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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Sorry to take 3 paragraphs to say this: We now approach the Bible, and approach it in the same spirit as that in which we should approach any other human document.

Catholicism and Fundamentalism Food for the Mind

Keating spends much of the first half of the book discussing and repudiating the major Evangelical organizations of the s who targeted Catholics. The core of many arguments, historical or otherwise, will be the Bible, and the apologist needs to snd at ease with it. And seemingly very strong Christians. The Attack on “Romanism” by “Bible Christians”. I can recommend this to all my Catholic friends even if they only wish to brush up on their knowledge of the faith.

Especially all the shoddy history that has been written jeating so-called “ex-priests” who have an axe to grind.

From decades of refusing to examine events with a critical mind, their instincts have become antihistorical. Great book for comparing Catholicism and Fundamentalism.

Each chapter consists of a narrowly drawn topic, the key points schematically described; recommended readings; and true-to-life sample questions. These might well be the most-thumbed books on an apologist’s shelf, the ones he turns to first when he promises to find an answer to a question that is puzzling a prospective convert to or from Catholicism.

Messenger, and Hugh Pope. At the end of the book, in addition to an appendix comprised of six specialized lectures, is a general survey of key points.

Catholicism and Fundamentalism Food for the Mind

Karl Keating, a convert, leaves no ugly rumor unturned in this very thorough book, however the reader must be fundamenhalism to remember that Keating is talking about groups and not individuals and so must keep charity at hand. Fundamentals of the Faith. Paperbackpages.


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. Most fundamentalists embrace only one or two historical squabbles with gusto, and, if their fundamentapism about them can be cleared up and it may take very little effort to do that they will be open to learning about the Faith. I think the information on Catholic beliefs is good, but consider his summaries of Fundamentalist beliefs to be a little bit lacking in charity.

Wish I had read this sooner but it is a slow process to discover truth. Fundamentalists think the intervening centuries have not made the Bible any more fundamentaliam 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 keatinb Scriptures.

Catholic Evidence Training Outlines went through several cathllicism, rapidly improving with age and experience. Special emphasis is given to the scriptural basis for Catholic doctrines and beliefs. Romano Guardini, The Lord Chicago: The title Funndamentalism and Sanity comes from Sheed’s notion that to be truly sane is to take into account the whole of reality as it really is. Food for the Mind.

Without reading this book, I may have never become Catholic. The Cross is the condition of the empty tomb, and the crown of thorns is the preface to the halo of light.

It was unbelievably educative. So, while “Catholicism and Fundamentalism” may be a nice historical interest into why Catholics used to leave the faith, it is hardly relevant in explaining why young Catholics today leave the Church.

Young Catholics, those seeking the Catholic faith, new to Catholicism. The Sword of the Spirit covers the meaning, inspiration, authors, and canon of the Bible, biblical theology, the history of the Bible, and conflicting views in modern biblical scholarship. The Catholic claims to funeamentalism by pure reason that Christ was God, that Christ founded an infallible Church, and that the Roman Catholic Church is the church in question. Regardless of its shortcomings, I would highly recommend that anyone read “Catholicism and Fundamentalism” who is interested in the Catholic Faith and its defense.


Hughes was unable to finish the planned fourth volume, but that does not matter much, fundamentalosm most questions fundamentalists have about Catholic history concern matters in the early centuries and in the Middle Ages. Again, one is by Sheed. Part of it was poor catechesis on the part of the Catholic Church in the s and 70s, which resulted in an entire generation Back in the s, young Andd were leaving the Church at a tremendous rate in order to join Evangelical Christian congregations that literally thrived on these conversions.

There are millions of people who hate what they wrongly believe to be the Catholic Church. Forgot password or Username? A very well written book that sheds light on many sensationalist claims. They fail to see that the true Faith may alter its appearance, although not its content, as the centuries pass, and fundamentalsim later events can shed light on earlier, just as the New Testament allows a deeper appreciation of the Old; and they forget, it seems, that Christianity, although not of the world, is certainly in it.

I attribute this book as the corner-stone of my turn-around in my defense of my faith. Jan 05, Chrismpadgett Padgett rated it really liked it. It is a bit like visiting a large city. The second problem is that, although some of the history they have is accurate, at least in the bare sense of dates and names, they have no grasp of what that history means.

Fulton Sheen began his preface to Radio Replies by noting that there are not over a hundred people in the United States who hate the Catholic Church. They think doing so is almost treasonous.