Tiptoe Through the TULIP

is a little late because I’ve been too busy to stay on top of things. Anyhow, Jollyblogger
has written several posts about the
five points of Calvinism
(i.e TULIP: total depravity, unconditional election,
limited atonement, irresistible grace, and perseverance of the saints). There’s
an uberpost that links to the whole series
. Most, if not all, of these
points are incompatible
or even antithetical to the teachings of the Catholic Church
. I’m hoping one
or more of my Catholic readers will write a rebuttal post.

P.S. If you do write a rebuttal, please email me a link so I can let my readers know.

Comments 3

  1. Jeremy Pierce wrote:

    Have you read the works of Joseph Fitzmyer? He’s a Catholic scholar who has some of the most respected commentaries on Acts, Romans, Luke, Philemon, and one of the deutero-canonical books (I can’t remember offhand which). He also sounds a lot like Luther in his reading of Romans. I believe he was one of the people responsible for noticing that Luther didn’t commit the heresy that he’d been declared to have committed, which the Pope has now acknowledged. Luke Timothy Johnson, another Catholic, has a commentary on James that seeks to reconcile James and Paul and does pretty much the same sort of thing Fitzmyer tries to do, ending up with a fairly Reformed-sounding Catholic theology.

    Posted 28 Jan 2005 at 10:38 pm
  2. Felix wrote:

    here’s a discussion of how far the TULIP can be read in a Catholic sense:

    Posted 21 Jan 2005 at 12:24 am
  3. Funky Dung wrote:

    It took me a while to find this post. You certainly picked an old one to respond to. 😉

    Posted 28 Jan 2005 at 10:52 pm

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