June 6, 2007
Beckwith Talks to Ignatius Press
Former ETS president tells more about his journey back to Rome.
It's evident from Francis Beckwith's Ignatius Press interview that the former Evangelical Theological Society president has spent the last few weeks thinking about how to articulate his journey back to Rome. He explains the decision by appealing to one typical reason for why some Protestants find refuge in the Roman Catholic Church. "I thought to myself that if sola scriptura can result in everything from the philosophical theology of Calvinism to the Open View of God, from Nicean Trinitarianism to social trinitarianism to Oneness Pentecostalism's rehabilitation of Sabellianism to 19th-century Unitarianism, then sola scriptura is not a sufficient bulwark for sustaining Christian orthodoxy." Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, might be surprised to see that Beckwith has employed him to bolster this argument.
Beckwith also reveals plans to write a book next year about his experience. In the meantime, Cambridge University Press will release his latest book, Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice.