roman Catholic theology and practice." -Caleb Nelson, World Magazine
Douglas Wilson is a pastor in Moscow, Idaho, a father of three, and grandfather of seventeen. He is the author of numerous books, including Decluttering Your Marriage, Future Men, and How to Exasperate Your Wife.
PAGE COUNT: 200 pages
ISBN 10: 159128189X
PUB. DATE: October 13, 2015
Canon Press has excellent printing, and very good content.
Papa Don't Pope: Why I'm not Catholic (and Why the Future is Protestant)
I loaned it to a friend after reading it who's son and daughter in law have reinforced their "spirituality" with the pomp and beauty of icons and beautiful buildings and clamshell hats. We both liked the question in the book; "WHO says?" That was great. I feel we need to be careful with this topic because wheat could easily be pulled up trying to get rid of the tares.
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