Loraine Boettner

American theologian

Loraine Boettner (March 7, 1901 – January 3, 1990) was an American theologian, teacher, and author in the Reformed tradition. He is best known for his works on predestination, Roman Catholicism, and Postmillennial eschatology.


  • [Here] we have the problem of Latin America. It is the problem of a bad start – religiously, politically, economically, and socially. We may add further that the Spanish Inquisition had the effect of developing a hard, ruthless character, and that this was reflected in Spain‘s treatment of her colonies. The Inquisition sanctified cruelty in the service of the Church.
    • Roman Catholicism. 11th Printing, January 1974, Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., page 445.
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