Ankerberg, John and John Weldon. Protestants and Catholics: Do They Now Agree? Eugene, Oregon: Harvest House, 1995. This book suffers from decisionalism and other errors of contemporary evangelicalism; the volume contains specific criticisms of ECT, and useful observations about the heresies of Rome.
Armstrong, John (ed.) Roman Catholicism: Evangelicals Analyze What Divides and Unites Us. Chicago: Moody Press, 1994. An important book, but some of the contributors are far too conciliatory toward Rome. The best essays are: "Did I Really Leave the Holy Catholic Church?" by William Webster, "The Evangelical Moment?" by John Armstrong, "What Really Caused the Great Divide?" by W. Robert Godfrey, and "What Still Keeps Us Apart?" by Michael Horton.
Beeke, Joel. "Justification by Faith Alone (The Relation of Faith to Justification)," in Justification by Faith Alone (edited by Don Kistler; Morgan, Pa.: Soli Deo Gloria, 1994), pp. 53-105.
Belgic Confession of Faith (1561). Available in many books, including Schaff's Creeds of Christendom.
Bennett, Richard. We Ought to Obey God Rather Than Men. A brief analysis of ECT document. Formerly a Roman Catholic priest, Bennett has many publications which expose the evils of Romish doctrine and practice. Write to: Berean Beacon, P.O. Box 55353, Portland, Oregon 97238
Buchanan, James. The Doctrine of Justification: An Outline of Its History in the Church and of Its Exposition from Scripture. Edinburgh, 1867. Various reprints have been done, the most recent from Banner of Truth.
Calvin, John. Acts of the Council of Trent: with the Antidote . A thorough Protestant analysis of official Roman Catholic dogma. It is included in vol. 3 of the Selected Works of John Calvin (edited and translated by Henry Beveridge). 1851; rpt. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1983.
Calvin, John. The Necessity of Reforming the Church. 1544; rpt. Dallas: Protestant Heritage Press, 1995. This tract contains important comments about true worship.
Calvin, John. Reply by John Calvin to Letter by Cardinal Sadolet to the Senate and People of Geneva. A concise historic statement of the differences between Rome and Protestants on the subject of justification. It is included in vol. 1 of the Selected Works of John Calvin (edited and translated by Henry Beveridge). 1844; rpt. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1983.
Chemnitz, Martin. Examination of the Council of Trent [1565-73]. Translated by Fred Kramer, 4 vols. St Louis: Concordia, 1971-86). A comprehensive Lutheran analysis of official Roman Catholic dogma.
Clarkson, David. Practical Works. 1865; rpt. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1988). Volume 3 contains Clarkson's sermon on public worship, and a book on the practical evils of Popery.
Confession of the English Congregation at Geneva (1556). Available in a loose-leaf reprint of The Genevan Book of Order: The Form of Prayers and Ministration of the Sacraments, etc., Used in the English Congregation at Geneva. Dallas: Presbyterian Heritage, 1993.
Cunningham, William. Discussions on Church Principles: Popish, Erastian, and Presbyterian. 1863; rpt. Edmonton: Still Waters, 1991. Contains many excellent essays.
Cunningham, William. Historical Theology. 1862; rpt. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1979. Of great usefulness, especially the section on justification and the discussion on images and icons.
Eire, Carlos M. N. War Against the Idols: The Reformation of Worship from Erasmus to Calvin. Cambridge Univ. Press, 1986). A detailed and scholarly history, showing that the struggle against corrupt worship was a central tenet of the Reformation.
Foxe, John. Acts and Monuments. (First published in 1563, and commonly known as the Foxe's Book of Martyrs.) We insert this entry into our bibliography, lest readers become lulled into false optimism by the siren song of modern toleration. The painful reality of Rome's historic hostility to the gospel, coupled with the faithful testimony of the martyrs, should keep us ever vigilant to earnestly contend for the faith.
French Confession of Faith (1559). Available in many books, including Schaff's Creeds of Christendom.
Gerstner, John H. "The Theological Boundaries of Evangelical Faith," in The Evangelicals: What They Believe, Who They Are, Where They Are Changing (edited by David F. Wells and John D. Woodbridge; Nashville: Abingdon, 1975).
Heidelberg Catechism (1563). Available in many books, including Schaff's Creeds of Christendom.
Hunt, Dave. A Woman Rides the Beast. An exposé of Rome and the ECT document. Unfortunately, the book is tainted by the author's adherence to dispensationalism.
Kistler, Don (ed.). Justification by Faith Alone. Morgan, Pa.: Soli Deo Gloria, 1994. The articles in this book are of mixed quality. All authors did not stick to their specific topics, with the result that the volume as a whole contains much repetition. By far, the best essay is Joel Beeke's discussion on the role of faith in justification.
Knox, John. Selected Writings: Public Epistles, Treatises, and Expositions to the Year 1559. Dallas: Presbyterian Heritage, 1995. Of special importance are Knox's pointed statements on worship, contained in the first 100 pages of this volume.
Luther, Martin. The Bondage of the Will. Translated by J. I. Packer and O. R. Johnston. 1525; rpt. London: James Clarke, 1957.
MacArthur, John. Reckless Faith: When the Church Loses Its Will To Discern. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 1994. Contains a special chapter on the ECT document.
Manton, Thomas. A Body of Divinity. 1692; rpt. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1992). A good primer on theology, following the contents of the Westminster Shorter Catechism.
Reed, Kevin. Biblical Church Government. Dallas: Presbyterian Heritage Publications, 1983, 1994 (expanded edition). A brief statement of scriptural principles of church polity.
Reed, Kevin. Biblical Worship. Dallas: Presbyterian Heritage, 1995. A brief examination of the scriptural principles of worship.
Reisinger, Ernest C. What Should We Think of the Carnal Christian? Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 1978. A refutation of false doctrine of the carnal Christian.
Schaff, Philip. The Creeds of Christendom. 1931 (6th edition); rpt. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1983), 3 vols. A standard reference; enables readers to examine the full text of creeds, both Romish and Protestant.
Second Helvetic Confession (1566). The most widely available English translation is found in Schaff's, Creeds of Christendom.
Scottish Confession of Faith (1560).Available in various editions.
Westminster Confession of Faith, Larger and Shorter Catechisms (1647-48). Reprinted in many sources, although the best edition currently in print is produced by the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland.
Wiley, James A. The History of Protestantism. London, 1874-77. A 3-volume history, sometimes reprinted.
Wiley, James A. The Papacy: Its History, Dogmas, Genius, and Prospects. London, 1867. An exposé on the history and dogmas of the papacy.
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