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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Our Sunday Visitor, Special emphasis is given to the scriptural basis for Catholic doctrines and beliefs. Peter in Rome as first pope, etc.

Catholicism and Fundamentalism

The trouble is that writers of surveys of Catholicism do not ask tough questions or put you on the spot. Published March 1st by Ignatius Cathloicism first published He carries a clear tone of indignation and annoyance, especially in the first part of the book, fundamenralism on the critics and groups themselves including pre-downfall Jimmy Swaggar A good overview of fundamentalist anti-Catholic groups, their criticisms and charges against the Catholic Church, and the Catholic responses to them.

While only someone wanting to go into apologetics on a more or less formal basis or a bookworm will acquire all the books, any Catholic who wants to develop his own faith so he can speak effectively with fundamentalists will get most of them.

In kar it will be impossible to tear through it in only a few days. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Just as the story line can be lost if one puts down a novel for any length of time, so the overall picture some of these books were designed to give will not be apprehended if one dallies in reading them.


However, with that caveat, I recall that I found the book useful and I learned a lot. Mar 06, Code Phined rated it it was amazing. We can only reverently pause before this or that word or act, ready to learn, adore, obey. Oct 02, Joseph Richardson rated it really liked it.

The books discussed in this chapter will transform an average Catholic whose gut feelings are right into one who not only knows the answers to the questions that used to stump him, but now can pass on his newfound learning in a way that others, far more confused than he ever was, can understand. At the end of the book, in addition to an appendix comprised of six anv lectures, is a general survey of key points.

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Special emphasis is given to the scriptural basis for Catholic doctrines and beliefs. At times I felt like Keating didn’t understand fundamentalists much better than many of them understand Catholics he presumes a hard-line Calvinistic theology, which admittedly is probably the case for most outspoken anti-Catholics ; and at times his exposition of the Catholic apologies felt flimsy or the apologies fundamentlism are flimsyespecially when it came to funcamentalism of biblical translation — they sounded like the same arguments of fundamentalists turned backwards.

What is the basis for that? Karl Keating is the founder of Catholic Answers. Eye opening and a worthy read for people questioning what really happened before the “protest” of Luther and how wrong I was to listen to criticism without doing my own research. Christian Classics, The Catholic needs to read the Bible, of carholicism, and to read it regularly, but that is hardly enough.

The portions cited in this book seem to have been written by Sheed. 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. Who will rise to power as the Antichrist mentioned in Revelations? These people can be touched only by grace, not by anything the Catholic apologist can do. He does not have to try to devour the whole pie.

Typically, after giving a bibliography, he presents an outline of a book, then devotes a few paragraphs to its author, origin, intended audience, and special aims. Catholicism and Fundamentalism by Karl Keating. His rebuttals are clear, detailed, and charitable. At one time the Guild had six hundred street-corner katl in England alone. There are two problems here. The Attack on “Romanism” by “Bible Christians”. True, these books are old, the last appearing inbut it is uncanny how useful they are now.

Loraine Boettner, Roman Catholicism Philadelphia: In this sense, I would recommend this book to people who either do not understand the Catholic faith or who have wrong ideas about it. Ignatius Press- Religion – pages. Though you might be restless in your inherited faith, you aren’t ready to take the kind of plunge your friends are promising.

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Keating, the founder of Catholic Answers, has written this book with two purposes in mind: Find your answers here and read the catholicissm the Church uses to support its teaching.

Catholicism and Fundamentalism

There are 2, quotations in the three volumes, some a few lines long, some several paragraphs, and they are cross-referenced under 1, doctrinal headings, which are organized much like a catechism. The only way to overcome these stumbling blocks and that is just what so much of Catholicism is when not understood in itself is for the Catholic apologist to be able to take each historical question and find an answer, putting the issue in context, first showing what really happened, then integrating the facts with what his fundamentalist questioner already knows, thus giving him the broad picture.

I liked this book, but I only gave it 3 stars for a purely personal reason: Ott covers the issue, giving references to and quotations from papal encyclicals somewhat useful, but of course not authoritative in fundamentalists’ eyesthe Bible here is what they wantthe Fathers and Doctors of the Church, and Church councils.

But when the Holy Spirit works it was bam. Once away from the protective shell of my parents’ home, however, I became exposed for the first time anti-Catholic environments. Liturgical Press, As a convert from fundamentalism, this book really made me think about the life I left behind. Besides, the audiences have changed. How can Catholics claim the Church was established as a visible institution?

This is a textbook for those moving from Protestantism to the Catholic Church. Special emphasis is given to the kwrl Karl Keating defends Catholicism from fundamentalist attacks and explains why fundamentalism has been so successful in converting Romanists. Catholic Answers was incorporated inand in Karl left the practice of law and went into apostolic work full time.