Amiable Impasse Between Roman Catholics and Evangelicals

Charitable Catholic/evangelical dialogue snags on imputation, authority.

Former Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) president Francis Beckwith’s reversion to Rome in 2007 reignited perennial questions of how evangelicals should relate to Catholics. Namely, can a Roman Catholic credibly claim the evangelical label? Beckwith thinks so, and he has an ally in BeesonDivinitySchool dean Timothy George. Nevertheless, during their charitable dialogue George and Beckwith reiterated key differences on authority and how Christians are counted righteous before God. The Penner Foundation and Center for Applied Christian Ethics hosted the discussion at WheatonCollege on September 3.

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