As I mentioned in the post below, I’ve just started reading Robert Jenson’s systematic theology. In the prologue Jenson makes the following claim, and I’d be interested to hear folks’ response to it:
The Western church in turn divided at the time of the Reformation, and Protestantism has since been notoriously fissiparious. The ecumenical dialogues have, however, revealed only one functioning line of continuing division between the parties of the Western church. It runs between Catholic and Protestant, that is, between the Roman Catholic Church, together with any Protestants who may on a given question side with her, and what is on that question the remainder of the Protestants (p. viii).
I thought this was an interesting way to frame things, and it seems accurate in many ways. Thoughts?