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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Karl Keating defends Catholicism from fundamentalist attacks and explains why fundamentalism has been so successful in converting Romanists. This covers a wide range of denominations and I learned a lot about the history of Jehova’s Witnesses fundamentaljsm example.

When I wrote Theology and SanityI had been teaching the Faith under the open sky for a quarter of a century On the other hand, this book is very dated in a lot of ways.

Twice as many chapters cover topics for senior speakers. Catholics today are not leaving the Church to be Evangelicals or even to join the mainline Protestant denominations. There are kal problems here.

Catholicism and Fundamentalism by Karl Keating

Read this quite a few years ago so I hesitate to write a review with my poor memory. Chapter 25 in Catholicism and Fundamentalism: Jul 04, Matt rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It is a very readable presentation of the faith, and it answers many of the most common objections to the faith in a very readable and enjoyable way.

He does not need to have on the tip of his tongue an answer to every question, although there are a few standard complaints for which he indeed will have set replies. Very influential in my conversion.

The first thing, then, after securing one or more translations of the Bible itself, to buy is a commentary. If you were a military commander and your counterpart on the other side had written a book outlining his tactical theories, you would be wise to let him have the royalties and get a copy of his book into your hands as soon as possible. It is invaluable for the research an apologist promises to do on short notice, and ex-Catholics who are returning to the Faith through a program of good reading have said Ott’s work, though intimidating at first sight, is helpful because it presents so much between two covers.


The book began as a collection of short lesson plans used in the weekly courses Guild members had to take and pass, after rigorous tests before being allowed to speak publicly. But it can put the Catholic apologist on the right track, ensuring he will find all the right biblical references and enough other leads so he can build firm arguments.

Newman was an Catholicims with strong Catholic sympathies when he began writing this book, and as he finished it he converted. What his research demonstrated to him was that the Catholic Church, contrary to what he had been brought up to believe, had not added dogmas at random; there were no Catholic inventions, but maturations of the original deposit of faith.

The book was written in the late 80s, but fundamrntalism the most part it has aged well. Things are put in the right sequence, in the right perspective, and then, when one turns back to the sacred writings, there is a new and deeper understanding. There are fundamentaliem many religious groups with a bone to pick with Catholic Church and its teachings it could hardly be otherwise with a religious group that counts more than a billion people as its members and a truly fundamentallsm reach over several millenniabut some of the most v If you are a Catholic who seriously takes your faith, or have been around religious discussion forums online or offline soon enough you will come across a barrage of very passionate anti-Catholic ideas and sentiments.

The same goes for the Old Testament, which contains still other kinds of works: Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good kwrl in Christ. Distressingly few recent works about the Faith discuss problems in Church history or argue the foundation of doctrines apparently because the authors think history is unimportant and doctrines are mutable.


Catholicism and Fundamentalism

Jan 18, Cindy rated it liked it. Fkndamentalism, unlike the great theologians whose writings had helped to form our minds, we could not go off and think bout the objection for a year or two, then write an article. Then a junior speaker or two would give ten-minute talks on some of the basics of the Faith.

I’m not articulate enough to explain how good this book is, but I implore anyone, Protestants, especially, to take a look at this book. True, these books are old, the last appearing inbut it is uncanny how useful they are now.

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Fundamentalists think the intervening centuries have not made the Bible any more confusing for us than it was for people who lived in New Testament times, and they think that way although they do not realize it because they begin, not with the Bible, but with an accepted set of beliefs, which they then substantiate by searching the Scriptures.

However, with that caveat, I recall that I found the book useful and I learned a lot.

An invaluable companion series is Johannes Quastern’s Patrology. Sheed means there fundamenralism too much we do not know about Jesus, at least regarding His everyday activities, we know, for instance, only one event between His infancy and the start of His ministry, for this to be a regular biography.

Open Preview See a Problem? Jul 23, Julia Mccoy rated it it was amazing.