Calling in live shows doesnt get anywhere because it is hard to follow discussions like that when you dont have the text in front of you (which most of the listeners do not) and combine that with the fact time is very limited means neither side has enough time to say all that they wanted to say.
Your memory fails you as there is scriptural references in that section.
Well Im looking at the chapter right now and I dont see a single quote used in the description of the Catholic view.
There are three passages given, Eph 2:8ff; Rom 5:1; and 1 Cor 1:30f…but each of these are listed in defense of Protestantism in ‘contrast’ to the Catholic position.
So when you say there are Scriptural references in that chapter I consider that very misleading.
Most of the section entitled “Justified Before God: Rome’s View” does not rely on scripture but provides ample quotes from the Council of Trent, Ott, the CCC, Keating, Hardon, Council of Florence, as well as others. Most of that section takes Rome at Rome’s word.
Thats not the point. The point is that the RC Controversy demands teachings be held up against Scripture, yet White wouldnt give the Catholic Church a fair chance by quoting any Scripture which Catholics use in defense of their doctrines on Justification. Now turn to the next chapter where the Protestant doctrine of justification is examined, I count no less than 25 references to Scripture.
On top of that it oversimplified the Catholic position by not quoting full sections from the Council of Trent (including leaving out many Scripture quotes Trent cites).
In a book that is only 264 pages including the footnotes I count over 150 scriptural references. Since the book includes discussions on history as well as theology, I would say that is a fair amount of scriptural references.
The number of Scripture quotes means nothing if the Catholic position wasnt fairly presented (especially regarding Justification) as basing its teachings from Scripture. Further looking at the Scripture index there are lots of passages that should have been cited/examined for the Catholic side, a few that come to mind: Acts 2:38; 22:16; Rom 2:6-8; 4:18-22; 5:5; 5:19; 11:21f; 1 Cor 6:11; Gal 3:8 (+Gn 12:3); Gal 5:19-21; Phil 2:12f; Hebrews 11(esp vv1-8); 2 Pt 1:9; etc
Not even one of these verses (or anything similar) could be quoted?
You are, as best as I can tell, correct about James 2:14-26 and 2:24 but if you would like to see his exegesis of this verses, purchase his book “The God Who Justifies”.
If I can get a hold of a copy I will. Looking at Amazon.com I am able to see the Scripture index for that book. It looks a lot more thorough, the index includes many of the verses I listed above. At the same time I wonder how many were quoted in support of Catholic claims.