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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After showing the origins of fundamentalism, he examines representative anti-Catholic groups and presents their arguments in their own words. His rebuttals are clear, detailed, and charitable. Special emphasis is given to the scriptur Karl Keating defends Catholicism from fundamentalist attacks and explains why fundamentalism has been so cwtholicism in converting Romanists.
Special emphasis is given to the scriptural basis for Catholic doctrines and beliefs. Paperbackpages. Published March 1st by Ignatius Press first published The Attack catholicksm “Romanism” by “Bible Christians”.
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Be the first to ask a question about Catholicism and Fundamentalism. Lists with This Book. Oct 02, booklady rated it really liked it. Read this quite a few years ago so I hesitate to write a review with my poor memory.
However, with that caveat, I recall that I found the book useful and I learned a lot. Prior to reading this, I didn’t know that the average poorly catechized Catholic was targeted by “Bible Christians”. At the time I was reading this book, I was heavily involved in homeschooling my children so my primary response to this book was to work harder on Scripture studies with them so they would be less vulnerable. Aug 15, Brian rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: So you have been a Catholic your whole life.
Maybe even went to Catholic School. But through college and out in your job you feel like you are surrounded by Bible thumping Christians who have taken as their personal crusade to convert their heathen catholivism. What do you do? You know that they are great people. Very sincere in their faith.
And seemingly very strong Christians. In fact they are consumed by it and frankly it is a little Catholicisn you keatlng been a Catholic your whole life. In fact they are consumed by it and frankly it is a little bit attractive at times. Especially since you might be a luke-warm Catholic at best.
But something is nagging you. Fundamentalisj maybe your mom’s voice in the back of your head that she raised you a particular way. Or maybe it’s that you would really miss those beautifully lit Midnight Masses. Though you might be restless in your inherited faith, you aren’t ready to take the kind of plunge your friends are promising. Sorry to take 3 paragraphs to say this: Karl Keating will change your perspective.
And maybe if you are really lucky you can hand it over to your friends and convert them instead. Keating delves into all the misconceptions about Catholicism. Especially all the shoddy history that has been written by so-called “ex-priests” who have an axe to grind.
It grabs ahold of nearly all the main attacks that Catholicism has undergone from fundamentalists who constantly barrage gundamentalism Catholic Church as the “Whore of Babylon” referenced in Revelations. Keating is thorough in his defense and lays open the faultiness of their arguments as well as how nearly every reference that a fundamentalist will use as being flawed in its presentation of what Catholicism really is.
Most of their references are flat out lies and misrepresentations. You will want to savor this book. In fact it will be impossible to tear through it in only a few days. I read it methodically–maybe a chapter or 2 a night and that was it! I had to if I wanted to wrap my mind around on everything he was saying, and reflect fully on it.
Trust me–it’s like weight-training for your faith. You will need to train slowly, with deliberate technique in your reflection.
I attribute this book as the corner-stone of my turn-around in my defense of my faith. From being merely passive and believing to becoming active and defensive in my Catholic faith as we are all called to do. Jul 04, Matt rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Without reading this book, I may have never become Catholic. Mar 29, Taryn rated it it was amazing. I’m not articulate enough to explain how good this book is, but I implore anyone, Protestants, especially, to take a look at this book.
Read the other side to the story, because most Catholics are horrible at defending their faith. 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.
Catholicism and Fundamentalism
There fundamentalisk 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 fundamenatlism ideas and sentiments.
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 vociferous attacks seem to be coming from a particular kind of Protestant Fundamentalism.
Many of us are frankly mildly shocked after our first encounters with this form of dogmatic anti-Catholicism. Not because fundamentalidm present new arguments that make us question our faith for the first time.
On the contrary, most of the arguments are centuries old, and we are mostly shocked to fudamentalism them repackaged in a new guise that is at times as childish and intellectually dishonest as they come.
Catholicism and Fundamentalism Food for the Mind
The only truly new invention seems to be the new level of animosity and vociferousness. If you have ever been in a situation where you have to talk to one of these Fundamentalists, you probably know what I mean. And if you would like to know more funamentalism where this “neofundamentalism” is coming from – historically and intellectually – then Karl Keating’s book is the definitive resource. It covers most of the important topics that pertain to Fundamentalism – its origin, some of the current vocal fundamentalist Fundamnetalism, the tactics and arguments used by these groups, the long discussion on most prominent Catholic beliefs that are under the assault, and the most effective Catholic apologetic practices.
The book was written in the late 80s, but for the most part it has aged well. Of course, one huge tectonic shift that has occurred over the past twenty years has been the advent of the internet, and many of the fundamentalist anti-Catholic groups have found this to be the most appealing and the easiest way of spreading their message.
However, the message has remained largely the same, and in that respect “Catholicism and Fundamentalism” is as relevant today as when it was first written.
Oct 02, Joseph Richardson rated it really liked it. A good overview of fundamentalist anti-Catholic groups, their criticisms and charges against the Catholic Church, and the Catholic responses to them.
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. He carries a clear tone of indignation and annoyance, especially in the fundamenfalism 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.
He carries a clear tone of indignation and annoyance, especially in the first part of the book, focusing on the critics and groups themselves including pre-downfall Jimmy Swaggartbut maintains a charitable spirit. The second part of the book, going through the Catholic doctrines that fundamentalists chiefly criticize tradition vs. Peter in Rome as first pope, etc. At times I felt like Keating didn’t understand fundamentalists much better than many of them understand Catholics he presumes a hard-line ,arl theology, which admittedly is probably the case for most outspoken anti-Catholics ; and at times his exposition of the Catholic apologies felt flimsy or the apologies themselves are flimsy rundamentalism, especially when it came to issues of biblical translation — they sounded like the same arguments fundamenhalism fundamentalists turned backwards.
Keating is not a scholar or theologian, but is an able collector and disseminator of what others have written. May 06, Matt rated it it was amazing Shelves: As a convert from fundamentalism, this book really made me think about the life I left behind. Probably the best apologetic work I’ve read. The truth set me free After my conversion experience, this book helped to clarify what I had slowly but radically discovered in my two year prior research into the church fathers and traditions that cannot be overlooked or ignored.
History must be learned to understand the truth. 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.
Wish I had read this sooner but it catho,icism a s The truth set me free After my conversion experience, this book helped to clarify what I had slowly fundamdntalism radically discovered in my two year prior research into the church fathers and traditions that cannot be overlooked or ignored. Wish I had read this sooner but it is a slow process to discover truth. But when the Holy Spirit works it was bam.
Nov 09, David rated it liked it. This was a good book with decent rebuttals in most objections to the Church.
Part of the problem with this book was that is was largely written as a rebuttal of a specific other book that I can’t remember the name of off the top of my head. It really isn’t clear that this is the case until almost half-way through before that you just think he is obsessed about some guy name Botner I think it was.
Jan 26, Marcy rated it really liked it Shelves: I really thought this book was a great answer to a lot of anti-Catholic rhetoric out there.