Posts Tagged ‘ Book Reviews ’

The Shaping of Biblical Criticism: A Catholic Perspective on Historical Criticism

Nov 8th, 2014 | By Casey Chalk | Category: Featured Articles

Reformed Protestantism and Catholicism share common ground in their centuries-long interaction, and often battle, with the historical-critical method of Scriptural interpretation. Protestants and Catholics alike have often viewed this method as a direct threat to the historical and theological integrity of the Biblical texts. Many other Protestants and Catholics have alternatively embraced historical criticism to […]

Book Review: The Church and New Media by Brandon Vogt

Dec 22nd, 2011 | By Tim A. Troutman | Category: Blog Posts

I’ll be honest; The Church and New Media isn’t the sort of book I’d normally buy. But per chance, I ended up with a copy and decided to read it. This had nothing to do with the fact that CTC’s own, Dr. Taylor Marshall, is a contributor. But that alone should be enough to encourage […]

The Bible Made Impossible: Reviewed by Brent Stubbs

Aug 18th, 2011 | By Guest Author | Category: Blog Posts

Brent Stubbs This is a guest post by Brent Stubbs, in which he reviews Christian Smith’s recent book The Bible Made Impossible: Why Biblicism Is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of Scripture. Brent is a convert to the Catholic Church from the Pentecostal tradition. However, his theology became Reformed while he was pursuing a BA […]

Book Review: If Protestantism is True by Devin Rose

Aug 9th, 2011 | By Tim A. Troutman | Category: Blog Posts

Called To Communion readers might already be familiar with Devin Rose, who is no stranger to the combox here; but if not, please visit Devin’s blog. Devin is a convert from atheism to Christianity first, and from Evangelical Christianity to Catholicism. He is now an up and coming Catholic author and apologist. Devin recently signed […]

Book Review: The Shape of the Liturgy by Gregory Dix

Feb 1st, 2011 | By Tim A. Troutman | Category: Blog Posts

The great Anglican liturgical historian, Gregory Dix, published this fantastic study of the history of the Christian liturgy (though he humbly refers to it as an introduction) in January 1945 while World War 2 was still raging. At over 750 pages in small print it’s not one of those books you finish over the weekend […]

Book Review: Mary Through the Centuries by Jaroslav Pelikan

Dec 7th, 2010 | By Tim A. Troutman | Category: Blog Posts

In honor of the great Marian feast tomorrow, the Immaculate Conception, I would like to repost some material from my personal blog: a book review on one of the best popular level historical surveys of Mary available. “Mary Through the Centuries,” published in 1998, was written by one of the preeminent Church historians of the […]

The Catholic Perspective on Paul – a New Book

Nov 24th, 2010 | By Taylor Marshall | Category: Blog Posts

We ain’t gonna lie. Many of us on Called to Communion were drawn to the Catholic Church after we had reassessed the “salvation issue” through the lens of the “New Perspective on Paul.” Three years ago, a few friends of mine (including Sean Patrick of Called to Communion) were lamenting that there wasn’t a book […]

Book Review: Cyprian the Bishop by J. Patout Burns

May 27th, 2010 | By Tim A. Troutman | Category: Blog Posts

The period of persecution under Decius in the middle of the third century and the subsequent controversies in Italy and Northern Africa is one of the most confusing periods of ante-Nicene Church history. So much writing has survived that we are able to bring a lot of characters into play. To make things more confusing, […]

Review: Fortescue, Adrian – The Early Papacy to the Synod of Chalcedon in 451

Apr 24th, 2010 | By Guest Author | Category: Blog Posts

The following is a guest post written by R.E. Aguirre, General Editor., Paradoseis Journal Book Review: Fortescue, Adrian – The Early Papacy to the Synod of Chalcedon in 451 San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2008. Fourth Edition, ed., Alcuin Reid. Pp. 7 + 121. ISBN 9781586171766