Monday, January 04, 2010

Master Index of Catholic Critiques of John Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book IV (by Dave Armstrong)

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Calvin at 53 in 1562; engraving by René Boyvin (c. 1525 - c. 1598)


See the Introduction to the whole series and chronological listing by Calvin's chapters at the top of the Calvin and Calvinism web page. Papers listed under each category will all be directly linked by chapter and sections. But (unfortunately) it will still require some scrolling within papers to find specific subject matter (since the link is to the entire paper only and some are quite long indeed). Shortly (as of 12-28-09) I will be editing a new book from the series (that I have worked on since April 2009), where it will be all that much easier to get right to particular topics and Catholic answers for Calvin's arguments (real or imagined).

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Baptism

Baptismal Regeneration 14:1-9, 15:1-9
Circumcision analogy 14:16-26, 16:1-17, 16:18-32
Effects of 15:10-22
Fathers and 15:10-22
Infant Baptism (agreement) 16:1-17, 16:18-32
John 3:5: Refers to Baptism? 16:18-32
John's Baptism 15:1-9
Remnant of Catholicism 2:10-12, 15:10-22
Two Sacraments Only? 14:16-26
Zipporah, circumcision, & baptism 15:10-22

Church, the

Apostasy, Mass? 1:6-12
Authority, Binding 4:1-4
Binding, Loosing, & Excommunication 11:1-8
Buildings, Church 5:11-19
Caesaropapism 11:9-16
Catholic Remnants: Especially Baptism 2:10-12
Church & State 11:9-16
Communitarianism 1:13-17
Conciliar Authority 9:8-14
Conciliar Errors & Contradictions, Alleged 9:8-14
Corruption in OT & "Sin" Argument, 9:1-7
Councils, Nature of 9:1-7
Covenant Theology and the Jews 16:1-17
Discipline, Church 12:1-13
Doctrines, Primary, Secondary, Relative 1:6-12, 2:1
Donation of Constantine 11:9-16
False Decretals 7:10-11
Forgiveness and 1:18-23
Hierarchy 3:7-16, 4:9-15
Holy Days 13:1-10
Indefectibility 2:1, 2:2-3
Infallibility, Denial of 1:3-5
Jerusalem Council 10:19-26
Jews and 2:2-3
Laws and Authority of 10:1-7, 10:27-32, 11:1-8
Necessity of 1:3-5
Offices, Church 3:1-6
Old Testament "Church" 2:10-12
Pepin 7:14-17
Roman See, primacy of 6:1-7, 6:8-14, 6:15-17, 7:5-9
Sinners and 12:1-13
Sinners in 1:13-17, 1:24-29, 2:1
Unity 1:13-17

Confirmation

Anointing oil 19:4-13
Biblical proofs 19:4-13
Fathers and 19:4-13
Laying on of hands 19:4-13

Denominationalism

Denominations 1:1-2
Individualism, radical 8:10-16
Schism 1:18-23
Sectarianism 1:18-23, 2:4-9
State-Churches, Protestant 7:12-13

Ecclesiology (Doctrine of the Church)

Calvinist 10:27-32
Early Church 4:1-4
General 1:1-2
St. Cyprian 2:4-9
St. Jerome 4:1-4

Eucharist, The

Adoration 17:30-37
Analogies: Baptism, Passover, and Moses' Rod 17:14-15
Augustine and 17:24-28, 17:30-37
Body of Christ 17:11-13
Calvinist vs. Lutheran Views 17:16-23
Communion in One Kind 17:44-50
Consensus Tigurinus [Calvinist Document] and 17:38-43
Docetism, Calvin 17:38-43
Eucharist "Demoted"? 10:27-32
Heretical precedent for Calvin's errors 17:11-13
Idolatry? 17:30-37
Incarnation & Realism vs. Symbolism & Mysticism 17:1-10
Indwelling and 17:24-28
Jesus' Omnipresence & Two Natures 17:29
Local Presence & Ubiquity 17:11-13, 17:16-23
Nestorianism, Calvin 17:24-28
"Presence", Types of 17:30-37
Rationalism & Lack of Faith, Calvin 17:24-28
Reception, Frequent 17:44-50
Self-Examination and 17:38-43
Symbolism / Signs 3:1-6, 17:16-23
Temple and 17:30-37
Tertullian and 17:29
Theosis and 17:38-43
Transubstantiation 17:11-13
Transubstantiation: the fathers 17:14-15
Two Sacraments Only? 14:16-26

