Handbook of Catholic Apologetics

This is an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason.

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Author: Peter Kreeft

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781681497020

Category: Religion

Page: 600

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Unbelievers, doubters and skeptics continue to attack the truths of Christianity. Handbook of Catholic Apologetics is the only book that categorizes and summarizes all the major arguments in support of the main Christian beliefs, including key distinctively Catholic doctrines. Also included is a Protestant-friendly treatment of Catholic-Protestant issues. The Catholic answers to Protestant questions show how Catholicism is the fullness of the Christian faith. An expanded, Catholic edition of the popular book Handbook of Christian Apologetics, Handbook of Catholic Apologetics is full of the wisdom and wit, clarity and insight of philosophers Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli. This is an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. Whether you are asking the questions yourself or want to respond to others who are, here is the resource you have been waiting for. Topics include: Faith and reasonThe existence of GodGod's natureCreation and evolutionProvidence and free willMiraclesProblem of evilBible's historical reliabilityDivinity of ChristChrist's resurrectionLife after deathHeaven, hell, purgatorySalvationChristianity and other religionsObjective truthSacramentalismThe Eucharist and the Real Presence of JesusMary's role in the Christian orderThe authority of the ChurchCommunion of saintsFaith and worksCatholicism as Complete Christianity

Laying the Foundation A Handbook of Catholic Apologetics and Fundamental Theology

Laying the Foundation: A Handbook of Catholic Apologetics and Fundamental Theology is a classic text by the late Fr. Joseph Clifford Fenton, a highly respected author, professor, and theologian of the twentieth century. “This book ...

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Author: Fr. Joseph Clifford Fenton, S.T.D.

Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781941447697

Category: Religion

Page: 516

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Laying the Foundation: A Handbook of Catholic Apologetics and Fundamental Theology is a classic text by the late Fr. Joseph Clifford Fenton, a highly respected author, professor, and theologian of the twentieth century. “This book appeared in 1942 under the rather unimposing title We Stand with Christ: an Essay in Catholic Apologetics. It should have become a classic. It is, I believe, the greatest work of apologetics produced in a time of superstar apologists such as F. J. Sheed, Ronald Knox, and Fulton Sheen. It represents the high point of apologetics as well as a gold standard for subsequent works of fundamental theology.”—from the foreword by Scott Hahn, Franciscan University of Steubenville.

How to Do Apologetics

This book is the apologist’s toolkit covering all the topics you need to understand and apply Patrick Madrid’s own successful approach to giving reasons to believe.

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Author: Patrick Madrid

Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor

ISBN: 9781612783888

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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From one of the most respected names in Catholic Apologetics, Patrick Madrid, comes the new book How to Do Apologetics: Making the Case for Our Faith. And it couldn’t be more timely. Seismic cultural shifts and increased attacks on religious liberty often place Christians in the uncomfortable position of having to defend their beliefs — even their belief in God — when their Faith is called into question by atheists, agnostics, Protestants, or people from other religions. This book is the apologist’s toolkit covering all the topics you need to understand and apply Patrick Madrid’s own successful approach to giving reasons to believe. Using logic, arguments, and evidence to defend the Truth Apologetics with atheists, moral relativists, and non-Christians Special advice and examples for use with Protestants, as well as lukewarm or inactive Catholics Proven strategies for responding graciously to opponents Making a compelling case for God, Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church What you need to do apologetics well PLUS: Patrick Madrid’s recommended books & CDs, and a glossary of key apologetics terms! Patrick Madrid shows how YOU “can demonstrate confidently and effectively that Catholic teaching is reasonable, consistent, and compelling.”

The Oxford Handbook of Catholic Theology

In the eighteenth century he became the strongest and most sophisticated voice of Catholic apologetics (AlbertanCoppola 2010). His Deism Self-refuted (1767) was among the best critiques of Rousseau, and became, like his Certitude of the ...

