What truths are revealed that has caused so many lapsed Catholics to return home? yourself when you read Catholicism and Fundamentalism by Karl Keating. Karl Keating defends Catholicism from Fundamentalist attacks and explains why Fundamentalism has been so successful in converting ‚ÄúRomanists. Keating’s book provides an impressively researched and eminently readable defense of Catholicism Fundamentalists often work on the principle that the Bible is such a .. Karl Keating is founder and senior fellow at Catholic Answers.

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Available with Greek and English on facing pages, it will impress on the reader better than any other ancient writing that the Catholic Church and its distinguishing elements existed from the first. What Catholics Really Believe. These shelf-long sets are for libraries and for bookish apologists with fat wallets.

What Sheed proposes to do, and what he does admirably, is introduce fundamenfalism to Someone through the Gospels. Toggle navigation Order 3 items and receive a Free Book! He needs keatng be able to look up answers in handy reference works, ones that are really useful for his purposes.

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Hardon explains on the cover, Tixeront takes the basic truths kark the Faith and analyzes these truths in their historical context from the New Testament through the last of the Fathers in the eighth century. Leaving Mass one Sunday, he found anti-Catholic tracts on the windshields of the cars in the church parking lot. Other Editions and Formats. His rebuttals are clear, detailed, and charitable.

Catholicism and Fundamentalism

Not to be overlooked is Romano Guardini’s The Lord36 which may be the epitome of the genre. It has great information for Catholics to learn though. Jurgens includes helpful footnotes, covering all the hard or controverted points, and gives suggestions for further reading.

Aug 15, Brian rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Opposite the title page is a boxed warning that the speakers are again reminded that these are not street-corner fujdamentalism but class outlines to prepare them for the street corner, and that is just what the bulk of the book is.

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Fundamentals of the Faith. His rebuttals are clear, detailed, and charitable. Catholics new to the history of the Bible will benefit from this discussion, although for the full story one needs catho,icism turn to Hugh Pope’s English Versions of the Bible12 which examines at greater length than one might think possible all the translations to the twentieth century.


Part of it was poor catechesis on the part of the Catholic Church in the s and 70s, which resulted in an entire generation of Catholics who don’t understand their own faith.

You will rarely guess correctly how they will phrase their accusations, because your presuppositions are different. When he tells a fundamentalist that he will get back with the answer in a few days, he needs to be able to do just that.

Questions could katl from the crowd at any time, and heckling was common. Most’s Free from All Error. Hughes was unable to finish the planned kesting volume, but that does not matter much, since most questions fundamentalists have about Catholic history concern matters in the early centuries and in the Middle Ages.

Be the first to ask a question about Catholicism and Fundamentalism. Peter and the Papacy. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The crowd was truly co-author of the book; not a sentence that has not been reshaped by them.

Catholicism and Fundamentalism Food for the Mind

Appealing to the Young. Reprinted with permission of Ignatius Press. At one time the Guild had six hundred street-corner preachers in England alone. So, while “Catholicism and Fundamentalism” may be a nice historical interest into why Catholics catgolicism to leave the faith, it is hardly relevant in explaining why young Catholics today leave the Church. In any event, do not be put off by being unable ufndamentalism locate an ideal commentary, since there is no such thing. There are other works by Frank Sheed that deserve mention, because he probably had a firmer grasp of practical apologetics than any other Catholic writer.

Without reading this book, I may have never become Catholic.

Sometimes Rumble and Carty cover a topic completely, giving the reader far more than he needs to satisfy his curiosity. It takes a Catholic considerable training and a long tenure in the school of hard knocks to begin to think like a fundamentalist, to pose the kinds of questions fundamentalists pose. Not because they present new arguments that make us question our faith for the first time. I discovered Jack Chick and his merciless comic strip attacks on my faith, and recently two Jehovah’s Witnesses arrived at my doorstep waving a pamphlet depicting a woman groveling before a statue of Mary.

And seemingly very strong Christians. Feb 07, Cocopebbles rated it liked it. That is admirable and necessary, but you can have a general grasp yet be unable to say anything sensible to fundamentalists when they question you, because their questions throw you for a loop. True, these books are old, the last appearing inbut it is uncanny how useful they are now.


Highly recommended to anybody even remotely interested in the topic.

It considers the history of exegesis in the ancient, medieval, and modern periods and biblical antiquities, which include sacred places such as the temples of Solomon, Zorobabel, and Herodsacred persons, sacred rituals, and even sacred seasons, and it closes with a chapter on the geography of the Holy Land. Fundamentalists fundamentalisj note that priestly celibacy became mandatory only in the Middle Ages, but they have no feel for the process leading up to the rule and so conclude it was instituted out of the blue.

The value of The Faith of the Early Fathers is not to be found, though, in how much shelf space or how many dollars it saves, but in its doctrinal index, which lets the reader locate at once references to the sorts of issues fundamentalists bring up.

And part of the reason for these conversions was the purposeful targeting of Catholics by these Evangelical denominations, and these marketing campaigns often consisted of misleading or downright slanderous accusations of Catholic beliefs.

Steinmueller’s pages on early English versions of the Bible will be a disappointment to fundamentalists who pick up The Sword of the Spiritmost of them having a sense that the King James Version was the first in English and some of them believing it was in fact the original versionbecause he shows English translations long predated the Reformation. Twenty citations are given. Patrology will give the reader catholkcism good grasp of how Cathplicism literature developed in the early centuries, and that in turn shows the continuity of the Church and its doctrines.

Nov 28, Jason Townsend rated it it was amazing. Catholics questioning their faith, like myself, will want to arm themselves with knowledge of apologetics, and the logical place to start would be with Karl Keating’s Catholicism and Fundamentalism, an excellent resource for clarifying and strengthening one’s Catholic faith in Christ.

Dec 03, Cathy Young rated it really liked it.