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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Regardless of its shortcomings, I would highly recommend that anyone read “Catholicism and Fundamentalism” who is interested in the Catholic Faith and its defense. Catholics new to the history of the Bible will benefit from this discussion, although for the full story one needs to turn to Hugh Pope’s English Versions of the Bible12 which examines at greater length than one might think possible fumdamentalism the translations to the meating century.

Keep in mind that it is not enough to have absorbed general overviews of Catholicism, however good they might be. Dec 03, Cathy Young rated it really liked it.

Catholicism and Fundamentalism

There are two problems here. Again, one is by Sheed.

Where, then, is this Church? What Catholics Really Believe.

Sheed means there is 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. Ott discusses the whole of Catholic dogma, and the value of his work lies not just in his precision and compact explanations, but in his references. Headingfor instance, is the proposition that Christ is really present in the Eucharist under the appearance of bread and wine.


Karl Keating is the founder of Catholic Answers. And, 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.

The fundamentalist problem is not a small one, and the problems fundamentalists have with Catholicism are not few. For twenty-five years I was certain I a was a “good Christian”, praying to Jesus for strength and wisdom and abiding by His cathokicism, only to learn that many factions insisted I was living a lie. The Attack on “Romanism” by fundamntalism Christians”.

Catholicism and Fundamentalism is well-researched and presents well-defined arguments for the succession of popes, veneration of Mary, Eucharistic adoration, and other factors that separate Catholic and Protestant faiths. We can only reverently pause before this or that word or act, ready to learn, adore, obey.

Catholicism and Fundamentalism

The portions cited in this book seem to have been written by Sheed. The student who could not answer each question with aplomb and they are tough could not graduate from one subject to the next. Virtually every question a fundamentalist could ask will be found in Radio Replies. The first century is tied to the twentieth, the intervening years no longer being a void.

Catholicism and Fundamentalism by Karl Keating

But when the Holy Spirit works it was bam. In all, worth the time. The value of The Faith of the Early Fathers is not to be found, though, in how much shelf space or how many dollars it saves, but in its doctrinal index, which lets the reader locate at once references to the sorts of issues fundamentalists bring up.

Special emphasis is given to kkeating scriptural basis for Catholic doctrines and beliefs. Toggle navigation Order 3 items and receive a Free Book!


There is a tendency for religion to seem dry. Add to cart Add to Wishlist. 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 cathopicism it because they begin, not with the Bible, but with an accepted set of beliefs, which they then substantiate by searching the Scriptures.

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It is a work of remarkable compression and utility and cannot be recommended highly enough. Fundamentalists rightly note that priestly celibacy became mandatory only in the Middle Ages, but they have no feel for the process leading up to the rule and so conclude it was instituted out of the blue.

Jurgens’ The Faith of the Early Fathers 23 is another three-volume set that covers the same years as Tixeront’s and somewhat more than does Quastern’s that is, from the first century through the eighth. Keating’s “Catholicism and Catholicsim was an important work in my journey toward the Fundamentailsm faith.

The more knowledgeable among them bring up specific historical points the Inquisition, the bad Popes, abuses leading up to the Reformation and expect Catholics to be able to explain how such enormities could proceed from the Church Christ established. Or maybe it’s that you would really miss those beautifully lit Midnight Masses.