Papa Don't Pope: Why I'm Not a Roman Catholic (and Why the Future Is Protestant) by Douglas Wilson

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Read Papa Don't Pope: Why I'm Not a Roman Catholic (and Why the Future Is Protestant) Online Free - Papa Don’t Pope evaluates some of the most important issues between Roman Catholics and Protestants, including personal interpretation, apostolic succession, sola Scriptura, and so on. So this little book should be a huge help to anyone (Catholic or Protestant) with honest questions, as well as anyone looking to interact with the original Protestant vision.

But what’s the point in stirring up differences between Geneva and Rome? Don’t we have enough division over church and theology already? The truth is, we don’t have nearly enough clear disagreement—because clear disagreement is a necessary step on the way to agreement. So you could say this book has a catholic purpose (even if the future is clearly Protestant).

The classical Protestant expression is Soli Deo Gloria. Roman Catholics might prefer Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam. May God hasten the day when we can all say amen to both.

Title : Papa Don't Pope: Why I'm Not a Roman Catholic (and Why the Future Is Protestant)
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ISBN : 159128189X
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 200 pages


Steven rated it ★★★★☆

October 31, 2015

This was a fun little book. Like most of Wilson's books these days, 75% of it comes from his older blog posts. Regular readers will recognize most of the material from other sources. There are some original passages though, and this book feels unified. It's short, though. I would expect most read...

Andrew rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 19, 2015

No new ground is plowed here. Wilson's witicisms and overly clever writing obscure his intent and add confusion. Lack of nuance, especially in the limited sections specifically referencing Eastern Orthodoxy. Wilson's preaching to the Protestant choir. Not sure why this book was published. Good ti...

Corey rated it ★★★★☆

April 25, 2016

A short, witty overview of ye olde Protestant/Papist divide. Feisty but irenic. I think it will prove to be a helpful catalyst for further reading on the subject.

Chris rated it ★★☆☆☆

January 21, 2018

I'm not a Roman Catholic, but my main takeaway from this book is that I'm not a classical Protestant either. (I already knew that, btw. This just confirmed it.) The book is nowhere near as flippant as the title would make it out to be. The author, a pastor in Idaho, is nowhere near as clear a writ...

Joel rated it ★★★☆☆

December 18, 2015

Plenty of good thoughts, which is no surprise; although lately Wilson’s books feel like blog post compilations, which I’m not crazy about. And adding to the bloggy flavor were an unusual number of typos. I'll list a few of the typos/errors that I noticed, and these were just the ones that I marked...

Brad rated it ★★★★☆

November 01, 2015

A short, witty, solid book. I had a few minor quibbles, but overall it was really great. The book is aimed primarily at Roman Catholics, but the majority is also applicable to Eastern Orthodox (though not all). I'm not sure how effective it would be to give this book to somebody tempted to convert...

GoneFishingWithJesus rated it ★★★★☆

November 12, 2016

Well written book. What else would you expect from Wilson. His dealings with topics like authority and idolatry and tradition are profitable whether you are at all interested in the theology of the Roman Catholic Church or not. A few times I didn't get the term or reasoning used. My fault for not...

Kendall rated it ★★★☆☆

January 04, 2016

A bit repetitive and I don't think he quite answers the questions in the subtitle: "Why I'm not a Roman Catholic (and Why the Future Is Protestant)" It was a good book, but Wilson has written several great books.

Aaron rated it ★★★☆☆

November 27, 2016

I was hoping for a lengthier and more thorough examination of the RCC from Wilson's perspective but this book still covers some of the big issues (authority, grace, icons, etc.). I liked the section on apostolic succession the most. Decent read.

Jerry rated it ★★★★☆

March 08, 2016

This book covers a wide range of objections to Roman Catholicism and does so in a winsome way, in keeping with salvation by grace thought faith in Jesus plus nothing.

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