From the September/October, 1998 issue of Touchstone
Faith Without Ethics by S. M. Hutchens

Faith Without Ethics

Not by Faith Alone: A Biblical Study of the Catholic Doctrine of Justification
by Robert A. Sungenis
Santa Barbara, California: Queenship Publishing Co., 1996
(816 pages; $24.95, paper)

reviewed by S. M. Hutchens

John Henry Newman somewhere remarked that it was impossible to be deep in history and remain a Protestant. I would modify his observation to suggest that it is hard to maintain a high view of the integrity of the received canon of Scripture and remain a “good” Protestant. I speak here in particular of the doctrine of justification by faith alone, frequently alleged to be the article upon which the Reformed churches stand or fall. Although I have been a Protes . . .


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