By John W. O'Malley
A background of the Popes tells the tale of the oldest dwelling establishment within the Western world—the papacy. From its origins in Saint Peter, Jesus' leader disciple, via Pope Benedict XVI this present day, the popes were key avid gamers in almost all the nice dramas of the western international within the final thousand years. Acclaimed church historian John W. O'Malley's attractive narrative examines the 265 people who have claimed to be Peter's successors. instead of describe each one pope one after the other, the e-book makes a speciality of the popes that formed pivotal moments in either church and international historical past. the writer doesn't draw back from controversies within the church, and comprises legends like Pope Joan and a complete checklist of popes and antipopes to aid readers get a whole photograph of the papacy.
This at the same time reverent but serious ebook will entice readers drawn to either faith and historical past because it chronicles the saints and sinners who've led the Roman Catholic Church over the last 2000 years. the writer attracts from his well known audio CD lecture sequence at the subject, 2,000 Years of Papal background, on hand via Now you recognize Media (www.nowyouknowmedia.com).
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It becomes the property of the soul, but only in union with Christ through trust in his promises, not in separation from him. Luther insists that our righteousness is totally external because it is Christ’s righteousness, but it has to become totally internal by faith in Christ. Only if both sides are equally emphasized is the reality of salvation properly understood’ (§108). ‘Thus, our righteousness is external insofar as it is Christ’s righteousness, but it must become our righteousness, that is, internal, by faith in Christ’s promise’ (§112).
For more, see John Booty, ‘The Spirituality of Participation in Richard Hooker’, Sewanee Theological Review 38, no. 1 (1994), 9–20. W. J. Torrance Kirby, Richard Hooker, Reformer and Platonist (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2005). J. Todd Billings, Calvin, Participation, and the Gift: The Activity of Believers in Union with Christ (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007). Michael J. Christensen and Jeffery A. Wittung (eds), Partakers of the Divine Nature: The History and Development of Deiﬁcation in the Christian Traditions (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2007).
20 Bearing Luther’s comments in mind, it is conceivable that Kierkegaard’s mention of Luther and the reﬂection on ‘fruit’ in Works of Love could lead some interpreters to also look for an endorsement of Luther’s theological position here. Yet I want to claim that if we look more closely at how Kierkegaard treats this passage of Scripture, we may ﬁnd a criticism of Luther’s theological position. Where Luther needs to distinguish himself morally from the Pope in his treatise, Kierkegaard actually discourages his reader from Luther’s task of busily ‘tracking down hypocrites’ seeking to ‘unmask or even shame every hypocrite who comes near him’, because such an endeavour is, according to Kierkegaard, ‘hardly the fruits of love’ (WL 32).