So I’m with Jeremy and Joel on this one. The person named Bob who condemns millions of Catholics and Orthodox believers to damnation in a book review simply because they have what he describes as a ‘deficient theology’ even though, by Bob’s own admission, he’s never read a Catholic theologian, demonstrates himself to be a dilettante of the first order.
Can you please tell me which books you have read and by which Catholic theologians? Because several of your statements here cause me to doubt you’ve read very many serious Catholic theologians, but have gotten your understanding of Catholicism mostly from secondary, Protestant, apologetic sources.
Here is part of the response that I got:
Now, I admit, I haven’t read Catholic theologians. Recommend a good intro on the topic and I will make an attempt to do so. But I don’t think the Reformers and subsequent evangelical leaders are all totally off-base here.
ABSOLUTELY. UTTERLY. TOTALLY. COMPLETELY. UN. ACCEPTABLE.!!!
Not only that, but profound dilettantism and grotesque ignorance. Bob should never be asked to review another book or utter another public comment until he learns something about the subject at hand. Bob is why there’s so much ignorance about Christianity out there in the world. Bob shouldn’t be allowed within 500 feet of the Bible as he might do to it what he did to Catholicism: i.e., misrepresent it without ever having bothered to read it!
Nor does Bob understand the Reformers or the Reformation.
How annoying. At any rate, Bob is awarded the Dilettante of the Year award.