With One Accord: Affirming Catholic Teaching Using Protestant Principles
“All these with one accord devoted themselves to prayer” (Acts 1:14).
The apostles and early Christians believed and worshiped in unity—in doctrine and practice following Jesus’ wish that “they may be one” (John 17:21).
But today, Christianity is splintered by the Reformation and its 500-year legacy of division, with Protestant groups divided among themselves and separated from Catholicism by a set of seemingly non-negotiable differences. Traditionally, Catholic apologetics has tried to bridge that separation by using Scripture, history, and logic to help Protestants see the truth of Church teaching.
In With One Accord, former Evangelical professor Douglas Beaumont takes another approach: working for accord with Protestants by reasoning from the things they already believe and do. Using principles that orthodox, Bible-believing Protestants broadly affirm, he arrives at particulars of Catholic belief—showing that in many cases the division isn’t as wide or deep as we thought.
Splitting the difference between ecumenism and apologetics, With One Accord is a sign of hope for Christian unity and a great resource for Catholics looking to have friendly and productive conversations with their Protestant friend
Softcover, 170 pgs
Well-organized, clear and engaging set of apologetics comparing what Protestant can agree on with Catholics.
Mr. Beaumont provided a clear outline of the differences and similarities between Protestantism and Catholicism. The insights in this book will show the reader that the gap between our protestant brothers and sisters in Christ isn't as wide as it may seem. Overall the book is easy to read and provides some excellent talking points to go over with protestant friends and family.
I would really like to give it a rating of 4-5 instead of 4.
I heard Dr. Beaumont on Catholic Answers Live in July. Absolutely one of the best non-regularly scheduled guests I've ever heard. His style on that show plus his style in the book make him one of the great ones---a real Catholic apologetics heavyweight. Mainlines and Evangelicals may never have a better bridge to Catholic doctrine than With One Accord.