Return to Rome (Unabridged 4 Cds)
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About "Return to Rome (Unabridged 4 Cds)"
A high profile former Evangelical Theological Society president tells the provocative story of his return to the Catholic church and explains how he still considers himself evangelical.^ What does it mean to be evangelical? What does it mean to be Catholic? Can one consider oneself both simultaneously? Francis Beckwith has wrestled with these questions personally and professionally. He was baptized a Catholic, but his faith journey led him to Protestant evangelicalism. He became a philosophy professor at Baylor University and president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS). And then, in 2007, after much prayer, counsel, and consideration, Beckwith decided to return to the Catholic church and step down as ETS president. This provocative book details Beckwith's journey, focusing on his internal dialogue between the Protestant theology he embraced for most of his adult life and Catholicism.
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Francis J Beckwith
Francis J. Beckwith is professor of philosophy and church-stFrancis J. Beckwith is professor of philosophy and church-state studies, and fellow and faculty associate in the Instituate studies, and fellow and faculty associate in the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texte for Studies of Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He was also the 2008-2009 Mary Ann Remick Senior Visitinas. He was also the 2008-2009 Mary Ann Remick Senior Visiting Fellow in the Notre Dame Center for Ethics & Culture at thg Fellow in the Notre Dame Center for Ethics & Culture at thC
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This book, like Scott Hahn's Rome Sweet Home, chronicles the author's journey back to Rome. As a child, Beckwith was baptized and confirmed as a Catholic. Yet, during his youth and young adult life, he was exposed to the evangelical movement in its various shades which shaped his theological thinking and ecclesiastical commitments. Beckwith eventually became the President of the Evangelical Theological Society. Through his research and study, however, Beckwith found himself coming to conclusions on various issues including the doctrine of justification by faith which are very similar to the Roman Catholic position. Together with his wife, Beckwith, they decided to return to full communion with Rome. This book is Beckwith's personal and theological memoir of his spiritual journey from Catholicism to Evangelicalism and then back to Catholicism again. It's a fascinating read and certainly thought-provoking. Beckwith's discussion on the doctrine of justification by faith deserves a good hearing by evangelicals. This book is highly recommended!