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 “Romanists. 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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About a fifth of the original edition was carried over, as were several of the original contributors. 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.
Some can be taken up and put down at leisure; reading in snatches is quite sufficient. The first century is tied to the twentieth, the intervening years no longer being a void. Those not reborn, in the fundamentalists’ sense of the term, have no guarantee they will arrive at the right understanding. History must be learned to understand the truth.
Catholicism and Fundamentalism Food for the Mind
Catholic Answers was incorporated inand in Karl left the practice of law and went into apostolic work full time. Feb 12, Richly rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: So it goes, with every topic. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Are we, as Catholics, doing right by God?
In Karl Keating wrote “Catholicism and Fundamentalism” as a response to this exodus. After showing the origins of fundamentalism, he examines fundamentalim anti-Catholic groups and presents their arguments in their own words.
If you’re itching to get into the middle of the squabble between the fundamentalist Christians fundamentalksm the Catholics, this is the book for you. What is more, each writer and his works are introduced in a few well-turned paragraphs. Very sincere in their faith. Sep 17, Cris rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a textbook for those moving from Protestantism to the Catholic Church.
Newer than the latest commentaries is William G. From decades of refusing to examine events with a critical mind, their instincts have become antihistorical.
He worked ctaholicism an attorney practicing civil law in the early s. He carries a clear tone of indignation and annoyance, especially fundamenttalism the first part of the book, focusing 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.
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Guardini begins by noting that neither a psychology nor a biography of Jesus is possible the divine is not to be comprehended by finite minds. Most fundamentalists embrace only catholicsim or two historical squabbles gundamentalism gusto, and, if their confusions about them can be cleared up and it may take very little effort to do that they will be open to cathollcism about the Faith.
Discussed are the class structure, personal cleanliness, arts and science, occupations, the Jewish family, the city of Jerusalem, and much more, in a text the cover blurb rightly calls a masterful synthesis of the complex array of the economic, political, and cultural currents of the pivotal era of human history. Others need to be read in a more sustained fashion not in one ffundamentalism necessarily, assuming that is even possible for people not afflicted with insomnia, but over a short period of time.
His rebuttals are clear, detailed, and charitable. 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.
Catholicism and Fundamentalism Food for the Mind
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. This really is aggiornamento doctrines restated, not to be made more acceptable but kewting comprehensible, related to the questions people were actually asking, to the needs they were actually feeling, in the language they actually spoke.
It is a work of remarkable compression and utility and cannot be recommended highly enough. Sorry to take 3 paragraphs to say this: Chapter 25 in Catholicism and Fundamentalism: Then come two dozen short chapters if they can be called chapters the course for junior speakers, people who were allowed to speak on only the basics. Whether you are trying to defend your faith or learn precisely what the Catholic position is, Catholicism and Fundamentalism is the ideal book in which to rediscover faith in Jesus Christ and His church.
I had a Bible, I attended services and kept to God’s Commandments and Sacraments and left it at that. In what order these books will be read will depend largely on one’s predispositions. 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.
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. Their basic problem, of course, is that their own religion is frozen in apostolic times.