What would cause an evangelical professor of philosophy at a well-known Protestant university and the president, as well as a member for over twenty years, of the Evangelical Theological Society to suddenly resign both his presidency and membership and return to full communion in the Roman Catholic Church? This is in fact what took place back in May 2007 when Dr. Francis Beckwith suddenly made public his rejection of key Protestant doctrines and his return to the Roman Catholic Church. Dr. Beckwith's resignation and departure from Protestantism caused no small tempest within evangelical circles among friends, colleagues, and many, like me, who have benefited from his scholarly writings over the years.
Robert A. Lotzer is pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church in Abilene, Texas.
Issue: "A Feast in a Fast-Food World" July/August 2009 Vol. 18 No. 4 Page number(s): 41-42
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