"Richard R. Gaillardetz's By What Authority? is a sound guide and a comprehensive introduction to the complex and often misunderstood world of Catholic belief and teaching.4/5(1). BY WHAT AUTHORITY? is Robert Hugh Benson's first in a series of three novels designed to tell the story of the English Reformation from the Catholic point of view. This he achieved without the use of the stereotypes that characterized virtually all such productions in his day to the detriment of both sides of the question/5. Feb 12, · This book is a good story, well-written, and with layers which are there if you choose to explore them. I would venture to say that it is not a book for Dan Brown fans. However, if you respond to the Edwardian style of writing, and like your historical portrayals to be historically correct, then you will like this book/5(6). Apr 22, · Fabulous book! "By What Authority?" comes from the impeccable authority of one who has traveled the difficult road of a devout Evangelical Protestant to the Roman Catholic Church. Mark Shea has found the pearl of great price and sacrificed all for it. His lyrical prose is easy to read yet filled with immense knowledge and wisdom/5(20).
Apr 16, · I encourage any readers who are enthusiastic about the historical accuracy of the story, to verify, by independent research, features and descriptions of characters and events in the story. This book is a good story, well-written, and with layers which are there if you choose to explore them/5(16). Apr 16, · He was lauded in his own day as one of the leading figures in English literature, having written the notable novel Lord of the World ().BY WHAT AUTHORITY? is Robert Hugh Benson's () first published historical novel. In it he portrays the story of the English Reformation in Elizabethan times from the Catholic point of view/5(15). By What Authority? offers a helpful introduction to the forms of Church authority that are concerned with authentic Christian belief. Gaillardetz (Gă lăr dēē) explains what it means to say that the Bible is inspired, how Scripture and tradition are related to one another, the role of the Pope and b Authority is exercised in many ways and forms in the Catholic Church today/5. Sep 01, · The Scriptures stand above the Church as the authority, not below. The Church Fathers are judged ultimately by Scripture, though great weight is given to their interpretations. Ultimately, I don’t see the need to jump from “sacred tradition” to the Catholic Tradition/5.
By What Authority? leaves the reader with a fond memory of characters and examples they gave. The reader realizes that one of the greatest things to have near one are friends who are facing the same hardships as yourself. They demanded, “By what authority are you doing all these things? Who gave you the right to do them?” English Standard Version and they said to him, “By what authority are you doing these things, or who gave you this authority to do them?” Berean Study Bible “By what authority are You doing these things?” they asked. This sage observation came to mind as I read By What Authority? Many well educated, even professional, Catholics retain a somewhat elementary knowledge . Praise for By What Authority? "A crystal clear and compelling case for Sacred Tradition, on the basis of logic, history, and Scripture. It is simply the best I have found." - Scott Hahn, Author of .