Just paging through the book and the honesty is incredible. Every time I pick up this book it's flooring how it makes you feel like no one is being entirely honest on this subject, especially online.
Most traditional clergy won't attribute Augustine as incredibly strict on EENS but this book is probably one of the only sources to correctly identify that Augustine's shift towards staunch anti-Pelagianism influenced his thoughts on BoD and ecclesiology in general. This sits squarely with people like Hermes, Lad, LT and myself who identify 99% of BoD formulations as repackaged Pelagianism. Why does baptismofdesire.com quote Augustine as a pro-BoDer? Who is behind this site??? Even other modernists like the author of this book correctly identify Augustine as one of the most hardline on EENS.
Page 43 is great, actually one of the most supportive to Dimondite viewpoints, as it attributes the ex cathedra statement from the Council of Florence on EENS as a verbatim quote from Fulgentius of Ruspe, who had very strict (characteristic for the time) views on ecclesiology. Modernists and a lot of traditional clergy say this proclamation, as with Cantate Domino, isn't "understood", but it came from one of the staunch anti-boders from the early Church. How am I "supposed to understand" EENS or BoD? Very telling.
Lad, have you gotten this book yet? Any modernists on this forum wanna chime in? I know LoT is lurking, he should honestly read this book because it is the most extreme refutations of baptismofdesire.com, and it comes from someone with 0 horse in the race. I wish more people would read this book, it's incredible.