John Stott's Evangelical Books?


#1

Can anyone tell me if his writings are neutral to the Catholic Church or if he is anti-Catholic. I read that he is a good voice for the evangelical churches (as opposed to Jerry Falwell or Pat Robertson).


#2

Stott is staunchly Protestant, but no more anti-Catholic than that necessarily implies. In other words, he’d put a lot of stress on Protestant doctrines of atonement and justification, and therefore would think that Catholics are seriously mistaken on those points. But I don’t think he’s any more anti-Catholic than a committed Catholic is anti-Protestant.

Edwin


#3

Stott was an Anglican–I believe he has passed away, BTW though perhaps I am misreading some of the references I find to him. (Everything I come accross speaks of Stott in the past tense). As an Anglican he’d likely as not be LESS anti-Catholic than Falwell (a Baptist) or Robertson (non-denominational Pentecostal).

Some links about Stott:
tesm.edu/pubs/writings/Document.2004-03-02.3654471075

home.pacific.net.au/~dparker/rev.html

Hope thse help!


#4

[quote=Contarini]Stott is staunchly Protestant, but no more anti-Catholic than that necessarily implies. In other words, he’d put a lot of stress on Protestant doctrines of atonement and justification, and therefore would think that Catholics are seriously mistaken on those points. But I don’t think he’s any more anti-Catholic than a committed Catholic is anti-Protestant.

Edwin
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I’ve not read much of him - but I liked what I have read. He’s a fairly middle-of-the-road conservative Evangelical.

Evangelicalism in the UK is far less strident or vocal than the sort one finds in the USA, I think. He is no Falwell. ##


#5

Thanks all for the information. I had also read that he’s really good at communicating in a readable way, if you know what I mean. Some books are so intellectual that in my midlife with brain plaque (!) I just don’t get it. As long as he doesn’t say I’m going to hell unless I leave the church, I’d be interested in his perspective as an evangelical representative.


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