On the Road to Wittenberg

Leithart is absolutely right, as he has a tendency to be. Wittenberg is a far more attractive destination than Rome (I’d also sooner swim the Bosphorus than the Tiber).

About Alastair Roberts

Alastair Roberts (PhD, Durham University) writes in the areas of biblical theology and ethics, but frequently trespasses beyond these bounds. He participates in the weekly Mere Fidelity podcast, blogs at Alastair’s Adversaria, and tweets at @zugzwanged.
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2 Responses to On the Road to Wittenberg

  1. John H says:

    Wittenberg is a far more attractive destination than Rome

    Well – as a former “liturgical/sacramental Calvinist” myself – that’s certainly what I thought. 😉

    And out of interest, in what respects – other than actual church affiliation/membership – would you say you’re not already at that destination? For example, are there any remaining points on which you would find yourself in disagreement with the Small Catechism (not the be-all and the end-all of Lutheran teachings, but it covers pretty well everything that matters)?

  2. David says:

    When I was at Reformed Theological Seminary 16 years ago I asked one of my professors: “Why don’t we ever read anything by Lutherans? It is almost as though the PCA pretends that the Missouri and Wisconsin Synod Lutherans don’t exist.”

    His response: “So you’re thinking of becoming Lutheran?”

    That’s the closest I’ve come to being accused of wanting to “swim the Bosphorus”.

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