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Was Peter the Rock? Latin Exegetical Interpretations of Matthew 16:18-19: From Late Antiquity to the Twelfth Century

Note: I have since added an addendum to this blog post. Also, I mistook Christian of Stavelot’s work for Dungal of Bobbio’s. I have since made this correction. 3,916 more words


Craig Truglia reblogged this on Orthodox Christian Theology and commented:

When we evaluate the historical understanding of the Church when it pertains to Roman Supremacy, the whole issue hangs on Matt 16:19. The text was cited by many a Pope from the fourth century and on when he was pressing his rights as the Bishop of Rome. But, how did western Christian interpreters view the matter when not directly debating issues of politics?


Given by His Holiness St. Pius X September 1, 1910.

To be sworn to by all clergy, pastors, confessors, preachers, religious superiors, and professors in philosophical-theological seminaries.

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Mini Episode 5 – The Evolution of the Pope


On this episode of the podcast, Gerhard gives the background of the idea of the papacy. The episode tracks the idea of authority figures in the church from the days of the New Testament to the first modern-style pope, Julius of Rome (337-352 C.E.). 68 more words


Israel’s Claim to Middle East Is Based on a Covenant that They Broke; Aliyah is soon, but not yet

Israel has no right to the land except by the covenant made with Abraham and renewed at Sinai, but Israel broke the covenant. That’s why God allowed Assyria to take them captive in 722 BC. 505 more words