Francis Beckwith - Baylor University RCC?

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by BobRyan, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. BobRyan

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    Hey - does anyone here know the story about Francis Beckwith? I read some place that he teaches (or taught) at Baylor.

    He has returned to the denomination that he grew up in - the RCC, but I thought I read that he still teaches at Baylor. I thought that was Baptist.

    What am I missing?

    in Christ,

    Bob
     
  2. Zenas

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    Baylor is a Baptist school but not a seminary. You will find professors of many different faiths there. This is not only true of Baylor but of many other Baptist schools as well. I have a friend who I'm pretty sure is an Episcopalian who is a tenured faculty member at Georgetown College in Kentucky.
     
  3. BobRyan

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    So you have Catholics teaching religion classes at Baptist Universities??

    I never would have guessed.

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    Bob
     
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    Oh come on...in dear old OZ you can receive Lutheran training at a Catholic University.......I do not tell a lie here....it is AMAZING:wavey:
     
  5. Thinkingstuff

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    Yes thats right. He returned to the Catholic Church in 2007 so he had been a baptist but returned to the RCC. He still supports intelligent design, and other issues. He lives in Texas. This is an issue I'm conserned with from a personal perspective. Cardinal Newman once an anglican and became catholic said that " to study history is to cease to be protestant" In my studies of history there are aspects of what the early church taught that isn't really reflected in modern american culture of Christianity. or Protestant Christianity. Even some of my reflection here based on my studies have been deemed to be too Catholic by some. Though when it comes down to it my experience told me as a Catholic I really didn't live for God but when I prayed for Jesus to come into my life; my life was changed. But rationally you can't really argue from experience because then all religions would have their experience from which to argue. I can not buy into the fantasy purported by landmarkist which has not supportive historical documentation other than the desire that people want it to be true. So it seems that like many other protetant preachers a real delving into history has lead some back to the RCC. I wonder at Tony Blair becoming Catholic.
     
  6. BobRyan

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    I read a quote from Beckwith where he argues that the main motivation for returning to Catholicism was the doctrine of Sanctification and that his OSAS and Calvinist positions as an Evangelical did not seem to have a valid foundation in support of the Bible doctrine on Sanctification.

    However I would argue that there are other non-OSAS alternatives in the Arminian model that should have been considered before going all the way back to Catholicism.

    I believe that Seventh-day Adventists and Free Will Baptists would be in close agreement on that point.

    in Christ,

    Bob
     
  7. Thinkingstuff

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    I don't know both those examples seem extreeme. Because this was brought up I've checked out an interview with him in Christianity Today and here is a major point he brings up.
    and again here was the point I was making previously stated by him during this same interview:
     

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