The Infallibility of the Church. Nick Batzig mentioned this book to me yesterday as a fantastic resource for looking at the history of the Papacy from a Protestant perspective.
You can appreciate Salmon's method by looking at the names of the different chapters:
THE CONTROVERSY WITH ROME
THE CARDINAL IMPORTANCE OF THE QUESTION OF INFALLIBILITY
THE ARGUMENT IN A CIRCLE
THE GRAMMAR OF ASSENT
MILKER'S AXIOMS. — PART I.
MILKER'S AXIOMS. — PART II.
THE CHURCH'S OFFICE OF TEACHING
THE CHURCH'S SOURCES OF PROOF
THE RULE OF FAITH
DOES THE CHURCH OF ROME BELIEVE IN HER OWN INFALLIBILITY
THE HESITATIONS OF THE INFALLIBLE GUIDE
THE BLUNDERS OF THE INFALLIBLE GUIDE
THE GALLICAN THEORY OF INFALLIBILITY
GENERAL COUNCILS. — PART I.
GENERAL COUNCILS. — PART II.
THE PREROGATIVES OF PETER
PETER'S ALLEGED ROMAN EPISCOPATE
THE INFANCY OF ROMAN SUPREMACY
THE PROGRESS OF ROMAN SUPREMACY
THE INFALLIBILITY OF THE POPE
THE POPE'S TEMPORAL POWER
After Nick mentioned the book to me, I immediately went to Amazon to find it and came up completely empty. Usually there is somebody selling a Kindle version of a book like this for a few bucks, but there was absolutely nothing. The book is (I should say, was) only available in olde thyme PDF format, however, and so I took it upon myself to create a very nice version of the book for the Kindle. It's currently up at Amazon for only $0.99. The best I can tell, there is not even a publisher who is carrying this book currently. It's pretty long, and I estimate in print it's somewhere around 400 pages. I also kept the footnotes and transliterated the languages into something that would display on the Kindle screen. On top of that, I created a working and active Table of Contents.
With all of the attention that has been given to Roman Catholicism lately, it is good for everyone to have a good historical overview of the Papacy. So if you're in the mood for a polemical, rigorously argued case against the infallibility of the Roman Church, this is your book. Even if I hadn't been the one to make this, I still would have written this post to tell you to get it, it's that good. Get it here.
PS: I've said this before, but you don't have the money for the book, just Facebook message me or email me, I'll give the eBook to you for free. I've started posting these books on Amazon for the cheapest price they allow because it actually has a much wider audience on Amazon than it does over here at our little niche blog.