Papal Primacy: The Case of Pope Leo, Aetius and Anatolius

The following is my summary of events that took place during the reign of Pope Leo the Great, which Martin Jugie examines in greater detail in his study “The Roman Primacy in the East at the Time of St. Leo the Great.” During the reign of Pope Leo the Great, the pro-Chalcedonian Archdeacon Aetius was […]

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Review of Bishop Hilarion on The Reception of the Ecumenical Councils in the Early Church

I’d like to review Eastern Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev’s article “The Reception of the Ecumenical councils in the Early Church” which was published by St. Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly in 2003. Purpose of the Paper The purpose of Bishop Hilarion’s paper is to explain how Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox could possibly reunite without either communion […]

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The Burden of Proving the Papal Dogmas

Roman Catholics have the challenge of demonstrating the doctrines of the First Vatican Council on the papacy were “always” taught by both “East and West.”  Suppose you were to ask a Roman Catholic how they would demonstrate this.  You would probably be told how this or that pope taught this or that doctrine, and an […]

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Brief Thoughts on Reactionary Theology

In the many years in which I’ve done apologetics, I’ve noticed some groups that develop their theology in a reactionary way. What do I mean? Instead of developing theology according to what Scripture and Tradition says, some build their theology by standing against what another group says. In order to make this more concrete, I’d […]

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Michael Lofton’s Response to Dr. James White on the Canon of Scripture

Michael responds to Dr. James White’s (Alpha & Omega Ministries) interaction with his blog article on the canon of Scripture and presents questions for Dr. White’s consideration. Michael’s original blog post critiquing Dr. White on the canon: https://michaelloftonsite.wordpress.com/2020/01/06/214/ Dr. White’s video response to Michael (start around the 54:20 mark): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TvvVARoVDg    

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