Francis J. Beckwith's Reflections on Faith, Ethics and Culture
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Calvinist theologian, John Gerstner, on St. Thomas Aquinas
In an essay entitled, "A History of Justification," the late Calvinist theologian John Gerstner (1914-1996) suggests to Catholics that they ought to follow St. Thomas Aquinas' teachings on the doctrine of justification: "Some Roman Catholics like to cry `Forward to the Middle Ages,' thinking that they there find authority for their antisolafideian doctrine. But Adolf Harnack insisted that if the medieval church had followed its favorite teacher, Thomas Aquinas, on justification, the Reformation would not have been necessary." You can read Professor Gerstner's entire piece here.