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Author: Lewis Ayres

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191612152

Category: Religion

Page: 992

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The Oxford Handbook of Catholic Theology provides a one-volume introduction to all the major aspects of Catholic theology. Part One considers the nature of theological thinking, and the major topics of Catholic teaching, including the Triune God, the Creation, and the mission of the Incarnate Word. It also covers the character of the Christian sacramental life and the major themes of Catholic moral teaching. The treatments in the first part of the Handbook offer personal syntheses of Catholic teaching, but each offers an account in accord with Catholic theology as it is expressed in the Second Vatican Council and authoritative documentation. Part Two focuses on the historical development of Catholic Theology. An initial section offers essays on some of Catholic theology's most important sources between 200 and 1870, and the final section of the collection considers all the main movements and developments in Catholic theology across the world since 1870. This comprehensive volume features fifty-six original contributions by some of the best-known names in current Catholic theology from the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa. The chapters are written in an engaging and easily comprehensible style functioning both as a scholarly reference and as a survey of the field. There are no comparable studies available in one volume and the book will be an indispensable reference for students of Catholic theology at all levels and in all contexts.

Handbook of Catholic Dogmatics 5 2

This later movement combined engagement in historical-biblical studies, retrieval of patristic texts, and analysis of modern intellectual movements to craft a new kind of modern Catholic apologetics. The scholastic movements of the ...

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Author: Matthias Joseph Scheeben

Publisher: Emmaus Academic

ISBN: 9781645850281

Category: Religion

Page: 744

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In Handbook of Catholic Dogmatics, Book V, Soteriology Part 2 the nineteenth-century German dogmatician Matthias Joseph Schee­ben turns to an in-depth study of Christ’s redemptive deed. He begins this work with an exploration of the prerequisites for the In­carnate Word’s redemptive efficacy—his personal/capital grace and resultant perfections of intellect and will. Scheeben then examines the various states or mysteries of Christ’s life as well as the efficacy proper to his redemptive deed, by which the God-man restores and superabundantly perfects the supernatural or­der ruined by the first human sin. In this connection, Scheeben also includes his Mariology in this volume precisely insofar as Mary is the mother of the Redeemer. Located here in his Dogmatics, the figure of Mary thus serves as the point of departure for his planned treatment of the grace of Christ in its ecclesial mediation.

Lord That I May See Fundamentals of Christian Philosophy

80 Kreeft and Tacelli, Handbook of Catholic Apologetics, 386. 81 Kreeft and Tacelli, Handbook of Catholic Apologetics, 386. 82 Kreeft and Tacelli, Handbook of Catholic Apologetics, 386. 83 Kreeft and Tacelli, Handbook of Catholic ...

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Author: Matthew Robinson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387416509

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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In Lord, That I May See: Fundamentals of Christian Philosophy, Robinson surveys the most important concepts in classical philosophy and offers the student a solid foundation in reason. In recent times, the Catholic Church has been urging all of the faithful to come to a renewed appreciation and understanding of genuine philosophy. The pedagogical method of this book is one that widens one's intellectual and spiritual lives in the faith. Beautiful prayers and artwork are offered to help you elevate your hearts and minds to the things of God. Since God has revealed Himself supernaturally by Divine Revelation, and naturally by creation, arguments are employed that make use of those avenues of knowledge of God. Scripture and Tradition are cited to help ground you in the context of the Catholic Church, a Church which is the Òpillar and ground of the truthÓ (1 Tim 3:15).

Retrieving Apologetics

human reason. contemporary catholic advocates of the classical approach may include peter Kreeft, Ronald tacelli, and Benedict ... Kreeft and tacelli, Handbook of Catholic Apologetics; Ashley, Choosing a WorldView and Value System. 18.

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Author: Glenn B. Siniscalchi

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498228435

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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Given the popes' recent statements of their desires to implement the New Evangelization, it is imperative that Catholic theologians and other intellectually engaged laypersons retrieve the vital discipline of apologetics. For, the New Evangelization places particular emphasis on "reproposing the Gospel to those who have experienced a crisis of faith . . . due to secularization." One salient method of Catholic apologetics used to be characterized by three demonstrations, each of which assumes the conclusions established in the previous step(s). Some might think that this classical method of apologetics has been abandoned in the postconciliar Church, but Siniscalchi's book updates it. Unlike the classical apologetics of the preconciliar era, Siniscalchi engages contemporary scholarship in a variety of academic disciplines, such as philosophy, history, biblical studies, sociology, and theology, to develop the steps that are necessary for showing the reasonableness of faith.

