Here's two things I simply don't have time for this week.
For anyone trying to work through this CTC post, I wrote a little about this subject a while back: In Catholic theological anthropology, human nature is not selfish or sinful; human nature is good. What I find interesting is that the Luther quotes CTC is using are the very same quotes from my earlier blog entry. What an odd coincidence. I found this particular line from the CTC entry most interesting in evaluating Luther's text: "This argument is not sound, because the first premise is false. The greatest gift Adam and Eve lost through their sin was the supernatural gift of sanctifying grace, which is restored to us through Christ." Well, one can say that the first premise is false. It's quite another thing to Biblically prove what CTC says was the greatest gift lost in the fall.
On another front, Scott Windsor (who says the links to his blog disappear from this blog) has written, Why Was Luther Wrong? Part One (there's your link Scott!). I tried leaving a link comment on Windsor's article, but blogger kept cutting it off, so I gave up. Scott begins by evaluating Exsurge Domine. I've done a few entries on that as well:
Exsurge Domine: An Exercise in Ambiguity From Jimmy Akin
How Accurate was Exsurge Domine in Refuting Martin Luther?
Here's the link I tried to leave for Scott:
Hans Hillerbrand: "Martin Luther and the Bull Exsurge Domine" (Theological Studies 30:108-112).