Late last year, Prof. Tony Lane gave the Michaelmas Term lecture for the John Owen Society entitled: ‘Regensburg Article 5 on Justification: Compromising Patchwork or Ecumenical Breakthrough?’
In 1541, at the most famous of the many colloquies between Catholic and Protestant theologians, Bucer, Melanchthon, Gropper and Eck produced a brief agreed statement on justification by faith. Luther regarded it as a compromising patchwork of inconsistent ideas. Calvin saw it as a significant achievement. Who was right? Does the agreement have any ongoing significance for Catholic-Protestant relations?
If you would like to listen to the talk, click here to download it.
Stay tuned for any forthcoming works by Tony Lane on Regensburg, and also stay tuned for our next JOS event to be announced tomorrow.