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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Saint Augustine Saved From the "Reformed" Hijacker Turretin Fan

If you are into Catholic apologetics and not familiar with the blog, Spes mea Christus, then you should be. It is an apologetics blog penned by Paul Hoffer. In his latest couple of posts he has completely dismantled a false claim made by the "Reformed apologist" who goes by the cover name of Turretin Fan. Turretin Fan is one of those guys who loves to cut and paste a few things from the internet, then proclaim he is an expert on the subject, which unfortunately happens to pertain to Catholicism much of the time. I have debated Mr. Fan on the topic of Sola Scriptura, as well as a host of other topics over the past several years. Mr. Fan has been threatening to debate Mr. Hoffer on Saint Augustine for quite sometime, and I have been eagerly awaiting. The topic at hand is whether or not Saint Augustine believed in the Catholic doctrine concerning the Eucharistic consecration, or what is now understood by the term transubstantiation. So far Paul has written two outstanding, in depth articles on the subject, which completely dismantle Mr. Fan's claim that Saint Augustine did not hold to the Catholic teaching on the matter. If you are interested in these types of debates then I encourage you to check the two latest articles out. You are sure to learn a ton from reading them.

What Saint Augustine, Bishop, Saint and Doctor of the Catholic Church Actually Held Pertaining to Transubstantiation: A Response to Turretinfan [Parts One and Two]

 

What Saint Augustine, Bishop, Saint and Doctor of the Catholic Church Actually Held Pertaining to Transubstantiation: A Response to Turretinfan [Part Two Continued].

 

3 comments:

Paul Hoffer said...

Hi Matt!

Thank you for your kind words. However the bulk of the credit goes to Saint Augustine and John Paul II's Catechism. I am just putting out what they wrote so folks can compare the two.

I hope to have the next installment up in time for Saint Augustine's feast day on 8/28.

God bless!

Matthew Bellisario said...

Keep up the good work Paul. It is good that we have people like you who are taking the time to put together well documented responses to those who insist on taking the Church Fathers out of context. Thanks for your effort!

Robert Hagedorn said...

Is Saint Augustine's exegesis of the 2nd and 3rd chapters of Genesis correct? Do a search: First Scandal.