Imaginative Apologetics

“" Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli, Handbook of Catholic Apologetics: Reasoned Answers to Questions of Faith (San Francisco, CA: Ignatius Press, 2009). William Most, Catholic Apologetics Today: Answers to Modern Critics (Charlotte, ...

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Author: Andrew Davison

Publisher: SCM Press

ISBN: 9780334047599

Category: Religion

Page: 169

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A dynamic and constructive contribution to the discussion about faith and the new atheism. Apologetics is a key area of Christian theology, especially in an increasingly secular society. The authors explore what it means to do apologetics in an Anglican context.

Catholics and Protestants

tive religions and the point about Protestant-Catholic ecumenism is this: as Christ fulfills all the truths in other ... I showed this in the long last chapter in my Handbook of Catholic Apologetics.2 2 Peter J. Kreeft and Ronald K.

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Author: Peter Kreeft, Ph.D.

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781621641018

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The widely read author and philosopher Peter Kreeft presents a unique book that focuses on the important beliefs that Catholics and Protestants share in common. He says this book is inspired by Christ's high priestly prayer in the Gospel of John "that they may be one," and by St. John Paul II's ecumenical encyclical, Ut Unum Sint, which is also based on Christ's prayer for unity. While there are still significant differences, Kreeft says that there has been a radical step of agreement on the single most important issue, justification. Kreeft says the style of the book is that of Pascal, Nietzsche, Solomon, and Jesus: short answers, single points to ponder rather than long strings of argument. It is direct, simple, and confrontational, but vertically rather than horizontally, "directing arrows not against each other (Protestant or Catholic) but against our own hearts and minds and wills." It is timely because, as Pope St. John Paul II said, this next millennium is destined to be the millennium of Christian reunification as the first millennium was that of Christian unity, and the second one of Christian disunity. Above all, Kreeft says that this work is simple, not easy, or obvious, but condensed. It – like all of reality – is Christocentric. Its purpose is to be "like an Australian sheep dog, herding and hectoring Christ's separated sheep back to His face. For that is the only way they can ever return back to each other."

Historical Dictionary of Catholicism

Handbook of Catholic Apologetics: Reasoned Answers to Questions of Faith. San Francisco: Ignatius, 2009. Reprint of 1994 edition with a new chapter. Lakeland, Paul. Postmodernity: Christian Identity in a Fragmented Age.

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Author: William J. Collinge

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538130186

Category: Reference

Page: 658

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Historical Dictionary of Catholicism, Third Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, the dictionary has more than 500 cross-referenced entries on themes such as baptism, contraception, labor, church architecture, the sexual abuse crisis, doctrine and theology, spirituality and worship, and church structure.

Tryptych of the Kingdom

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Author: Nicholas Gerardus Maria van Doornik

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:648629

Category: Apologetics

Page: 490

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Mere Apologetics

One of the best is the comprehensive account by Peter Kreeft and Ronald K. Tacelli, Handbook of Catholic Apologetics: Reasoned Answers to Questions of Faith (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2009). Every apologist can learn much from this ...

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Author: Alister McGrath

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 9780281075119

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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The faith has been defended by great and articulate voices down the centuries. But the challenges of scientific atheism mean we now need a fresh and flexible approach. Alister McGrath is ideally placed to offer robust and intriguing insights into the biblical basis for apologetics and its historical uses. He explores different pointers to faith, such as our innate sense of longing for justice, our appreciation for beauty, and the order we see in the physical world. Various approaches to sharing our faith with others are outlined and McGrath shows how explanations, arguments, stories, and images are all right and useful ways to communicate what we believe. Armed with the tools we need to engage others on this subject, we are guided on choosing the best approach for our particular personality and how we can adapt our approach to suit our audience. Practical, insightful and warmly affirming, this book will have you longing for a chance to put these techniques into practice.

