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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He needs to be able to look up answers in handy reference works, ones that are really useful for his purposes. I did have a few problems though – I felt that Keating was a little too dismissive of Fundamentalist beliefs, and often set up straw men of his own. Anyone not prejudiced against what was written the day before yesterday will profit immensely from Radio Replies.

Catholicism and Fundamentalism

In this effort this book is a great success. The Attack on “Romanism” by “Bible Christians”. Or maybe it’s that you would really miss those beautifully lit Midnight Masses. This really is aggiornamento doctrines restated, not to be made more acceptable but more comprehensible, related to the questions people were actually asking, to datholicism needs they were actually feeling, in the language they actually spoke.

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Not exactly a handbook on doctrines, keatiny an extended commentary on their growth, is the premier theological work in English, John Henry Newman’s Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine. The fundamentlaism was written in the late 80s, but for the most part it has aged well. Keating assumes a Catholic reader, so as an evangelical-turning-Catholic convert-in-progress, it sometimes felt a little awkward when he complained about fundamentalists.

To order Catholicism and Fundamentalism: At other times they give, if not a full treatment, at least enough that the reader knows where to look for detailed information. The portions cited in this book seem to have been written by Sheed.


Very influential in my conversion.

This covers a wide range of denominations and I learned a lot about the history of Jehova’s Witnesses for example. The problem of poorly catechized Catholics is widespread, and their ignorance allows them to fall away from active Catholicism.

Headingfor instance, is the proposition that Christ is really present in the Eucharist under the appearance of bread and wine. He needs also works that will make up for time lost, that will give him insights that he might reach only after decades of assiduous and prayerful reading of the sacred text, and he needs an appreciation of the background of the Bible, of the kinds of works it contains, and of methods and theories of interpretation.

In any event, do not be put off by being unable to locate an ideal commentary, since there is no such thing. Christian Classics, To get a feel for what you would be up against, particularly if you want to do apologetics work on a serious basis, you need to see just what fundamentalists say about the Church and in their own words.

Catholicism and Fundamentalism by Karl Keating

Infallibility of the Pope. Browse All Religious Education. In the 21st Century, the threat posed to Catholics by Evangelicals is minimal. And if you would like to know more about where this “neofundamentalism” is coming from – historically and intellectually – then Karl Keating’s book is the definitive resource.

Excellent grounding for anyone hoping to help any kind of fervent Protestant, catuolicism especially those trending toward fundamentalism specifically focused upon those with entrenched misconceptions about the Catholic faith–i. A hundred matters can be settled to their grudging satisfaction, but, hydralike, two hundred more will arise. Only a handful of the hundreds of topics considered are truly dated, and of course some of kkarl terminology has changed.

Much good can be done, both for oneself and for non-Catholics, by getting the basics, by reading only the key works. This was a good book with decent rebuttals in most objections to the Church. He also gives heretical views, referring to the theories of the Spiritualist sects fundamwntalism the Middle Ages, to Hus, Calvin, and Luther. The Cross is the condition of the empty tomb, and the crown of thorns is the preface to the halo of light.


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A Mission to Catholics. Besides, the audiences have changed. He worked as an attorney practicing civil law in the early s. Catholic Evidence Training Outlines went through several editions, rapidly improving with age and experience. And seemingly very strong Christians. His rebuttals are clear, detailed, and charitable.

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. There are certainly 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 global 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.

They will then be receptive to talk about the other historical complaints they have, the ones on which they do not stake their reputations. Selected pages Title Page.

Description Author Biography Customer Reviews Karl Keating defends Catholicism from fundamentalist attacks and explains why fundamentalism has been so successful in converting “Romanists”. Read this quite a few years ago so I hesitate to write a review with my poor memory. Special emphasis is given to the scriptural basis for Catholic doctrines and beliefs. Even most Catholics have a weak appreciation of it, and it is something that needs to be well comprehended by anyone wanting to pass along the Faith.

Keating’s “Catholicism and Fundamentalism” was an important work in my journey toward the Catholic faith.