The Gateway Drug of Confessionalism

Quite a post here on where the construct of Reformed confessions my lead. Is confessionalism a gateway drug to RC conversion? http://www.leithart.com/2012/06/04/whos-got-the-gateway-drug/

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One Response to The Gateway Drug of Confessionalism

  1. Harris says:

    I think the other gateway drug (maybe the work together?) is the turn to Natural Law. Reformed thinking has either been Nominalist in its Westminister/Dortian configurations, or else Kuyperian. The difficulty that Leithart alludes to is our quest for certainty, for a Scripture/Tradition that tells us we have a place. So Natural Law steps in on those contentious social issues, bringing more robust answers. That in turn validates Roman thinking of a sort. The next step about authority and Tradition is easy. Take out the Natural Law step, and you easily jump to the Eastern church as we can see.

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