9781586172794

Handbook of Catholic Apologetics : Reasoned Answers to Questions of Faith

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    9781586172794

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    1586172794

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/30/2009
  • Publisher: Ignatius Pr

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Summary

Unbelievers, doubters and skeptics continue to attack the truths of Christianity. Handbook of Catholic Apologetics is the only book that categorizes and summarizes all the major arguments in support of the main Christian beliefs. Also included is a Protestant-friendly treatment of Catholic- Protestant issues. The Catholic answers to Protestant questions show how Catholicism is the fullness of the Christian faith. Handbook of Catholic Apologetics is full of the wisdom and wit, clarity and insight of philosophers Peter Kreeft and Ronald Tacelli. This is an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason. Whether you are asking the questions yourself or want to respond to others who are, here is the resource you have been waiting for. Topics include: faith and reason, the existence of God, God's nature, creation and evolution, providence and free will, miracles, problem of evil, Bible's historical reliability, divinity of Chris, Christ's resurrection, life after death, salvation, the Eucharist, Catholic hierarchy and more.

Author Biography

Peter J. Kreeft, Ph.D., is professor of philosophy at Boston College where he has taught since 1965. A popular lecturer, he has also taught at many other colleges, seminaries and educational institutions. Kreeft has written more than fifty books, including Fundamentals of the Faith, You Can Understand the Bible, Catholic Christianity, Because God Is Real, Heaven: The Heart's Deepest Longing and Summa of the Summa. Fr. Ronald K. Tacelli, S.J., is associate professor of philosophy at Boston College and has published articles in the Public Affairs Quarterly and Downside Review.

Table of Contents

A Personal Prefacep. 9
Introductionp. 11
The Nature, Power and Limitations of Apologeticsp. 13
Faith and Reasonp. 30
Godp. 49
Twenty Arguments for the Existence of Godp. 51
The Nature of Godp. 95
God and Naturep. 107
Four Problems of Cosmologyp. 109
The Problem of Evilp. 127
God and Gracep. 155
The Divinity of Christp. 157
The Resurrectionp. 185
The Bible: Myth or History?p. 211
God and Gloryp. 235
Life after Deathp. 237
Heavenp. 271
Hellp. 297
Salvationp. 332
Conclusionsp. 359
Christianity and Other Religionsp. 361
Objective Truthp. 382
The Bottom Linep. 408
Twenty Catholic Capstones to Christian Apologeticsp. 417
Bibliographyp. 459
Subject Indexp. 467
Scripture Indexp. 489
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