While I’m certain that this topic must have been addressed at some point, I did a search on “Boettner” in the titles of threads posted in the past year and found no ‘hits’ so here I go (and apologize in advance if this is old news).
Whilst re-arranging books last week I came across my ancient and tattered copy of Lorraine Boettner’s Roman Catholicism and I sat for a few moments looking through it again (for the first time in years!) and, as I was closing the book, decided to check out, one last time, the ‘list’ of Catholic ‘inventions and heresies’. I thought about how I had thought at one time to make an investigation of some of these claims (those that seemed deserving of an answer - “Wax Candles”, for instance, has never seemed to me an invention of which anyone, or any institution, should feel any shame for having ‘invented’ nor could I ever see how wax candles could be thought to be heretical - but I enjoy warm candlelight…).
So this morning I decided to search the Internet to see if anyone had, in fact, taken the time to investigate and report upon ‘Boettner’s List’ (excellent title and, perhaps, material for a movie) and came across a very good ‘answer’ to the list at…
…which I thought worth sharing.
If this subject has been addressed ad nauseam in the past, I apologize and hope that this post will be simply deleted by the moderator. If not, it makes for interesting reading for any who have seen the list in its original format or in the numerous plagiarisms from the original source.