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Catholics and Baptist Get Togther

A Paper Submitted to Dr. Martin Klauber

In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for
CHHI 525-D02

Liberty Theological Seminary

By
William Maitre
L23686814

Lynchburg, Virginia

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Table of Contents

THESIS 3

INTRODUCTION 3

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH 3

THE BAPTIST CHURCH 6

THEY DECIDED TO MEET 8

RELIGIOUS PLURALISM 11

CONCLUSION 12

BIBLIOGRAPHY 13

THESIS
How did the meeting between the Southern Baptist and Catholics come to pass? What was the driving force that facilitated a meeting of the minds after centuries apart?
INTRODUCTION
The Catholic Church and Protestants have not had the greatest of relationships. In fact since the reformation, Protestants were not even considered brothers within the realm of the Catholic Church. Within the pages of Vatican II one can find a decree to not refer to them as brothers. However something new has occurred and this is what this paper will aim to delve into. While not attempting to be an exhaustive work regarding the meeting of the minds. It would seem that Baptist and Catholics have started talks across denominational lines. This paper will focus on why this meeting took place and what can other denominations gleam from these talks.
CATHOLIC CHURCH “Over the past three decades a true revolution has occurred in the Catholicism in respect to the authority and use of scripture.” According to Donahue the Bible was believed to have held an extremely high position within the Catholic Church, he believes that the period between the Council of Trent leading up to the Vatican II represented a deviation from that school of thought. To be a candidate for the Priest hood one…...

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