Fathers, Church

Augustine on the Eucharist 17:24-28, 17:30-37
Augustine on Sacramentalism 14:15, 19:1-3
Baptism and 15:10-22
Confirmation and 19:4-13
Ecclesiology, early Church 4:1-4
Ecclesiology, St. Cyprian 2:4-9
Ecclesiology, St. Jerome 4:1-4
Ecumenical councils 7:1-2
Eucharist, Tertullian 17:29
Matrimony (Sacrament of) and 19:34-37
Papacy and 4:1-4, 6:1-7, 6:15-17, 7:3-4
Papacy: Pope St. Gregory the Great 7:3-4, 7:12-13
Papacy, St. Jerome 7:3-4
Papacy: Pope St. Leo the Great 7:1-2
Priesthood and 18:10-20
Sacramentalism and 14:1-9, 14:10-14, 19:1-3
Sacrifice of the Mass and 18:5-9, 18:10-20
Transubstantiation and 17:14-15

God; Christology

Christology: Calvin's Flawed 17:29
Jesus' Omnipresence & Two Natures 17:29
Mercy and Forgiving Nature 1:24-29
Only Lawgiver? 10:1-7

Mass, Sacrifice of the / Liturgy

Ceremonies 10:8-16
Christ-Murderers? 18:10-20
Cross: "Once for All" 18:1-4
False, Corrupt Worship? 10:8-16, 10:19-26
Fathers and 18:5-9, 18:10-20
Insults of the Mass 18:10-20
Many Deaths? 18:5-9
Mass, general 2:2-3, 2:4-9
Priesthood and Altars in the NT 18:1-4
Private Masses 18:5-9
Sacrificial Worship vs. Obedience? 10:17-18
Timeless Nature 18:1-4

Ordination / Holy Orders

Anti-Miracles 19:22-33
Bishops 5:1-10, 11:9-16
Bishops' Jurisdiction 7:10-11
Bishops, popular approval of 4:9-15
Bishops' relationship to pastors & elders 3:7-16
Boy-Bishops & Boy-Kings 5:11-19
Celibacy, voluntary 4:9-15, 12:14-28, 13:1-10, 13:11-21, 19:34-37
Church Offices 3:1-6
Churchmen Represent God 8:1-9
Evangelical Counsels 13:11-21
Exorcism 19:22-33
Fathers on Priesthood 18:10-20
General 3:1-6
Hermits 13:11-21
Monasticism 5:1-10, 13:1-10, 13:11-21
Old Testament & the Law, Disparagement of 19:22-33
Orders 13:11-21
Paul's Call 3:7-16
Priesthood 3:1-6, 17:44-50, 18:1-4
Roman Ordination 7:5-9
Tonsure 19:22-33
Vocation 3:7-16
Vows (esp. Celibacy) 13:1-10

Orthodoxy, Eastern / Eastern Church

Constantine and the Councils of Rome & Arles 7:10-11
Constantinople & Rome 7:14-17
Orthodoxy, Eastern 2:2-3
Phocas 7:14-17
"Robber Council" of 449 7:1-2

Papacy, The

Bad Popes & Defectibility 7:25-30
Bernard, St. and 7:18-21, 7:22-24
Biblical basis for 6:1-7
Calvin's Extreme Anti-Papalism 7:18-21
Corruption = Ditch the Papacy? 7:22-24
Early Church and 4:1-4, 6:1-7, 6:15-17
Early ecumenical councils and 7:1-2
Fathers (esp. Jerome) and 7:3-4
Gregory the Great [Pope], "Universal Bishop" Dispute 7:3-4
Gregory the Great's Assertions of Papal Supremacy 7:12-13
Gregory VII, Pope 11:9-16
Innocent I, Pope 7:14-17
John XXII, Pope, & Beatific Vision 7:25-30
Leo the Great, Pope 7:1-2
Papal Defectibility? 7:22-24
Paul and Peter 6:1-7, 6:8-14
Pope as Antichrist and/or God 2:10-12, 7:25-30, 9:1-7
Peter as Bishop of Rome 6:8-14, 6:15-17
Pope as "Head" 7:18-21
Popes and Other Bishops: Equals? 7:5-9
Primacy and Succession 6:8-14
Titles of 7:3-4