A Catholic Handbook for Engaged and Newly Married Couples

SeeWilliam Most, Catholic Apologetics Today (pp. 54,179) fortheexceptions, including William Farmer, who puts Matthew first in order of composition. Forthe Fathers on indissolubility, see William A. Jurgens, ed.,TheFaith of the Early ...

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Author: Frederick Marks

Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781940329260

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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In this practical guide to marriage, learn the “secrets” of building a sound, spiritual relationship with your fiancé or spouse—from toothpaste in the sink to natural family planning. In the Foreword, Father Kenneth Baker praises the book as both practical and faithful: "This handbook is outstanding both for its practicality and for its fidelity to the Catholic faith. It is practical because it offers good suggestions on most aspects of married life, such as the wedding, the honeymoon, the relationship between husband and wife, in-laws, finances, raising children, sexual relations, practicing the faith, and developing a spiritual life of personal relations with God. The handbook is also thoroughly Catholic. It offers excellent advice on how to live the Catholic faith as a married man or woman. There is no waffling here, no dissent, no ambiguity. The author spells out clearly what the Catholic Church expects of married people in the areas of married life, sexuality, and family life."

Handbook for Today s Catholic

Presents: basic beliefs, drawing mainly from Vatican II; basic practices of believing Catholics; basic prayers used by Catholics in their heart-to-heart relationship with God.

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Author: Redemptorist Publications

Publisher:

ISBN: 0892430761

Category: Religion

Page: 64

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Presents: basic beliefs, drawing mainly from Vatican II; basic practices of believing Catholics; basic prayers used by Catholics in their heart-to-heart relationship with God.

A Thematic Access Oriented Bibliography of Jesus s Resurrection

Laying the Foundation: A Handbook of Catholic Apologetics. 2016. [Chapter 16 The Resurrection; N.B. This source should be examined. It was originally published in 1942 under the title We Stand with Christ an Essay in Catholic ...

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Author: Michael J. Alter

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725252752

Category: Religion

Page: 602

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The keystone of Christianity is Jesus's physical, bodily resurrection. Present-day scholars can be significantly challenged as they forage through voluminous documents on the resurrection of Jesus. The literature measures well over seven thousand sources in English-language books alone. This makes finding specific sources that are most relevant for specific scholarly purposes an arduous task. Even when a specific book is relevant, finding the parts of the book that are most relevant to the resurrection rather than other topics often requires additional effort. A Thematic Access-Oriented Bibliography of Jesus's Resurrection addresses these challenges in several ways. First, the bibliography organizes more than seven thousand English sources into twelve main categories and then thirty-four subcategories, which are designed to help you find the most relevant literature quickly and efficiently. Embedded are pro and con arguments which support efficient access through brief annotations and then annotate the diversity and complexity of the field of religion by including sources that represent a diverse range of views: theistic (e.g., Christian, Jewish, Muslim, etc.), agnostic, and nontheistic. The objective of this bibliography is to provide convenient access to relevant sources from a variety of perspectives, allowing you to browse or find the one source accurately and with ease.

Why I Am Catholic and You Should Be Too

... Handbook of Catholic Apologetics: Reasoned Answers to Questions of Faith (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2009). 48. Quoted in Karl Keating, “What Was Lost Is Found: Paul Claudel Returns to Me,” Catholic Answers (blog), January 30, ...

