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To: annalex; topcat54
I read what was offered on the Erasmus thread and found Calvin an intriguing philosopher but a third rate theoloian, chiefly because of his ingnorance of the Holy Scripture.

When you see a 24 volume, concise commentary on the Holy Scriptures laying out a well documented theology with valid scripture references coming out of the Roman Catholic Church, give me a call. You guys can even use a word processor. Start with the veneration of Mary, praying to the dead, and the paying of getting love ones out of purgatory. I'd love to see the concise references that justify these practices. I'll compare anything of Calvin (even the stuff I don't agree with) with the gobbly-gook that represents theology on newadvent.

It is rather disingenuous IMO for someone who base their theology on external writings to say someone else ignorant of the scriptures.

BTW-You spell "theoloian" and "ingnorance" wrong. As I'm often in a hurry and make typing errors I can understand. However, in this case, if you are going to huddle insults by saying a theologian is ignorant, then I would be careful to use the spell checker. It doesn't boost your cause.

29 posted on 09/29/2006 5:26:21 AM PDT by HarleyD ("Man's steps are ordained by the Lord, How then can man understand his way?" Prov 20:24)
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To: HarleyD; topcat54

My points stand: St. Ireneaus based his book, quoted here, squarely on the text of the Holy Scripture; I did read Calvin (Topcat complained thaty no one does) and did not see any fidelity to the scripture. Granted, I did not read the 24 volumes, but I read what Calvin's defenders offeres as arguments from Calvin.

Now, if you wish to compare the wordcount of Calvin's work to the wordcount of Adversus Haereses, you might have a point there.


30 posted on 09/29/2006 7:44:51 AM PDT by annalex
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