Saturday, March 14, 2009

Maybe Size Does Matter

I have posted a number of times on what I take to be the nature of the development of doctrine within Catholic Christianity; I would link to the many posts here but there are too many of them--interested readers can use the blog search box to find them by using search terms such as "development".

Now some fellow Catholic bloggers (Michael Liccione, Jonathan Prejean, Elliot Bougis, and Apollonio Latar among others) and I have decided to have something of a blogging party over at Philosophia Perennis on the subject, and I posted something there on the topic a week or so ago. Now Dr. Michael Liccione has posted a major contribution to the topic, and I must say that it seems very impressive indeed. I have only skimmed it quickly tonight, and I intend to read it very carefully over the next few days, but my initial reaction is that he has, as usual, done a remarkably good job of putting his own point and responding to the points put by others.

The essay is rather long, but well worth reading. Indeed, it demonstrates rather nicely that a lengthy essay can nevertheless be a joy to read when it provokes thought in an intelligent way. The topic is probably such that shorter essays will not really do justice to the issue.

3 comments:

Mike L said...

Scott:

Thanks for the plug. There are no comments yet over at PP, so I guess people have settled in for a long read with a good stiff drink.

Best,
Mike

Scott Carson said...

Either that, or you just said all there is to be said!

But don't worry--I always have something to say, and I'll weigh in once I get through these exams and papers!

But that doesn't mean I won't have a good stiff drink with me for both endeavors.

ePonyMous said...

Gentlemen,

Well, if it helps any, there is a link that had been provided by one of our commenters at the new website, "Called to Communion: Reformation Meets Rome" here in this article:

Aquinas and Trent: Part 1

Hopefully, folks from that audience, which presently consists, as the name suggests, of both the Reformed & Catholic will come to visit.