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Author: Brandon Vogt

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 9781594717680

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Winner of a 2018 Catholic Press Association Award: Popular Presentation of the Catholic Faith. (First Place). With atheism on the rise and millions tossing off religion, why would anyone consider the Catholic Church? Brandon Vogt, a bestselling author and the content director for Bishop Robert Barron’s Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, shares his passionate search for truth, a journey that culminated in the realization that Catholicism was right about a lot of things, maybe even everything. His persuasive case for the faith reveals a vision of Catholicism that has answers our world desperately needs and reminds those already in the Church what they love about it. A 2016 study by the Public Religion Research Institute found that 25 percent of adults (39 percent of young adults) describe themselves as unaffiliated with any religion. Millions of these so-called “nones” have fled organized religion and many more have rejected God altogether. Brandon Vogt was one of those nones. When he converted to Catholicism in college, he knew how confusing that decision was to many of his friends and family. But he also knew that the evidence he discovered pointed to one conclusion: Catholicism is true. To his delight, he discovered it was also exceedingly good and beautiful. Why I Am Catholic traces Vogt’s spiritual journey, making a refreshing, twenty-first century case for the faith and answering questions being asked by agnostics, nones, and atheists, the audience for his popular website, StrangeNotions.com, where Catholics and atheists dialogue. With references to Catholic thinkers such as G. K. Chesterton, Ven. Fulton Sheen, St. Teresa of Calcutta, and Bishop Robert Barron, Vogt draws together lines of evidence to help seekers discover why they should be Catholic as an alternative. Why I Am Catholic serves as a compelling reproposal of the Church for former Catholics, a persuasive argument for truth and beauty to those who have become jaded and disenchanted with religion, and at the same time offers practicing Catholics a much-needed dose of confidence and clarity to affirm their faith against an increasingly skeptical culture.

Rebuilding Catholic Culture

Handbook of Catholic Apologetics. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2009. Levant, Ezra. Shakedown: How Our Government Is Undermining Democracy in the Name of Human Rights. Toronto: McClel- land and Stewart, 2009. Lubac, Henri de.

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Author: Ryan Topping

Publisher: Sophia Institute Press

ISBN: 9781933184944

Category: Religion

Page: 265

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Rarely does a book come along that so succinctly explains the decline of modern culture, articulates a defense of the Church's teachings, and offers a hope-filled path for building a civilization grounded in Catholic truth. In these pages, Dr. Ryan Topping does all three, pulling back the curtain on the false philosophies of the secularists and showing that in the West today the most formidable threat to freedom is not failing economies or Islam, but secularism. Our best defense, he claims, is a vibrant Catholic culture, and our best hope for creating it lies in the principles found in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This book takes you on a masterful journey through the relevant portions of the Catechism, distilling sophisticated theological concepts into words that are simple, clear, and direct, while unpacking its core teachings on faith and morals that nurture true civilizations. In Rebuilding Catholic Culture, you'll also discover sensible ways to begin restoring Catholic culture -- right now -- in your own life and family, and in our larger communities as well: in the theater, the classroom, in our hospitals, and even in the public square. This profoundly accessible book will renew your confidence in the world-transforming character of our Creed and in the potency of our Faith to shape and redefine the culture of the West.

Fundamentals of the Faith

A collection of essays in which Peter Kreeft examines the fundamental elements of Christianity and Catholicism and their relation to everyday life.

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Author: Peter Kreeft

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 089870202X

Category: Religion

Page: 300

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A collection of essays in which Peter Kreeft examines the fundamental elements of Christianity and Catholicism and their relation to everyday life.

A New Dawn or the Fading of the Light Culture and Evangelization Today

29 From Athens to Catholicism: How Scientists and Philosophers Led Me to the Faith, Huntington, Indiana, ... 34 Kreeft, Peter, and Ronald Tacelli, S.J., Handbook of Catholic Apologetics: Reasoned Answers to Questions of Faith, ...

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Author: John C. Gallagher C.S.B.

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781973679400

Category: Religion

Page: 262

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Parents are disheartened when their children fall away from religious practice. Pastoral workers wonder how they can get people to take religion seriously. Something is at work that is puzzling; but we can learn something useful about it. A crucial factor is the role of culture. To have faith is an act of individual responsibility, but it can also be influenced by life around us. For example, popular opinion or concentration on making a fortune can make us deaf to any message about what lies beyond our immediate concerns. This book is the fruit of the author’s extensive study of how cultural forces influence attitudes. Calling on long experience lecturing and in pastoral ministry, he shows how cultural factors influence religious belief in our times and how ordinary believers can be active participants in creating a culture that opens us to God’s word.