From the June, 2005 issue of Touchstone
Vatican Bible School by Francis J. Beckwith

Vatican Bible School

Francis J. Beckwith on What John Paul II Can Teach Evangelicals

When my father attended St. John’s University in the late 1950s, his apologetics professor (a Catholic priest) told his class that the two greatest evils of the age were Communism and Protestantism. In the early days of Fuller Theological Seminary, Professor Harold Lindsell (later the editor of Christianity Today) offered a course on cults that included a section on Roman Catholicism.

Today, although not agreeing on every policy or program, Evangelicals have become close cultural and political allies to theologically and morally conservative Catholics. Both sides embrace a common philosophy that informs our underst . . .


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