ITH GREAT COURTESY, TurretinFan has responded to a portion of my blog article “White’s Burden Redux” from this past Monday. (My article can be found here and TurretinFan’s response here.) He responded only to section II on Hippolytus, indicating at the end of his post that: “Lord willing, we will consider another section of Mr. Alt’s post in an upcoming reply.”
Since TurretinFan’s response is ongoing, I thought it would be proper to hold off on my own reply until his response was complete. To be sure, I appreciate the need to take one’s time with an article that was 6400 words long and covered a range of texts from several Church Fathers. TurretinFan does ask me some direct questions in his response, which will merit a response when the time comes: For behind them lies a questionable assumption, which is important to address in any full discussion of sola scriptura.
In the meantime, I will be completing sections 4 and 5 of the “Men as Trees Walking” series–section 4 being devoted to a period of sharp resistance during my conversion, and section 5 to my first Eucharist, both of which I will be looking at in relation to the themes I have been developing throughout the series. The series begins here. Lord willing, after this series is complete, I will be able to move into a more complete narrative of my conversion story over a series of posts.
Also, I have been meaning to respond to some articles by John Bugay on his blog, also on the topic of sola scriptura.
Lord willing, look for all these things in the weeks ahead.