Handbook of Catholic Apologetics: Reasoned Answers to Questions of Faith

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Ignatius Press, 2009 - Religion - 493 pages
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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.
  

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Contents

A Personal Preface
9
INTRODUCTION
11
The Nature Power and Limitations of Apologetics
15
Faith and Reason
32
GOD
49
Twenty Arguments for the Existence of God
52
The Nature of God
96
GOD AND NATURE
107
GOD AND GLORY
235
Life after Death
239
Heaven
273
Hell
299
Salvation
334
CONCLUSIONS
359
Christianity and Other Religions
362
Objective Truth
384

Four Problems of Cosmology
110
The Problem of Evil
129
GOD AND GRACE
155
The Divinity of Christ
158
The Resurrection
186
The Bible Myth or History?
212
The Bottom Line
408
Twenty Catholic Capstones to Christian Apologetics
418
Bibliography
459
Subject Index
467
Scripture Index
489
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Peter J. Kreeft (Ph.D., Fordham University) 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 in the eastern United States. Kreeft has written more than fifty books, including The Best Things in Life, The Journey, How to Win the Culture War and, with Ronald Tacelli, Handbook of Christian Apologetics.

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