TDB 5 The Conversion of Taylor Marshall

In this episode we analyze the conversion testimony of Taylor Marshall, former Presbyterian turned Anglican turned Roman Catholic. We first look at the historical viability of his personal interpretation of Matthew 16:18, and then examine his criticisms of what are ostensibly Protestant practices regarding the Lord’s Supper, and his desire to return to the ancient liturgy of the apostolic church. What we discover in the the ancient church, however, is an essentially Protestant approach to Matthew 16:18 and the Lord’s Supper, and thus, Taylor Marshall is left appealing to late-4th, 5th, 6th, 11th and 13th century novelties in order to justify the “apostolicity” of his novel Roman Catholic religion.

Episode notes:

My Canterbury Trail to Rome (My Conversion from the Anglican Priesthood to Catholicism)

Did the Church Fathers Practice Communion in the Hand? (Not Exactly)

Liturgical Abuse in the Novus Ordo Mass [Podcast]

Nicæa and the Roman Precedent

Recovering Irenæus

The Great Write-in Write-out Campaign