Penance

Abstinence from Wine 13:1-10
Binding, Loosing, & Excommunication 11:1-8
Discipline, Church 12:1-13
Fasting 12:14-28
Friday Abstinence 10:19-26
Lent 12:14-28
Penance, general 12:14-28, 15:1-9
Penance (Sacrament of) 19:14-21
Penance (in Effect) 12:1-13

"Reformation" - Protestant

Calvin & Killing of Heretics 11:1-8
Catholic Boy-Bishops & Protestant Boy-Kings 5:11-19
Corruption in 16th century & solutions 5:1-10, 5:11-19, 13:11-21
Fanaticism, "Puritanical" 1:13-17
Genevan Autocracy 12:1-13
"Reform"? 13:1-10
"Reformers'" Authority (?) 4:9-15
Theft of Churches & Neglect for Poor 4:5-8, 5:1-10

Rhetoric and Polemics

Anti-Catholic 2:10-12, 8:10-16
Empty rhetoric 2:4-9
Ignorant Catholics? 14:1-9
Universal Catholic Hypocrisy? 12:14-28

Sacramentalism

Anti-Supernaturalism and Lack of Faith of Calvin IV,19:14-21
Augustine's & Catholic View of 14:15, 19:1-3
Definitions 14:1-9
Ex Opere Operato 14:15
Fathers and 14:1-9, 14:10-14, 19:1-3
Holy Water 10:19-26
Images & Idolatry 9:8-14
Matrimony (Sacrament of): Fathers and the Bible 19:34-37
Penance and Anointing (Sacraments of) 19:14-21
Sacraments: definitions and essential criteria 19:1-3
Sacraments, general 2:1, 10:8-16, 14:16-26
Salvation and 14:10-14
Sign & Seal Only? 14:16-26
Two Sacraments Only? 14:16-26

Salvation; Soteriology

Covenant theology and the Jews 16:1-17
Cooperation, human14:10-14
Elect, the 1:1-2, 1:3-5, 1:6-12
Grace Alone 1:6-12
"Human" Laws (and "Works") 10:8-16
Instant, assured salvation (?) 15:1-9
Merit 14:10-14
Pelagianism 14:10-14, 18:5-9
Reconciliation, Preaching of 1:18-23
Sacraments, Church Fathers, and 14:10-14
Sanctification 1:18-23, 15:10-22
Synergism 1:6-12

Scripture, Holy

"Clearness" of 10:27-32
Confirmation and 19:4-13
Hatred of, Catholics? 17:44-50
Matrimony (Sacrament of) and 19:34-37
Papacy and 6:1-7
Priesthood and Altars and 18:1-4
Tradition and 8:1-9, 8:10-16, 9:1-7

Sola Scriptura
; Scripture Alone; Authority Issues

Authority, Calvin's arbitrary 7:14-17
Authority, binding 4:1-4
"Clearness" of Scripture 10:27-32
Infallibility of the Church, denial of 1:3-5
Private Judgment 1:3-5

Spirituality; The Christian Life

Conscience, Christian 10:1-7
Evangelical counsels 13:11-21
Legalism 10:8-16
Poor, care of, in the early Church 4:5-8
Poor, concern for 5:11-19

Tradition

Apostolic deposit 8:1-9
Apostolic succession 2:2-3
Bible and 8:10-16, 9:1-7
Doctrinal Development vs. "Inventions" 10:17-18, 10:19-26
Old Testament analogies 8:1-9
Succession and 8:1-9
Tradition, general 2:1, 10:17-18

2 comments:

Randy said...

Wow. That was a lot of work. Very impressive.

Martin said...

Excellent work, as I'm always full of suggestions I think a short version, one or two lines from Calvin and a one paragraph reply, would create a nice book....a 500th birthday present for that Protestant you your family.