On that strange, disturbing, and anti-American “Civiltà Cattolica” article

From Catholic World Report, an analysis of the recent article by an Italian Jesuit and a Presbyterian Argentinian, both working under the approving eye of the Vatican (and Pope Francis):

No doubt, Evangelical scholars and others will highlight the many problems characterizing the article’s grasp of the history of Evangelical Christianity and fundamentalism in America.

One agnostic friend of mine who happens to be a leading historian of American Evangelicalism at a prestigious secular university described the article’s take on this subject to me as “laughably ignorant.”

I also suspect Rev. Figueroa and Father Spadaro are oblivious, for instance, to many Evangelicals’ embrace of natural law thinking in recent decades: something that, by definition, immunizes any serious Christian from fideist tendencies [that undersell reason drastically].

more more more at CWR . . .

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