Casta Meretrix

Hans Urs von Balthasar, in his essay, “Casta Meretrix,” shows that Catholic writers through the ages identified the Catholic church with the whore of Babylon; I summarized his argument here. Hugo Mendez wanted to counter Adventist prophetic interpretation here, but as I mentioned to him in a comment, he’s going to have to read von Balthasar (and his sources), and respond to his arguments, because it wasn’t Adventists (or even Luther) who first made the identification.